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Current Technology: Interest in Direct Current Increases

February 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

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 [...]

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Validating the Smart Grid

January 5th, 2013 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

While the smart grid has been the topic of much conversation lately, specifics on what this supposed technical marvel will do, cost or look like in actual utility installations have been notably lacking. The largest smart grid demonstration project to date has just gone live in the Pacific Northwest to provide those specifics. It could [...]

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Wired: One Word Describes the Transmission Construction Forecast

March 5th, 2012 · No Comments · Feature writing, Writing

Business still may be slow for many electrical contractors, with much of the construction industry remaining in the doldrums, but electrical pros specializing in major transmission work are experiencing a boom. Utilities and other transmission-line developers are scrambling to upgrade line reliability and bring mandated solar and wind energy to market before a number of [...]

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