Grid Optimization site covers the development and modernization of the smart grid and features opinion from editors.

  • Nov 20, 2014

    Outages – the Necessary Evil

    Outages are expensive, soak up resources, weaken the system while they are in effect and aren’t always restored on time as promised to the customer. But, in one form or the other, we have to live with them....More
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Improved transformer longevity by design

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.


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ABB's Gary Rackliffe, Vice President Smart Grid, blogs a North American perspective on smart grid trends and technologies.

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