Emerging Technologies: Electric Vehicles

What is an Electric Vehicle Choosing Your Electric Vehicle Electric Vehicles in the Home Electric Vehicles on the Road What is an Electric Vehicle? An electric vehicle (EV) is any vehicle that is powered entirely or partially by electricity. EV’s can be categorized into the following main types: Hybrid (HEV) – Hybrids have both a […]

Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration – Spanish

Los alargadores ofrecen una solución conveniente para entregar el derecho del poder donde es necesitado. Pero selección y uso apropiados de alargadores son críticos a evitar heridas. Un estimó 3.300 fuegos residenciales originan en alargadores cada año, matando e hiriendo a más de 300 personas. Además, casi 4.000 personas son tratadas en salas de urgencias […]

Extension Cord Safety Virtual Demonstration

Extension cords offer a convenient solution for delivering power right where it’s needed. But proper selection and use of extension cords is critical to avoiding injuries. An estimated 3,300 residential fires originate in extension cords each year, killing and injuring more than 300 people. In addition, nearly 4,000 people are treated in hospital emergency rooms […]

Know the Dangers in Your Older Home

Our dependence on electricity is increasing every day, and we are expecting more out of our home electrical systems. Unfortunately, the increased demand for energy resulting from the introduction of modern appliances and electrical devices can overburden an older home’s electrical system, resulting in fires or electrocutions. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average […]

Emerging Technologies: Solar Power, Wind Power, Smart Grid and Smart Meters

Solar Power Wind Power Smart Grid and Smart Meters Solar Power What is Solar Power? Quite literally, solar power is power or energy derived from sunlight. Sunlight can be directly utilized, converted in electrical energy, or converted into mechanical energy. Solar power is an important source of sustainable alternate energy. Three common types of solar […]

Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Electrical Safety

D.I.Y. Facts and Statistics D.I.Y. Safety Tips Power Tools and Equipment Safety Introduction Power Tool Facts and Statistics Power Tool Safety Tips Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) D.I.Y. Introduction Each year, thousands of people in the United States are critically injured and electrocuted as a result of electrical fires, accidents, electrocution in their own homes. The […]

Understanding Your Home Electrical System

Electrical Service Panel Home Wiring System Electrical Outlets and Receptacles Extension Cords Introduction Electricity plays an essential role in how your home operates. Whether watching TV, powering heating and cooling systems, or charging a cell phone, we rely on our home’s electrical system to provide us with power when and where we need it. By […]