Con Edison has successfully passed the halfway point in its four-year plan to provide a comprehensive storm defense system to protect New Yorkers from the kinds of widespread infrastructure damage that ravaged the area in 2012 during Superstorm Sandy....More
What is old and new again? Well, it certainly isn’t me. However, I could write about distribution automation, building energy management systems and automated meter reading existing long before the smart grid moniker was coined....More
Hawaii Electric Light continues to work closely with Hawaii County Civil Defense and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the lava flow and has put into action the plans that are appropriate for this stage....More
Can we install two-phase inverters in three phase systems? We know two phase inverters are designed to use in two phase systems mostly is rural areas but what about to use them in three phase systems....More
The US Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EPB have announced the beginning of a partnership that will use Chattanooga’s smart grid as a living laboratory for testing new energy technologies....More
It's 7:30AM and the sun has decided that it is the perfect day to show its full face. Gracefully laying down its rays amongst hundreds of people in Bonner Springs, Kansas, there couldn't a better way to introduce the 31st Annual Lineman's Rodeo. Mix that in with a full day of competition, great food, and family; you might have yourself the closest thing to perfection.
A new report from Navigant Research provides a global analysis of major developments and trends in the fuel cell industry, including global market forecasts for fuel cell systems and capacity shipped and system revenue through 2023....More
Saving money, protecting the environment and conserving energy for future generations motivate consumers to engage with their utility and smart grid-enabled products, according to a new report issued by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC)....More
As the utility industry continues to change a more deliberate focus is given to the costs of goods sold. The importance of finding the best labor sourcing strategy is becoming a key element of running a successful utility....More
It’s increasingly tough for utility and power companies to respond in a timely manner to service incidents. Utilities need to switch from inefficient, manual processes to centralized electronic systems that create, distribute, investigate and remediate incident reports. And, in the process, potentially prevent incidents from ever occurring....More
This course will discuss high-voltage direct current (HVDC) growth in the United States, primarily focused on major HVDC projects in operation and upcoming projects, and expected growth in the United States by 2025....More
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule calling for a 30% reduction (using 2005 as the base year) in CO2 emissions from existing electric-utility generating units by 2030....More
RFID-enabled pole markers offer quick and easy identification of utility poles, reclosures, switch gear, transformers and underground assets. Information can be displayed in human-readable format, barcode and UHF Gen 2 RFID—perfect for the electric utility that is transitioning between the three data collection formats. The triple read format also provides security and redundancy in case of vandalism or graffiti....More
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The Sixteenth Edition is revised to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, and covers current energy-efficient technologies, such as photovoltaics and induction lighting...
This essential safety reference shows how to install grounds on de-energized lines so workers are protected if the lines accidentally become energized. Covers basic grounding concepts, overhead lines, underground cables, and vehicles.
Personal protective grounding is an important subject, but it is not well understood by some linemen. This book removes the mystery of grounding by clearly explaining what works, and why it works...