Planning for the smart grid has had a huge impact on the way power utilities manage their operating data and control networks. The convergence of IP technology, smart grid imperatives and the increased need for security as characterized in the NERC CIP
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
Turn data into actionable business intelligence that can increase efficiencies and support decisions across your entire enterprise. Our Advanced Distribution Management System delivers monitoring, analysis, control, optimization, planning, and training tools that all function on a common representation of your entire electric distribution network.
Access to transmission is an important constraint in the United States’ ability to increase wind penetration. Without infrastructure that allows the best wind resources to access markets, ideal development areas are stranded and projects are built at less windy sites near the existing electric grid....More
Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Yukon™ IMS software provides security for IEDs and, in turn, compliance with NERC-CIP requirements. Using features like Passthrough Manager and the Configuration Manager to streamline resources, ensure compliance with NERC-CIP standards....More
I left 19 years ago. I left not only my family, but also the lab and my familiar surroundings. I left my friends at the lab where I had worked for 22 years. I left, aided by a generous buy-out package, and moved to a new city and started a new career here at T&D World....More
February 7, 2014 -- Classic Connectors, CSR-0325L-007-P is designed to protect automatic splices on overhead, copper conductor sized from #6 - #2 AWG.
In addition to torque limiting nuts, each unit is supplied with nickel-plated keepers, and is prefilled with proprietary CC² inhibitor to prevent galvanic corrosion. The unit weighs 1.75 lbs. and can be easily installed on an energized line with a hot-stick or gloves....More
The Smart Grid Division of Siemens and the Spanish utility Iberdrola intend to join forces in business with smart infrastructure for energy and water in the Middle East. For this purpose, the two parties have signed a memorandum of understanding stating that the parties intend to negotiate a contract for a strategic alliance. As part of this alliance, the partners plan to develop smart grid technologies for Qatar and the entire Middle East....More
The National Center for Public Policy Research has announced that it has received a commitment from General Electric that GE will no longer engage in any environmental project solely to address climate change concerns....More
Between 2008 and 2012, net generation from all utility-scale renewable fuel types in the U.S. — biomass, geothermal, solar, non-pumped-storage hydro and wind — increased 23%, or 90,329 GWh, as renewable operating capacity increased 29%, or 33,325 MW....More