The Importance of Renewable Energy

Monday, 22 January 2018 by

Renewable energy is a term that we’ve all come across. But, now, it’s pretty much the only thing we keep hearing.  You see, renewable energy is a big deal today and as time passes, it’s only going to become a bigger deal. So, what is renewable energy? Well, renewable energy refers to the energy derived

Anything to do with electricity or electrical systems can be super confusing. Well, that shouldn’t come as a surprise because it is, after all, a fairly complex field. Just hearing some of the terms used in connection with electricity or energy can make you go “huh?!”. In this blog, we are specifically going to discuss

From the Brink of Disaster

Saturday, 14 March 2015 by

Lessons for Electrical Safety and Reliability H. Landis “Lanny” Floyd, DuPont   First, it may be useful to share a bit of background on DuPont, the oldest Fortune 500 company. French immigrant Eleuthère Irénée du Pont founded the company in 1802 to make black powder to supply gunpowder and explosives used in farming, mining, and construction

Don A. Genutis, No-Outage Electrical Testing, Inc. & Neil Davies, EA Technology   Introduction Just like people, electrical assets age and deteriorate; and as with human medicine, there have been tremendous advances in recent years in the ability to diagnose in the early stages ailments suffered by assets, enabling us to keep them healthy and

BY MICHAEL SKELTON Kelvatek Background One of the most critical devices on any electricity network is the circuit breaker which can be described as the silent sentinel, standing guard over the network and only being called into action when a fault occurs. The circuit breaker needs to operate within its composite tripping time (relay trip

By Baldwin Bridger Many older installations of metal-clad switchgear are candidates for modernizing or upgrading. The interrupting duty may have grown past the interrupting capacity of the existing circuit breakers, maintenance costs may be getting out of hand, or circuit breaker parts may no longer be available.   Modernization may be accomplished by either of

BY KRISTEN WICKS NETA Each year NETA’s President is given the difficult task of selecting one of NETA’s many volunteers as the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award. This person demonstrates selflessness, drive, dedication, loyalty, and leads by example. This person is someone who balances family, friends, work, and philanthropy on a knife’s edge and

BELVIDERE — A man whose severe neck wound was bound by black electrical tape has been released from the hospital, Sheriff David Gallant said today, April 9. The man, a 45-year-old Montague man, was riding an ATV on April 3 when he struck an electric fence. The man’s companion told officers that the victim had been

Ladder Disaster

Monday, 12 August 2013 by

A subcontractor was working on my neighbors 12 foot high garage door and the ladder slipped out from underneath him.   I heard a tremendous crash and a person moaning in agony.       It was a tripod type ladder used for pruning tall trees.     The pipe slid on the smooth garage