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FBI Joins Investigation into Alleged Armed Attack on North Carolina Substations

Dec. 5, 2022
More than 40,000 North Carolina residents were left without power on Saturday night
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Maryland College Launches Electrical Apprenticeship Program

Nov. 23, 2022
The four-year program includes 576 classroom hours and 8,000 hours of work experience.
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Utility Rebates for Solid-State Lighting V5.1-Only in 2023

Nov. 23, 2022
Now is the time for distributors, manufacturer reps, energy services companies and others to prepare for this change.
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More than 900 K-12 students — many from rural schools or homeschooling environments, celebrated National STEM Day, Nov. 8, at Missouri University of Science and Technology. The day was led by Missouri S&T faculty, staff and community partners to explain the breadth of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math).

Missouri S&T Celebrates National STEM Day

Nov. 10, 2022
More than 900 students in grades kindergarten-12 celebrated National STEM Day, Nov. 8, with activities at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
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Vicki LaPlante, president emeritus of Joseph Groh Foundation, and board member John LaPlante (second from left) stand with some of the many contractors attending Service World Expo who helped raise $120,000 for the foundation.

Contractors Raise $120,000 for Joseph Groh Foundation

Nov. 10, 2022
The foundation provides grants exclusively to individuals in the contracting and construction trades who are living with a life-altering disability.
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Tracking Hurricane Ian’s Destruction

Sept. 30, 2022
Stay up to date on the fallout from Hurricane Ian from a power restoration perspective with exclusive coverage from T&D World.
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CA Legislation Bans Fluorescent Lamps

Sept. 28, 2022
It is the second state to pass a ban on fluorescent lamps, following Vermont’s vote to phase-out CFLs in 2023 and 4-ft LFLs in 2024.
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2022 Lighting Awards

DOE’s Integrated Lighting Campaign Presents 2022 Awards

Sept. 14, 2022
Participants were recognized for exemplary performance in their application of advanced sensors and controls in lighting and the integration of lighting with other building and...
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Vertiv: Data Centers Can Withstand Heat Waves

Sept. 13, 2022
Regular data center cooling system maintenance among short-term recommendations