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To make sure it has them, Ravenswood and other New York stations collect “capacity payments” just for keeping their turbines on standby, as a kind of insurance policy for the days of highest demand.
AT NEW YORK CITY’S BIGGEST POWER PLANT, A SWITCH TO CLEAN ENERGY WILL HELP A NEIGHBORHOOD BREATHE EASIERANDREW BLUMFEBRUARY 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Glover sent in two civil-disturbance units and kept a third on standby.
HOW BATTERED D.C. POLICE MADE A STAND AGAINST THE CAPITOL MOBPETER HERMANNJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Look through the huge data bases of breached personal information and you’ll find the most popular options are simple phrases like “12345” and even the old standby, “password.”
START 2021 BY FIXING YOUR ONLINE PRIVACYSTAN HORACZEKDECEMBER 29, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
A key part of the safety protocol is the commands team members issue, such as “standby,” when co-workers need to move away from equipment preparing to move, and “clear,” when they need to stand still, facing the moving equipment.
A TEMP WORKER DIED ON THE JOB AFTER FEDEX DIDN’T FIX A KNOWN HAZARD. THE FINE: $7,000.BY WENDI C. THOMAS, MLK50: JUSTICE THROUGH JOURNALISMDECEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
Even new ways of doing testing are going to start to show up, but mostly that’ll be valuable for the next pandemic, where we will make the investments and have people on standby to do far, far better than we did this time.
RESHAPING COVID, CAPITALISM AND TECH WITH BILL GATESNICK FOURIEZOSDECEMBER 9, 2020OZY
There are firefighters on standby in case the burn jumps its boundary.
HOW WE CAN BURN OUR WAY TO A BETTER FUTUREULA CHROBAKOCTOBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Him telling the ProudBoys to stand back and standby is what we have ALWAYS done.
THE PROUD BOYS, EXPLAINEDJANE COASTONOCTOBER 1, 2020VOX
There are old standbys like Jimmy Butler and up-and-comers like Jaylen Brown.
THE EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS COACHES SHARE THE SAME STRENGTHJARED DUBINSEPTEMBER 23, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
When he had been with Ament little more than a year Sam had become office favorite and chief standby.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The wreck of the Clyde was once more our standby, providing a suitable length of chain and four shackles.
THE HOME OF THE BLIZZARDDOUGLAS MAWSON
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