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
Two different designs of thyristorbased line-commutated valves have been developed by ABB: a conventional base-mounted design with support insulators standing on the floor, and another (more frequently used) design with the valve suspended from the ceiling of the valve hall ......More
Modern electricity transmission and distribution networks are undergoing dramatic changes. They have to cope with more distributed and renewable energy resources, more data from smart power equipment and meters, and more pressure to run efficiently. This all results in more work and stress for network operators......More
How do large industrial plants save money on optimizing their front-end systems? By merging two technologies: medium voltage arc resistant switchgear and the electronically triggered fault current limiter (switch) into the medium voltage distribution system. Learn how these two technologies offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: MV system design: A paradigm shift.