Tag Archives: infrastructure

Remotely Troubling

New services for power distribution, augmented reality from Schneider A new service from a global industrial-electric powerhouse may be exciting technology, but it also sheds light on where the industry could be headed in terms of demand for field technicians. Schneider Electric has launched Remote Expertiseä, a new package of services for electrical and power […]

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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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Mitsubishi Hacking Scare

Electric division confirms information leakage; suspects Chinese hacking group Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, one of Japan’s biggest defense and infrastructure contractors, confirmed this week it was victim of a hack that divulged sensitive information in those realms—by way of an employee’s compromised account, no less— in the summer of 2019. The Tokyo-based electrical corporation says it […]

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Bills, Bills, Bills

National, state, and local legislation made headlines this week NATIONAL: disaster relief bill passes. Despite staunch Republican opposition, Congress passed an important $19 billion disaster relief bill Monday night. The House approved the $19.1 billion disaster aid package at an overwhelming and surprising tally of 354 to 58. All opposing votes were Republicans. The bill […]

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#RepairLife

After natural disasters, the repair process deserves a hashtag A recent update from one of the busiest seaports in the world caught the eye of Electrical Apparatus writers. It wasn’t the most directly related item, but it shed a widespread light on just how extensive the repair process can be. More than six years following […]

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One Million EVs

Milestone for sale of the American electric car Edison Electric Institute (Washington, D.C.) hosted a summit November 30 to recognize a historic time for the electric vehicle. Not long after Europe reached the threshold of one million electric cars on the road, the United States followed suit. That mark was reached some time in late […]

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Sierra Madre Wind Project

Long-developing wind project using DC to cut emissions A large-scale energy project that has been on the docket for almost a decade appears to be moving forward, albeit at a snail’s pace. At least one catalyst in the ongoing production of Wyoming’s Sierra Madre wind project is good old DC transmission. Power Company of Wyoming’s Chokecherry and […]

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HH: Collateral Damage

Secondary threats before and after the nation’s largest hurricane in a decade With Southeastern Texas, and specifically the Houston, Galveston, and Beaumont metro areas, taking on catastrophic flooding and generational damage from Hurricane Harvey for the duration of last weekend, all eyes were rightfully focused on that region heading into this week. The storm is […]

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Toshiba Realignment

Four divisions: Infrastructure, Energy, Electronics, Information/Communications Toshiba is splitting its corporation into four subdivisions, the company announced Monday. The decision follows Toshiba’s nuclear division—Westinghouse—filing for bankruptcy March 29. The four subsidiaries will be infrastructure, including water treatment and railways; energy, including thermal and nuclear power; electronics, including data storage; and information and communications. These will take effect in July, […]

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Levee Rage

Eugene dam problems: a sample of infrastructure repairs The Leaburg Dam in Eugene, Oregon offers a representation of some of the United States’ decaying infrastructure, and the difficulties that come with combating it. The Eugene Water and Electric Board recently finished a saga of major repairs intended for restoring the Leaburg Dam to operational status. This was […]

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