The Energy Department has announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions....More
A new approach to harvesting solar energy, developed by MIT researchers, could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high-temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell....More
Power supply disruptions and electrical equipment failures represented more than 80% of electrical problems in refineries between 2009 and 2013, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. And the electrical problems themselves accounted for one-fifth of all refinery disruptions during this time period....More
The 2014 Fossil Outage Forum Workshop will be on June 23 – 25 at the Holiday Inn Charlotte Center City in Charlotte, North Carolina. The workshop will provide a forum for outage management peers to exchange experiences, best practices, and ideas related to current and emerging issues associated with outage planning and execution. The meeting will begin on the afternoon of Monday, June 23, followed by a “meet and greet” reception in the evening....More
Cyber Innovation Labs, LLC has established a new entity, EMP GRID Services, LLC, by virtue of a teaming agreement signed with Cupertino Electric, Inc., ETS-Lindgren, Resilient Design Fabrication and WiredRE....More
The active harmonic filters ECOsine Active are now also available for 3-phase TN and IT 500V to 690V power grids. An increasing number of energy-efficient electrical consumers are used in industrial applications, including variable speed drives for motor control. These modern technologies contribute significantly to the reduction of electrical energy consumption; however, as an unwanted byproduct of their operation they can negatively affect the power quality....More
To meet its goal of adding more renewable generation to the Oahu grid, Hawaiian Electric Co. is seeking proposals for one or more large-scale energy storage systems able to store 60MW to 200MW for up to 30 minutes....More
The House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a hearing on Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) and its threat to the critical infrastructure....More
The Galaxy VM is a new three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) that employs energy efficiency technology and fully integrates with Schneider Electric energy management solutions.
The Galaxy VM UPS features a 99% efficiency ECOnversion mode, which comes with input harmonic correction while combining double conversion on-line and advanced ECO mode technologies to operate efficiently without putting data center loads at risk....More
Federal, state and local government and energy industry leaders gathered last week to celebrate the
completion of construction of the New York Independent System Operator‘s new, $38 million primary power
In a report to its Board of Directors, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that demand response providers performed better than expected — and in excess of their contracted commitments — during a powerful winter storm, known as the Polar Vortex, that caused outages at several power plants on Jan. 6, 2014....More
Portland General Electric has filed a new integrated resource plan with the Oregon Public Utility Commission, building on its current plan but calling for no major new power plants in the near term beyond those the company now has under construction...More
If you’re an electrical engineer striving to earn the highest salary possible, a move to California may be in your future — considering the fact that six of the top 10 highest paying cities for electrical engineers just happen to fall within that state’s borders.
Labor costs often represent one of the biggest expenses in an companies budget. You can reduce those costs and get more work done by using the techniques outlined in this eBook to improve driver efficiency and productivity....More
Download these Frequently Asked Questions, sponsored by Westex to learn more about FR Clothing. These FAQs discuss the benefits of arc rated clothing and how NFPA 70E applies.
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Facility Managers Turn to Smart Meters to Comply with LEED v4
With the introduction of LEED v4, facility managers face tougher metering requirements. In response, they are turning to advanced energy "smart meters" to easily access more granular energy data when measuring and verifying their building's energy consumption....More
The electrical industry spends hours participating in training in order to understand the revisions found in the 2014 NEC that will enhance electrical safety for our community. Electrical code revisions also serve as a significant catalyst that enables investment,...More
Simplify and improve everyday electrical tasks with the right tools. Improve productivity, get consistent results and improve safety with ergonomic hand tools.
Productivity. Reliability. Safety. We’ve Got You Covered....More