IEC 61439: Ensure Insulating Material Properties To Protect Electrical Panels

Credit to Author: Pascal Lepretre| Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:30 +0000

My first post in this series covered why IEC 61439 was introduced, the second detailed why it’s important to respect the rated current for devices and the third discussed reasons to satisfy clearances… Read more »

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How DSOs Respect EU Mandates with Smart Remote Terminal Units

Credit to Author: John Langley-Davis| Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:47:43 +0000

Under recently announced European Union mandates, electrical Distribution System Operators (DSOs) are tasked with improving the efficiency of their electrical distribution networks by 1.5 percent each year. In addition, they… Read more »

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Clearances and Creepage Distances in LV Electrical Switchboards

Credit to Author: Pascal Lepretre| Date: Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:04 +0000

The first post in this series detailed the reasons behind the introduction of IEC 61439 while my second post covered rating current of protection devices. Complying to the standard and… Read more »

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Today’s Medium Voltage Transformers Are Turning “Green”

Credit to Author: Michel Sacotte| Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:56 +0000

In March 2007, the European Council accepted a European Commission proposal to cut at least 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, from all primary energy sources by the year… Read more »

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Power Distribution System Characteristics: Introduction

Credit to Author: Petre Butu| Date: Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:58 +0000

For panel builders, understanding how to distribute electrical power is important. Get that right and everything works as expected. But, if current, frequency, or operating temperature is not properly accounted… Read more »

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Bold Ideas for Financing and Regulations to Close the Energy Gap

Credit to Author: Emmanuel Lagarrigue| Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2018 14:57:58 +0000

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 calls for universal access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services by the year 2030. 1.1 billion people worldwide still have no… Read more »

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How multistandard equipment helps OEMs grow global business

Credit to Author: Benoit Lalevee| Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2018 12:00:34 +0000

The world’s economic outlook continues to look promising. For example, industrial production in the Europe increased by 3.2 percent year-on-year in November 2017, while the US increased 3.6 percent and… Read more »

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Power management system integrators WANTED for our changing world

Credit to Author: Kevin Morin| Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 22:21:40 +0000

Our ever-changing world has big implications for business owners and power management solutions. Energy efficiency and power reliability requirements are growing, while external influences are resulting in a complete restructuring… Read more »

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How extreme weather causes premature aging in medium voltage equipment

Credit to Author: Thierry Cormenier| Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2018 14:00:17 +0000

If you own or manage any large building, plant, or public infrastructure, you depend on reliable electrical distribution services. You also need equipment to be as sustainable as possible in… Read more »

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The convergence of IoT, software, big data, analytics, and the growth of renewables, is revolutionizing today’s energy system

Credit to Author: Philippine De T’Serclaes| Date: Wed, 31 Jan 2018 19:44:54 +0000

Digitization of the energy sector for a shared future The convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT), software, big data, analytics, and the growth of renewables, is revolutionizing today’s energy… Read more »

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Smart technology leads the way for energy efficiency at electric utilities

Credit to Author: Renzo Coccioni| Date: Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:24:01 +0000

How are you maximizing grid efficiency? Reducing electricity network losses requires smart strategies that improve active and passive energy efficiency. By planning, measuring, and improving transmission and distribution (T&D) efficiency… Read more »

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