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
Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money.
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