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2014-07-25 12:22:39

SAN DIEGO, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While providing reliable power for San Diego and Southern Orange County residents each and every day, San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) number one priority is the safety of the public. This unwavering focus on safety is crucial because the utility provides gas and electricity, powerful commodities that energize the community but also must be treated with caution and respect. This emphasis on safety is especially important as the weather warms...

2014-07-23 08:26:17

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For much of America, the middle of summer means an always-on status for air conditioners. Yet that soothing flow of cool air is something we largely take for granted. Having reliable electricity - especially throughout extreme weather conditions -- is critical to our safety and well-being and the uninterrupted production of scores of industries. Nuclear energy is the most reliable, around-the-clock, carbon-free energy source on our grid....

2014-07-23 08:25:51

RWAMAGANA, Rwanda, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. The project has commenced testing phase of up to 20% of its total capacity. At present, less than one in five households in Rwanda have access to electricity, and this will increase the country's production capacity by up to 8%. Access to electricity is crucial...

2014-07-22 12:24:02

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of American Electric Power Co. (NYSE: AEP) today declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 50 cents a share on the company's common stock. The dividend is payable Sept. 10, 2014, to shareholders of record as of Aug. 8, 2014, and is the company's 417th consecutive quarterly common stock cash dividend. AEP has paid a cash dividend on its common stock every quarter since July 1910. American Electric Power is one...

2014-07-22 12:23:53

Buffalo Bills star free safety to become official corporate spokesperson for leading New York State energy services company SYRACUSE, N.Y. and BUFFALO, N.Y., July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BlueRock Energy, Inc., the premier provider of electricity, natural gas and green energy products to businesses and residents in New York State and official energy supplier of the Buffalo Bills, today announced that it has engaged NFL star Aaron Williams as an official spokesperson and brand...

2014-07-21 12:23:33

TORONTO, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - A wider range of Ontario sectors are now eligible to apply for incentives under Stream 3 of the Industrial Electricity Incentive (IEI) program, which the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) recently launched. Participation in IEI will help eligible companies reduce electricity costs, increase competitiveness, and assist in the improve load management and management of electricity demand. Draft program documents are now available for review and comment on the...

2014-07-17 16:21:45

CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PowerOne is expanding its service offerings in Ohio to include natural gas, which could potentially double revenues received from operations in that state. PowerOne recently obtained licensing to sell natural gas in Ohio, where it has been licensed to sell electricity for some time. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140305/CG76982LOGO "Expanding our natural gas operations in Ohio is a huge step forward," stated CEO George Wahbeh. "By...

2014-07-17 12:23:53

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) has scheduled a quarterly earnings conference call with financial analysts for 9 a.m. EDT Friday, July 25. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://www.aep.com/webcasts. The webcast will include audio of the call as well as visuals of charts and graphics referred to by AEP management during the call. The call will be archived on http://www.aep.com/webcasts for use by those unable to...

2014-07-17 08:22:47

Ranked as Third-Most Trusted in U.S. for Natural Gas, Electric Utilities JACKSON, Mich., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- An independent national survey has ranked Consumers Energy as the top "environmental champion" among providers of electricity and natural gas in the Midwest. The new survey results, released by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International, also rank Consumers Energy as the second-most trusted electric and natural gas provider in the Midwest, and third overall...

2014-07-16 08:23:13

Home and Business Owners Who Install Select Honeywell Thermostats Are Eligible for Either a $100 or $500 Gift Card MINNEAPOLIS and HOUSTON, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hot temperatures in Texas, which are expected to be above average again this summer according to the National Weather Service, call for lots of air conditioning and the likelihood of higher utility bills. It's not an inevitable fate, however. Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and StarTex Power, a Constellation company and...


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2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

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2009-04-28 16:42:15

Count Alessandro Antonio Anastasio Volta was born on February 18, 1745 in Como, Duchy of Milan. At age 39, Volta became a professor at the Royal School in Como in the physics department. A year later, in 1775, Volta invented a device called the electrophorus which generates static electric charges. He marketed his creation so well, that he is often given credit as its inventor. However, a similar machine was documented by Johan Carl Wilcke in 1762. He changed his focus to chemistry in...

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2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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