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How could Whitefish Energy, a 2-man utility firm, safely bring power back to Puerto Rico?

When Whitefish Energy was awarded $300M to restore Puerto Rico’s power, critics fumed over how the deal landed. The electrocution safety violation risks are even more troubling

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How utility may be responsible in California wildfires

A closer look at the utility company serving Northern California and California Wine Country shows the dangers that may have played a role in setting the Northern California wildfires in motion

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Are underground power lines better for hurricane safety?

Underground power lines will keep you more safe from high winds and flying dangerous debris, but underground lines can still be damaged in floods and storm surges

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Electrocution dangers may be lurking where you least expect

Electrocution of bicyclist on the Courtney Campbell Causeway Trail in Tampa, Florida, due to a downed power line, shows why utilities need to be proactive in inspection and maintenance to protect unsuspecting public

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Safety questions raised after tragic electrocution death of Austin Wohlfeil by DTE Powerline

DTE’s own self-serving statements fail to address root cause of why wire was down I recently read about the tragic death of a 16-year old young man from Taylor, Michigan, as was reported by the Detroit Free Press on July 9. Austin Wohlfeil was electrocuted by an energized DTE powerline that came down in a […]

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