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A.I. and Electrical Safety: A potentially dangerous combination

The article highlights concerns about the accuracy of information related to electrical safety, arc flash, and NFPA 70E found in articles, especially those generated by artificial intelligence (A.I.) applications. The author notes instances of incorrect or outdated information, potentially sourced from unreliable sources on the internet or A.I. programs. Examples include inaccurate statements about OSHA […]

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Unlocking the Bright Side of Black Mass in Lithium-Ion Battery Recycling

Barry Perlmutter explores the positive potential of black mass, the byproduct of lithium-ion battery production, in this insightful article. Focused on innovations in drying technologies, the piece details the crucial role of efficient processing and drying in recycling lithium-ion batteries. Black mass contains valuable materials, including cathode and anode active materials, as well as residual

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Form Energy Receives $30M from CEC for 100-Hour Iron-Air Battery Storage Project to Support Grid Reliability

Form Energy secures a $30 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) for its 5 MW/500 MWh iron-air battery storage project. The initiative, located at the Pacific Gas and Electric Company substation in Mendocino County, aims to enhance grid reliability by continuously discharging energy for up to 100 hours. Operating on the principles of

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Volvo to Test Biomass Burning for Electric-Machine Charging

Volvo explores innovative off-grid charging with the BioCharger, a portable machine developed in collaboration with Air Burners. Burning biomass waste, such as wood, the BioCharger minimizes particulate emissions, converting residual heat energy into electricity stored in a Battery Storage Module. This eco-conscious solution enables fast-charging for electric vehicles and construction machinery in off-grid locations. The

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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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A Seat at the EV Table

By Jeff Gavin / Electrical Contractor / November 2023 Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker targets one million electric vehicles (EVs) on the roads by 2030, and Powering Chicago, a collaboration between IBEW Local 134 and NECA, is leading the charge. The initiative strategically plans EV integration and serves as a vital resource for stakeholders. Elbert Walters

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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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