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The Engineers Ireland Electrical division is for engineers with an interest in electricity, electronics, and electromagnetics.

The division has links with other professional associations and organisations such as the Conseil International des Grand Reseaux Electriques (CIGRÉ) and NSAI’s Electro-technical committee under the direction of the CRU.

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Marconi and Ireland – the small country that played a big role in the radio age

One night in the small town of Pontecchio, Italy, a young man excitedly woke his Irish mother pleading with her to come with him. Perplexed and confused, she followed his lead to discover he had built a secret laboratory in the attic. Here, he had been experimenting with sound waves and he showed his mother how he had developed a wireless system to make a bell ring by pressing a button at the other end of the room. Understanding the breakthrough he had just made, she insisted he show his ...

Carrington Power Station: ESB’s 890MW gas-fired power plant

[caption id="attachment_38962" align="alignright" width="300"] Pic: Greg Harding[/caption] Throughout its 90-year history, ESB has always endeavoured to bring light and energy to the people it serves, delivering ambitious projects of large scale to allow individuals and communities to fulfil their potential in every walk of life, delivering a brighter future. ESB has adapted and changed over the years, from the construction of the Shannon Scheme and the rollout of rural ...

Let there be light: ESB’s archives shed light on the electrification of Ireland

[caption id="attachment_38828" align="alignright" width="211"] CLICK TO ENLARGE Turbine installation[/caption] In the early 1900s, the reality for most Irish people was a life of drudgery with no access to electricity. While electricity had been in place in Ireland since the end of the 19th century, it was provided by small, independent companies and some local authorities that provided limited public lighting and electricity for tram services. Domestic and industrial chores were ...

Everything you need to know about copper busbars

Busbars are used within electrical installations for distributing power from a supply point to a number of output circuits. They may be used in a variety of configurations ranging from vertical risers and carrying current to each floor of a multi-storey building, to bars used entirely within a distribution panel or within an industrial process. The issues that need to be addressed in the design of busbar systems include temperature rise due to energy losses; energy efficiency and lifetime ...

Eirgrid's energy scenarios - planning to power Ireland's future

EirGrid recently published its energy scenarios summary document, Tomorrow’s Energy Scenarios 2017, which details its plans for the future development of the transmission grid. The four scenarios outlined in the publication describe different possible futures for the generation and consumption of electricity out to 2040 and are key to encouraging a flexible and robust approach to grid development. The scenarios will be reviewed every two years to take into account changes in the industry ...

Fusing transport, technology and energy – engineering an Irish revolution

In the first part of his presidential address, Engineers Ireland president Dr Kieran Feighan outlined how harnessing energy to improve mobility has been the foundation for the development of many of the great empires in the world over the course of history. You can read it here. One of the key areas that we need to explore is energy storage. There are many innovative solutions being put forward, both on a large scale and on a small scale. There is currently a well-advanced project in ...
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