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A Closer Inspection of the Growing Outdoor Power Trend

One of the biggest trends in the facility management industry is the desire for permanent power in outdoor spaces. People have smartphones on them at...

Do you know what ground potential rise is? It’s really important.

Ground potential rise events First of all, ground potential rise is a very important and very dangerous event. The grounding engineer will be required to...

PV Power Plants

Large-scale PV plants have become commonplace in the desert southwest with plants routinely exceeding 100 MW in size. The largest plants in the U.S....

Electric utility/supply authority requirements in conjunction with electrical work performed in...

The subject of jurisdictional demarcation between electrical design of installations required to be performed in accordance with the CE Code, Part I and work...

Overhead Power Lines and Signs — Rule 34-106

This article discusses issues that can come up when billboard signs are located too near overhead lines passing horizontal to or above the signs....

Is Your City Stealing from You?

Most people don’t think too much about what their city does for them until something goes wrong. What services do the cities provide to their...

Building Inspectors and Electric Power Lines

Was this done to encourage pole-ish jokes? Where was the building inspector? Where was the electrical inspector? I understand the contractor obtained a building...

If Electricity Is So Expensive, Why Don’t You Buy a Generator?...

As we saw in part 1 of this series, it is tough to make alternative electric sources economical when you are trying to operate...

What Are You Paying for Electricity? Part 4, Large Commercial and...

To protect your and your company’s wallets, it is very important to understand the rates you are being charged for electricity. In this segment,...

What are you paying for electricity? Part 3, Commercial Electric Rates

To protect your and your company’s wallets, it is very important to understand the rates for which you are being charged for electricity. In...
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