TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Central Maine Power Conducts Aerial Inspections of Transmission Lines http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/central-maine-power-conducts-aerial-inspections-transmission-lines <div class="node-body article-body">Central Maine Power Co., a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, began its summer inspections of its transmission lines earlier this month.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/central-maine-power-conducts-aerial-inspections-transmission-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/central-maine-power-conducts-aerial-inspections-transmission-lines#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 31 Aug 2015 20:01:00 +0000 73931 at http://tdworld.com ABB Commissions Switchgear Installation with New Eco-Efficient Gas http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/abb-commissions-switchgear-installation-new-eco-efficient-gas <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has achieved a breakthrough in gas insulated switchgear (GIS) technology by commissioning the world’s first high- and medium-voltage GIS bays with a new eco-efficient gas mixture</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/abb-commissions-switchgear-installation-new-eco-efficient-gas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/abb-commissions-switchgear-installation-new-eco-efficient-gas#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:07:00 +0000 73911 at http://tdworld.com Utility Scale Solar Shoots Sky High http://tdworld.com/news/utility-scale-solar-shoots-sky-high <div class="field-deck"> California Leads the Way </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Utilities have embraced utility-scale solar generation in a big way.</p> <p>In June, large solar installations at American utilities cranked out a record high 2.8 gigawatt-hours of electricity, up more than one-third from the previous year.</p> <p>Utility scale facilities have a capacity of at least 1 megawatt.</p> <p>Solar voltaic capacity grew by 47.5 percent from June 2014 to June 2015, according to a new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In that time, utility solar thermal capacity was up more than 18 percent.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/utility-scale-solar-shoots-sky-high" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/utility-scale-solar-shoots-sky-high#comments News The Energy Times Mon, 31 Aug 2015 16:54:00 +0000 73921 at http://tdworld.com <p>Utilities set record utility scale solar generation record.</p> U.S. Energy Information Administration Lack of Proper Pruning Knowledge http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge <div class="node-body video-body">If you need legal advice you don't ask your mechanic. If you need medical advice you don't ask your lawyer. If you are building a hydro electric facility you need engineers, you don't ask an accountant to design it. Why the when you need arboricultural advice would you ask anyone who has absolutely no education in arboriculture?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/goose-moose/lack-proper-pruning-knowledge#comments Goose the Moose Mon, 31 Aug 2015 15:13:00 +0000 73821 at http://tdworld.com MIT Spearheads Global Utility Study http://tdworld.com/news/mit-spearheads-global-utility-study <div class="field-byline"> Carlos Batlle </div> <div class="field-deck"> Global Consortium Points the Way </div> <div class="node-body article-body">“The MIT Utility of the Future” study will comprehensively address the technology, policy, and business models shaping the evolution of the delivery of electricity services. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/mit-spearheads-global-utility-study" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/mit-spearheads-global-utility-study#comments News The Energy Times Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:34:00 +0000 73661 at http://tdworld.com <p>New solar installations this summer in downtown Melbourne, Australia.</p> GettyImages UHV Converter Transformer with 750kV AC Interconnection in China Passes Test http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/uhv-converter-transformer-750kv-ac-interconnection-china-passes-test <div class="node-body article-body">The world's first 800kV UHV converter transformer with 750kV AC-side interconnection has passed all model tests</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/uhv-converter-transformer-750kv-ac-interconnection-china-passes-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/uhv-converter-transformer-750kv-ac-interconnection-china-passes-test#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:13:00 +0000 73651 at http://tdworld.com ABB has won orders worth over $100 million to supply converter transformers and components including wall bushings and circuit breakersfor the Lingzhou-Shaoxing ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link in China. Delmarva Power Project to Benefit Centreville, Maryland http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland <div class="node-body article-body">To improve electric service reliability in Centreville, Maryland, Delmarva Power will replace several poles and upgrade associated infrastructure</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/delmarva-power-project-benefit-centreville-maryland#comments News Projects in Progress Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:22:00 +0000 73641 at http://tdworld.com Northern Pass Announces its Forward New Hampshire Plan http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/northern-pass-announces-its-forward-new-hampshire-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Northern Pass Transmission has announced significant changes to the Northern Pass project as part of a newly unveiled Forward New Hampshire Plan. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/northern-pass-announces-its-forward-new-hampshire-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/northern-pass-announces-its-forward-new-hampshire-plan#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:47:00 +0000 73631 at http://tdworld.com AEP Taps Siemens to Modernize High-Voltage System in Texas http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-taps-siemens-modernize-high-voltage-system-texas <div class="node-body article-body">American Electric Power has chosen Siemens to modernize its HVDC back-to-back system at its 600MW Welsh HVDC station in Titus County, Texas. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-taps-siemens-modernize-high-voltage-system-texas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-taps-siemens-modernize-high-voltage-system-texas#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:30:00 +0000 73621 at http://tdworld.com ABB to Strengthen Transmission Grid in New Mexico http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-strengthen-transmission-grid-new-mexico <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has been contracted by Xcel Energy to deliver two SVCs to support its transmission grid expansion in New Mexico. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-strengthen-transmission-grid-new-mexico" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-strengthen-transmission-grid-new-mexico#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:22:00 +0000 73601 at http://tdworld.com Rising Tide of Energy Change http://tdworld.com/news/rising-tide-energy-change-0 <div class="field-byline"> Kevin Brookins </div> <div class="field-deck"> New Business Model, Chicago Style </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These are exciting times in our industry. We are probably faced with more challenges than at any time I can remember in my 32 years in the business. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/rising-tide-energy-change-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/rising-tide-energy-change-0#comments News The Energy Times Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:18:00 +0000 73611 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Kerite Powers Colorado Substations with Underground Cable Solution http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-powers-colorado-substations-underground-cable-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Kerite completed the installation of 69-kV underground transmission cable circuits at two newly constructed substations 30 miles north of Denver, Colorado.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-powers-colorado-substations-underground-cable-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-powers-colorado-substations-underground-cable-solution#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 27 Aug 2015 22:05:00 +0000 73581 at http://tdworld.com Ofil Develops Compact Corona Camera to Assist with Aerial Inspections http://tdworld.com/blog/ofil-develops-compact-corona-camera-assist-aerial-inspections <div class="node-body blog-body">Ofil, a corona detection systems manufacturer, came up with a dedicated solution to comply with drones specifics and with utilities expectations.</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/ofil-develops-compact-corona-camera-assist-aerial-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/ofil-develops-compact-corona-camera-assist-aerial-inspections#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 27 Aug 2015 19:12:00 +0000 73521 at http://tdworld.com Attracting “NexGen” Utility People http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/attracting-nexgen-utility-people <div class="node-body article-body">Volumes have been written about the technology, infrastructure, business models, and smart grid systems that will be needed by future utilities. Without the right people doing the right jobs none of those things will ever deliver the results envisioned.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/attracting-nexgen-utility-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/attracting-nexgen-utility-people#comments Grid Optimization Thu, 27 Aug 2015 18:21:00 +0000 73501 at http://tdworld.com Sensus and GE to Create Residential Meter with FlexNet Communications http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/sensus-and-ge-create-residential-meter-flexnet-communications <div class="node-body article-body">Sensus and GE’s Digital Energy business are working together, integrating Sensus FlexNet communication technology into GE’s existing I-210+c electric meter</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/sensus-and-ge-create-residential-meter-flexnet-communications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/sensus-and-ge-create-residential-meter-flexnet-communications#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:09:00 +0000 73451 at http://tdworld.com NRG and Ice Energy Partner for Southern California Utility Storage Projects http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nrg-and-ice-energy-partner-southern-california-utility-storage-projects <div class="node-body article-body">NRG Energy, Inc and Ice Energy have partnered to help reduce California’s peak energy demand through an energy storage solution. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nrg-and-ice-energy-partner-southern-california-utility-storage-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/nrg-and-ice-energy-partner-southern-california-utility-storage-projects#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:56:00 +0000 73441 at http://tdworld.com Customer Engagement Platform Integrated with Billing http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/customer-engagement-platform-integrated-billing <div class="node-body article-body">Smart Utility Systems' Smart Customer Mobile solution is now available for utilities using SAP Multichannel Foundation for Utilities and Public Sector software. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/customer-engagement-platform-integrated-billing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/customer-engagement-platform-integrated-billing#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:50:00 +0000 73431 at http://tdworld.com Revenue from Distributed Energy Storage Systems Expected to Exceed $16.5 Billion by 2024 http://tdworld.com/distribution/revenue-distributed-energy-storage-systems-expected-exceed-165-billion-2024 <div class="node-body article-body">A report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for distributed energy storage systems (DESSs).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/revenue-distributed-energy-storage-systems-expected-exceed-165-billion-2024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/revenue-distributed-energy-storage-systems-expected-exceed-165-billion-2024#comments Distribution The Smarter Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:40:00 +0000 73421 at http://tdworld.com German Utility Selects Mobile Workforce Management Program http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/german-utility-selects-mobile-workforce-management-program <div class="node-body article-body">German utility giant RWE will use Verisae’s mobile workforce management solution, vx Field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/german-utility-selects-mobile-workforce-management-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/german-utility-selects-mobile-workforce-management-program#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:24:00 +0000 73411 at http://tdworld.com Huntsville Utilities Monitors Energy with Conservation Voltage Reduction http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/huntsville-utilities-monitors-energy-conservation-voltage-reduction <div class="node-body article-body">With the help of the Sensus Conservation Voltage Reduction solution, Huntsville Utilities is meeting customer demand without sacrificing service</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/huntsville-utilities-monitors-energy-conservation-voltage-reduction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/huntsville-utilities-monitors-energy-conservation-voltage-reduction#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:13:00 +0000 73401 at http://tdworld.com Central Florida Electric Cooperative to Implement Cybersecurity Monitoring http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-florida-electric-cooperative-implement-cybersecurity-monitoring <div class="node-body article-body">Central Florida Electric Cooperative is using its N-Sentinel Software as a Service (SaaS) solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-florida-electric-cooperative-implement-cybersecurity-monitoring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-florida-electric-cooperative-implement-cybersecurity-monitoring#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:58:00 +0000 73391 at http://tdworld.com Software Helps to Modernize Belgium’s Electricity Grid http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/software-helps-modernize-belgium-s-electricity-grid <div class="node-body article-body">Eandis, the largest distribution operator in Belgium, has implemented and gone live with GE's PowerOn Advanced Distribution Management System.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/software-helps-modernize-belgium-s-electricity-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/software-helps-modernize-belgium-s-electricity-grid#comments Distribution Management Systems The Smarter Grid Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:53:00 +0000 73381 at http://tdworld.com State Regulators Approve Combining Entergy's Louisiana Utilities http://tdworld.com/energy-times/state-regulators-approve-combining-entergys-louisiana-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">Customers of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Gulf States Louisiana, L.L.C. will soon be served by a single utility company</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-times/state-regulators-approve-combining-entergys-louisiana-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-times/state-regulators-approve-combining-entergys-louisiana-utilities#comments Energizing Energy Times Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:49:00 +0000 73301 at http://tdworld.com Pakistan Agency Grants License for New Transmission Line http://tdworld.com/energizing/pakistan-agency-grants-license-new-transmission-line <div class="node-body article-body">Pakistan's National Power Electric Regulatory Authority has granted a Special Purpose Transmission Licence for constructing and owning transmission facilities</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/pakistan-agency-grants-license-new-transmission-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/pakistan-agency-grants-license-new-transmission-line#comments Energizing Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:34:00 +0000 73291 at http://tdworld.com PeterHermesFurian/iStock/Thinkstock Texas Lights Up Solar http://tdworld.com/news/texas-lights-solar <div class="field-deck"> Boom Times </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you think oil when you think Texas - think again.</p> <p>Try thinking solar.</p> <p>Today, there is about 193 megawatts of large-scale solar in the state.</p> <p>But by 2029, that could increase to 12,500 megawatts, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the<a href="http://www.wsj.com/articles/next-texas-energy-boom-solar-1440149400"> <em>Wall Street Journal</em> reported </a>this week.</p> <p>&quot;That is roughly equal to the size of all solar farms currently operating in the U.S.,&quot; the newspaper reported.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/texas-lights-solar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/texas-lights-solar#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:12:00 +0000 73271 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Commission Denies Exelon-Pepco Merger http://tdworld.com/energy-times/commission-denies-exelon-pepco-merger <div class="node-body article-body">The Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia has denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8-billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-times/commission-denies-exelon-pepco-merger" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-times/commission-denies-exelon-pepco-merger#comments Energizing Energy Times Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:03:00 +0000 73261 at http://tdworld.com roxanabalinti/Stock/Thinkstock SDG&E Reaches New Milestone For Renewable Power Delivery http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/sdge-reaches-new-milestone-renewable-power-delivery <div class="node-body article-body">This week, San Diego Gas & Electric hit a major milestone for renewable energy delivery in its service territory. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/sdge-reaches-new-milestone-renewable-power-delivery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/sdge-reaches-new-milestone-renewable-power-delivery#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:55:00 +0000 73251 at http://tdworld.com FPL Tips its Hardhat to its Electrical Workers on Lineworker Appreciation Day http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-tips-its-hardhat-its-electrical-workers-lineworker-appreciation-day <div class="node-body article-body">Florida Power & Light Co. honors its electrical workers as part of Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-tips-its-hardhat-its-electrical-workers-lineworker-appreciation-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/fpl-tips-its-hardhat-its-electrical-workers-lineworker-appreciation-day#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:45:00 +0000 73241 at http://tdworld.com Potomac Edison Replaces Underground Cable http://tdworld.com/underground-td/potomac-edison-replaces-underground-cable <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Edison is proactively replacing approximately 22 miles of underground distribution cable throughout its Maryland service area at a cost of about $4.5 million.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/potomac-edison-replaces-underground-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/potomac-edison-replaces-underground-cable#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:52:00 +0000 73231 at http://tdworld.com The boring pipe is visible beneath the ground in this section that was first excavated to remove rock. Adding New Jersey Gas Customers http://tdworld.com/news/adding-new-jersey-gas-customers <div class="field-deck"> Getting Upgrades Done </div> <div class="node-body article-body">During the last decade, our approach to new customer acquisition changed. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/adding-new-jersey-gas-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/adding-new-jersey-gas-customers#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:46:00 +0000 73221 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages