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The Answer? A.I. Meets Motor Repair

An A.I. startup focused on plant machinery just got a hefty donation BlueRidge.AI doesn’t use spaces in its title. Perhaps that’s because it doesn’t have time to waste. In the AI/IoT company’s applications, eliminating every second of downtime is the top priority. It should find its efforts more feasible in the near future after receiving […]

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Right to Repair: Related

Ongoing developments related to the movement Following up on EA‘s “Right to Repair” issue of June 2019, there are some interesting, ongoing developments related to the movement. North Carolina. In North Carolina, the Department of Insurance head issued a statement/memorandum warning against “steering” towards particular auto repair shops. Here is the original document text. Under-the-radar […]

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L.A. Consequential

A record renewable energy proposal would have major ramifications for the city The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest utility provider, is pushing for an unprecedented proposal that would combine solar power and energy storage for the city’s utilities. The project would deploy 400 MW of solar energy at 1.997 […]

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TPS Reports

…to Sager Electronics now. Take that, Bill Lumbergh. Sager Electronics, the Middleborough, Massachusetts distributor of electromechanical and power components, is set to acquire Technical Power Systems (TPS), a specialist in the production of custom battery assemblies headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Lisle, Illinois. Sager announced the acquisition in a June 27 press release. Although […]

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Jim Beam Warehouse Fire

Kentucky site containing over 40,000 barrels of bourbon destroyed A Kentucky warehouse operated by bourbon maker Jim Beam was set ablaze July 2, combusting around 45,000 barrels of spirits and ultimately collapsing around 11:30 PM. The Beam complex included two warehouses, the second of which also caught fire but was contained by the adept response […]

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EASA 1: Advertisers

These booths are made for walkin’ to Electrical Apparatus is proud to feature some of the top names in the industry in our pages every month! Click here for our online calendar listing of EA advertiser names, with links to their websites. And of course, don’t forget to stop by the booths of the following […]

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ABB’s U.S. Electrification Business Under New Leadership

Maryrose Sylvester, a former GE executive and software specialist, takes over ABB’s U.S. business has a new chief. The Zurich-based industrial-tech conglomerate appointed Maryrose Sylvester, an industrial and software specialist and former General Electric executive, to the positions of United States country managing director and U.S. head of electrification business. Sylvester will replace company veteran […]

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WEF Winners

New Jersey high school student wins 2019 award; trip to compete in Stockholm Fear not of a name, or geographical discrepancies. The award is for being the best in the U.S. The prize is Stockholm—and $10,000. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) (not to be confused with World Economic Forum) announced June 18 that Sonja Michaluk […]

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Can CPP Rollback Bring Coal Back?

EPA officially nixes CPP…and other news in utilities, renewable energy The Environmental Protection Agency, a branch designed to protect the natural human and animal habitats of Earth, has completed one of the more controversial moves in its history. The EPA finalized the rollback of the Clean Power Plan on June 19th. In replacement, the agency […]

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Racehorse Rigging

Electrical devices used in brutal treatment of racehorses In the competitive world of horse racing, desire to win sometimes yields horrific measures. Participants resort to the use of electrical apparatus—specifically battery-powered shocking mechanisms called “jiggers”—in an effort to compel a horse’s physical ability. In the most recent instance, Australian trainer Jerrod McLean and his owner […]

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