12 May '11, 2pm

Electricity Grid Quiz: Test Your Electron Wits: [pagebreak:Electricity Grid Quiz] Jim Detmers is the former

Electricity Grid Quiz: Test Your Electron Wits: [pagebreak:Electricity Grid Quiz] Jim Detmers is the former

Jim Detmers is the former COO of the California Independent System Operator (CAISO). His job -- and the job of any ISO -- is to KTLO (Keep The Lights On). He spoke at EPRI (the Electric Power Research Institute) last night in an event sponsored by Young Professionals in Energy and hosted by EPRI's Sarah Inwood and Pedram Mokrian of Mayfield Fund. It was the first in a series called "Behind the Light Switch: Electric Utility Fundamentals for the New Energy Professional." Tonight's episode: Our Bulk Power System: The Fascinating World of Scheduling and Moving Electrons. The evening began on a humbling note with a brief pop quiz on the power system. We divided into groups and the best any of these savvy energy folks could muster was 75 percent correct. I'll cover Mr. Detmers' sobering presentation later today -- but for now -- put away your fragile ego and take the quiz. The ...

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Are You Wasting Energy? Take This Quiz To Find Out

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greenupgrader.com 12 May '11, 5pm

We all do our best to turn off lights when we're not in the room, and program our thermostats to turn-off when we're away,...