Category: Blog

Did you know solar storms can actually damage a transformer?

Every year, there are certain solar events that take place. While we all back here on Earth have probably never seen or heard about this phenomenon, these events are the result of the Sun changing its magnetic polarity every 11 years, which is known as a “Solar Cycle”. Solar flares are a huge burst of […]

Happy Retirement to CPS Account Executive Steve Cason!

While Steve Cason has only been part of our Crescent Power family since March 5, 2018, the impact he has made on our team both personally and professionally is truly immeasurable. After a career in the electrical business spanning more than 50 years, this week marks the beginning of a well-deserved retirement for Steve. Steve […]

Crescent Power Systems COVID-19 Update

Crescent Power Systems has been and will continue to be vigilantly monitoring the current situation regarding COVID-19. We understand the concern that many are currently experiencing and are committed to the health and well-being of our employees, clients, suppliers, and partners. In the face of this unprecedented and wide-reaching event, it is of the utmost […]

GE’s DT1-362 Highly Reliable Circuit Breaker

Our 362 kV Dead Tank Circuit Breaker Comes Now With Optional Pre-Insertion Resistors And Parallel Surge Arresters In service since 2013, the DT1-362 has been used for controlled switching of shunt capacitors, shunt reactors, transformers and unloaded lines with the addition of a point-on-wave (POW) controller. GE is proud to announce the addition of optional […]

Crescent Power Systems Strengthens Its Team with a New Chief Executive Officer

Throughout Crescent Power Systems’ 25-year history, we have time and again identified very talented individuals and brought them onboard to make positive, lasting impacts on the success of our company. With each new addition, our team continues to expand and define excellence in a fast-paced, growing industry. In delivering our culture to the marketplace, each […]

Prolec GE Increases Installed Monitoring Infrastructure for Acceptance Tests

For 4 years, Prolec GE has had the monitoring infrastructure in place to make it easier for customers to visualize the reliability tests of power transformers without having to physically be at the factory.  This allows customers to witness acceptance tests from anywhere, in real time and with multi-user capability. Customers can view preliminary tests, […]

Green Gas for Grid – g3 – SF6 Free Solutions

SF6 (or Sulphur Hexafluoride) had been the standard gas used inside high voltage electrical equipment as an insulating and arc-quenching medium. However, SF6 is also listed as an extremely potent greenhouse gas according to the Kyoto protocol, with 23,500 times the comparative Global Warming Potential of CO2 and a lifetime of 3,200 years in the atmosphere. With grid […]

Virtual Reality for HV Equipment Technical Training

Simulate HV Asset Operations & Maintenance processes with Virtual Reality. A safe, accurate and engaging learning experience. GE provides an innovative solution to train field staff on Power transformer technical overview, operation, maintenance and safety procedures using Virtual Reality. The GE VR training modules, designed by GE’s transformer and field technical experts and digital training […]

Working to Ensure State Certification Requirements Are Met

Crescent Power has a team of knowledgeable, experienced professionals who works to ensure our customers’ specifications, budget constraints, logistics challenges, schedules or any other projects needs are met. State certification is one of the most common needs that CPS works with our partners and suppliers to address for our customers. We work closely with our […]