PG&E Larkin Substation Fire Causes Massive San Francisco Outage

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Friday April 21st, 2017 9AM – A circuit breaker failure and subsequent fire in PG&E’s Larkin substation left most of downtown San Francisco in the dark on Friday, April 21st. The outage stretched from the Financial District to the Presidio, shutting down the majority of businesses and public transportation including the cable cars. The local […]


Applied Power Technologies Announces Open House Event – Official Press Release

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

SAN JOSE, CA (September 13, 2016) Applied Power Technologies, Inc. (APT), the western region’s leading provider of energy management integration services, announced that they are hosting an Oktoberfest Open House event at their new corporate headquarters at 1590 The Alameda, Suite 110, San Jose, California. This event will be held on Thursday, October 27th, 2016 […]


APT Announces Relocation of Headquarters to San Jose, CA – Official Press Release

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Campbell, CA (September 1, 2016) Applied Power Technologies, Inc. (APT), the western region’s leading provider of energy management integration services, announced today that they are relocating their corporate headquarters from Campbell, CA to 1590 The Alameda, Suite 110, San Jose, California on September 12th, 2016. Plans to relocate to a larger office were initiated by […]


The Hidden Cost of Power Quality

Tuesday, June 21st, 2016

BY RICH CELIO Traditional Power Quality Power Quality (PQ) is an interesting issue that I’ve been close to for quite some time. The problem has been discovered, debated, defined, solved, re-defined, lost, re-discovered, debated, etc… Manufactures, consultants, service providers, regulatory bodies and governments have explored, used and abused the topic. I should include myself in […]


AC Voltage Systems, Transformers and the Electrical Power Monitoring System (EPMS)

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

BY BRIAN CURNUTT Electricity in the modern world is something for the most part is unseen and at the same time taken for granted that is will be there when needed. This unseen force is produced and used daily and has dramatically changed the ways people live their lives. Let’s take a look at the […]


Solve Problems, Not Symptoms

Monday, April 25th, 2016

BY ANDY TAYLOR Here at APT, we strive to solve problems, not treat symptoms. Just like when you visit a doctor, the symptoms are clues to discover the underlying disease or problem – rarely does a successful doctor just treat the symptom. As an example, if your problem was a leaky roof, treating the symptom […]


Utility Tariffs vs. Electric Rates – What’s the Difference?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

BY KEN SHAFFER “Hey APT! Aren’t utility electric rates and tariffs really just the same thing?” Well…yes, I mean no, I mean…not exactly. While electric rates and tariffs often end up in the same discussion they are not one in the same, and understanding the definition of both (but more so the latter) is the […]