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    While working as an intern for Southern California Edison, Fresno State electrical engineering student Matthew Stilwell, 20, came up with a novel solution to reduce power outages in Visalia. His $450,000 proposal was approved by the electric utility company this summer and will be implemented next year. Here’s how it works.

While working as an intern for Southern California Edison, Fresno State electrical engineering student Matthew Stilwell, 20, came up with a novel solution to reduce power outages in Visalia. His $450,000 proposal was approved by the electric utility company this summer and will be implemented next year. Here’s how it works. John Walker The Fresno Bee
While working as an intern for Southern California Edison, Fresno State electrical engineering student Matthew Stilwell, 20, came up with a novel solution to reduce power outages in Visalia. His $450,000 proposal was approved by the electric utility company this summer and will be implemented next year. Here’s how it works. John Walker The Fresno Bee

Fresno State engineering student’s clever idea could shorten power outages

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