Tag Archives: Chicago

Distributed Energy Conference

A number of speakers across digitalization, water, energy sectors show breadth Scheduled for October 19-21 in Chicago, the Distributed Energy Conference is planning as if all systems are go. The breadth of industries covered during this trade show are exemplary of the integration happening in today’s world, with utilities, energy systems, and digitalization. Three keynote […]

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Resilient Grid Project

Superconductor cables to interconnect assets in downtown Chicago against extreme weather It’s no secret that Chicago is home to some extreme weather from time to time. Locals used to refer to trademark gusts that introduced themselves around a corner as “The Hawk”. Chicago’s Resilient Electric Grid project is designed to stabilize infrastructure against such moments. […]

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IMTS Canceled

“Phase 5” prospects end one of last holdouts for season One of the more significant holdouts of the convention world is officially canceled, as IMTS (the International Manufacturing Technology Show) announced it will not take place in Chicago this year. The large, diverse trade show, which had been seeing steady growth over the last five […]

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McCormick Place Debate

Alternate care facility shutting down, leading to questions of necessity Big news from EA‘s local front. McCormick Place, Chicago’s prized convention center and one of the largest in the world, had been used as an emergency hospital over the past month but is now being deconstructed to its original layout. The converted building was housing […]

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What We’re Reading: March 12, 2020

Stories to help you escape, understand, laugh, or gain perspective during a week of panic. It’s been a long time since we’ve done a “What We’re Reading” feature—partially because we like to do our own writing, and partially because there’s been too much critical news to report. With this week’s wave of panic and uncertainty […]

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COVID-19 Updates

Notice from BPI, as well as updates on the pandemic worldwide, in this post. The offices of Barks Publications, publishers of Electrical Apparatus Magazine, will be closed Thursday and Friday, and until further notice, due to concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Chicago. Our home city hasn’t confirmed many cases yet, but one of these […]

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When Automate Spring

Every other year, all things robotic take over McCormick Place in Chicago Automate 2019 was in motion this week at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Despite a breath of spring brought to Chicago to start off the week, the show also ushered back in some autumn weather. No matter—the quintessential robotics and automation show—which runs alongside material […]

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Wind Farm to Windy City

Proposed line will transport wind and solar energy from Iowa to Chicago’s wholesale power markets A bold proposal to take wholesale-level renewable energy sources underground via fiber optic cables, then tunnel it towards Chicago to supply two major markets with power, gained its first step of approval. Direct Connect Development Company (DC DevCo) announced the […]

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IMTS 2018: Full House

IMTS will occupy all of McCormick Place Sept. 10-15 Now that we’ve gotten through a summer of anticipation, IMTS is finally almost here. The powerhouse convention comes back to Chicago’s McCormick Place for another year, with everything from cobots to IoT connectivity solutions for the shop floor. Also, it looks like the organizers saved some […]

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CWIEME Follow-Up

Details scarce, promises big Two weeks after a surprise announcement that left many scheduled showgoers hanging, we check back in on details of the CWIEME Chicago trade show and conference. CWIEME Chicago, the mecca for all things coil winding and insulation, will now not take place until next September 16-18, 2019, in case you hadn’t […]

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