Tag Results for Con Ed (4)

  1. It Takes a Substation

    It's just a local story to be sure, but a New York Times article today does a nice job of describing what it take to build an electrical substation in a modern megacity. Conventionally substations--the transformer and switching arrays where transmission voltage is stepped down for district distribution--are just surrounded behind barbed wire in what otherwise might be vacant lots, easily recognizable by their large ceramic insulators. But in New York City's South Bronx, Con Ed's latest station is housed in a nice brick building with fake windows, which might easily be mistaken for a fancy condo. Built at …

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  2. It Takes a Substation

    Itâ''s just a local story to be sure, but a New York Times article today does a nice job of describing what it take to build an electrical substation in a modern megacity. Conventionally substationsâ''the transformer and switching arrays where transmission voltage is stepped down for district distributionâ''are just surrounded behind barbed wire in what otherwise might be vacant lots, easily recognizable by their large ceramic insulators. But in New York Cityâ''s South Bronx, Con Edâ''s latest station is housed in a nice brick building with fake windows, which might easily be mistaken for a fancy condo. Built at …

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