Holiday Power Outage at Atlanta Airport

By Andy Taylor on Monday, December 18th, 2017 in Applied Power Technologies, Power Quality. No Comments

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson (ATL) airport suffered a holiday power outage at the Atlanta airport on Sunday Dec 17th, 2017 that disrupted travel for thousands of passengers.  Georgia Power’s investigation determined that the 11 hour blackout was traced to a fire in electrical switchgear, but the backup power cables were routed in the same tunnel and damaged by […]

PG&E Larkin Substation Fire Causes Massive San Francisco Outage

By Andy Taylor on Friday, April 21st, 2017 in Applied Power Technologies, Power Quality. No Comments

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 […]

The Hidden Cost of Power Quality

By Rachel Ladd Berlin on Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 in Energy Management Integration Services, Power Quality. No Comments

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 […]