Archive for the “Facts” Category

#InternationalWomensDay 5 Facts About Women in Engineering

Posted on March 4th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

This Friday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day. In the spirit of the 2019 campaign theme, #BalanceforBetter, we’re sharing 5 facts about women in engineering: Women made up 15.9% of all those employed in Architecture & Engineering Occupations in the U.S. in 2018. The number of women in engineering in the U.S. has not increased […]

What is an Electrical Substation? (& the Main Types)

Posted on January 28th, 2019 by Corrine Kustek

According to a 2016 article from, there are over 55,000 substations and over 450,000 miles of high-voltage transmission line in the United States today. These substations play a critical role in effectively delivering power to residencies and commercial buildings across the country every day. Substations exist as part of the larger electrical grid system […]

Summer Solstice: 5 Facts About the Incredible Power of Solar

Posted on June 21st, 2018 by Corrine Kustek

The longest day of the year is here. That means more sunshine for everyone. We’re celebrating by sharing our five favorite facts about solar power. Thanks to Climate Reality Project for the inspiration. From the 2018 U.S. Energy and Employment Report Utility-scale solar installations are growing faster than any other generating technology at an average […]

The Energy Guide Label on Appliances, What Does It Mean?

Posted on May 7th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Today, more than ever, consumers are just as concerned about being ecologically responsible as they are in being economically smart. When it comes to appliances in your home, the Department of Energy has given you a heads start in your search for the most eco-friendly device. They’re called “EnergyGuide” labels, and you’ve probably seen them […]


How Can Birds Safely Sit on Power Lines?

Posted on April 30th, 2018 by Electro Industries

It’s a common sight. You’re traveling along a roadway, and glance upwards to see a bird or an entire flock of birds perched calmly on an adjacent overhead line! It’s so common, in fact, that you’ve probably come to believe that birds are somehow immune to deadly voltage. After all, these are the same power […]


What are the Differences between AC and DC Power?

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 by Electro Industries

What are the differences between AC / DC power? There are several differences between AC(alternating current) and DC (direct current). The primary difference is the direction in which the current flows. With AC the electric current flows in cycles that alternate between at regular intervals going forward and then backwards. With DC electricity flows in […]


Key Electrical Terms to Know

Posted on March 14th, 2018 by Electro Industries

We at Electro Industries/Gauge Tech would like to share some electrical jargon that may come in handy. Here is a list of frequently used words or verbiage you may run into on our site or speaking with us. Revenue Grade Meters are power production meters, they measure to +/- 2% accuracy per the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) rule […]


Causes of Wasted Energy at Work

Posted on March 9th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Businesses and Wasted Energy Heading a business is a big commitment. It’s important for businesses to try to keep costs down at all times. They can do so by minimizing any and all possible wastes of energy. Wasted energy can be bad for finances. It can be awful for the environment, too. There are various […]


Things to Do Around Westbury

Posted on February 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Westbury, New York and Activity Options Westbury is the name of a village that’s located on Long Island in New York. It’s a Nassau County community that’s not far at all from the Big Apple. If you have some time to spare in Westbury, you’ll encounter no shortage of fun and interesting activity options. Westbury […]


What is Making My Energy Bill So High?

Posted on January 26th, 2018 by Electro Industries

Steps to Keep Heating Bills Under Control It is that dreaded time of the year again. With winter in full swing, chances are that you have noticed that you energy bills are getting a bit higher. The dread that comes with opening up that energy bill can be decreased by just following a few easy […]


Simple Steps to Cut Energy Costs at Home

Posted on January 16th, 2018 by Electro Industries

How To Reduce Home Energy Costs It’s easy to save money on your electric bill. Here are some energy-saving steps that we recommend: 1. Switch To Energy Star Appliances: There are many types of energy star appliances available. Some examples of them are lights, washers and dryers, refrigerators, and dishwashers. Energy star is one of […]


Top 5 Electric Cars of 2017

Posted on December 27th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Are you looking into possibly going green next year with your vehicle? With 2017 coming to an end, let’s take a look back at what were called the top electric vehicles. These stats are based off of reports and reviews from Which are the best of 2017? Let’s do this from lowest rated to […]


The Top 3 ways Electricity is Generated

Posted on December 12th, 2017 by Electro Industries

Electric energy is a form of energy based on the generation of electrical potential differences between two points, which allow establishing an electric current between the two. By appropriate transformation it is possible to obtain that such energy is shown in other final forms of direct use, in the form of light, movement or heat, […]


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