TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en In Pursuit of a Grid of Things http://tdworld.com/news/pursuit-grid-things <div class="field-deck"> Employees Drive Operational Success </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We have to convert the grid that was built largely during the post-World War II boom years into a 21st Century grid. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/pursuit-grid-things" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/pursuit-grid-things#comments News Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:43:00 +0000 70531 at http://tdworld.com <p>The skyline of San Francisco, served by PG&amp;E.</p> GettyImages NYPA Wins Grant to Study How to Stop Transformer Outages http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/nypa-wins-grant-study-how-stop-transformer-outages <div class="node-body article-body">The New York Power Authority and an Israeli software development firm have been awarded a $900,000 grant to develop a system that can rapidly detect malfunctioning power transformers</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/nypa-wins-grant-study-how-stop-transformer-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/nypa-wins-grant-study-how-stop-transformer-outages#comments Energizing Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:27:00 +0000 70511 at http://tdworld.com Teaming with Government on Cyber Front http://tdworld.com/news/teaming-government-cyber-front <div class="field-byline"> Jim Dukart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Utilities Lead the Way </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Editor’s Note: This is the third of a weekly series of articles on public power in America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/teaming-government-cyber-front" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/teaming-government-cyber-front#comments News Mon, 06 Jul 2015 15:20:00 +0000 70501 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Consumers Energy Scholarship to Honor Fallen Employee, Educate Future Line Workers http://tdworld.com/etrain/consumers-energy-scholarship-honor-fallen-employee-educate-future-line-workers <div class="node-body article-body">The Consumers Energy Foundation is supporting a scholarship program to assist individuals interested in becoming utility line workers and also honor an employee killed on the job exactly three years ago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/consumers-energy-scholarship-honor-fallen-employee-educate-future-line-workers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/consumers-energy-scholarship-honor-fallen-employee-educate-future-line-workers#comments eTrain Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:58:00 +0000 70471 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Introduces a Long-Term Career Veterans Hiring Initiative http://tdworld.com/etrain/pge-introduces-long-term-career-veterans-hiring-initiative <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has unveiled a long-term career hiring program aimed at veterans.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/pge-introduces-long-term-career-veterans-hiring-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/pge-introduces-long-term-career-veterans-hiring-initiative#comments eTrain Wed, 01 Jul 2015 17:44:00 +0000 70461 at http://tdworld.com Minding P's and Q's http://tdworld.com/white-papers/minding-ps-and-qs <div class="field-deck"> Addressing power quality issues in solar PV installations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It's show time for solar. Panel technology is now both reliable and affordable.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/white-papers/minding-ps-and-qs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/white-papers/minding-ps-and-qs#comments White Papers Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:22:00 +0000 70451 at http://tdworld.com Opening move http://tdworld.com/white-papers/opening-move <div class="field-deck"> 30 times faster than a blink of an eye, simulating the extreme in HVDC switchgear </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Developing new technology like the hybrid HVDC breaker requires advanced tools.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/white-papers/opening-move" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/white-papers/opening-move#comments White Papers Wed, 01 Jul 2015 16:18:00 +0000 70441 at http://tdworld.com Tao Hong: Be Honest http://tdworld.com/etrain/tao-hong-be-honest <div class="node-body article-body">Tao Hong always sticks to his integrity, especially when it comes to energy forecasting. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/tao-hong-be-honest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/tao-hong-be-honest#comments eTrain People Wed, 01 Jul 2015 15:32:00 +0000 70431 at http://tdworld.com <p>Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel</p> China America Solar Wars http://tdworld.com/energy-times/china-america-solar-wars <div class="field-deck"> Who Tries Harder? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Who is trying harder when it comes to increasing solar power assets generating electricity - China or America?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-times/china-america-solar-wars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-times/china-america-solar-wars#comments News Energy Times Wed, 01 Jul 2015 14:39:00 +0000 70421 at http://tdworld.com <p>Solar power units frame the&nbsp;Shanghai&nbsp;skyline.</p> ThinkStock IEEE Aims to Improve Seismic Design of Power Substations http://tdworld.com/substations/ieee-aims-improve-seismic-design-power-substations <div class="node-body article-body">Designing better seismically engineered substations — that’s the core purpose of a committee under IEEE, which recently assembled for a meeting in Portland, Oregon.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/ieee-aims-improve-seismic-design-power-substations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/ieee-aims-improve-seismic-design-power-substations#comments Substations Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:57:00 +0000 70401 at http://tdworld.com Ergon Energy and SaskPower Awarded EEI’s 2015 International Edison Award http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award <div class="node-body article-body">Ergon Energy Corporation, Ltd. of Australia and Saskatchewan Power Corporation of Canada have both received the Edison Electric Institute’s 2015 International Edison Award, the electric power industry’s most prestigious honor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/ergon-energy-and-saskpower-awarded-eei-s-2015-international-edison-award#comments News Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:27:00 +0000 70391 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Using Daily Air Patrols to Help Detect Wildfires http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-using-daily-air-patrols-help-detect-wildfires <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is conducting daily aerial fire patrols across hundreds of miles of its service area, including the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern and Central California and along the Central Coast. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-using-daily-air-patrols-help-detect-wildfires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-using-daily-air-patrols-help-detect-wildfires#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 01 Jul 2015 02:09:00 +0000 70381 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Cal Fire firefighter practices extinguishing a grass fire during a live fire training on June 3, 2015 in Mt. Hamilton, California. Cal Fire firefighters are training ahead of what is expected to be an explosive wildfire season as California pushes through its fourth year of severe drought. The state has had over 1,000 wildfires since the beginning of the year. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</p> Electric Vehicle Tariffs From Utilities Gaining Traction In U.S. http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/electric-vehicle-tariffs-utilities-gaining-traction-us <div class="node-body article-body">The electric vehicle market in the United States is growing rapidly. The market is now approaching a tipping point where EVs are becoming mainstream.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/electric-vehicle-tariffs-utilities-gaining-traction-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/electric-vehicle-tariffs-utilities-gaining-traction-us#comments Energizing Lies and Stats Overhead Distribution Wed, 01 Jul 2015 01:52:00 +0000 70371 at http://tdworld.com Solar Customers Not Covering Grid Costs http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-customers-not-covering-grid-costs <div class="node-body article-body">When electric customers install solar on their rooftops, some fixed costs required for running the grid can go unrecovered. Our IdeaXchange Xperts weigh in on how to best adjust for this deficiency. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-customers-not-covering-grid-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-customers-not-covering-grid-costs#comments Renewables Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:01:00 +0000 70361 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Navigates Strict Policy Mandates http://tdworld.com/news/pge-navigates-strict-policy-mandates <div class="field-deck"> Earley Seeks Flexibility </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Virtually all new renewables that are coming on now are solar. For a long time wind was probably the largest. Wind has now been surpassed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/pge-navigates-strict-policy-mandates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/pge-navigates-strict-policy-mandates#comments News Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:58:00 +0000 70331 at http://tdworld.com <p>San Francisco, served by PG&amp;E.</p> GettyImages SEL Senior Vice President Retires http://tdworld.com/blog/sel-senior-vice-president-retires <div class="node-body blog-body">After nearly 17 years at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Ron Schwartz, senior vice president, will retire at the end of June. Schwartz joined SEL in 1998 and has served in leadership positions in several divisions, including Quality, Research and Development, Marketing and Manufacturing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/td-worlds-briefing-room"> T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/sel-senior-vice-president-retires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/sel-senior-vice-president-retires#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:45:00 +0000 70341 at http://tdworld.com $2 Trillion Build http://tdworld.com/news/2-trillion-build <div class="field-byline"> Jim Dukart </div> <div class="field-deck"> Making A More Commercial Grid </div> <div class="node-body article-body">There could be a lot of stranded investment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/2-trillion-build" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/2-trillion-build#comments News Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:28:00 +0000 70321 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Priming Energy High Tech http://tdworld.com/news/priming-energy-high-tech <div class="field-byline"> Jean Redfield </div> <div class="field-deck"> Advisors Spur Commercialization </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Through public-private partnerships, the NSF has worked to strengthen the national innovation ecosystem uniting technological, entrepreneurial, and business communities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/priming-energy-high-tech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/priming-energy-high-tech#comments News Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:57:00 +0000 70301 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Southern States Introduces the MACI ® - Magnetically Actuated Closed Indicator http://tdworld.com/blog/southern-states-introduces-maci-magnetically-actuated-closed-indicator <div class="node-body blog-body">. Southern States’ MACI® introduces patented magnetic technology to provide highly-visible, foolproof indication of proper switch closure, thus minimizing the potential risk of significant costs associated with unplanned power outages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/td-worlds-briefing-room"> T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/southern-states-introduces-maci-magnetically-actuated-closed-indicator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/southern-states-introduces-maci-magnetically-actuated-closed-indicator#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:03:00 +0000 70291 at http://tdworld.com New Substation, Transmission Lines, Enhance Reliability in Toledo Edison Area http://tdworld.com/substations/new-substation-transmission-lines-enhance-reliability-toledo-edison-area <div class="node-body article-body">With hot summer temperatures expected to produce higher electric usage, FirstEnergy Corp. has completed projects, inspections and equipment maintenance in the Toledo Edison area to help enhance service reliability for its customers in northwest Ohio.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/new-substation-transmission-lines-enhance-reliability-toledo-edison-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/new-substation-transmission-lines-enhance-reliability-toledo-edison-area#comments Projects in Progress Substations Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:45:00 +0000 70281 at http://tdworld.com <p>Toledo Edison crews at work</p> National Grid Implements Network Manager SCADA/EMS in New York and Massachusetts http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/national-grid-implements-network-manager-scadaems-new-york-and-massachusetts <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has implemented comprehensive Network Manager SCADA/EMS solution for National Grid USA. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/national-grid-implements-network-manager-scadaems-new-york-and-massachusetts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/national-grid-implements-network-manager-scadaems-new-york-and-massachusetts#comments EMS /SCADA Projects in Progress Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:27:00 +0000 70271 at http://tdworld.com Intertek Supports National Grid on UK-Norway Interconnector http://tdworld.com/underground-td/intertek-supports-national-grid-uk-norway-interconnector <div class="node-body article-body">Intertek has helped to support National Grid and Statnett in the development of an infrastructure project linking the UK and Norwegian electricity networks </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/intertek-supports-national-grid-uk-norway-interconnector" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/intertek-supports-national-grid-uk-norway-interconnector#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:17:00 +0000 70261 at http://tdworld.com Alstom to Supply Four Substations for Chile’s First Electric Interconnection Highway http://tdworld.com/substations/alstom-supply-four-substations-chile-s-first-electric-interconnection-highway <div class="node-body article-body">Alstom has been selected by Transmisión Eléctrica del Norte to supply four turnkey substations for Chile’s first interconnection system, the Mejillones – Cardones Transmission line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/alstom-supply-four-substations-chile-s-first-electric-interconnection-highway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/alstom-supply-four-substations-chile-s-first-electric-interconnection-highway#comments Projects in Progress Substations Fri, 26 Jun 2015 03:04:00 +0000 70251 at http://tdworld.com World’s 2nd Largest Offshore Wind Farm Gwynt y Môr Inaugurated http://tdworld.com/renewables/world-s-2nd-largest-offshore-wind-farm-gwynt-y-m-r-inaugurated <div class="node-body article-body">The Gwynt y Mor wind farm, located eight miles offshore in Liverpool Bay, was officially inaugurated by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, last week. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/world-s-2nd-largest-offshore-wind-farm-gwynt-y-m-r-inaugurated" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/world-s-2nd-largest-offshore-wind-farm-gwynt-y-m-r-inaugurated#comments Projects in Progress Renewables Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:41:00 +0000 70241 at http://tdworld.com ITC Begins Open Solicitation for Transmission Rights on Lake Erie Connector Project http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/itc-begins-open-solicitation-transmission-rights-lake-erie-connector-project <div class="node-body article-body">ITC Lake Erie Connector has commenced an open solicitation for interest in transmission capacity on the ITC Lake Erie Connector line.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/itc-begins-open-solicitation-transmission-rights-lake-erie-connector-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/itc-begins-open-solicitation-transmission-rights-lake-erie-connector-project#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:30:00 +0000 70231 at http://tdworld.com jimfeng/iStock/Thinkstock China Southern Power Grid Awards Energy Storage Project http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/china-southern-power-grid-awards-energy-storage-project <div class="node-body article-body">Highpower International, Inc. has secured a contract to produce a 100KWH energy storage system for China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/china-southern-power-grid-awards-energy-storage-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/china-southern-power-grid-awards-energy-storage-project#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:49:00 +0000 70221 at http://tdworld.com Keeping the Lights on With WAMPAC on Delhi Island http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/keeping-lights-wampac-delhi-island <div class="field-byline"> Alstom </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In July 2012, 700 million Indians were hit by the two biggest blackouts in the world’s history. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/keeping-lights-wampac-delhi-island" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/keeping-lights-wampac-delhi-island#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:39:00 +0000 70211 at http://tdworld.com Edison International Teams Up with Tesla for Battery Storage Projects http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/edison-international-teams-tesla-battery-storage-projects <div class="node-body article-body">Edison International has established commercial agreements with Tesla as part of its launch of a new line of Tesla Energy products.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/edison-international-teams-tesla-battery-storage-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/edison-international-teams-tesla-battery-storage-projects#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:35:00 +0000 70201 at http://tdworld.com Eltel Wins Another Major Smart Metering Contract in Norway http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/eltel-wins-another-major-smart-metering-contract-norway <div class="node-body article-body">Norwegian power utility Skagerak Nett AS has chosen Eltel as its rollout partner in its smart metering project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/eltel-wins-another-major-smart-metering-contract-norway" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/eltel-wins-another-major-smart-metering-contract-norway#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:31:00 +0000 70191 at http://tdworld.com Perszing1982/iStock/Thinkstock Tennessee Valley Authority Deploys RAD’s Multiservice Access Platform http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tennessee-valley-authority-deploys-rad-s-multiservice-access-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Tennessee Valley Authority is deploying RAD’s purpose-built, cyber-secured multiservice access platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tennessee-valley-authority-deploys-rad-s-multiservice-access-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tennessee-valley-authority-deploys-rad-s-multiservice-access-platform#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 25 Jun 2015 16:22:00 +0000 70181 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