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CT Proposes Tax Regulation for Voltage Regulation, Rest of World Scratches Head

In what could potentially be the most confusing double uses of the term "regulation," the Connecticut Senate Energy and Technology Committee advanced a bill last week to provide tax benefits for voltage regulation devices. The concept is sound: air conditioners, fans, and refrigerators run more efficiently at their design voltage than when the voltage sags, as in a brownout. Intuitively, if the grid provides the proper voltage, end devices run efficiently. What’s not intuitive is how a collection of legislators converged on a relatively esoteric electrical engineering topic, but hey, no complaints here.

Posted 04-13-2009 9:06 AM by Eric Hsieh

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