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Adaptable Smart Grids Are the Future

The production, transmission, consumption, and storage of electricity are changing, with increased demand and supply of renewable energy from multiple sources. The grid of the future must adapt to cope ...
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Quality Arrestors – What You Should Be Looking For

An arrestor, also known as a surge arrestor, is an electronic device that regulates the voltage on equipment by redirecting large flows of current through an alternate circuit to the ...
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How AMI Plays a Part in the Modern Grid

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is driving innovation in the modern grid in a number of ways. An AMI is a two-way system for communicating and collecting detailed information for utilities ...
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Preparing the Grid for Decarbonization

Decarbonization of energy means reducing carbon emissions accompanying the production of power. Such efforts are praised for their potential support for environmental sustainability. However, making this switch requires a significant ...
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The Benefits of Integrating Wind Energy to the Grid

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, less than 10% of power in the U.S. is generated from wind. According to the EIA, despite a seemingly low percentage of total ...
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Revolutionizing The Smart Grid With Battery Energy Storage

Battery energy storage has undergone a significant transformation in recent years, in part due to the increased demand for power from consumers as well as industry. New technologies are also ...
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The Ultimate Guide To Circuit Breakers

Circuit breakers stop the flow of electricity in order to prevent electrical overloads. There are many types of circuit breakers and it is important for anyone who works with them ...
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Which City Has The Most Expensive Electricity?

Americans are constantly looking for ways to save money, and energy is a big expense. However, there are some cities in the USA that have more expensive electricity than others. ...
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Is Renewable Energy Better? The Pros And Cons

With climate issues worsening, and more people turning towards renewable energy, we’re going to break down the pros and cons of renewable energy below.  But first, what is renewable energy?  ...

How Artificial Intelligence Will Transform the Future of the Power Grid

The power of artificial intelligence can be seen in just about every corner of the industry. From consumer and retail use to factory lines and technical software, AI is as ...
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The Technology Behind Surge Protectors: How Do Surge Protectors Work?

A surge protector is a device designed to protect electrical appliances from voltage spikes in AC circuits. It's a standard accessory that's fitted into many devices, including computers and other ...
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Understanding The Value Of Distributed Energy Resource (DER)

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) are renewable energy systems or units that can be found in businesses or homes, and they provide them with power. They’re also referred to as “behind ...