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Articles in this section are intended to help electrical contractors grow and improve their businesses, from financial and legal advice to creating a service and maintenance department. You’ll find articles on estimating projects and more below. 

Megger DET4TD2 four-pole ground resistance tester

A building’s electrical system must be properly grounded to ensure it functions properly, to prevent damage to the system’s components, and, of course, to protect people from potentially deadly electrical shocks.


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In what is being described as the "October Fire Siege," more than 250 wildfires have raged across California in a little over a week.

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Obama Administration Invests in Smart Grid Worker Training

The Obama Administration has pinned much of its economic recovery efforts on an infusion of dollars into a massive campaign to upgrade and overhaul the nation’s energy generation and delivery systems.


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Wireless Power Technology Showcased at Chicago Museum

Nicola Tesla proposed the theory of wireless power transmission in the late 1800s and, in the early 1900s, he wirelessly powered lighting fixtures at his lab.


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Where's the Beef?

About a year ago, we covered some of the initiatives of the smart grid that came out of the Energy Independence and Securities Act of 2007 (EISA), which was funded last year with more than $3.4 billion of stimulus money from the America Reinvestment and Recovery Act of 2009 (ARRA).


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Analog Analogies

Some of the concepts in electrical engineering are more easily visualized by using physical phenomena. Power quality phenomena is not different, since it is just a specialized application of the same principles, particularly Ohm’s and Kirchoff’s Laws.


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Report: Proposed Legislation Would Spur Job Growth

Recently, the Electricity Storage Association (ESA) released a study that projects the size of the rapidly growing energy-storage market in the U.S. electricity grid.


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First Electric Provider to Offer Prepaid Power at 30 to 40 Percent Less

Nations Power, a certificated retail electric provider to smart-metered customers in Texas, recently announced that it is providing prepaid, real-time pricing for electricity to customers at rates 30 to 40 percent lower than other prepaid companies that bill on an estimated basis, which costs the c


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Ever Vigilant

During my career, I have encountered many electricians and engineers who considered installing power quality monitors to be a nonhazardous job that requires nothing more than hooking up the voltage clip leads and putting on the current probes to the proper conductors.


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