Some Interesting Facts about Electric Grid

We take electricity for granted  and anyone hardly becomes aware of it unless there is a power outage or a short circuit. Does it seem fascinating that it provides the incessant supply of light, heat, and energy everywhere? Do you know how this power is delivered to the consumer level? Here comes the electric grid! It supplies electric current all over the United States and touches the lives of millions of people. With this in mind, won’t it be riveting to know some interesting facts about electric grid in the United States? What is an Electric Grid? On a basic

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Scientists Study the Possibilities of Evaporation as a Renewable Energy

With an increasing need to rely on natural resources for energy, scientists are exploring every avenue. Currently they are examining the possibilities of harnessing the power of evaporation into a renewable energy. This option is being further explored by scientists at Columbia University in New York. Read on to find out more about their research. Can Evaporation Provide the Necessary Power? Studies show that the total power available from evaporation driven engines could be up to 325 gigawatts. That’s more than 69% of the United States electrical energy generation rates. That means that energy generated from evaporation could provide powers

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The Importance of Dedicated Circuits

If you want the appliances in your house to run safely, it is a good idea to understand the importance of dedicated circuits. A dedicated circuit is a circuit that is set aside for a specific purpose, which is, to work with a single appliance only. It will have its own circuit breaker in your electrical box and no other device or appliance will be plugged in to utilize the energy coming from IT. This will ensure that these appliances will be able to draw the current they need without overloading your system, blowing a fuse or tripping an electric

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NEMA Policy on Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

The reconditioning of electrical equipment is a convenient option for many people today. It can be an economical alternative to getting new equipment and can result in the updating of existing equipment. However, there are a number of precautions you must take to make sure your equipment is updated to standards. Read on to find out what NEMA’s policy on reconditioned electrical equipment is. What is Reconditioning? Reconditioning is defined as the process of restoring electromechanical systems, equipment, apparatus or components to operating conditions as recommended by the manufacturer’s instructions using only design qualified parts. When this process is done,

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Differences Between Alternating and Direct Current

When we think of how electrical current travels, we think of alternating and direct current. Quite simply, in a direct current, electricity flows in one direction while alternating current changes direction periodically which also reverses the voltage in these circuits. However, the differences between alternating and direct current also dictate what applications they are used in, how the currents are generated and more. Read on to find out more. Generating Alternating Current In exploring the differences between alternating and direct current, let’s first take a look at alternating current and specifically how it is generated. AC current is produced with

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Delving into the Issue of the Shortage of Qualified Electricians

Have you conducted an electrical audit for your home or finished a renovation project? Then, you must know how hard it is these days to find qualified electricians. Well, you are not alone! Millions of Americans, including big and small businesses, know the challenge of finding expert electricians. Bruce Seilhammer, the IEC National President has also the same experience. He testified before the Congress on labor shortage on September 7, 2017, and articulated his concerns over the hardship of finding skilled electrical contractors. Qualified Electrician: Reasons behind the Labor Shortage Mr. Seilhammer explained to the Subcommittee members the reasons why

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Brief Reviews of Different Electricity Sources in 2017

Electricity is not an independent element that you can find in nature. You have to produce it from many resources in power plants. We then get that energy in buildings and households through electrical wires. The major share of electrical power comes from non-renewable sources. Scientists have always been looking for alternative means for power generation. The different electricity sources in 2017 are likely to contribute in a great way to the endeavor of finding out good energy that doesn’t account for climate change. Common Sources of Electricity We get electrical energy from various elements. You can divide them into

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The Dangers of Utility Poles to Humans

We all know electricity can be extremely dangerous. Because utility poles support so many electrical wires and cables, nearby residents and people walking by should be cautious, especially in the case that one is downed. Read on to find out more about utility poles and how you can keep your family safe. Utility Pole Facts         Most utility poles are 35 feet tall although their height can range from 20 to 100 feet.         Wood poles are usually made from Douglas fir, southern pine or western red cedar and can last 30 to 40 years.         Modern utility poles are usually concrete, steel

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Christmas Safety Tip: Christmas Lights

What’s your favorite thing about Christmas? There’s snow, Santa, gifts, candies, and more but Christmas lights are the one thing that wins the heart of everyone. When the icicle lights expand from the eaves and shroud the glitzy lawn and tree decorations, they create a beautiful sight to behold. But, what about the safety cautions? These lights can be hazardous if you don’t follow the proper installation steps. Follow our Christmas safety tip to enjoy the holidays without any worry! Christmas Safety Tip for Lights The lights are safer than candles but not following the proper steps can always create

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The Unknown Dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is an odorless colorless gas that can be deadly if it is inhaled. Carbon monoxide can come from a number of sources and is difficult to detect due to the fact that it can not be seen or smelled. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with the causes of carbon monoxide poisoning and know how you can prevent it from occurring. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is found in fumes that can come from the fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges and furnaces. If it builds up in an

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