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Factors Driving The Grid Modernization

Technological innovations, economics, and public policy are driving the rapid grid modernization of the electric power system in the United States. In this blog, we'll be taking a closer look ...
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Differences Between Public Power And Cooperative Utilities

There is often much confusion about the exact differences between public power and cooperative utilities. In this blog post, we clear up any misinformation and outline what public power and ...
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Day-Ahead vs. Real-Time Energy Markets

In the electrical and engineering industries, the argument between day-ahead vs. real-time energy markets is often debated. In this blog post, we explain day-ahead and real-time energy markets in detail, ...
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Data Analytics Are Critical To A More Robust And Efficient Electrical System

The electrical energy sector is evolving constantly to meet customer demands, and there are many significant innovations and inventions to come. With the development of new technology, electrical systems are ...
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A Smart Grid – Understanding The Basics

The smart grid is a modern update to our electricity delivery system. In this blog, we'll take a look at what these grids are, how they work, and the benefits ...
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A Guide To Common Structures In An Electrical Substation

An electrical substation is a collection of equipment used in order to step up or step down electrical currents before they can be used. The most common structures you'll find ...
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A Brief History Of The Power Grid

Everything around you, from your lights to your computers, is powered by electricity. When you think about it, it’s such an impressive achievement to distribute a massive amount of electricity ...
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4 Key Factors Of The Substation Design Process

The design of distribution substations must be a combination of the quality and reliability of the power supply, as well as functionality, maintainability, safety, and simplicity of operation. In this ...
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3 Things You Need To Know About Partial Discharge Testing

Partial discharge testing is one of the most effective ways of detecting errors in the insulation system for electrical assets before a breakdown or any significant damage can occur. In ...
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How You Can Keep Safety Top of Mind Every Day

All engineers – where it’s a plumber, electrician, or HVAC installation specialist - should be aware of how important safety in the workplace is. It’s also important for teams to ...
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The Difference Between Switchgear and Switchboard

The switchboard and switchgear are both important systems that control the way power is delivered to electrical circuits. The terms are often used interchangeably. It is important to understand, however, ...
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The Best Power Plant Practices to Ensure Cable Operability

Cable operability refers to the basic function of electrical cable within a power plant: to transmit control signals, instrument signals and electrical power. In most non-nuclear power plant sites, cables ...