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Digital Measurement   At the core of 3DFS technology is the ability to measure absolute electrical parameter values at the nanosecond level. This alone is of considerable value. Right now, anywhere in the world, including in all of the live electrical environments that power our homes and businesses, electricity is not precisely measured, rather it is semi-accurately calculated using integrated RMS values, which are simply averages. This...

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Grid Resiliency When dissecting the concept of grid resiliency, it is clear that the grid is an amassment of smaller independent electrical networks which are somewhat unstable, frequently demonstrating disruption of service which can be as simple as a flicker or as consequential as a loss of power. The interconnection of precarious electrical networks increases both the complexity and instability of the overall grid and decreases...

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The instant that the VectorQ2 is turned ON you will begin saving power and money.  These must be looked at separately because the amount of money you are charged is only partly determined by the amount of power you consume.  When and how your Data Center consumes power is factored into how you are charged, i.e.  demand charges, kVAR penalties, day and night rates, etc.   Savings...

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Fossil fuel generation of electricity is directly related to global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and regardless of the regional differences in power generation profiles, a substantial portion of the electricity supplied to facilities worldwide is generated from some fossil fuel source. Those GHG emissions are considered when calculating the carbon footprint from electricity consumption of a company or location. In every methodology of calculation used...

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During the first 90 years of the Grid, electricity was mainly used for motors and incandescent lights. That meant nearly a century of growth providing electricity to homes and businesses for relatively predictable purposes.       In the last 35 years, we have increased our reliance on computers and precision electronics throughout every sector and in every area of our country. This shift from static and predictable electricity...

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Take a moment to consider how important balance is in electricity. When the balance that is required in the natural order of electricity is thrown off, electric potential energy rapidly becomes kinetic energy. But how sensitive is an electrical environment? How many electrons does it take to throw the balance of an electrical network or grid off?       The power of one electron To explain the interconnected nature...

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Energy storage is a very popular topic throughout the world today. Effective and efficient energy storage is a security issue, it is an environmental issue, and it is an economic issue. It is safe to say that this topic is important to the world at large. There is news that will bring relief to everybody who is concerned with the direction that energy storage has...

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Today in the energy industry we have a conundrum. We want to decrease our dependence on fossil fuels because they are dirty and we want to increase our reliance on Renewables because they are clean. This concept seems very simple. Why aren’t we doing it?   The U.S. Electrical Grid simply can’t handle it.   For clarity, the definition of Grid is every wire connected from Generation whether from...

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The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory releases the Energy Flow Chart for the U.S. every year. The latest Energy Flow Chart is here. As we have highlighted previously, the U.S. loses more than 67.8% of the electricity that is generated in our Grid. These losses are categorized as “Rejected Energy.” The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that electricity transmission and distribution losses are 6% annually   US Energy Information...

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Data centers electrical networks are filled with thousands of loads all demanding power at the same time. In this video, we isolate a server rack loaded with various storage arrays and GPU accelerated blade servers and individually review a few of the beneficial effects of subcycle correction. The server rack shows a clear operational difference when subcycle correction is turned on. The first section demonstrates the...

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