TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Answering Questions on Herbicide Use and the Environment http://tdworld.com/sponsored/answering-questions-herbicide-use-and-environment <div class="node-body article-body">At times, you may be asked questions by the public regarding use of herbicides at utility sites and along rights of way. The following answers may help you address those questions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/sponsored/answering-questions-herbicide-use-and-environment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/sponsored/answering-questions-herbicide-use-and-environment#comments Sponsored Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:28:00 +0000 54131 at http://tdworld.com Georgia Power Solves Hardware Failure Issue http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue <div class="field-byline"> By Buddy Phillips, Georgia Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Many transmission lines have had hardware failures because of wind-induced vibrations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/field-applications/georgia-power-solves-hardware-failure-issue#comments Field Applications Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:38:00 +0000 54121 at http://tdworld.com Intrusion Detection System Uses Radar and Sensing http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/intrusion-detection-system-uses-radar-and-sensing <div class="node-body article-body">SpotterRF, in partnership with Sensei Solutions, has announced joint surveillance technology test results that show a radical reduction in the number of false alarms, the bane of intrusion detection and the security industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/intrusion-detection-system-uses-radar-and-sensing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/intrusion-detection-system-uses-radar-and-sensing#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:19:00 +0000 54101 at http://tdworld.com Leidos Launches Utility Security Offering http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/leidos-launches-utility-security-offering <div class="node-body article-body">Leidos has announced its comprehensive utility security offering in light of pending updates to the North American Electric Reliability Corp. critical infrastructure protection standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/leidos-launches-utility-security-offering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/leidos-launches-utility-security-offering#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:10:00 +0000 54091 at http://tdworld.com maxkabakov/iStock/Thinkstock Unit Finds Cable Sheath Faults Fast http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/unit-finds-cable-sheath-faults-fast <div class="node-body article-body">Readily portable and featuring intuitive menu-driven operation, the SebaKMT MFM 10 sheath-fault location system from Megger provides a fast, convenient and accurate solution for testing cable sheaths.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/unit-finds-cable-sheath-faults-fast" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/unit-finds-cable-sheath-faults-fast#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:03:00 +0000 54081 at http://tdworld.com Heat Measurement Market Forecast to Exceed $1 Billion in 2018 http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/heat-measurement-market-forecast-exceed-1-billion-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">IHS Technology's recently released report forecast the heat measurement market would exceed $1 billion in 2018.</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/test-monitor-control/heat-measurement-market-forecast-exceed-1-billion-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/heat-measurement-market-forecast-exceed-1-billion-2018#comments Test, Monitor & Control Lies and Stats Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:49:00 +0000 54071 at http://tdworld.com Automatic Circuit Recloser Protects Two-Phase, Two-Wire Spurs http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/automatic-circuit-recloser-protects-two-phase-two-wire-spurs <div class="node-body article-body">NOJA Power hasreleased its 312 series Automatic Circuit Recloser.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/automatic-circuit-recloser-protects-two-phase-two-wire-spurs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/automatic-circuit-recloser-protects-two-phase-two-wire-spurs#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:39:00 +0000 54061 at http://tdworld.com Proximity Voltage Tool Detects Voltage on Most Elbow Test Points http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/proximity-voltage-tool-detects-voltage-most-elbow-test-points <div class="node-body article-body">HDE's PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors are non-contact detectors with voltage ranges from 120V up to 500kV</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/proximity-voltage-tool-detects-voltage-most-elbow-test-points" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/proximity-voltage-tool-detects-voltage-most-elbow-test-points#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:32:00 +0000 54051 at http://tdworld.com GRID20/20 And Dominion Voltage, Inc. Bring Grid Optimization To New Markets http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/grid2020-and-dominion-voltage-inc-bring-grid-optimization-new-markets <div class="node-body article-body">GRID20/20, Inc. and Dominion Voltage, Inc. have teamed up to bring grid optimization into new markets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/grid2020-and-dominion-voltage-inc-bring-grid-optimization-new-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/grid2020-and-dominion-voltage-inc-bring-grid-optimization-new-markets#comments Test, Monitor & Control Grid Opt Smart Grid Tue, 19 Aug 2014 16:18:00 +0000 54041 at http://tdworld.com The Inside Scoop on the Advanced Meter Fort Collins Project http://tdworld.com/advanced-meter-fc/inside-scoop-advanced-meter-fort-collins-project <div class="node-body article-body"><p>I am a big believer in the saying &ldquo;Trust and Verify,&rdquo; so when Elster President Mark Fromuller told me that Advanced Meter Fort Collins (AMFC) was the real deal, I got on the phone with Ft. Collins Project Manager Dennis Sumner and headed over to Colorado to check out this build out personally.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/advanced-meter-fc/inside-scoop-advanced-meter-fort-collins-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/advanced-meter-fc/inside-scoop-advanced-meter-fort-collins-project#comments Project Fact Sheets Advanced Meter FC Tue, 19 Aug 2014 02:47:00 +0000 54011 at http://tdworld.com Mark Fronmuller, President of Elster Sherman + Reilly Announces 2014 Break Away Road Tour in Eastern Region http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region <div class="node-body blog-body">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. </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/sherman-reilly-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/sherman-reilly-announces-2014-break-away-road-tour-eastern-region#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Mon, 18 Aug 2014 20:32:00 +0000 54001 at http://tdworld.com Kraig Bader – Mobilizing the Team http://tdworld.com/videos/kraig-bader-mobilizing-team <div class="node-body video-body"><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="391" scrolling="no" src="http://videos.tdworld.com/video/Kraig-Bader-–-Mobilizing-the-T/player?layout=&amp;read_more=1" width="595"></iframe></p> <p>Kraig Bader, standards engineering manager at Fort Collins Utilities, explores the process of mobilizing a force of internal and contract engineers and technicians to install over 100,000 electric and water meters.<br /> <br /> <strong>Brought to you by:</strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/videos/kraig-bader-mobilizing-team" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/videos/kraig-bader-mobilizing-team#comments Videos Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:06:00 +0000 53851 at http://tdworld.com Kansas City Power & Light Selects New Energy Management System http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-selects-new-energy-management-system <div class="node-body article-body">Open Systems International, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Kansas City Power & Light to implement a state-of-the-art new Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI’s monarch platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-selects-new-energy-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-selects-new-energy-management-system#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:59:00 +0000 53751 at http://tdworld.com App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/app-enables-utilities-maximize-customer-engagement-while-increasing-operational-efficie <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens Smart Grid has released Energy Engage Mobile, the company’s first mobile-web application that brings energy consumption information directly to the consumer’s fingertips helping utilities connect with their customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/app-enables-utilities-maximize-customer-engagement-while-increasing-operational-efficie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/app-enables-utilities-maximize-customer-engagement-while-increasing-operational-efficie#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:40:00 +0000 53741 at http://tdworld.com Waterfall Security, Schneider Electric Join to Ensure Safety, Reliability of Control System Networks http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/waterfall-security-schneider-electric-join-ensure-safety-reliability-control-system-net <div class="node-body article-body">Waterfall Security Solutions and Schneider Electric have announced a partnership to bring stronger-than-firewall cybersecurity technologies to Schneider Electric customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/waterfall-security-schneider-electric-join-ensure-safety-reliability-control-system-net" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/waterfall-security-schneider-electric-join-ensure-safety-reliability-control-system-net#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:28:00 +0000 53731 at http://tdworld.com Landis+Gyr Announces Release of Command Center 6.2 http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-announces-release-command-center-62 <div class="node-body article-body">Landis+Gyr have released version 6.2 of its operating software, Command Center, for the Gridstream® advanced metering and grid management system. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-announces-release-command-center-62" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-announces-release-command-center-62#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:21:00 +0000 53721 at http://tdworld.com OSI Launches Next-Generation Distribution Outage Management System on Big Data Platform http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/osi-launches-next-generation-distribution-outage-management-system-big-data-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Open Systems International, Inc. has launched Spectra OMS, a next-generation Distribution Outage Management System with advanced Big Data architecture, user interface and customer communications capabilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/osi-launches-next-generation-distribution-outage-management-system-big-data-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/osi-launches-next-generation-distribution-outage-management-system-big-data-platform#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:15:00 +0000 53711 at http://tdworld.com Austin Energy Continues Power Partner Thermostat Program For Second Summer http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/austin-energy-continues-power-partner-thermostat-program-second-summer <div class="node-body article-body">In its second year, Austin Energy is taking steps to help conserve energy while summer demands are high.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/austin-energy-continues-power-partner-thermostat-program-second-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/austin-energy-continues-power-partner-thermostat-program-second-summer#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:11:00 +0000 53701 at http://tdworld.com Siemens to Provide Direct Energy with Integrated Demand Response http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/siemens-provide-direct-energy-integrated-demand-response <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related service providers with more than six million residential and commercial customer relationships, to install a Demand Response Management System (DRMS).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/siemens-provide-direct-energy-integrated-demand-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/siemens-provide-direct-energy-integrated-demand-response#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:04:00 +0000 53691 at http://tdworld.com DRMS GE Wins Deal to Modernize Aberdeen, Mississippi’s Grid http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-wins-deal-modernize-aberdeen-mississippi-s-grid <div class="node-body article-body">From smartphones to laptops, today’s global economy is powered by knowledge sharing that requires 24-hour internet connections. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-wins-deal-modernize-aberdeen-mississippi-s-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-wins-deal-modernize-aberdeen-mississippi-s-grid#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:58:00 +0000 53681 at http://tdworld.com DTE Energy Unveils DTE Insight Energy Efficiency App http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dte-energy-unveils-dte-insight-energy-efficiency-app <div class="node-body article-body">DTE Energy has unveiled its free DTE Insight energy efficiency app that allows its electric customers to better understand how they use and manage their energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dte-energy-unveils-dte-insight-energy-efficiency-app" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dte-energy-unveils-dte-insight-energy-efficiency-app#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:46:00 +0000 53671 at http://tdworld.com Energy Industry Becoming More Progressive in Big Data and Analytics; Spend Expected to Reach $21 Billion by 2019 http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/energy-industry-becoming-more-progressive-big-data-and-analytics-spend-expected-reach-2 <div class="node-body article-body">New market forecasts from ABI Research show that spending on big data and analytics in the energy industry will amount to US$7 billion in 2014, representing over 15% of the overall cross-industry spending. </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/energy-industry-becoming-more-progressive-big-data-and-analytics-spend-expected-reach-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/energy-industry-becoming-more-progressive-big-data-and-analytics-spend-expected-reach-2#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:39:00 +0000 53661 at http://tdworld.com Results of Smart Meter Investigation Point to External Factors http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/results-smart-meter-investigation-point-external-factors <div class="node-body article-body">Sensus is conducting utility site inspections and performing extensive lab testing to determine the root cause of recent smart meter incidents.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/results-smart-meter-investigation-point-external-factors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/results-smart-meter-investigation-point-external-factors#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:34:00 +0000 53651 at http://tdworld.com Central Hudson Selects Location Intelligence Solution http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/central-hudson-selects-location-intelligence-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Central Hudson, a New York State regulated electric and gas utility, has selected Ubisense myWorld and Ubisense Damage Assessment to dramatically improve response time following major storms.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/central-hudson-selects-location-intelligence-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/central-hudson-selects-location-intelligence-solution#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:03:00 +0000 53641 at http://tdworld.com FERC Approves Second Settlement in 2011 Southwest Blackout Case http://tdworld.com/gallery/ferc-approves-second-settlement-2011-southwest-blackout-case <div class="node-body gallery-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. and Imperial Irrigation District (IID) that includes a $12 million civil penalty and a number of compliance requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/ferc-approves-second-settlement-2011-southwest-blackout-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/ferc-approves-second-settlement-2011-southwest-blackout-case#comments Gallery Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:05:00 +0000 53601 at http://tdworld.com Hawaii Responds to Storm Outages http://tdworld.com/energizing/hawaii-responds-storm-outages <div class="node-body article-body">Hawaiian Electric crews were responding to power outages last week affecting approximately 1,500 customers in Hauula, Kaawa, Kahuku and other portions of Windward Oahu.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/hawaii-responds-storm-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/hawaii-responds-storm-outages#comments Energizing Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:46:00 +0000 53591 at http://tdworld.com Rwanda to Unveil First Utility-Scale Solar PV Power Plant in East Africa http://tdworld.com/renewables/rwanda-unveil-first-utility-scale-solar-pv-power-plant-east-africa <div class="field-byline"> KT Press </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Government of Rwanda is preparing to commission in early August 2014 the first utility-scale solar PV power plant in East Africa with a production capacity of 8.5 MWp. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/rwanda-unveil-first-utility-scale-solar-pv-power-plant-east-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/rwanda-unveil-first-utility-scale-solar-pv-power-plant-east-africa#comments Renewables Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:35:00 +0000 53581 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Test http://tdworld.com/test-1 <div class="node-body page-body"><style type="text/css"> nav ul { padding:0; margin:0; list-style: none; position: relative; } nav ul li { float:left; display:list-item; list-style: none; background-color:#64abfb; border-bottom: 5px solid #2ecc71; } nav ul li a { display:block; padding:15px 10px; color:#FFF; font-size:16px; text-decoration:none; font-family: 'Bree Serif', 'serif'; } li a:hover { background-color: #2ecc71; }/* The Dropdown Styles */ /* =================== */ /* Hide Dropdowns by Default */ nav ul ul { di</style></div><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Archive Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:23:19 +0000 53561 at http://tdworld.com Satisfaction with Retail Electricity Providers Improves Dramatically from Last Year http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/satisfaction-retail-electricity-providers-improves-dramatically-last-year <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/satisfaction-retail-electricity-providers-improves-dramatically-last-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/satisfaction-retail-electricity-providers-improves-dramatically-last-year#comments Energizing Smart Energy Consumer Wed, 13 Aug 2014 18:15:00 +0000 53571 at http://tdworld.com Energy Storage Tames Renewables http://tdworld.com/gallery/energy-storage-tames-renewables <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images on how energy storage works with the latest renewable energy technologies to become dispatchable. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/energy-storage-tames-renewables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/energy-storage-tames-renewables#comments Gallery Renewables Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:36:00 +0000 53551 at http://tdworld.com