Electrical Systems

Electrical, Power November 20, 2021

EVs recharge in under 5 minutes with new charging cable design

Purdue researchers designed a charging cable that can deliver a current 4.6 times that of the fastest available EV chargers on the market today

By Kayla Wiles
Courtesy: Duke Energy
Electrical, Power October 5, 2021

Why more manufacturers are turning to microgrids

Microgrids mitigate power distribution vulnerabilities

By Brent Tracy
Courtesy: Cressall Resistors
Electrical, Power October 1, 2021

Protecting power systems

The benefits of neutral earthing transformers for safe transmission

By Martin Nicholls
Courtesy: EU Automation
Electrical Systems August 2, 2021

Top 5 Plant Engineering articles July 26- Aug 1, 2021

Articles about the global semiconductor chip shortage, autonomous UV robots, how to properly size surge protective devices, and more were Plant Engineering’s five most clicked articles from July 26- Aug 1, 2021. Miss something? You can catch up here.

By Keagan Gay
Courtesy: EU Automation
Electrical Systems July 23, 2021

Learning from the global semiconductor chip shortage

The semiconductor supply chain is unique, but there are lessons that all manufacturers can learn from its shortcomings.

By Claudia Jarrett
Milad Soleimani works with Dr. Mladen Kezunovic to develop decision-making tools that incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid. Courtesy: Justin Baetge, Texas A&M Engineering
Electrical, Power July 18, 2021

Tools designed to enhance grid operations and benefit consumers

Texas A&M University researchers are developing decision-making tools to enable and incentivize consumers to provide energy resource support back to the power grid when needed

By Rachel Rose
Courtesy: High Voltage Maintenance
Electrical Systems May 18, 2021

How to extend switchgear life and improve system reliability

Improve system reliability of switchgear with protective relay upgrade projects.

By Jeff Brittain and Andrew Kaster
Courtesy: Ajayan Research Group/Rice University
Electrical Systems May 16, 2020

2D oxide flakes pick up electrical properties

Rice University lab detects piezoelectric effects in nanosheets due to defects, which could improve energy harvesting applications.

By Mike Williams
Courtesy: Enbridge
Electrical, Power March 30, 2020

LDC Focus: Spotlight on Enbridge Gas Inc.

Ontario utility embarks on North America’s first utility-scale Power to Gas plant project

By Gas Technology
Courtesy: NW Natural; source: ICF, American Gas Foundation, Dec 2019
Electrical, Power March 27, 2020

Decarbonization and electrification: View from the utilities

Two utilities speak out regarding their efforts and views on decarbonization and electrification

By Gas Technology