Understand Your Breaker Box – Video Short

Your breaker box, or electrical panel, protects you against electrical shocks and fires. They trip when the electrical current exceeds safe levels. This helps protect your home against overloaded circuits. AFCIs should be installed in a breaker to detect wiring faults which protects against electrical fires. Installing a GFCI will protect against electrical shock in […]

What is a GFCI – Video Short

A ground fault circuit interrupter is a safety device that helps protect you against electric shock. You’ll find GFCIs in bathrooms, kitchens, garages, and outdoor outlets; really anywhere that outlets can be exposed to water. They’re installed either as an outlet or as a circuit breaker in your electrical panel. And remember to test your […]

Lithium-ion Battery Safety

Protect your Electric Bike and Electric Scooter Lithium-ion batteries power many portable consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and even store power in energy storage systems. In normal applications, the Li-ion batteries are safe, but if damaged or overheated, they can cause fires. Only use manufacturer-provided or authorized batteries and charging equipment. All equipment should be certified […]

Workplace Safety: Avoid Common Electrical Hazards

Contact with or exposure to electricity is one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. Follow these tips to avoid electrical injury: Overhead Power Line Contact 46% of all electrical fatalities are caused by contact with overhead power lines 57% of overhead power line fatalities were in non-electrical occupations Always assume all lines are live […]

Prepare your Home or Business for Electric Vehicles

Thinking about purchasing an electric vehicle? Make sure your home or business is prepared for electric vehicle charging: Charging Types Charging types vary based on the amount of electricity used and how fast they charge Level 1: 120v. Standard home outlet. 3-5 miles of range per hour Level 2: 240v. Requires EV charger installation. 10-20 […]

Electric Vehicle Charging Safety

Stay safe while charging your electric vehicle: Visually inspect the charging cable before use. Never use a damaged charger Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to charge Never use an extension cord or multiplug adapter when charging electric vehicles Only use manufacturer-provided or approved charging cables. Never use an adapter to change charging types Never […]

Net Zero Energy Use & Energy Resilience

Net zero buildings produce the same amount of energy as they use. Learn how to make your home or business energy efficient while focusing on energy resiliency. Energy Independence Solar panels can create energy and store them in energy storage systems for later use When solar panels are paired with energy storage systems, you can […]

Benefits of Electric Vehicles

According to the International Energy Agency, there were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads at the end of 2020. Electric Vehicle (EV) Benefits EVs cost less to operate than traditional gas cars. They require no oil changes and less frequent brake replacements Charge your vehicle at home or at one of the many […]

Energy Resilience: Energy Storage Systems & Photovoltaics

Do you have solar panels or photovoltaic modules installed on your home or business? Having energy storage systems helps increase your energy efficiency by storing energy for use during peak hours or during a power outage. Reduce Power Grid Dependency Solar panels generate energy, charge batteries, and sell extra power back to the grid Energy […]

Understanding Electric Vehicles

Connected to Safety Are you purchasing, or have you recently purchased, an electric vehicle? Learn about the different charging options you have and how to charge your electric vehicle safely.  HOME CHARGING: ELECTRIC VEHICLE SUPPLY EQUIPMENT (EVSE) Before using a charger, ensure the equipment has been listed by a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Have a […]

Solar PV Electrical Safety

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, solar photovoltaic (PV) installer jobs are expected to grow 51% between 2019 and 2029, increasing at a much higher rate than the average of all occupations. Learn how to stay safe while working with or around solar panels. Statistics 51% expected growth in solar PV installer jobs […]

Making Your Home Safe and Efficient

Connected to Safety Whether you’re working from home, learning from home, or just spending more time at home, it is important to make sure your home is electrically safe, secure, and efficient. Learn how the internet of things and smart devices can improve your quality of life and make your home safer. Home Energy Use […]