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Winston Engineering at the Steer Conference: Strategic Transition to Electrification and Emissions Reduction (STEER) 2023

Canada is actively working to expand its electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, and the situation has evolved further since then. Several key developments include the continued growth of charging networks in urban areas and along major highways. Federal and provincial governments were offering financial incentives and support for charging station installations, encouraging their proliferation. Efforts …

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EV Charging and Storage: Fire detection challenges with battery storage systems

By Wayne D. Moore / Electrical Contractor / November 2023 Lithium-ion battery storage, integral for renewable energy, introducesfire safety challenges due to flammable batteries. Early detection iscrucial, and aspirating smoke detectors (ASD) play a key role. NFPA 72outlines ASD requirements, emphasizing a performance-based design.Sensitivity at each sampling port is critical, and proper placement incabinets is …

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Streetlighting the Way to 5G

In our interconnected world, streetlights are evolving beyond illumination, becoming vital hubs for 5G technology and sensors. This article explores how cities are leveraging the ubiquitous presence of streetlights to enhance connectivity. Streetlights are now essential components of digital infrastructure, offering power and space for 5G communications and various sensors. Manufacturers like Signify lead the …

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California Highways Could Be the Next Hot Spot for Solar

By Rick Laezman | Sep 15, 2023. A recent analysis by the Environment California Research & Policy Center reveals a groundbreaking opportunity for solar power generation along the shoulders of highways in Ventura, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties. Covering just the roadside shoulders, these three Southern California counties offer over 4,800 acres of untapped …

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A Seat at the EV Table: Electricians play an influential role in Illinois’ transportation future

By Jeff Gavin | Nov 15, 2023 Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s ambitious vision of one million electric vehicles by 2030 is taking shape, and Winston Engineering is excited to be part of the journey. Through the Powering Chicago initiative, a collaboration between IBEW Local 134 and NECA, we’re actively involved in planning for an effective …

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