Category Archives: Energy & utilities

electric grid

How has the electric grid changed over time?

Every time you plug in your phone, turn on your microwave, or charge your electric vehicle (EV), you’re using electricity from a network of interconnected sources called the grid. The grid refers to the area where the energy is produced as well as the wires, and electrical systems that transport energy from the generation source to your house. 

Today, we use 16 times the energy we used in the 1950s – and grid modernization as well as the creation of a “smart grid” have led to the development and expansion of the grid. The grid we use now is more interconnected than ever, with various sources of energy (renewable and non-renewable), constantly producing electricity to meet our increasing energy demands. In this article, we’ll explain how the grid has evolved and what the future of energy production looks like.

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Home electrification

How to electrify your home

From switching to an electric vehicle (EV) to swapping out your gas stove for a convection one, more and more homeowners are making the switch to electric power. Whether your primary motivation is cutting costs or moving towards environmentally-friendly (and safer) power sources, electrifying your home is the perfect solution. In this article, we’ll cover what you need to know about home electrification, including the benefits and what you actually need to replace to go electric.

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Load profile

What is a load profile?

In order to provide energy most efficiently to the grid, utility companies will monitor customers’ usage to determine times of significant demand and adequately prepare for them. If you understand your load profile, you can use this knowledge to determine what might be contributing to periods of higher energy consumption in your home, allowing you to find ways to reduce your energy usage (and save money in the process!). In this article, we’ll explain what you should know about your load profile.

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