Xcel Energy has finalized plans for additional work on the high-voltage electric transmission loop serving Roswell as part of the company’s larger Power for the Plains grid reliability and capacity improvement projects....More
Jersey Central Power & Light has completed a $2 million substation upgrade in Wrightstown to enhance customer service reliability and help meet the growing demand for electricity in Burlington County....More
Despite an extremely severe winter and correspondingly high electricity bills, satisfaction with retail electric providers has improved dramatically from 2013, driven in part by improved communications....More
Earlier this month, 12 coal-producing states filed a lawsuit against EPA in an effort to put the brakes on the Obama Administration's plan to cut greenhouse gases from existing coal-fired power plants....More
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last month announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop technologies that add resiliency and efficiency to New York State's electric grid....More
Ventinveste, a consortium of some of Portugal's top energy and engineering companies, and Ferrostaal GmbH will build four wind farms in the country, in a €220 million investment that will strengthen the country's renewable energy cluster....More
PPL Electric Utilities Corp. is proposing to build a major new regional transmission line that would make electric service more reliable and enhance the security of the electric grid while reducing the cost of electricity for consumers....More
Toledo Edison crews have completed work relocating poles, transformers and other electrical equipment as part of the $18 million Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) McCord Road Underpass Project now underway in Toledo....More
Planning for the smart grid has had a huge impact on the way power utilities manage their operating data and control networks. The convergence of IP technology, smart grid imperatives and the increased need for security as characterized in the NERC CIP
It’s increasingly tough for utility and power companies to respond in a timely manner to service incidents. Utilities need to switch from inefficient, manual processes to centralized electronic systems that create, distribute, investigate and remediate incident reports. And, in the process, potentially prevent incidents from ever occurring....More
Turn data into actionable business intelligence that can increase efficiencies and support decisions across your entire enterprise. Our Advanced Distribution Management System delivers monitoring, analysis, control, optimization, planning, and training tools that all function on a common representation of your entire electric distribution network.
In this webinar, Burns & McDonnell will explain the fast-tracked CIP-014-1 Physical Security Standard and provide you with a roadmap necessary for achieving success at your transmission substations and respective control centers....More
Access to transmission is an important constraint in the United States’ ability to increase wind penetration. Without infrastructure that allows the best wind resources to access markets, ideal development areas are stranded and projects are built at less windy sites near the existing electric grid....More
Electric customers have never bought electrons, and pretending to be in the business of selling electrons will never allow for the creation of the new business models needed in a competitive energy future....More
Sherman + Reilly, a Textron Inc. company, will conduct a 19-city eastern state tour to display and demonstrate its new utility stringing equipment aimed at significantly improving the safety of linemen in the electric utility industry. The Break Away Road Tour will start September 15 in St. Louis, Missouri, and end October 16 in Atlanta, Georgia....More
Government policies are jeopardizing the reliability and affordability of a service that is vital to the nation's economy, productivity and competitiveness, according to FirstEnergy President and CEO Anthony J. Alexander....More
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The Sixteenth Edition is revised to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, and covers current energy-efficient technologies, such as photovoltaics and induction lighting...
This essential safety reference shows how to install grounds on de-energized lines so workers are protected if the lines accidentally become energized. Covers basic grounding concepts, overhead lines, underground cables, and vehicles.
Personal protective grounding is an important subject, but it is not well understood by some linemen. This book removes the mystery of grounding by clearly explaining what works, and why it works...