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Reasons for Load Shedding

July 11th, 2016 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Today we’re glad to show you this article by A.N, our fellow member of the community. You still can send us your essays by mail. Enjoy!

Load shedding in electrical supply networks is a controlled process in which the utility company drops off part of the load in order to balance the demand and the generated capacity. This is often done whenever there is excess load on the system. In standby generators, it involves disconnecting or shedding some circuits to prevent an overload condition.

turning off some loads

Figure 1: turning off some loads | image:


Power losses in distribution lines: how to reduce them?

May 9th, 2016 | 2 Comments | Posted in Electrical distribution
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how to The electrical transmission and distribution losses accounts for most of the power losses in the entire system.

The largest amounts of these losses occur in the primary and secondary distribution lines, and can be classified as either technical losses or non technical losses.

With that being said, let A.N explain us everything about power losses and tell us how to reduce them. If you want to be published on this blog, send us a mail.

Thevenin’s Theorem applicated to humans

March 15th, 2016 | 1 Comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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In our community we are lucky to have senior engineers who nicely accept to send us articles about technical topics or their career story. Last day, Muhammad (20 years experience) did and we were surprised by the title of his article…

It strongly raised our interest and we’re sure it will raise yours too! So what is the Thevenin’s equivalent to humans? Let’s Muhammad give us the answer right now:

Of course, my dear readers, you have studied, and even used, what is commonly (and incorrectly?) known as the Thevenin’s Theorem. One cannot become an electrical engineer, or even pass a Circuit Analysis course without having studied it. It is such a simple concept, and so beautiful that I cannot help writing about it knowing very well that a lot has already been written on it by people much more learned.

Common pitfalls in distribution engineering and design and prevention

January 15th, 2016 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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electrical engineeringHi, it’s Steven Mill! For my first article for 2016, I chose to deal with common pitfalls in distribution engineering and design and prevention. I think many of us can relate, so here’s my rendition…

Thanks in advance for reading. Don’t forget you can send articles too by sending a mail to the moderator team.

In most distribution systems, the service-level equipment is designed to serve between one and ten customers. This leads to a high chance of non-coincident loads characterized by numerous square peaks, low loads, and lower losses.

Other common pitfalls that plague engineers are the generalization of service level layout design, economic hurdles, and environmental restrictions.

8 top most advantages of automated power distribution

May 15th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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We know that you appreciate when we publish “Top 10” like articles, that’s why we post this Top 8 of the advantages of Automated Power Distribution. Enjoy!


Distribution automation is the kind of solution that most electric utilities are looking for, in order to face the following 3 main economic challenges:

  • Increasing cost of electricity generation
  • Increasing cost of maintenance
  • Poor customer service

Most electric utilities want to save costs and at the same time want to provide better services to their customers. This can only be achieved by updating their electric utilities to automated power distribution.

This will not only help them face the above mentioned economic challenges but will also help them gain a few more advantages.

Following are the eight top most advantages of using automated power distribution:

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