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Electric utilities across regions are many times interconnected for improved economy and reliability. Interconnections allow for economies of scale, allowing energy to be purchased from large, efficient sources. Utilities can draw power from generator reserves from a different region in order to ensure continuing, reliable power and diversify their loads. Interconnection also allows regions to have access to cheap bulk energy by receiving power from different sources.

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

There’s an unusual occupant in the penthouse suite of many Manhattan high-rise buildings today. It’s not America’s wealthy elite or mice with multi-million dollar views. The premium, top-floor space is increasingly occupied by emergency generators meant to sustain building residents when disaster strikes.

“Along coastlines and lake shores and riverfronts across

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

Elements of Critical Power Systems and Their Management

A single power interruption can cripple a healthy company, says Bhavesh Patel, director of marketing of Emerson’s ASCO Power business. “Not having adequate onsite power can be the ‘Achilles heel’ of a business, but the controls for operating, monitoring, diagnosing, and producing a variety of mandatory reports on these power

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or

Achieving New Heights

Achieving New Heights

Energy professionals know that backing up critical data means having the right power protection strategy in place to ensure that facility downtime doesn’t impact business. During the course of operation, power sags, surges, and outages are unavoidable and capable of damaging valuable equipment and cutting off access to important information.

Power Security

Power Security

As described by the US Department of Energy (DOE), microgrids are localized grids that can disconnect from the traditional grid to operate autonomously, help mitigate grid disturbances for faster system response and recovery, and strengthen grid resilience.

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

According to Greek mythology, when Odysseus bravely entered the labyrinth to vanquish the Minotaur, thanks to a gift from Ariadne—a thread that traced his path through the labyrinth’s dark passageways—the Athenian hero was able to find his way back out into the light.

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During a “lights-out” catastrophic response exercise in November of

Elements of Critical Power and Their Management

Elements of Critical Power and Their Management

A single power interruption can cripple a healthy company, says Bhavesh Patel, director of marketing of Emerson’s ASCO Power business. “Not having adequate onsite power can be the ‘Achilles heel’ of a business, but the controls for operating, monitoring, diagnosing, and producing a variety of man­datory reports on these power

The News and the Times

The News and the Times

Do you ever think about the marvel our world today would be to a time traveler from 250 or more years ago? I think about this when I’m driving on a highway, when I’m buckled into an airplane seat and my neighbors are watching films on their phones, and when

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