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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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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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Lighting Retrofits and EVs

Lighting Retrofits and EVs

Lighting Retrofits and EVs: Building electrification could lead to NLC infrastructure “It may sound odd that future mass adoption of electric vehicles may positively change the economics of lighting retrofits, but hear me out. The United States stands at the cusp of the electrification trend, replacing equipment powered by fossil fuels with technology that runs

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Electricity to power a quarter of global transportation by 2050

Electricity to power a quarter of global transportation

Electricity to power a quarter of global transportation by 2050 “A new report from DNV on transportation transitions shows all global modes of transportation are working to reduce emissions and reliance on fossil fuels. Europe, North America, and China are frontrunners in battery-electric vehicle adoption.” Read the article HERE Contact Winston Engineering for your electrical

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