The Peak

A Blog from Black Hills Corporation

Sep 23, 2013 Hillary

Pop quiz: What uses more energy, your fridge or iPhone?

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There’s some controversial research out there that’s claiming your iPhone uses more electricity than your refrigerator.

The research in question is detailed in a paper from Digital Power CEO Mark P. Mills.

Sep 16, 2013 Hillary

Football stadiums: Pigskins or energy hogs?

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Photo courtesy of WSJ

Seeing as how it’s the most wonderful time of the year (aka “football season”) this post from the Wall Street Journal seems as timely as it is interesting.

The post asks, “which uses more electricity, Liberia or Cowboy Stadium?”

Sep 09, 2013 Hillary

The Pink Panther, pooches and poignant posts.

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Photo courtesy of http://cinemafanatic.files.wordpress.com/

There’s a scene in the 1976 movie, “The Pink Panther Strikes Again,” where Inspector Clouseau is in the lobby of a hotel and notices a dog near the hotel clerk. (It helps if you read the dialog in a really bad French accent.)

“Does your dog bite?” Clouseau asks the clerk.

“No,” the clerk answers.

So, Clouseau bends down to pet the dog, murmuring, “Nice doggie.”

Aug 26, 2013 Hillary

5 fall energy tips that fit the bill

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Photo courtesy of studiosystemnews.com

With Labor Day only a week away, you know what that means: It’s time for fall, football and purchasing a programmable thermostat.

Aug 19, 2013 Hillary

6 ways to make sure the person at your door is one of our employees

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Sometimes, we send employees or authorized contractors to your house to perform work on your meter or to do other service work.

So, check out these six tips to makes sure the person at your door or on your property is one of our own and not someone impersonating our employees

Aug 12, 2013 Hillary

Colorado gold mine has the Midas touch for growth

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What’s it like sitting on a gold mine?

If you ask Jane Mannon, Community Affairs Manager for Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company in Colorado, it’s a very busy place.

The mine, at 10,000 feet elevation between Cripple Creek and Victor, produces 250,000 ounces of gold each year and has recently embarked on an expansion that will increase the annual yield to an estimated 350,000 ounces each year.

It will also bring another 150 good-paying, permanent jobs and more than 300 construction jobs to the area.