SEDIVER – New American Plant Nears Completion

Since the early 60’s, Sediver (Toughened Glass Insulators) has been serving US Utilities with outstanding service and performance. Today, more than 15 million Sediver insulators contribute to the reliability of miles of high voltage transmission lines up to 500kV from coast to coast. World-class 130,000 sqft manufacturing facility in West Memphis, Akansas Capacity to produce over 2 million glass insulators per year Cutting Edge Center of Technical Expertise Commissioning by the end of 4Q16. Plant under construction:                 For more information on our state of the art plant, please view the video below:...

Classic Connectors – ClampStar units now available for Overhead Shield Wire (OHSW).

ClampStar OHSW units are a permanent repair fitting composed of an attachment head, which connects to the OHSW and a connecting link that attaches to the tower bracket.  The connecting link is available in either an insulated or non-insulated design based on the application.  A customer bracket is included to anchor the assembly to the tower.  This unit serves as an OHSW “safety catch” to prevent the shield wire from falling onto the energized conductors or substation bus below.  (see attached). ClampStar Specs and Stats Please see the link below which demonstrates a ClampStar installation at the last ESMO...

Sales Support Specialist Opportunity

Power Sales Group Inc., a manufacturer’s representative firm specializing in sales of medium-voltage and high-voltage equipment to electric utilities, industrials, and specialized contractors in the Northeastern US, is seeking a full-time Sales Support Specialist to join our company. Power Sales Group, Inc. has a set of principles that define how we operate and we are seeking people that will thrive in our environment.  Our goal is to be the most effective sales organization in our chosen market.  We will seek to provide business solutions for our customers, while being guided by the following principles: Work toward total customer satisfaction Promote the strength of our manufacturer’s Do the right things for customers and employees. This position involves working closely to support our Senior Inside Account Manager in a dynamic sales environment. Responsibilities: Prepare quotations, process orders, and assist customers with after sales issues via phone and email. Communicate with manufacturers to obtain information for customers. Assist the Inside Account Manager in preparing sales reports for customers. Enter heavy volume of orders in Salesforce.com and uploading necessary documents. File order acknowledgments and invoices while checking for accuracy. Manage and prioritize daily email and tasks. Understand order process and assist with initiatives to improve the process and systems. Requirements:   Associates or Bachelor’s Degree 2+ years of experience in customer service Able to multi-task and proactively prioritize Attention to detail Proficient in working with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel and Word) Aptitude for mastering new software applications, such as Salesforce.com Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills Strong organizational skills   Benefits: Great hourly rate Significant employer contribution to health insurance Paid vacation...

Elegant Custom Substation Automation with OrionLX

Novatech’s OrionLX substation automation platform is simple, flexible and easily configurable. The OrionLX can be configured to perform many different functions, from communication processing, to RTU functions, to NERC/CIP security applications, to HMI and SmartGrid applications. Novatech is offering a free Application Notebook with a host of ideas on how to automate your systems. For a copy of this handy guide, please drop us a line today.  A Video Overview Contact sales@power-sales.com for more...

5 Reasons to choose Bitronics for SCADA Metering

Bitronics® 50 Series SCADA Meters and Indicators are designed to provide value and simplicity in SCADA and stand-alone metering applications. With advanced Ethernet communications, web-based configuration, rugged design and unmatched flexibility, the 50 Series reduces cost of ownership in all areas: configuration, integration, commissioning and spares. The 50 Series split-core CT option further reduces installation costs. Here are the top 5 reasons why you should incorporate Bitronics SCADA metering: 1. “Simple Mode” setup through front panel and advanced web-based configuration tools 2.  Standard Ethernet service port for access to on-board web server port can also provide Modbus/DNP3 TCP/IP communications 3.  Outstanding accuracy: · 0.2% revenue accuracy class · 0.1% of reading for amps, volts · +/- 0.001 Hz on frequency (complies with NERC BAL-005-0.1b std.) 4.  Available monitoring of power supply voltage – battery monitor 5.  10-Year, no questions asked warranty   Contact sales@power-sales.com for more...

Power Sales Group at IEEE

The Power Sales Group Sales Team travelled to Dallas, TX in early May to attend IEEE.  The team spent time learning about new innovations and applications from their manufacturers.  While at IEEE, the Power Sales Group accepted a sales achievement award from our friends at Sefcor. Here are a few photos from the event!   Contact sales@power-sales.com for more...

A Leader in Renewables

Products – DPW Solar has a full-line of reliable, field proven, racking systems for pole mount, roof top and ground mount applications.  DPW’s mounting systems continue to out-perform in harsh environments on stadiums, airports, retail stores, schools, universities and commercial buildings worldwide.  See youtube clip – Engineering – DPW has a full staff of engineers that support product innovation but more importantly, you, the customer.  DPW’s products are wind tunnel tested and (where applicable) fire test certification (see website for details).  We work daily with  consultants and customers to develop full layouts and offer possible money saving alternatives. Market Presence – DPW Solar has been providing field proven racking systems since 1993.  Please keep that in mind.  This was long before micro-grids or distributed generation became household names.  We are the one steady force in the industry., Backed by a Proven Industry Leader – PLP acquired DPW Solar in 2007.  Since that time, the company has taken incredible strides into the Electric Utility Industry.  Together, we offer a combined company that knows and, more importantly, understands the Renewable, traditional C&I and Electric Utility world. U.S. Company – with manufacturing in Albermarle, NC and engineering and support in Albuqueque, NM, DPW Solar can offer quick turn-around times on technical issues and products....

G&W Recloser Tech Connects Renewables to the Grid

As demand for clean energy increases, customers are searching for inexpensive yet efficient means for renewable integration. G&W Electric has developed a new padmounted recloser, the Viper-S (38kV, 800A continuous current, 12.5kA symmetrical interrupting, six internal voltage sensors and microprocessor control) in order to integrate renewables into the grid. Recently, a college established a need for a highly featured recloser to protect and connect a new array of PV panels to the grid. The college purchased a  25 year fixed rate agreement and needed reliable yet affordable equipment  to insure economic viability over time. After reviewing several options, the developer selected G&W’s padmounted Viper-S recloser to protect their solar investment. The cost of a padmounted G&W Viper recloser is significantly lower than a typical SF6 circuit-breaker or metal-enclosed switchgear. Most breakers are designed for higher continuous currents and fault-duty ratings, thus excessive for demands of smaller solar operations like this one. Continuous currents and fault duty ratings of the G&W Viper-S are sufficient for most applications. Additionally, the Viper-S is virtually maintenance-free. There are no gas or oil insulation levels to inspect or test on a regular basis. The only recommended replacement part is the relay battery, which can be monitored remotely and easily replaced after several years of service. Finally, the G&W solution is designed to operate for a service life of 30 years. This includes up to 10,000 full-load operations, giving the site owner the ability to open and close the circuit depending on fluctuations in utility rates. Full White Paper...

Transmission Line Design Guide

Transmission line designers have lots of technology available these days. Think PLS-CADD and Sag10. But ever wonder what all that software is doing behind the scenes? Do you want to see all the calculations that go into an H-Frame structural analysis? Ever seen the trigonometry behind a down-guy application? Have you seen the actual results of a destructive test of an H-Frame structure? We can send all of this to you, contained in the Hughes Brothers transmission line design guide. All you have to do is click this link to Tweet at us: Tweet at PowerSalesGrp Got a thorny design issue that you need help with? Contact us to get you in touch with the experts at Hughes Brothers. Email us...

Iceland’s Geothermal Advantage

Power Sales Group Inc. CEO, Brian Curley recently traveled to Iceland, a country that takes full advantage of its constant geological activity.  “During my trip to Iceland, we toured many parts of this island country,” says Curley. “We saw beautiful sights including many geothermal and hydro energy generating facilities.” Some interesting facts emerged about this small country’s energy business: Because Iceland is a volcanic island, geothermal energy is plentiful, clean and renewable. It accounts for 25-30% of the country’s electricity needs. Hydro power is also plentiful in Iceland, accounting for almost 70% of the electricity needs of the country. In total, Iceland generates a staggering 87% of its own energy needs (when all uses are included – electricity, heat, hot water, automobile fuel, etc.). Power is so cheap and plentiful in Iceland that close to 70% of the electricity produced is used by the aluminum industry. Aluminum smelting is very power-intensive so Iceland’s resource is attractive economically to this industry, even with the cost of importing bauxite ore to the island. Iceland is exploring a project to export it’s inexpensive and abundant power to Great Britain via an undersea cable. This would provide a much needed boost to Iceland’s economy.    ...