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Energy Currents
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Energy Currents

Natural Gas Regulators Are a Critical Safety Device: Here’s How They Work

Over the last 10 years, gas distribution and transmission systems have caused incidents resulting in an average of 11 fatalities and 48 injuries per year. Gas operators strive to continually drive these numbers to zero. A key device in preventing accidents is the gas regulator, which is found throughout the system from the wellhead to the customer meter.

Will EVs Overwhelm Our Distribution Grid?

Electric Vehicles or EVs in the U.S. will more than triple in the next two years and will increase more than tenfold to 39.6 million vehicles by 2030. Given that each EV has an electric charging load of about 7 kW (compared to a typical house with a peak demand of 4 kW), the projections raise the question – can our grid manage this rapid load growth?