TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml/favicon.ico en To Drone, or Not to Drone, That Is the Question http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/drone-or-not-drone-question <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Drones represent one of the most transformative technologies that have appeared on the horizon not just for utilities but for everyone else. Drones allow, for the first time, a mechanism for inspecting everything both during normal and during emergency situations. Drones can perform so many tasks much faster, better, and much more easily than humans. The most common image of a drone is that of something that flies under remote control, but it also includes anything that is remote controlled that can crawl, walk or fly.&nbsp;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/drone-or-not-drone-question" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/drone-or-not-drone-question#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Sat, 28 Feb 2015 19:38:00 +0000 64111 at http://tdworld.com Balfour Beatty Awarded £40.7m SSE Overhead Line Contract http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/balfour-beatty-awarded-407m-sse-overhead-line-contract <div class="node-body article-body">Balfour Beatty has been awarded a three year contract by SSE’s electricity transmission business, Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission, worth £40.7m in value. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/balfour-beatty-awarded-407m-sse-overhead-line-contract" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/balfour-beatty-awarded-407m-sse-overhead-line-contract#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:44:00 +0000 64101 at http://tdworld.com France and Spain Will Inaugurate Longest Underground HV Cable Across the Pyrenees http://tdworld.com/underground-td/france-and-spain-will-inaugurate-longest-underground-hv-cable-across-pyrenees <div class="node-body article-body">French and Spanish power grid operators have commissioned a long-awaited underground high-voltage cable across the Pyrenees that will enhance the supply security of both countries.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/france-and-spain-will-inaugurate-longest-underground-hv-cable-across-pyrenees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/france-and-spain-will-inaugurate-longest-underground-hv-cable-across-pyrenees#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:35:00 +0000 64091 at http://tdworld.com Energy Market Price ABB Wins $100 Million Subsea Cable System Order for Denmark Offshore Wind Farm http://tdworld.com/underground-td/abb-wins-100-million-subsea-cable-system-order-denmark-offshore-wind-farm <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has won an order worth over $100 million from Energinet.dk, the Danish transmission system operator, to build an alternating current cable system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/abb-wins-100-million-subsea-cable-system-order-denmark-offshore-wind-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/abb-wins-100-million-subsea-cable-system-order-denmark-offshore-wind-farm#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:17:00 +0000 64081 at http://tdworld.com Ausgrid's Kurnell South Zone Substation Energized http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-kurnell-south-zone-substation-energized <div class="node-body article-body">Ausgrid's 1961 Kurnell zone substation is set to be replaced with the final stage of work beginning.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-kurnell-south-zone-substation-energized" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-kurnell-south-zone-substation-energized#comments Projects in Progress Substations Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 64071 at http://tdworld.com Nexant Joins OSIsoft’s Partner EcoSphere Program http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nexant-joins-osisoft-s-partner-ecosphere-program <div class="node-body article-body">Nexant has joined OSIsoft’s Partner EcoSphere Program</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nexant-joins-osisoft-s-partner-ecosphere-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nexant-joins-osisoft-s-partner-ecosphere-program#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:20:00 +0000 64051 at http://tdworld.com PMU Application for Grid Automation System http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/pmu-application-grid-automation-system <div class="node-body article-body">NI has announced a new phasor measurement unit (PMU) hardware platform for the NI Grid Automation System. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/pmu-application-grid-automation-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/pmu-application-grid-automation-system#comments Distribution Automation The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:11:00 +0000 64041 at http://tdworld.com Elster Attains UL Listing for its A3 ALPHA Smart Meter http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/elster-attains-ul-listing-its-a3-alpha-smart-meter <div class="node-body article-body">Elster Solutions' A3 ALPHA meter has achieved a new Underwriters Laboratories (UL) voluntary safety listing.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/elster-attains-ul-listing-its-a3-alpha-smart-meter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/elster-attains-ul-listing-its-a3-alpha-smart-meter#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:06:00 +0000 64031 at http://tdworld.com Wi-SUN Alliance Releases Technical Profile Specification for IEEE 802.15.4g Standard-Based Field Area Networks http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wi-sun-alliance-releases-technical-profile-specification-ieee-802154g-standard-based-fiel <div class="node-body article-body">The Wi-SUN Alliance has released a feature complete version of its technical profile specification for field area network communications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wi-sun-alliance-releases-technical-profile-specification-ieee-802154g-standard-based-fiel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wi-sun-alliance-releases-technical-profile-specification-ieee-802154g-standard-based-fiel#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:01:00 +0000 64021 at http://tdworld.com Silver Spring Networks Introduces Fifth Generation Networking Platform http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-introduces-fifth-generation-networking-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has unveiled the fifth generation of its critical infrastructure networking platform – Gen5. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-introduces-fifth-generation-networking-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-introduces-fifth-generation-networking-platform#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:53:00 +0000 64011 at http://tdworld.com Bidgely Unveils Suite of Energy Management Products http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/bidgely-unveils-suite-energy-management-products <div class="node-body article-body">Bidgely has introduced a suite of products that transform utilities’ big data into powerful insights to drive long-term customer engagement and energy savings. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/bidgely-unveils-suite-energy-management-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/bidgely-unveils-suite-energy-management-products#comments The Smarter Grid Business Smart Energy Consumer Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:46:00 +0000 64001 at http://tdworld.com Veridian Connections Deploys Mobile Workforce Management http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/veridian-connections-deploys-mobile-workforce-management <div class="node-body article-body">Clevest and Veridian Connections have announced the deployment of Clevest’s Mobile Workforce Management (version 5.1) solution at Veridian.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/veridian-connections-deploys-mobile-workforce-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/veridian-connections-deploys-mobile-workforce-management#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:39:00 +0000 63991 at http://tdworld.com BillMatrix Payments Enable Visa Card Payments for Con Edison Customers http://tdworld.com/billing/billmatrix-payments-enable-visa-card-payments-con-edison-customers <div class="node-body article-body">Consolidated Edison of New York has implemented BillMatrix® Payments from Fiserv.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/billing/billmatrix-payments-enable-visa-card-payments-con-edison-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/billing/billmatrix-payments-enable-visa-card-payments-con-edison-customers#comments Billing The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:24:00 +0000 63981 at http://tdworld.com How to Keep Your Networks Secure http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/how-keep-your-networks-secure <div class="node-body article-body">Cyber attacks have increased in volume and sophistication. How to keep your networks secure?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/how-keep-your-networks-secure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/how-keep-your-networks-secure#comments Smart Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:11:00 +0000 63971 at http://tdworld.com Advanced Grid Analytics in the Cloud http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/advanced-grid-analytics-cloud <div class="node-body article-body">Landis+Gyr has added advanced grid analytics to its software as a service (SaaS) offerings, enabling utilities to access a variety of useful analytical tools from a secure, hosted environment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/advanced-grid-analytics-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/advanced-grid-analytics-cloud#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 16:02:00 +0000 63961 at http://tdworld.com NV Energy to Use New Demand Response System http://tdworld.com/demand-response/nv-energy-use-new-demand-response-system <div class="node-body article-body">Alstom recently released its latest Demand Response Management System to NV Energy to provide new, advanced functions for the utility's demand response programs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/demand-response/nv-energy-use-new-demand-response-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/demand-response/nv-energy-use-new-demand-response-system#comments Demand Response The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:56:00 +0000 63951 at http://tdworld.com Mesh Router Supports Video Surveillance http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/mesh-router-supports-video-surveillance <div class="node-body article-body">ABB Wireless has introduced the Tropos 6420, a fourth-generation outdoor broadband mesh router designed to enhance physical security applications in electric utility transmission and distribution substations.</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/smart-grid/mesh-router-supports-video-surveillance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/mesh-router-supports-video-surveillance#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:34:00 +0000 63941 at http://tdworld.com iStock/Thinkstock Itron Unveils New 4G LTE Smart Meter Solution http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/itron-unveils-new-4g-lte-smart-meter-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Itron, Inc. has launched its new 4G LTE smart metering solution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/itron-unveils-new-4g-lte-smart-meter-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/itron-unveils-new-4g-lte-smart-meter-solution#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 63931 at http://tdworld.com Japan Looks to Microwave Transmission http://tdworld.com/business/japan-looks-microwave-transmission-0 <div class="field-deck"> Power from Space </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Japan's space agency is testing new technology to transmit electric power via microwaves and lasers. </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/business/japan-looks-microwave-transmission-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/japan-looks-microwave-transmission-0#comments Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:59:00 +0000 63911 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Needed: Energy Research http://tdworld.com/business/needed-energy-research <div class="field-deck"> Huge Boost Urged </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Business leaders are calling on the federal government to boost energy research to address climate change and energy poverty worldwide. </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/business/needed-energy-research" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/needed-energy-research#comments Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:23:00 +0000 63891 at http://tdworld.com gettyimages Icing Huge Energy Gains http://tdworld.com/business/icing-huge-energy-gains <div class="field-byline"> Mike Hopkins </div> <div class="field-deck"> Nature’s Storage Solution </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Public as well as investor-owned utilities are increasingly incorporating a wider range of renewable and clean-tech resources into their portfolios. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/business/icing-huge-energy-gains" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/icing-huge-energy-gains#comments Business Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:14:00 +0000 63881 at http://tdworld.com Photo courtesy of Ice Energy SDG&E Integrates EVs and Energy Storage into California’s Energy and Ancillary Service Markets http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego Gas & Electric is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) energy markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market#comments Energizing Distribution Business Grid-Optimization Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:38:00 +0000 63871 at http://tdworld.com Nerthuz/iStock/Thinkstock NRECA Votes No on Greenhouse Gas Resolution http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/nreca-votes-no-greenhouse-gas-resolution <div class="node-body article-body">More than 8,000 representatives from cooperative electric utilities across the nation are attending the NRECA Annual Meeting Feb. 23-25,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/nreca-votes-no-greenhouse-gas-resolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/nreca-votes-no-greenhouse-gas-resolution#comments Smart Energy Consumer Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:56:00 +0000 63831 at http://tdworld.com Making Buildings Energy Intelligent http://tdworld.com/business/making-buildings-energy-intelligent <div class="field-byline"> Steven T. Bushby </div> <div class="field-deck"> Effort to Reap Massive Savings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Buildings account for 40 percent of total U.S. energy consumption--more than any other sector—and their energy use is projected to increase at the fastest rate. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/business/making-buildings-energy-intelligent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/making-buildings-energy-intelligent#comments Business Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:49:00 +0000 63811 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Photo courtesy of Steven T. Bushby Revenue from Electric Vehicle Charging Services is Expected to Reach $2.9 Billion Annually by 2023 http://tdworld.com/energizing/revenue-electric-vehicle-charging-services-expected-reach-29-billion-annually-2023 <div class="node-body article-body">A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for PEV charging equipment sales and charging services. </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/energizing/revenue-electric-vehicle-charging-services-expected-reach-29-billion-annually-2023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/revenue-electric-vehicle-charging-services-expected-reach-29-billion-annually-2023#comments Energizing Lies and Stats Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:28:00 +0000 63801 at http://tdworld.com CenterPoint Energy to Upgrade Transmission Facilities to Serve Freeport LNG project http://tdworld.com/substations/centerpoint-energy-upgrade-transmission-facilities-serve-freeport-lng-project <div class="node-body article-body">CenterPoint Energy, Inc.'s electric utility announced will build new and expand existing electric transmission infrastructure to provide the 656 MWs needed to serve the liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/centerpoint-energy-upgrade-transmission-facilities-serve-freeport-lng-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/centerpoint-energy-upgrade-transmission-facilities-serve-freeport-lng-project#comments Energizing Substations Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:15:00 +0000 63751 at http://tdworld.com Co-ops Raise Reliability Concerns at FERC Conference http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/co-ops-raise-reliability-concerns-ferc-conference <div class="node-body article-body">Speaking to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of America’s more than 900 not-for-profit electric cooperatives, Jay Morrison, vice president of Regulatory Affairs at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association...</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/smart-energy-consumer/co-ops-raise-reliability-concerns-ferc-conference" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/co-ops-raise-reliability-concerns-ferc-conference#comments Energizing Smart Energy Consumer Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:57:00 +0000 63741 at http://tdworld.com Solar Splash in Kansas http://tdworld.com/business/solar-splash-kansas <div class="field-deck"> IKEA Goes Big </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Solar power is blooming in California, the Southwest, New Jersey and other regions that have aggressively courted such investments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/business/solar-splash-kansas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/solar-splash-kansas#comments Business Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:47:00 +0000 63731 at http://tdworld.com <p>Joseph Roth, with solar arrays on an IKEA store in Miami.</p> Photo courtesy of IKEA <p>Rob Federighi of Socore Energy at IKEA&#39;s newly opened Kansas store.</p> By Martin Rosenberg Europe’s Electricity System Faces Unprecedented Test from Solar Eclipse http://tdworld.com/renewables/europe-s-electricity-system-faces-unprecedented-test-solar-eclipse <div class="node-body article-body">European transmission system operators have been preparing for the March 20 solar eclipse for several months. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/europe-s-electricity-system-faces-unprecedented-test-solar-eclipse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/europe-s-electricity-system-faces-unprecedented-test-solar-eclipse#comments Energizing Overhead Distribution Renewables Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:45:00 +0000 63721 at http://tdworld.com alexaldo/iStock/Thinkstock Utility Drone Future in the Balance? http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/utility-drone-future-balance <div class="node-body article-body">Commercial drone regulation could limit the usefulness of drones for utilities. What do we need to know and do to secure our future use of this technology? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/utility-drone-future-balance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/utility-drone-future-balance#comments Grid Optimization Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:29:00 +0000 63711 at http://tdworld.com