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Integrated electrical and low-voltage systems of all types—inside and outside a building—encompass the range of work that electrical contractors do. The articles in this section highlight different types of work, from security, fire and life safety, to traditional electrical power and distribution, to lighting, cabling and more. 

Over the past two years, the technical committee responsible for IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems, has added a section on power quality (PQ), including the parameters, indexes and limits on those for distributed energy resources (DERs) connect

Mobile applications, an increasingly fluid workforce and improvements in product integration are changing the landscape of mass notification systems (MNSs) and emergency communications. The technology is more responsive and better directed in messaging to the masses.
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On July 12, hundreds of companies and organizations will participate in the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. The event has the support of internet giants such as Amazon and Netflix as well as civil organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

As energy technology continues to evolve, residential customers are becoming more content with the service they receive from electric utilities. The 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, released by J.D.

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The Search for a Single Distortion Index


Over the past two years, the technical committee responsible for IEEE 1547, Standard for Interconnecting Distributed Resources with Electric Power Systems, has added a section on power quality (PQ), including the parameters, indexes and limits on those for distributed energy resources (DERs) connect


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Getting The Word Out: Mobile Workforce and New Integrations

Mobile applications, an increasingly fluid workforce and improvements in product integration are changing the landscape of mass notification systems (MNSs) and emergency communications. The technology is more responsive and better directed in messaging to the masses.
 Keeping a close eye



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Day of Action for Net Neutrality to Take Place July 12

On July 12, hundreds of companies and organizations will participate in the Day of Action for Net Neutrality. The event has the support of internet giants such as Amazon and Netflix as well as civil organizations like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).


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Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction Rises for Sixth Consecutive Year

As energy technology continues to evolve, residential customers are becoming more content with the service they receive from electric utilities. The 2017 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study, released by J.D.


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Smart Cities: The New Frontier For Utilities

The marriage of digital technology, renewable energy and efficiency has been highly disruptive to the traditional utility business model. At the same time, according to a recent study, utilities can benefit, too.


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California Looking To Turn Traffic Into Energy


The role of cars in power consumption and generation has taken a new twist. First electric vehicles (EVs) emerged as a viable alternative to driving on fossil fuels. Then the sophistication and capacity of battery technology expanded the utility of EVs into the realm of storage on the grid.


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New Math

It seems like every decade or so, elementary school educators employ a new way of teaching math. When parents try to help, they are greeted with “That’s not how we do it.” Yet the fundamental laws of mathematics haven’t changed since the time of the ancient Greek and Persian mathematicians.



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