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April 2024 Electrical Apparatus

Energy!

Electrical Apparatus is the monthly magazine and virtual community for electromechanical professionals who design, specify, use, sell, operate, maintain and repair electrical equipment.

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Electrical Manager

10 The mid-year review

Understanding the benefits for both the underperformer and the overachiever

By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer 

Electric Avenue 
18 Going beyond EVs   

In light of the shortcomings of electric vehicles, alternative fuel sources are being considered

By Maura Keller, EA Contributing Writer

EA Reader Profile

20  The hand of providence   

For Rodney Fuller, good things have a way of following hard work

By Colin Gregory-Moores, EA Contributing Writer 

Energy 

27 Ill blows the wind   

The wind industry is weathering storms — financial, engineering, and geographic — that in the end will likely make the industry stronger By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer

42 Eye in the sky   

The wind industry is weathering storms — financial, engineering, and geographic — that in the end will likely make the industry stronger By Bill O’Leary, EA Contributing Writer

Motors & Generators 

33 The road to improved motor efficiency

A brief look at the history and current status of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s motor efficiency regulations

By John Malinowski, EA Contributing Editor

Finance & The Workplace 

37 Post-closing M&A disputes   

The best way to deal with conflicts between business buyer and seller is by preventing conflicts in the first place 

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor

Training & Education  

43 Embracing rotational training   

 A pattern of promotion that can help an individual gain a ‘big picture’ understanding of a business 

By Maura Keller, EA Contributing Writer 

Pump It Up  

44 Feds open the money spigot for water infrastructure spending    

An unprecedented quantity of money is being unleashed for spending on U.S. water infrastructure — but there’s a catch

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment -  Energy in limbo        

Speaking of . . .  Clean power company Exro Technologies expands again  

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Questions and answers about electric motor efficiency 

Associations Associations point the way toward AI in machine maintenance

Know your industry - Edison Electric Institute is not your average institute

Calendar  - Events on electrical maintenance and facility management    

Business- Recent mergers and acquisitions    

Say it right- Making technical writing less verbose    

Names & faces  -   ‘ Personnel changes at Helwig, Origami Solar, and NAED

Product showcase  - What’s new in tools, clean energy, and fire protection 

Utilities  -  New handbook explains U.S. wholesale energy markets 
Plant happenings  -  Plants in Tennessee, Pennsylvania, and Alabama to expand

Classified advertising  - Your monthly marketplace for equipment, businesses, and more

Cy’s Super Service  - The electrical service industry’s most prominent curmudgeon

EA puzzle  -  A word search puzzle based on this month’s “EA reader profile” 

Moe, Genny & friends - The surreal world of an anthropomorphized motor and generator

Direct & current  -  Schneider fends off a hacking attempt, and Apple ditches an EV 

Advertising index  - Who’s who—and who’s where—in this issue of Electrical Apparatus

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