Normal Operating Condition of Electrical Equipment

Credit to Author: Rod West| Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:20:37 +0000

Did you ever stop to think of the vast number of switches and circuit breakers found in the world?  They are found in virtually every market and application around the… Read more »

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Smart Load Monitoring Helps University of Lille Reduce Energy Consumption

Credit to Author: Thomas Peregrin| Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:00:33 +0000

Located in northern France, the University of Lille is spread across six campuses and hosts more than 110,000 students. As one of several modernization initiatives, the university made the decision… Read more »

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Updated ANSI Standards Address New Power Metering Capabilities and Challenges

Credit to Author: Piotr Przydatek| Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:00:45 +0000

As the growing presence of non-linear loads and distributed energy resources place new demands on electric power metering equipment, standards organizations are revising their testing guidelines to address the resulting… Read more »

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3 Reasons the Future is All Electric

Credit to Author: Vincent Petit| Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2018 17:47:23 +0000

Energy is at the heart of our civilization. As far back in history as we can trace, major economic developments have emerged each time new sources of energy were discovered…. Read more »

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Why Women Should Reconsider a Career in Energy

Credit to Author: Annette Clayton| Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2018 19:56:01 +0000

Growing up on a small farm, there was an “all hands on deck” mentality, where we did everything ourselves. I inherited an engineering mindset by watching things being pulled apart,… Read more »

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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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