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News about energy in general, and electrical energy in particular. Specific focus on Smart Grid and related technologies and businesses.
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AC Vs. DC | EEP

AC Vs. DC | EEP | Keeping the lights on | Scoop.it
What’s this thing about ac any-way? A little history lesson might be in order. It all started when Edison built the first incandescent bulb and
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Back to basics. 

"There’s nothing really “sacrosanct”about 120-volt, 60-cycle AC. It is convenient for the utilities to use because it’s the only way they have to transfer power over long distances. If your power is homegrown, you don’t have their problems, so why necessarily accept their solution?"

 

 

 

Personally, I prefer using either superconductivity combined with low-voltage DC or 400kV AC at home... 

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IEEE delivers five standards for Smart Grids - Electric Light & Power

IEEE delivers five standards for Smart Grids - Electric Light & Power | Keeping the lights on | Scoop.it

IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, has announced updates to four standards and a new standards-development project that provide new communications and operational capabilities needed for smart grid worldwide.

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Few more standards in case anyone has run out of things to read.. Kidding. IEEE is doing an awesome job on Smart Grid standardization.

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