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
Mobile devices have great potential to increase the efficiency, productivity and satisfaction of plant personnel in industrial settings: People could work more independently; there could be fewer errors as personnel access information on their mobile devices rather than relying on other people or one's own memory; systems could be updated on the spot; and decision makers could be contacted directly anytime....More
Ever since its discovery almost 120 years ago, radiography has both been both a source of fascination and a valuable tool. The stark and almost spooky grayscale photographs of our bones that we see in the hospital provide an unparalleled insight into the insides of the living body. Just as humans must sometimes visit the physician, so does switchgear require a periodic inspection....More
Smaller substations have unique challenges because they simply cannot accommodate the equipment that you would find in your traditional substations. This video shows you solutions for swapping out existing switching devices with a flexible solution that provides high performance in a very small footprint. For more information, download the free white paper, Applications for disconnecting circuit breakers.
Transmission grid capacity demand is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Learn how new underground cable technology enables power transmission to demand centers while staying out of sight....More
Over the last 20 years tremendous progress has been made in terms of energy efficiency. Nevertheless, a great deal still remains to be done. Download this free report, which includes the history of energy efficiency trends in power generation and industry, and how to identify additional energy savings potential....More