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WE Energies to Squash Distributed Renewables with their latest rate case.

Their current rate case being considered by the Public Service Commission proposes that on January 1, 2016 all Customer generation rate schedules will go to the following: COGS-NM Tariff Capacity demand charge of 3.794/month/KW installed Facilities charge of 3.32/month for … Continue reading

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Beating myHarmony.com for the Harmony Ultimate

The Harmony Ultimate is a great remote, but the folks at Logitech have deliberately dumbed down our ability to program it.  Case in point, precise activity control.  There is no way you can add a precise startup sequence containing input … Continue reading

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Distributed power and the Utilities. Change is in the wind…

I ran across this one while randomly surfing yesterday and I must say that its content couldn’t be more timely.  Distributed Solar installations such as the one I’m building have the potential to change the very nature of energy distribution … Continue reading

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The 1KW system is up and running!

The array was commissioned without a hitch last Friday.  It was a fairly simple process too.  Essentially, the WE Energies engineer had me switch on the disconnect then he waited for the meter to register energy production.  After five minutes, … Continue reading

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Here’s some ideas:

OK, its all not just doom and gloom.  There’s real out-of-the-box brainstorming going on too.  If you ask me, brainstorming is what we humans are best at.  Ultimately, our way past the climate problem may be along this path.  Sooo… … Continue reading

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VMworld 2010… it’s getting better

VMworld 2010 is in San Francisco again this year.  16,000 geeks attending.  It’s easy to see that the technology is maturing; VMware is working hard to address the different issues surrounding enterprise virtualization.  Here’s a few notables: vShield Endpoint. Ok, … Continue reading

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WordPress Template Customization

Steep learning curve. It took a bit of work to get EW working for CSS customizations on this site.

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WordPress Installation

I just completed the wordpress install. Interesting time. To actually get the “5 minute install” working I had to set up the wordpress site and launch the readme file.  That took 45 minutes…

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