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A Bluesy Note

ABB to discontinue production in St. Louis; 120 jobs lost ABB announced Monday that it would discontinue production at its St. Louis facility, where power transformers are made, as part of a larger realignment to its power grid business. The Swiss engineering group’s Power Grids division has dropped by 9 percent in 2017, making it […]

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UT-Austin Grid Project

$1.6 million challenge likened to “rebuilding a ship while at sea”  In a project intended to diversify the electrical grid and bolster training in Texas and beyond, the Department of Energy, UT-Austin, and a number of Texas businesses will team up in a $1.6 million industry-university-government triumvirate. The money will go to the Center for […]

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Analog Reinforcements

Senators consider throwback defenses for cyber attacks With cyber-security being a mounting issue of the present (and technology rapidly advancing by the day) instinct would tell us to one-up the challenger. Fight fire with fire, and use the technology at hand as defense against the technology presenting a threat. It might be better to look […]

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Preparing for a Power Surge

Cleveland’s electrical grid braces for the Republican National Convention The Republican National Convention will take place in Cleveland, Ohio just about a month and a half from now, July 18-21. Putting aside all the expected hoopla and tension, we can evaluate what effect an event like this can have on a city’s power grid. In this […]

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Neighboring Doubts

Is Canada’s infrastructure secure? With national security being the hot-button issue it is these days, there are certain benchmarks for comparison that allow us to see where we stand. The periodical glance at another country’s preparedness, a proverbial eye test, can be helpful to accompany our own self-assessment. Our neighbors to the north have questions of […]

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NEMA keeps the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts going

Stormy weather did not deter the crowd at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association‘s Hurricane Sandy: Rebuild Smart event on June 13th, which aimed to present disaster preparation and improvement in the power grid. Speaking at the event were NEMA CEO Evan R. Gaddis and New York Representative Peter King. Both men stressed the importance of […]

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