Tag Archives: reliability
On Feynman and Fire: Part II
Can you hear me now? This is the second article on the topic of the Marshall fire inspired by Richard Feynman’s statement (after the Challenger disaster): “For a successful technology reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.” Communication is the heart and soul of any successful disaster response—especially fire. Disaster […]Continue reading
Boulder Muni-land Status?
To all my friends, city staff, colleagues on the energy municipalization effort at the City Boulder It might be a good time to lay out some issues from my point of view or IMHO regarding steps forward either with or without Xcel or any partner. My focus is that of a risk assessment engineer skilled […]Continue reading
Municipalization: FDR Comes to Boulder, CO
Many years ago (in 1932, to be exact) FDR made a comment in a speech in Portland, Oregon, about a major issue of the day: electrical service and who would provide it, public utilities or private companies. “My answer has been, as it is tonight, to point out these plain principles,” Roosevelt told the crowd. […]Continue reading