Thursday, November 8, 2012

Californians may end up driving the wrong way...

One of the joys of growing up around British cars is the occasional "home market" example that makes its way into the US, constructed for driving on the left.  Unless you work for the post office, you probably have never experienced the dislocation that occurs when driving a right-hand-drive car in the U.S.

A recent FERC decision seems to have cleared the way for a California PUC decision that could have California electric vehicles driving (or recharging) the wrong way, a market dislocation that may have grave consequences for EVs in California and elsewhere.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sandy does some good for Smart Grid...

I good friend of mine named Sandy did a lot of important and creative work that moved Smart Grid forward in the areas of cybersecurity and interoperability.  She has since moved on to other areas of work, and I really miss working with her (and the snarky comments we sometimes shared during presentations that had a high verbiage-to-content ratio).

If you know her, you know who I'm talking about.  If you are her, well, drop me a note sometime, OK?

But this is about a different Sandy, the one that's been in the news lately.  The one that has given us a welcome respite from the political campaign news.  (Hey, I live in Ohio.  The "swing state of swing states".  This year, we're under a rather impressive barrage of campaign, uh...um... material.  But I digress...)