Separating the Facts from the Fiction about Smart Meters
Is fact greater than fiction? When it comes to understanding the world around us, most of us would say yes. In this video, the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative reveals the truth about advanced electrical meters, or "smart meters," dispelling misinformed claims which allege that that these devices infringe on personal privacy, are harmful to human health, and in summary, may just be the Fourth Horseman of the Apocalypse! Outside of books and movies, there's no reason that fiction should reign...
Corona and the Power System - DOE Smart Grid Workforce Training Video
BPA partnered with Washington State University and the Northwest Workforce Training Center for Electric Power Engineering to develop these four videos that look at three common high-voltage transmission phenomena: corona, electrostatic induction and conductor or power line sag. The training videos are featured in new curriculum for power engineers that's part of a nationwide smart grid workforce training project sponsored by the Department of Energy. The tests were conducted at BPA's High...
The Derecho storm that rolled through Virginia on June 29 left thousands of memebers without power. REC crews began restoring power as quickly as possible braving the heat and working 16 hour shifts until power was fully restored.
ATC Excavator Safety (Working near overhead lines) 2011
Learn more about electric transmission lines and working safely around them, both overhead and underground.
NEMA's "Vids 4 Grids: New Media for the New Energy Workforce" is one of 54 Smart Grid workforce training programs being funded by the Department of Energy. In collaboration with George Mason University, Northern Virginia Community College, and member manufacturers, NEMA will produce a series of short videos that demonstrate Smart Grid equipment, explain electrical engineering concepts, and portray careers in electrical manufacturing.
This episode of Vids4Grids takes us to Hubbell Power Systems Arrester Business Unit plant in Aiken, SC, where we will learn the role surge arresters play in the Smart Grid.
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