NRG Energy's (NYSE:NRG) Power2Serve, a 42-foot disaster relief vehicle and 26-foot-long trailer combination, is helping customers charge phones and laptops and access news to keep the community informed through a non-traditional mobile vehicle. While this move is not as disruptive as it could have been, it should be applauded because it shows utility providers are more willing to do whatever takes to help customers keep the lights on.
Resiliency is a buzzword heard countless times in 2013, but at the end of the day it comes down to 24/7 power generation. This has me enthusiastic for the future and new technologies such as Google's (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Project Loon, which is presently being tested in New Zealand. Stay tuned for upcoming podcasts as we explore new ways technology will help revolutionize disaster relief and the energy industry as a whole before, during, and after the next power outage or Frankenstorm.
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