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
Modern open-pit mining is a high-tech undertaking in decidedly hostile environments. Safe and efficient operation requires precise coordination of some of the world's largest and most expensive machines in settings characterized by punishing heat and cold as well as extreme shock and vibration....More
With so many transformer manufacturers in the marketplace today, have transformers become just another commodity? Specs are always a consideration when shopping for a transformer, but there is another very important factor. Is your supplier experienced enough to design a transformer that will last 30 – 40 years? Learn more crucial questions to ask when you're shopping for a transformer to improve your transformer longevity. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: How evolving design tools and specifications impact transformer longevity.
Servicing power equipment because the calendar says so is wasteful and inefficient. Read this white paper to learn how you can begin implementing a more effective condition-based approach to maintenance....More
This brief article describes how an innovative digital solution is enhancing the ability of protection relays in compensated distribution systems to perform their two most important tasks: earth-fault detection and directional determination....More