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Why We Use High Voltage to Transmit Electrical Power

Power transmission is the large-scale transportation of electrical energy from a generation source, such as a power plant. A transmission network is a collection of interconnecting wires that allow this ...
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What You Need to Know About Power Transformers

A power transformer is an electrical device that converts alternating power from one voltage to another. Because there are no rotating or moving components a transformer is usually modeled as ...
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The Dos and Don’ts of Surge Protectors

Every once in a while, a surge in electric current occurs and threatens to destroy valuable items. The electricity surge might last from a few seconds to days, depending on ...
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Gas-Insulated Substations: What’s Their Purpose and What do They Cost?

Urban areas and densely-populated towns in the US are often powered via gas-insulated substations, but what are they and what are they used for? Let's take a look. What Are ...
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Is Energy Storage Clean?

As a concept and as a sustainable solution, energy storage has been around for decades. Countries like the United States have seen rapid growth in clean energy generation, with much ...
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Ways to Achieve Grid Flexibility

The demand for electricity is on the rise across multiple industries and locations around the globe. A grid is a network that interconnects between production, transmission, and consumption of electricity ...
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The Basics of Power Transfer

In order to power buildings, generators, and substations, electricity needs to be transmitted from one location to another. These electrical power transmissions have to move a considerable amount of electricity ...
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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 ...