When the electrification process began, generation was located close to the load. As demand increased, generation and loads became farther apart and connected by radial lines. This worked fine for a while, but as demand continued to grow, generation got even farther away, requiring a lot of wire to keep the two connected. It did not take long for utilities to realize that pooling resources helped the situation. Interconnections brought enormous advantages compared to isolated systems such as ...

Website Registration Required to Access this Content

Only registered users have access to Silver content.

Registration on tdworld.com allows you exclusive access to high-value content such as Transmission & Distribution World supplements: Smart Grid, Renewables, Vegetation Management, Linemen, and Hurricane Sandy.

 

 

Already registered? here.