Power Story

Where exactly is the energy grid?

We’ve heard about it and vaguely know it’s responsible for ensuring that our DVRs record our favorite shows, our laptops…

Rolling blackouts happen on purpose

Most power outages are accidents — a power line affected by a tree limb falling, a car crashing, a lightning…

How to make the electric company pay you

Roughly six months of the year, neighborhood resident Wally Gardipe doesn’t pay an electricity bill. Instead, the electric company pays…

Living off-the-grid

Katherine Homan’s late husband, Richard, always believed in stretching the frontiers of knowledge. He applied this belief to the Oak…