DC power is becoming a player again, in settings ranging from high-voltage transmission down to commercial-building and data-center distribution systems. In many cases, its revival also has brought back the Edison versus Westinghouse either/or debate, as though DC’s newly re-appreciated qualities will somehow push AC aside. But what we likely will see moving forward will be both/and, rather than either/or, as electrical designers explore the benefits both technologies have to offer.?
Read this article as it originally ran in the February 2013 issue of Electrical Contractor Magazine.