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Troubleshooting Techniques for AC Induction Motors

By Jonathan Susser | July 14, 2020

Three-phase alternating current (AC) induction motors don’t last forever, and over time, they tend to experience common problems. Understanding the operating parameters and forces acting against a motor, conducting tests and making observations based on those parameters, and removing system[…]

Keeping Track of Energy Use at Home

By Jonathan Susser | July 7, 2020

Q: Having additional time at home has made me more aware of just how many devices and appliances use electricity. How can I tell how much energy they’re consuming, and what actually makes up my electric bill each month? A:[…]

Deciding “Yes” on Solar

By Jonathan Susser | June 27, 2020

This article was written by Luke Henry, one of our distributed utility technical specialists. You’ve done the research and have decided to install solar at your home. What’s next to keep the process moving? To know what else to expect[…]

Is it smart to invest in smart home technology?

By Jonathan Susser | June 15, 2020

Approximately 80% of Americans have smartphones, but other forms of smart technology — technology that gives users more ways to customize their home — are growing in popularity. These devices offer new levels of control, freedom and security and can[…]

Practical Solutions to Industrial Power Quality Issues

By Jonathan Susser | June 9, 2020

Power delivery is changing. New technologies, devices and loads are coming online, and utilities cannot always guarantee flawless electricity distribution to industrial facilities. This combination can lead to power quality issues — stemming from both sides of the electric meter[…]

Going Electric in the Warehouse: Electric Forklifts

By Jonathan Susser | June 1, 2020

Forklifts, or lift trucks, are used in a variety of industries — from warehousing and storage to manufacturing to big-box retail to construction — to handle materials and load, unload and transport goods. Traditionally, this equipment has run on an[…]

Applications of GIS in the Electric Utility Sector

By Jonathan Susser | May 27, 2020

From Google Maps to geotagging on Facebook, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become an everyday part of life. Like other computationally intensive fields, GIS has its roots in the 1960s, an era of rapid technological development in computer science. The[…]

House Hunting for Energy Efficiency

By Jonathan Susser | May 22, 2020

Perhaps another factor in your home search should be energy efficiency. What does an energy efficient home look like? Often, it looks nearly identical to a less efficient home, but there are some strong indicators that a home may have[…]