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Agriculture Bill

Trump administration delivers $16 billion “bailout” to farmers We could take credit…but it wouldn’t be very convincing. Plenty of U.S. citizens anticipated some form of reaction from President Trump after weeks of vocal criticism of his administration and Congress had amplified from the agricultural sector. You certainly didn’t have to be a journalist to predict […]

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Mayday in the U.K.

Prime Minister resigns as Brexit tumult looms British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned last Friday, punctuating a difficult tenure of almost three years. May’s time in office was marked by constant opposition to her stance on—and attempts to prevent—Britain’s impending exit from the European Union. The 62 year-old Parliament veteran was met with vehement backlash […]

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Smart Cities

Wildly ambitious, potential IoT hubs are a popular banner for tech companies. But they’re often short on details—and their progress is difficult to quantify The concept of the “smart city” has already gone through a number of iterations in a short lifespan. Many of them are wildly ambitious, and others seem practical but are short […]

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NEMA Updates

2018 updates to MG1 published in late March The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published 2018 updates to ANSI/NEMA MG 1 Motors and Generators. NEMA’s flagship Standard, MG 1 assists users in the proper selection and application of motors and generators, and contains practical information concerning performance, safety, testing, and manufacture of AC and […]

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IPS Completes Nuclear EQ

System environmentally qualified through operating voltages up to 7.2 kV North American electric motor and generator repair services company IPS has completed Environmental Qualification (EQ) of its Class F+ and Class H medium-voltage nuclear insulation systems for use in Class 1E applications. Greenville, South Carolina-based IPS is “the first US company in many years to […]

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High Voltage Hipots

New portable AC hipot released from upstate N.Y. company Upstate New York-based company High Voltage, Inc., a test equipment manufacturer that produces over half its inventory for the export market, announced the release of a new CE marked portable AC hipot this week. The new portable can be used for testing switchgear, vacuum interrupters, and […]

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Old King Coal

Phasing out, across America and abroad Coal-fired power plants, as well as their nuclear cousins, have been shutting down in recent years. This is no secret. Many more have been forced into early retirement at an increased rate over the last five years, especially, due to the rise of renewable energy resources, environmental regulations, and […]

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NAWT Training

Wastewater association offering new vacuum truck program, among others Whether you are an experienced industry professional or just starting out in the business, you may find value in the National Association of Wastewater Technicians introduction and inspections training courses. Successful completion of the training will get you a Certificate of Completion as an inspector by […]

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2020 NEC Open for Comment

60-day window on NFPA website The 2020 National Electrical Code is currently open for comment, according to the NFPA 70 website. This comes as part of a 60-day window that will end August 30th. The NEC is the benchmark for safe electrical design, installation, and inspection to protect people and property from electrical hazards. Covered […]

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The Advanced Class

An association fosters advanced energy’s progress over the last decade Alongside new companies designed solely to bring the energy grid in to the digital age, there are associations shouldering a greater portion of the energy efficiency load. Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), for example, is a national association of business leaders whose aim is making the […]

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