The Grid Optimization Blog http://tdworld.com/blog/31621/feed en Substations, Bananas & Hot Dogs http://tdworld.com/blog/substations-bananas-hot-dogs <div class="node-body blog-body">In New York City, there aren&rsquo;t that many gas stations, but there are many fruit stands and food carts (you may know that by their street name: halal cart). </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/substations-bananas-hot-dogs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/substations-bananas-hot-dogs#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:53:00 +0000 84781 at http://tdworld.com Greening the Energy Plants http://tdworld.com/blog/greening-energy-plants <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Heat and power plants are being converted from coal to biomass, especially in Northern Europe. President Obama&rsquo;s Clean Power Plan will probably enhance the transition process in the United States. However, going green also poses its challenges.</p></div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/greening-energy-plants" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/greening-energy-plants#comments Renewables Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:33:00 +0000 82991 at http://tdworld.com Faults (Short Circuits) & Football Players http://tdworld.com/blog/faults-short-circuits-football-players <div class="node-body blog-body">Whether you work in a utility, a solar firm or you are a resident who lost power, you probably heard someone mentioned the word “fault” or “short circuit” before.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/faults-short-circuits-football-players" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/faults-short-circuits-football-players#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:01:00 +0000 80701 at http://tdworld.com Delays/Outages..Are You Not Entertained? http://tdworld.com/blog/delaysoutagesare-you-not-entertained <div class="node-body blog-body">NYC subways are vital for the livelihood of millions; when the subways are delayed, the whole city crumbles..</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/delaysoutagesare-you-not-entertained" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/delaysoutagesare-you-not-entertained#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:15:00 +0000 75621 at http://tdworld.com Reactive Power & Apple Iphone Storage http://tdworld.com/blog/reactive-power-apple-iphone-storage <div class="node-body blog-body">When you are first introduced to reactive power, you are most likely informed that: reactive power performs useless work</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/reactive-power-apple-iphone-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/reactive-power-apple-iphone-storage#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:53:00 +0000 73061 at http://tdworld.com Charging My Iwatch http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch <div class="node-body blog-body">TVs, ACs, as well as most other equipment nowadays are more efficient than they were years ago, and they continue to get more efficient. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:11:00 +0000 71851 at http://tdworld.com Drones & Balloons: Seen Flying Dangerous Objects http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects <div class="node-body blog-body">There has been a lot of noise recently about drones, mainly since they have been witnessed flying by the White House, Eiffel tower and other strategic places.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects#comments Commentaries Transmission Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:44:00 +0000 64551 at http://tdworld.com New Energy Pricing Structure is Bringing Benefits to the Lower Hudson Valley http://tdworld.com/blog/new-energy-pricing-structure-bringing-benefits-lower-hudson-valley <div class="node-body blog-body">A controversial, indeed much bashed, energy pricing mechanism for New York's Lower Hudson Valley is improving the region's electrical reliability and stimulating large-capital investments that will benefit the region for years to come.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/new-energy-pricing-structure-bringing-benefits-lower-hudson-valley" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/new-energy-pricing-structure-bringing-benefits-lower-hudson-valley#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:12:00 +0000 63641 at http://tdworld.com Outages – the Necessary Evil http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Outages are expensive, soak up resources, weaken the system while they are in effect and aren&rsquo;t always restored on time as promised to the customer. But, in one form or the other, we have to live with them.</p></div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil#comments Commentaries Distribution Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:00 +0000 59321 at http://tdworld.com Rock Climbing & Electric Demand Increase http://tdworld.com/blog/rock-climbing-electric-demand-increase <div class="node-body blog-body">Is there a relationship between rock climbing & the increase in electric load demand?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/rock-climbing-electric-demand-increase" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/rock-climbing-electric-demand-increase#comments Grid Optimization Electric load forecast energy efficiency Grid-Optimization residential/commercial The Grid Optimization Blog Tue, 07 Oct 2014 23:19:00 +0000 57041 at http://tdworld.com Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit http://tdworld.com/blog/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit <div class="node-body blog-body">Utilities are getting regulatory approval to make major system upgrades. This is the kick-in-the-pants we’ve needed in order to get off the dime and update aging infrastructure.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:59:00 +0000 54421 at http://tdworld.com enGoode/iStock/Thinkstock The 2014 Utilities’ Soccer/Football World Cup http://tdworld.com/blog/2014-utilities-soccerfootball-world-cup <div class="node-body blog-body">There are a lot of similarities between the 2014 soccer/football world cup and power engineering</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/2014-utilities-soccerfootball-world-cup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/2014-utilities-soccerfootball-world-cup#comments The Grid Optimization Blog Sat, 28 Jun 2014 09:46:00 +0000 51291 at http://tdworld.com Load Coefficients (Load Varying with Voltages) http://tdworld.com/blog/load-coefficients-load-varying-voltages <div class="node-body blog-body">It is crucial to comprehend how the electric load reacts to changes in the supply voltage, especially when voltage reduction is now being utilized more often by utilities as means to reduce electric stress and demand response.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/load-coefficients-load-varying-voltages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/load-coefficients-load-varying-voltages#comments Distribution The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:04:00 +0000 51111 at http://tdworld.com Distributed Generation (DG) Is Here to Stay http://tdworld.com/blog/distributed-generation-dg-here-stay <div class="node-body blog-body">Climate change, distributed generation, electric vehicles, solar, renewable resources etc. are the hot topics in the energy field now. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/distributed-generation-dg-here-stay" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/distributed-generation-dg-here-stay#comments Commentaries Distribution The Grid Optimization Blog Sat, 24 May 2014 19:35:00 +0000 49381 at http://tdworld.com What Does an Energy Control Center Operator (ECCO) Do? http://tdworld.com/blog/what-does-energy-control-center-operator-ecco-do <div class="node-body blog-body">The previous blog explained what an ECCO does briefly, what&rsquo;s unique about ECCOs and the stresses and importance of their job.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/what-does-energy-control-center-operator-ecco-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/what-does-energy-control-center-operator-ecco-do#comments The Grid Optimization Blog Sat, 10 May 2014 20:32:00 +0000 48501 at http://tdworld.com