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Vids4Grids - Controls, Connectors & Surge Protectors

April 6, 2011 - 4:20pm

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Take a trip to Melville, New York, home of Leviton Manufacturing, and learn about lighting controls and how they effect the Smart Grid.

The Vids4Grids series marches on with the next three videos in the twelve video series. The project encourages industry participation in curriculum development for power engineering, and increases general public knowledge of the power sector through the open access of YouTube.

We have introduced you to advanced technologies, including superconducting cables, switchgear and smart meters, that deliver the reliable, secure electricity that powers American life. This week’s additions address lighting controls, connectors and surge protection devices for the electric grid.


Learn about how connectors tie into the Smart Grid from the experts at Thomas & Betts’ connector manufacturing facility in Hackettstown, New Jersey.


Learn the role surge protection devices play in the Smart Grid at Eaton Corporation’s surge protection device facility in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.

Stay tuned to the Energy Blog and the Vids4Grids YouTube channel for videos on flywheels and battery storage coming later in April.

Vids4Grids is led by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, in partnership with George Mason University and Northern Virginia Community College. The project is funded by the Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability as one of 52 Recovery-Act awards for Workforce Development. It is the only one specifically developing videos as an educational tool.

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