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
Aging assets, rising energy demand, and the critical need to avoid unplanned outages are challenging utilities and industries around the world. And while financial constraints are reducing maintenance budgets and investment, demand for increased return on investment is unabated....More
Industrial transformers are key elements in the processes into which they are integrated. Reliability is crucial to ensure uninterrupted operation of converters, furnaces, motors and smelters used in a variety of applications....More
Due to budget constraints, asset management has taken a backseat at many utilities. But these assets are getting too old, and utilities are now forced to prioritize which assets to replace to prevent potential failure. Learn how modern technology can provide a thorough asset analysis and determine risks in real-time. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper Using smart grid data to power end-to-end asset health management.