Electric Distribution Poles: What Do They Do?

Electric distribution poles are so ingrained in our landscape that we don’t even notice them. But, our modern lives would not exist without them. There are 160 million utility poles in the United States. They span large open spaces, cities, and small towns. Their mysterious tangle of electric wires, boxes, and gadgets can be hard…

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6 Ways to Prep a Substation for Winter

US power outages have doubled over the last 20 years, according to The Guardian.  It’s not just tropical storms and hurricanes doing all of the damage, either. Winter storms are increasingly harmful to the power grid, which can be extremely dangerous in certain parts of the country. If you’re in charge of a municipality’s electricity, you…

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What’s the Purpose of the Transformer Core?

Did you know that the transformer market size will grow with an 8.3% CAGR between 2022 and 2030? This is due to the increased energy demand to electrify remote areas globally. Transformers are an integral part of any electrical grid. The operation of a transformer depends on the mutual inductions between the windings. There are vital considerations…

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The Design and Application Behind Power Transformers

Can you believe that the United States used almost 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of power last year? Whether you’re a business or an individual, it’s hard to imagine going even a single day without power. Few people realize how essential transformer power, in particular, is. When accomplishing ambitious goals for your business, you won’t want to be caught without…

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The Classification of Substations

View of substation equipment

Substations are the unsung heroes of the electricity grid. Electric substations are facilities that transform electricity into various forms for safe and effective transportation or distribution. But what exactly is a substation, and what does each type do? Below, we take a look at the different types of substations and the classification of substations. Transmission Substations Transmission substations either…

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Why Substation Maintenance Is Critical

Two employees in hard hats and coveralls work at a substation

Substation maintenance is the process by which ancillary equipment, switchgear, and buildings in a substation undergo planned inspection periodically, with any necessary repairs being done. These regular preventative checks ensure that substation is kept in the best possible working order at all times. Read on to see why it’s critical to ensure that a substation,…

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The Role of a Station Transformer in a Power System

close up of substation equipment

Power stations and systems make use of ‘transformers’ to get the job done; these components carry electrical energy between different circuits, changing the level of alternating current (AC). This makes them vital for the transmission of AC power across the world, with a variety of designs for various specialized applications across the board. One such…

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6 Simple Rules for Substation Safety

low angle view of power station equipment

An electrical substation has similar functions to the central station as it generates, transmits and distributes electrical power. As a result, it is also known as a secondary station. Its fundamental role is to change the voltage from low to high and vice versa. Over the years, safety measures have been established that go a…

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Everything You Need to Know About an Insulator

close up of high voltage power lines

Insulation plays an important role in a substation. If you’re curious about what an insulator is and want to know more about how it works, what materials make the best insulators, and more, read on. What Is an Insulator? An insulator in electricity is a material in which the electron cannot move freely. Their internal…

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