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Serving the Power Grid

 



 

 

Serving the Power Grid

December 2015
On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (H.R. 2029), which includes multi-year extensions for federal tax incentives for wind and solar generation facilities and lifts the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports from the United States. The $1.1 trillion spending
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12/29/2015
The Energy Department announced six organizations selected to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. As part of its MHK technology research and development efforts, the Energy
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12/29/2015
The U.S. Department of Energy today released energy efficiency standards for new rooftop air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces that heat and cool more than half of America’s commercial floor space. Together, they represent the largest energy and pollution savings of any rules issued by the agency since
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12/18/2015

Building on its experience with smart grid applications, OMNETRIC Group, the Siemens and Accenture joint venture dedicated to the development and delivery of integrated smart grid solutions, has entered into a strategic partnership with DVI, the Virginia-based smart grid analytics and control software subsidiary
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12/17/2015
Tollgrade Communications, a leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, has released its fourth Predictive Grid Quarterly Report (PGQR) on its grid modernization project with DTE Energy.  The report explains
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12/17/2015
The first two parts of this article showed how the core losses for real waveforms could be modeled better. In the first part, a continuous expression was used to model a wide range of excitations. In the second part, the effect of duty cycle on the loss of the core material was included in a single equation.
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12/13/2015
Connected home of the future approaches - slowly The Internet of Things (IoT) push will continue for manufacturers – in 2016, this will still be a technology push rather than a consumer pull. However we’re witnessing an increasing interest in home automation; our electronics design
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12/11/2015
Energy companies from seven countries and three continents tonight received honors for leadership, innovation and exemplary performance at the 17th annual Platts Global Energy Awards, often described as the “Oscars” of energy. Eighteen awards were bestowed upon companies and individuals at the Cipriani Wall
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12/10/2015
The TEV Project (Tracked Electric Vehicles) has been heralded as 2015’s Best Innovation Project by the Smart Transportation Alliance (STA), the not-for-profit global leader driving transportation infrastructure innovation. The prestigious accolade, set up by STA, headquartered in London, celebrates
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12/09/2015
Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations uber IGBT-Treiber-Entwicklung

Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations

In diesem PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp von Power Integrations spricht mit Alix Paultre von Power Systems Design über IGBT-Treiber Entwicklung und den aktuellen Stand der Technik. Power Integrations hat eine fortschrittliche IGBT-Treiber Testanlage in Ense, Deutschland, einem Dienst für die Engineering Community
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12/09/2015
The IFH Group acquires metal fabricator Bowman Manufacturing

Bowman’s manufacturing operation is based on precision sheet metal fabrication capabilities

The IFH Group, the originator of industrial fluid storage and handling systems and a leading fabricator of custom hydraulic reservoirs and fuel tanks, has acquired Bowman Manufacturing Company, Inc., Arlington, WA, to create The IFH Group West, LLC. “Bowman’s capabilities for fabricating custom electrical
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12/08/2015
Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations on IGBT driver development

Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations

In this PSDcast, Michael Hornkamp of Power Integrations talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on IGBT driver development and the current state of the art. Power Integrations maintains an advanced IGBT driver test facility in Ense, Germany, serving the engineering community in high-power applications.
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12/07/2015
Electrolytic capacitors are an essential ingredient in AC/DC power supplies, providing high Capacitance x Voltage (CV) and low Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) in low-volume packages that simply cannot be achieved cost-effectively using alternative parts. With power density demands increasing and as the only
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12/07/2015
Eaton supercapacitor UPSs offer solid back-up power for short runtimes

Eaton’s new supercapacitors offer a wide range of benefits compared to traditional batteries

Eaton now delivers a complete back-up power solution that uses in-house manufactured supercapacitors instead of batteries. The power management company’s new supercapacitors, when combined with an Eaton UPS, provide a convenient and affordable alternative in applications where only short-term power protection
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12/07/2015
For AC/DC power supplies, there is by nature phase differences and distortion between input currents and voltages due to the existence of holding capacitors and various load features. Here, only the instantaneous product of current and voltage produces power that can actually be used by the appliance, and the
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12/05/2015
In Part 1 of this discussion, we explored the functionality of a series-connected avalanche transistor pulser, specifically for the purpose of evaluating dV/dt ruggedness of SiC Schottky diodes. In this issue, the diodes are tested with the new pulser design. SiC Schottky diode dV/dt ruggedness
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12/04/2015
There is a growing debate on the issue of autonomous, or self-driving cars (let’s call them “autocars”), as people and society begin to re-evaluate and further develop the concept of what the next generation of personal mobility technology should be. Cars are on the cusp of change, as next-generation energy,
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12/03/2015
In this episode of PSDtv Texas Instruments goes over their latest offerings in power managment at SPS-IPC Drives 2015 for Power Systems Design. The demonstrations include a
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12/02/2015
Vincotech's latest PFC modules optimize energy quality and consumption

flowPFC 0 CD module

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, announced the release of flowPFC 0 CD modules. Engineered to optimize energy quality and consumption for welding, SMPS and embedded drive applications rated from 1 to 6 kW, these power factor correction modules draw maximum power from the
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12/02/2015

 



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