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Frost-Heaving Problems and Solutions for Power Engineers

For the progressive development of modern civilization, access to minerals is critical. The main recoverable reserves of such minerals are often located at high latitudes. For example, a significant number…



‘What’s Next’ for Siemens Energy?

Everyone in the power industry is familiar with Siemens Energy. Its technology is behind about one-sixth of the world’s power generation, and even a larger portion than that in the…


Entergy: Hurricane Ida Took Out Eight Critical High-Voltage Transmission Lines

Moving quickly after devastating winds from Hurricane Ida on Aug. 29 took out eight critical high-voltage lines and blacked out New Orleans, Jefferson, and two other Louisiana parishes, Entergy hashed…


Optimism Abounds as Infrastructure Projects Fuel Growth

Soon after COVID-19 first broke into the public consciousness in early 2020, panic filled the streets. I’ll be honest, I was nervous. The U.S. stock market plummeted roughly 35% over…


4 Commonly Found Problems in Power Distribution Systems

Like any equipment, each piece of a power distribution system has a chance of failing at some point. Even if installed properly, there are several factors that can cause failures,…


The Future Electric Grid: How HVDC Could Transform the U.S. Power System

The U.S. electric grid is a complex web of interconnected power lines. It functions remarkably well, considering that it is a constant work in progress. Yet, what has served adequately…