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Our Teams are Ready

As shelter-at-home restrictions begin to lift and people are getting “back to business,” we understand there’s no going back to “business as usual.” We’re all being forced to evolve and adapt to our new normal, even though we may not yet fully understand what that means. Despite the atmosphere of constant change, I’m proud of the way the Franklin Energy team has risen to the occasion. We have begun pivoting our program delivery to give our utility clients' customers what they need, with new safety precautions in place to support implementation.

Safety Is Our Top Priority

COVID-19 has affected us like nothing we’ve experienced in this lifetime. We’ve undergone social distancing, schools across the nation have closed, jobs have been lost, incomes affected, and so much more. As our nation takes steps to recover, it has become clear that we will be embracing a “new normal” in our daily lives.

Flight of the Bumblebee

Here in the South, we have a bee that eats wood, destroying otherwise fine architecture, fences and outdoor furniture. It’s called the white-faced bee or white-faced bumble. Somehow, over time it has become known as the carpenter bee – a most disrespectful misnomer as no carpenter intentionally destroys something made of wood. Well, okay, I will admit I did once destroy a book cabinet I had made, but in my defense, it was built out of square, out of plumb, and out of level.

What is a Diverging Diamond Interchange?

Roughly 10 years ago, we started to see traffic circles (or "round-abouts") pop up across the US. What is a traffic circle? Well, if you don't know, a traffic circle is exactly what is sounds like; it is an area of traffic designed in a circular pattern. It allows for the flow of traffic to be continuous for those within the circle and for traffic to safely enter the traffic circle when there is no traffic approaching from the left. Traffic circles reduce the likelihood of side impact collisions found at the traditional 90-degree intersection. They also eliminate the need for electronic traffic control as the traffic circle is its own source of traffic control. The Department of Transportation (DOT) claims a 75% reduction in injury collisions and a 90% reduction in fatal collisions as a result of traffic circle creation. Simply put, traffic circles are a safer alternative to the traditional intersection and they also allow for a smoother flow of traffic. 

Address Your Stress

When you’re busy or stressed, it doesn’t take much to become upset. This could be caused by something major, like a work request you’re not able to complete, or something small, like a clicking sound across the room that won’t stop. It could even be caused by something traditionally considered a safety measure, like the alarm sounding in your car when you put your key in the ignition. Stressors like these can create a real dent in the daily dirigible of deliverance.

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Want to stay abreast of regulatory updates, inspiring innovations and thought leadership related to grid optimization? Welcome to our blog, where Franklin Energy’s experts come to delve into everything you need to know to stay at the top of your game in our ever-changing environment.

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