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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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The Classification of Substations

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 ...
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What Are the Types of High Voltage Circuit Breakers in a Substation?

Circuit breakers are a form of electrical switching device that is implemented to regulate and protect electrical systems that are operated manually or automatically. These devices can be used to ...
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Why Substation Maintenance Is Critical

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 ...
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The Role of a Station Transformer in a Power System

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 ...
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6 Simple Rules for Substation Safety

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 ...
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Everything You Need to Know About an Insulator

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 ...
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The Equipment in Your Local Substation

A substation needs to have a number of electrical equipment if it is to successfully transfer electrical power from the point at which it's generated to the consumers. This equipment ...
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The Different Types of Electrical Substations

Current electrical power consumption is increasing quickly, and power-producing substations have the task of meeting this demand. A power substation refers to an electrical system with a high voltage capacity ...