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
IA fully automated distribution system can make the power grid much more reliable. The IEC 61850 standard can help us get there by overcoming the key hurdle of interoperability. This video provides three ways IEC 61850 equips utilities with the means to increase reliability and lower costs in distribution systems. Learn about these benefits and how IEC 61850 simplifies the engineering process by downloading this free Special Report on IEC 61850.
The power service environment is rapidly changing; service technicians are more likely to rely on laptops instead of wrenches and scheduled maintenance is being replaced by condition-based maintenance....More