Power Utilities Turn to Broadband for Additional Revenue

October 4, 2018

Author: Billy Wise, Senior Design Engineer/Manager of Telecom As the world advances, many rural electric utilities are experiencing a reduction in load.  This reduction can be attributed to the new electrical efficacies, or, just a simple loss of metered customers.  How can this loss of meters be combated?  One of the simplest antidotes is for rural […]

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LOOKOUT Voltage Detection Network: A Revolutionary Way of Detecting Voltage

September 9, 2018

One of the latest innovations from HD Electric Company is the LOOKOUT, a voltage detection network that’s designed to protect both the crew and the fleet. The LOOKOUT detects strong electric fields surrounding high-voltage conductors and fleet equipment and alerts users to nearby dangerous energized conductors before an incident can occur. The LOOKOUT Detectors use […]

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Fully Leveraging Your Electronic Recloser’s Control Assets

August 6, 2018

Written by: Brad Schafer, Sales Engineer, Gresco Utility Supply With new advancements in technology, it is easy to overlook the accomplishments of earlier generations. While it is true that we have better tools today, what our predecessors accomplished with what they had is, frankly, amazing. Take, for example, the traditional single-phase hydraulic recloser. Other than […]

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The LED Outdoor Lighting Market – A Look at Our Future

June 5, 2018

Day in and day out, Gresco and you, our customers, are challenged by the changes from HID (High Pressure Sodium and Metal Halide) to LED lighting. Ask around and you will likely get a unified response of just how difficult it is to stay current on and manage the constant changes. Has this become the […]

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Trends in Telecom: Communication Services, Automation, and Microwave

April 30, 2018

Gresco Technology Solutions is your one-stop source for all your telecommunications needs. As we work to better serve our customers, we have noticed several trends in our market areas. Here are the top three trends that are shaping the future of telecom: Communication Services First, utilities are expanding their service offerings and stepping into communication […]

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Fast and Safe Phase Detection with Hioki

February 27, 2018

Sources: Hioki Launches the Phase Detector PD3129 and PD3129-10 Hioki Launches Digital Phase Detector PD3259 Hioki previously launched the 3129 series as a no-metal-contact phase detector in 2004, followed by the 3129-10 with a larger voltage sensor in 2007. Before that time, most similar instruments had metal clips that had to be affixed to measurement […]

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Gresco’s Rusty Ortkiese Discusses Developments in UAS

February 23, 2018

Rusty Ortkiese, Gresco Technology Solutions’ Manager of UAS, recently had the opportunity to travel to DJI’s training center in China to become acquainted with and train on new drone technology. We sat down with Rusty to ask him about his trip and learn what’s on the horizon for the UAS industry and Gresco! Rusty, what […]

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Gresco Solar Update: A Bright 2018 Ahead

February 2, 2018

It has been a wet, gloomy, and cold winter. Discovering a service route for our solar members has been a challenge; however, there is light at the end of the tunnel and Gresco’s future in Solar is now looking brighter! The market for solar is different from our traditional utility channel. Gresco is the utility […]

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Switched Capacitor Schemes for Today and Tomorrow

January 10, 2018

As utilities work to make their power grids more efficient, both fixed and switched capacitor banks are playing an ever-increasing role. Capacitor banks improve efficiency by providing the necessary power factor correction and voltage stabilization. New capacitor controls further improve this technology. The early switched capacitor banks used simple time clocks and temperature controls to […]

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12 Christmas Lights Safety Tips

December 7, 2017

A house lit up with Christmas lights is a beautiful sight to behold. But stringing lights across your roof and around your home can be a real safety hazard if you’re not careful. So, before you flip the switch to dazzle friends and family with your spectacular light show, take a few moments to run […]

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