Electrical power

Nanogrids, Microgrids, and Big Data: The Future of the Power Grid – IEEE Spectrum

http://spectrum.ieee.org/energy/renewables/nanogrids-microgrids-and-big-data-the-future-of-the-power-grid  The power grid’s interlocking technological, economic, and regulatory underpinnings were established about a century ago and have undergone only minimal disruption in the decades since. But now the industry is facing massive change.

Power quality monitoring technology: helping industrial equipment stay healthy | EDN

http://www.edn.com/design/power-management/4458085/Power-quality-monitoring-technology–helping-industrial-equipment-stay-healthy?_mc=sm_edn&hootPostID=510cd8126072cf72f2a2673535aee8d9 According to a recent study published by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), large industrial facilities in the US lose over $100 billion every year due to power problems including power supply variations and voltage disturbances.  When the lights flicker at home, it’s an annoyance. But when power is disturbed at a factory, it

How Deadly Is Your Kilowatt? We Rank The Killer Energy Sources

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesconca/2012/06/10/energys-deathprint-a-price-always-paid/#3c839a52709b Everyone’s heard of the carbon footprint of different energy sources, the largest footprint belonging to coal because every kWhr of energy produced emits about 900 grams of CO2. Wind and nuclear have the smallest carbon footprint with only 15 g emitted per kWhr. But how dangerous different energy sources are for people working with