The Grid Optimization Blog http://tdworld.com/blog/31621/feed en Utilities Face Massive Brain Drain http://tdworld.com/blog/utilities-face-massive-brain-drain <div class="node-body blog-body">The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate and it’s not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher paying industries to attract the best and brightest.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/utilities-face-massive-brain-drain" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/utilities-face-massive-brain-drain#comments Commentaries Grid Optimization Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:14:00 +0000 46841 at http://tdworld.com Real & Reactive Power Transfer Formulas & Basics http://tdworld.com/blog/real-reactive-power-transfer-formulas-basics <div class="node-body blog-body">This short paper will explain how real and reactive power travel from the generator to your home You will learn about key formulas that are the building blocks for the the transfer of electricity that is currently occurring while you read this article now </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/real-reactive-power-transfer-formulas-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/real-reactive-power-transfer-formulas-basics#comments capacitor phase angle power load flow power transfer Power triangle PSSE reactive power Real power The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:04:00 +0000 46251 at http://tdworld.com The Quest for Eternal Energy Resources (Energy 2.0) http://tdworld.com/blog/quest-eternal-energy-resources-energy-20-0 <div class="node-body blog-body">The quest for eternal energy sources occupies many people, governments and countries. There has been an interest lately in renewable energy, predominately solar and wind, both of course are weather related and in a way site specific. Certain countries, cities have the advantage of the abundance of sun, while others are fortunate for few sunny days during the summer. The availability of wind is even more intriguing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/quest-eternal-energy-resources-energy-20-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/quest-eternal-energy-resources-energy-20-0#comments climate change demand response efficiency energy Grid-Optimization load forecast The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:36:00 +0000 44951 at http://tdworld.com NRG Energy's Rooftop Solar for Retail Customers: A Trend That Could Grow? http://tdworld.com/blog/nrg-energys-rooftop-solar-retail-customers-trend-could-grow <div class="node-body blog-body">A major utility potentially creating off-the-grid resources for customers and making money while doing it? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/nrg-energys-rooftop-solar-retail-customers-trend-could-grow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/nrg-energys-rooftop-solar-retail-customers-trend-could-grow#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:23:00 +0000 44831 at http://tdworld.com Renovating Aging Electric Utility Grid Infrastructure with New Technology http://tdworld.com/blog/renovating-aging-electric-utility-grid-infrastructure-new-technology <div class="node-body blog-body">Fixing up our infrastructure provides a great opportunity to use ‘new’ technologies that have been developed over the last several decades.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/renovating-aging-electric-utility-grid-infrastructure-new-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/renovating-aging-electric-utility-grid-infrastructure-new-technology#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:41:00 +0000 43871 at http://tdworld.com Constructing the NYS Energy Plan http://tdworld.com/blog/constructing-nys-energy-plan <div class="node-body blog-body">It is a deep-seated affection for my community along with my professional interests that have kept me active on the issues of energy and sustainability – a key ingredient in safeguarding the fine quality of life we all enjoy</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Influencer </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/constructing-nys-energy-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/constructing-nys-energy-plan#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 09 Mar 2014 20:34:00 +0000 43861 at http://tdworld.com Smart Grid and Demand Response: Finally Getting Some Bang for the Buck? http://tdworld.com/blog/smart-grid-and-demand-response-finally-getting-some-bang-buck <div class="node-body blog-body">A growing coalition is going to have a huge impact as the utility industry gets its act together to lobby for specific demand response/smart grid legislation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/smart-grid-and-demand-response-finally-getting-some-bang-buck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/smart-grid-and-demand-response-finally-getting-some-bang-buck#comments Commentaries Grid Opt Smart Grid Bet You Haven't Seen This demand response Grid-Optimization Smart Grid The Grid Optimization Blog Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:17:00 +0000 41981 at http://tdworld.com NY Region Needs New Generating Plants, Too http://tdworld.com/blog/ny-region-needs-new-generating-plants-too <div class="node-body blog-body">To address the Hudson Valley&rsquo;s formidable near- and longer-term electricity challenges, it is not enough to simply bank on new and improved transmission lines bringing power from upstate New York downstate to address cost and reliability challenges. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/ny-region-needs-new-generating-plants-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/ny-region-needs-new-generating-plants-too#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:40:00 +0000 41961 at http://tdworld.com Will New Capacity Zones in NY Help Transmission Needs? http://tdworld.com/blog/will-new-capacity-zones-ny-help-transmission-needs <div class="node-body blog-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the New York Independent System Operator, the nonprofit operator of the state&rsquo;s transmission grid, are looking to implement a new capacity zone in May.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/will-new-capacity-zones-ny-help-transmission-needs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/will-new-capacity-zones-ny-help-transmission-needs#comments Transmission capacity zones Grid-Optimization transmission The Grid Optimization Blog Fri, 07 Feb 2014 19:11:00 +0000 41951 at http://tdworld.com Utility Terrorism: Nothing New http://tdworld.com/blog/utility-terrorism-nothing-new <div class="node-body blog-body">It finally leaked, and it&rsquo;s all over the news now.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/utility-terrorism-nothing-new" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/utility-terrorism-nothing-new#comments Commentaries Bet You Haven't Seen This Grid-Optimization security substations terrorism utility The Grid Optimization Blog Fri, 07 Feb 2014 18:24:00 +0000 41941 at http://tdworld.com <p>A PG&amp;E substation</p> Duke Energy Wind Farm Bird-Kill: Gort Meets Bambi? http://tdworld.com/blog/duke-energy-wind-farm-bird-kill-gort-meets-bambi <div class="node-body blog-body">Wind farm bird kills are nothing new. But until now no one's pushed prosecution because birds and wind turbines are both protected by environmental advocacy. That creates a dilemma.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/duke-energy-wind-farm-bird-kill-gort-meets-bambi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/duke-energy-wind-farm-bird-kill-gort-meets-bambi#comments Duke Energy eagles environment green energy wind power wind turbines The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 15 Dec 2013 22:07:00 +0000 38711 at http://tdworld.com Accepting a Carbon Tax? http://tdworld.com/blog/accepting-carbon-tax <div class="node-body blog-body">Regardless of politics or stand on global warming, many businesses are including a coming carbon tax into their long term planning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/accepting-carbon-tax" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/accepting-carbon-tax#comments Generation Renewables carbon tax climate change Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 08 Dec 2013 10:43:00 +0000 38721 at http://tdworld.com PV Solar Dilemma: Energy Cannibalism Meets Energy Accounting http://tdworld.com/blog/pv-solar-dilemma-energy-cannibalism-meets-energy-accounting <div class="node-body blog-body">We’re going to hear more about ‘energy accounting’, particularly Energy Return on Investment or EROI. These are going to be some big rocks tossed into the muddy but bland waters of electric utility finance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/pv-solar-dilemma-energy-cannibalism-meets-energy-accounting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/pv-solar-dilemma-energy-cannibalism-meets-energy-accounting#comments energy cannibalism energy return on investment EOI return on investment ROI solar wind power The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 02 Dec 2013 23:42:00 +0000 37861 at http://tdworld.com Terrorism, Utility Communications, and the ‘Fog of War’ http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-utility-communications-and-fog-war <div class="node-body blog-body">News of the recent continental-scale war game to determine how prepared the U.S. is for a massive attack on the grid included a statement about “fog of war” confusion experienced by the participants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-utility-communications-and-fog-war" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-utility-communications-and-fog-war#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:06:00 +0000 37801 at http://tdworld.com Terrorism: How Vulnerable is the Grid? http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-how-vulnerable-grid <div class="node-body blog-body"><p> Terrorists easily shut down a number of Mexican substations with simple Molotov cocktails. The lasting damage is the precedent set, the object lesson to terrorists that shutting down the grid is pretty easy. It may even take a few more attacks before physical security of the grid finally gets the attention it deserves. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-how-vulnerable-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/terrorism-how-vulnerable-grid#comments Attackers in Mexico blow up nine electrical plants attact on mexico substations cyber-security physical-security The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 07 Nov 2013 15:10:00 +0000 36481 at http://tdworld.com