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Largest Customer Substation Operated by Remote Control

Fairfield Substation in Birmingham, Ala., a 70,000 kva unattended customer substation, is one of the latest additions to Alabama Power Co.


Women to Help Double Supply of Engineers by 2055

Morris D. Hooven, president of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, writes a letter to the future president of the Institute, which is sealed in the “Vault of the Future” at The George Washington University until 2055. It reads, “Dear Sir or Madam: ” Simple arithmetic shows that if we are to meet the demands for scientists and engineers which your generation will present to the community, we must consider doubling our basic source of supply to taking in the womenfolk.”


Objectives, Economics in Planning Distribution Expansion

D.N. Reps, a distribution engineer with Westinghouse Electric Corp., writes, “Voltage limitations and var control can be main factors on which depend economies, losses, and quality of service.”


Peak Demand Down 30 Percent With TOD Rates

The Wisconsin Residential Time-of-Day Rate Demonstration Project shows that test rates tend to reduce demand during a customer’s peak period, although it is not clear whether there is a tendency toward a compensating off-peak increase in demand.


Mobile Data System Speeds Service Restoration

Electric Light & Power Senior Editor Wayne Beaty writes that using mobile two-way data communications and computers is one way to increase crew efficiency both for normal construction and repair, as well as responding to emergency outage situations.

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