National Grid has unveiled plans for the future home of its Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility centrally located within the company’s smart grid pilot area in Worcester, Massachusetts....More
With land-use and permitting issues becoming more complex and expensive, cable might be close to being price-competitive with overhead transmission. That would particularly apply in highly populated areas where right of way is a premium (as is visual impact). Do you see that happening in the U.S.? Europe? Doesn't the recent storm damage make cable more attractive financially?...More
An analytical report released last month by the U.S. Department of Energy found that as of March 2012 the total invested value of the $2.96 billion to support Smart Grid projects generated at least $6.8 billion in total economic output....More
Throughout time one of man's greatest aspirations has been harnessing the power of the wind. However, capturing this raw energy and transforming it into another energy form has always been a significant challenge....More
A virtual power plant (VPP) is a collection of power generator units, power storage devices and flexible power consumption units that is directed by a central control system. A VPP can enable the participation of small- and medium-sized renewable power generation units in the electricity market...More
Surge arresters are a crucial link in your power-protection system. Over time, lightning and switching surges will reduce the performance and reliability of your arresters. Watch this video to learn the most-common methods of testing your surge arresters to verify their health.
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