The Barriers to Energy Storage Deployment

The market for energy storage in the US hit an all-time high in the second quarter of 2022. The installed capacity is only a fraction of what is possible, though. Energy storage captures energy for use at a later time. Battery systems are one common form of energy storage. Hydro, chemical, and thermal energy storage systems are…

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5 Common Misconceptions about Electrical Substations

Did you know that there are over 55,000 substations and 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the United States? We use electricity every day and its complex systems can create a lot of misconceptions about substation components. Below, take a look at the five common misconceptions about electrical substations and what they are.  What Is a Substation? …

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How Transformer Grounding Affects Power System Design

The transformer production market is speculated to increase year upon year, with a current growth rate of 4% as of the end of 2021. This demand has led to the installation of many more transformers across the country. But, are you aware of how to install them correctly, including using proper grounding? The following article will…

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How Is Heat Managed Within a Power Transformer?

The power transformer is one of the most crucial pieces of substation equipment we as a society rely on today. It provides a much-needed energy source and a necessary means of transmitting electrical power between generators and distribution primary circuits. Because power transformers are so important, it’s imperative that they’re able to operate at full capacity and not fall victim to possibilities…

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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

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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

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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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