I. David Rosenstein worked as a consulting engineer and attorney in the electric industry for 40 years. At various times during his career he worked for utility customers, Rural Electric Cooperatives, traditional investor owned regulated utilities and deregulated power generation companies.
He created a blog to provide simple explanations of different aspects of the electric industry. He has also included a page of industry tutorials that organize the posts into descriptions of the past, present and future of the industry. Those tutorials include sets of study questions that test the reader’s understanding of the presented material.
During his working years, he found that many well meaning people wanted to effect change in the electric industry such as advocating for lower rates or for reduced emissions. However, those efforts were usually ineffective because the advocates did not fully understand the background of electric service and the electric industry. He created Electrifying Americain the hopes of providing that background.
Each post in Electrifying Americais a short description of a different aspect of electric service or the electric industry. Most of the posts include additional explanations through YouTube videos as well as links to more in depth material on the subject matter.
As a teaching tool he has included a page entitled Electric Industry Tutorials. These tutorials assemble the posts into the following three modules:
Module 1: The History of the Electric Industry
Module 2: The Current Status of the Electric Industry
Module 3: The Future of the Electric Industry
At the conclusion of each of these Modules, he has included a series of Study Questions.
While he hopes that the blog is useful for anyone seeking a better understanding of the electric industry, he thinks that it should be especially useful for science teachers and their students.
He is already planning additional posts. However, he is hoping to receive feedback from readers that will suggest additional topics and help me make this even more useful.
Visit the Website: electrifyingamerica.com/