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July 2023 Electrical Apparatus


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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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In the July 2023 EA!


4 EVs and the grid  

The environment, the grid, and electric vehicles are more tightly bound together than ever before

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor

Conventions & Trade Shows 
20 A tale of two historic cities  

New Orleans (CleanPower 23) and Detroit (Automate 23) went head-to-head, hosting trade shows about renewable energy and automation on the same dates — and both won

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Electric Avenue
22 Training the EV techs of the future  

Several organizations have geared up to train the technicians who will service electric vehicles

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer 

Training & Education

27 School’s out, service is in  

There’s a new EV charging station at West Virginia U’s Parkersburg campus. High schoolers made it happen.

By Charlie Barks, EA Managing Editor 

Electric Vehicles  

28 The promising world of EV service

How independent repair shops that service electric vehicles are adapting to growing demand

By Carol Brzozowski, EA Contributing Writer

Technical Skills    

33 The technical skills gap 

How could training programs better teach students the skills that industry needs?

By John Malinowski, EA Contributing Writer 

More Than Accounting  

36 Bringing electric vehicles into the workforce

What the financing of commercial EV fleets is likely to look like

By William H. Wiersema, CPA, EA Contributing Editor 

Pump It Up  

40 News from top pump suppliers

From the U.S. to Cyprus to Malaysia, suppliers to the pump and water-management industries are demonstrating their resourcefulness

By Kevin Jones, EA Senior Editor

The Editor's Comment -  Learning about EVs from the best sources    

Let's Solve Your Problem -  Answers to questions about motor performance and ratings 

Business -  The road ahead for major electric vehicle makers

Letters -  More about choosing the right size motor leads 

Associations- Major trade associations point to a bright EV future

Know your industry - Meet the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repair Alliance

EA reader profile  -  Mark St. Martin, the Motorman  

Calendar  - Events on energy, batteries, manufacturing, HVAC/R, and more  

Speaking of . . .  - GM’s EV sales offer a portent of things to come  

Product showcase  - What’s new in electric vehicles and accessories

Plant happenings  -  New plants for Missouri, Georgia, Kansas, and Arizona

Utilities  -   Long-duration energy storage is here 

Names & faces  -   ‘ Personnel changes at Genuine Parts and Sager Electronic 

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 crossword puzzle based on EA’s May and June issues  

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

Direct & current  -  Shortage of electrical steel is addressed, and renewables stumble

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


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