Although the hyperbole of the recent elections is past us, one of the buzzwords that gained momentum in the process was the term “smart grid.” I agree with those in the electric utility industry who take exception to such a concept, with all the implications associated with it, including that the c
Many school systems have educational programs on energy conservation, recycling and becoming more green. Kids come home full of excitement and try to get their parents to do their part. Does the school itself lead by example? A tour through many educational facilities often finds the opposite.
Several times recently, someone has asked why two different instruments reported the same values for watts (W) and volt-amperes (VA), but they don’t show the same values for volt-ampere-reactive (VAR).
Businesses, especially in the financial community, are increasingly reliant on information. This has sent the demand to process and store digital information skyrocketing, turning the heat up on data centers’ computer resources.
Though May is officially National Electrical Safety Month, the statistics for electrocution of electricians indicate that we should make it an everyday event. People have been “playing” with electricity since the 6th century B.C.
The phrase "the good old days" describes a time (real or imagined) that a person thinks was better or simpler. The good old days were when the electric bill was proportional to how many times the black line on the thin metal disk inside the glass of the electric meter rotated.
Having just come back from two weeks of working with different standards-making organizations, the NFPA and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), it seemed appropriate to share the good news with those who aren’t able to participate.
It's amazing that searching the Shakespearean quote “A rose by any other name...” on the Internet can elicit such a wide range of subjects relating to it, from “white Merlot” to “hazards of cell phones on humans” to “juvenile justice Swedish style.” So adding one more relating to power quality to t
For this issue concerning public spaces, it seemed appropriate to feature something that the press often calls “stray voltage.” Several recent incidents involving utility Con Edison made headlines in the New York press.
Fluke Corporation has collaborated with American Trainco to offer a professional training opportunity important for anyone responsible for electrical system installation, maintenance and troubleshooting in commercial and industrial facilities.
With oil prices topping $100 per barrel, energy conservation is again garnering significant attention. Though oil and its byproducts are not a direct source of electrical energy, they have an impact on costs.
Though some rules can be overlooked without consequence, some are simply too important to not follow. Two rules, in particular, are at the fundamental analysis of all power systems: Ohm’s Law and Kirchoff’s Law.