Posts Tagged ‘power supply’

Decentralized power generation: the future of efficient power transmission and distribution

March 11th, 2019 | Make a comment | Posted in Power quality
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Traditionally, there are three major steps in the provision of consumers with electricity. They are generation, transmission, and distribution.

Today let’s talk about Decentralized generation as a system thanks to this article from Uko, graduate of mechanical engineering in Nigeria.



Integrating distributed and renewable energy into existing power grids

February 9th, 2016 | Make a comment | Posted in Power quality
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megaphone1Marvin M., one of the most active members of the Electrical Engineering Blog community chose to tell us about power grids.

Here’s his very interesting essay…

The introduction of distributed energy has had a significant impact on energy provision and management. The need to meet the consumer demand, as well as improving efficiency in the existing supply, has seen governments and power supply companies implement distributed generation, especially distributed renewable generation (DRG).

Need for multiple transfer switches for emergency and standby power generation systems

June 8th, 2015 | 4 Comments | Posted in Electrical Safety
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Hi everybody, today let’s discover this article about power supply for emergencies and standby power generation systems. It was nicely sent by an active reader of the blog.

multiple transfer switches for emergency and standby power generation systems 1Automatic multiple transfer switches are widely used in most emergency and standby power generating systems, because of their reliability.
Some of these automatic multiple transfer switches also support over current protection and are designed as per the guidelines stated in NEC, which are deemed as yardsticks, as far as measuring the standards within the electrical industry is concerned.

These transfer switches are held mechanically, and are operated electrically, directly from the power source. They are known to transfer the load to the electrical equipment with greater reliability and accuracy when compared to the conventional switches. These switches are normally placed at the mains or at the secondary bus distribution terminal, and are responsible to feed the load to various branch circuits.

Uses and applications of Vacuum Reclosers

February 26th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Others
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Here’s another article by Martin M., one of the members who sent us the greatest number of articles. You too can send articles about whatever you want, just send us a mail



There is a distinct difference between a recloser and a circuit breaker. The circuit breaker breaks the circuit in case of a fault. It requires manual reset. The recloser on the other hand momentarily closes a circuit in case of a fault, and then automatically restores service after the fault clears. Do note that majority of line faults clear automatically after a short period. A recloser thus offers two primary benefits.


Mobile Substations : features and applications

February 13th, 2015 | Make a comment | Posted in Electrical distribution
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The articles by our dear member Martin M. are pretty smart and the other members often agree with him. Let him tell you more about mobile substations, a topic he likes to write about.

Remember that you too can send us articles, we’d be glad to review then publish them. Just send a mail to the team.

The primary function, or purpose of a mobile substation is to provide temporary restoration to power supply through circumventing faulty or damaged low and medium voltage substation systems(up to 245kv) and equipment. Harsh weather conditions and natural disasters are usually the main cause of damage to substations.

The MS allows for the procurement of the required repair equipment, grid component, as well as reduced disruption to power supply.


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