In the first week of June, the Occupational Safety and Health Adminisration (OSHA) conducted a National Safety Stand-Down, a voluntary event for employers to talk directly to employees about safety. This year’s event focused on fall hazards and the importance of fall prevention.
The bread and butter of digital innovation is its ability to save. Doing things electronically almost always means doing them faster and at lower cost. This axiom of modern innovation has altered every industry and type of operation.
The new king in solar photovoltaic (PV) facilities is located on 2,400 acres of land between Phoenix and Yuma, Ariz. Called Agua Caliente, it is now operational as the world’s largest PV solar facility at 290 megawatts (MW).
In the ongoing narrative of renewable power, success is often measured in superlatives.
The stories that get top billing often describe massive wind-farm developments, science-fiction-like discoveries and major breakthroughs. A recent project in Los Angeles is no exception.
The Internet is all about innovation, using digital technology to break molds. No company exemplifies this idea more than Google, the search engine company that has become, through its own innovation, so much more than that.
Commercial buildings could cut their heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) electricity use by an average of 57 percent with advanced energy-efficiency controls, according to a year-long trial of advanced controls at malls, grocery stores and other buildings across the country.
One measure of an industry event’s success is the common experience of its attendees. Presenters and products are key, but the event’s ability to bring colleagues together to meet, reunite and connect is equally important.
A new report by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) shows that investor-owned electric utilities continue to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure. The report finds that EEI members’ total transmission investment in 2012 reached $14.8 billion.
As in any industry, the landscape of utilities is always changing. Part of this dynamic is fueled by the need for big companies to strengthen their positions and maximize profits. Those same motives fueled a recent acquisition that produced a new giant among the nation’s electric utilities.
At a time when almost everyone and everything seems to be connected, it may be hard to imagine that the benefits of the digital age have not touched every corner of society. As implausible as it may seem, the digital divide persists.
Times are changing for the electrical contractor (EC). The trend even affects the basics. As Electrical Contractor focuses on the latest developments in cabling and controls, the 2014 NECA Show in Chicago, Sept.