This work shows tree-related outages to be attributable to the extent of tree exposure. Tree exposure has two parameters, the number of trees capable of striking a line on failure and average arc of power line exposure to a falling tree. A process for calculating the change in tree-related outage frequency arising from management practices affecting tree exposure is developed.
Energy storage has been a feature of electricity generation, transmission and distribution for well over a century. The introduction of the rechargeable lead acid battery in the early 1880s was later followed by pumped-hydro ......More
I am a big believer in the saying “Trust and Verify,” so when Elster President Mark Fromuller told me that Advanced Meter Fort Collins (AMFC) was the real deal, I got on the phone with Ft. Collins Project Manager Dennis Sumner and headed over to Colorado...More
Through the Advanced Meter Fort Collins project, Fort Collins Utilities is upgrading mechanical electric and water meters in homes, schools and businesses throughout the community with electronic devices that will enable two-way digital communication....More