Generation

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Electrical, Power April 28, 2021

How to design data center electrical and power systems

An expert panel provides engineering and design tips for electrical, power and lighting systems in this Q&A

By Consulting-Specifying Engineer
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Commissioning February 9, 2021

Video: Healthcare Emergency Power Supply Systems Commissioning: Clearing Communication Hurdles

The coordination effort to achieve successful functional testing of a large hospital system can be overwhelming but it can be rewarding and valuable to clients if planned right.

By CxEnergy and the AABC Commissioning Group (ACG)
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Energy, Power January 26, 2021

Energy storage: A component of energy conservation

Energy storage must be embraced as part of energy policy, and captured in standards such as ASHRAE 90.1 to maximize the environmental and resiliency benefits of increased renewable energy production

By Adam McMillen and Sean A. Smith
Figure 2: This demonstrates a typical medium voltage one-line diagram consisting of two paralleled standby generators. Courtesy: CDM Smith
Emergency, Standby, Backup November 20, 2020

Designing an emergency power supply system

Engineers and owners must consider NFPA requirements when designing and maintaining alternate power supply systems to ensure reliable service

By Mario Vecchiarello, Jeff Donaldson and Tyler Roschen
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Emergency, Standby, Backup November 10, 2020

Implementing 2019 NFPA 110

The 2019 edition of NFPA 110: Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems includes a variety of revisions and updates that clarify design

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE
Electrical, Power April 29, 2020

Your questions answered: Power for emergency fire/life safety systems

Questions not answered during the live webcast are answered here; learn more about emergency, standby and backup power for fire and life safety systems

By Richard A. Vedvik, PE, and Rick Reyburn, PE
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Emergency, Standby, Backup March 4, 2020

Your questions answered: How to specify backup, standby and emergency power in mission critical facilities

Additional information from the Feb. 27, 2020, webcast was provided by the presenters

By Bart Hogge, PE, ATD, LEED AP; Danna Jensen, PE, LEED AP BD+C
Researchers at Purdue University have created a technology to address the thickness issue for wearable power generation. Courtesy: Purdue University
Power February 5, 2020

Wearable power generator for IoT devices developed

Researchers at Purdue University have created technology designed to address the thickness issue for wearable power generation for Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

By Chris Adam
Energy, Power January 28, 2020

Case study: Leading-edge energy generation and storage

The California Air Resources Board will employ a battery energy storage system

By Kevin Krause, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers, Madison, Wisconsin
Energy, Power January 28, 2020

Case study: Heating demands met with fourth-generation utility plant

A fourth-generation utility plant at Stanford University meets 88% of the campus and university hospital’s demand

By Kevin Krause, PE, LEED AP, Affiliated Engineers, Madison, Wisconsin