Hidden Cost of PHEVs and EVs – Part II

If PHEVs or EVs are recharged at night between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am, it’s unlikely the transformer serving the homes will fail. Homes generally have very low loads during nighttime, off- peak hours. If, however, vehicles Continue reading Hidden Cost of PHEVs and EVs – Part II

The Seal-pac Transformer Story

This is the story of a bold attempt by GE to manufacture a compellingly different distribution transformer. Pole type distribution transformers are ubiquitous, seen hanging near the top of distribution, i.e., telephone poles. They are connected to power lines, commonly Continue reading The Seal-pac Transformer Story

Hidden Cost of PHEVs – Part II

When distribution transformers become overloaded, they stop working. The distribution transformer is the green box sitting in the yard of a home or the grey or blue-can hanging from a utility pole down the street. When a distribution transformer becomes Continue reading Hidden Cost of PHEVs – Part II