TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Two California Utilities Join Sustainability Alliance http://tdworld.com/blog/two-california-utilities-join-sustainability-alliance <div class="node-body blog-body">The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance announced the addition of two California utilities to its membership: Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and Southern California Edison. </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/two-california-utilities-join-sustainability-alliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/two-california-utilities-join-sustainability-alliance#comments Briefs Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:37:00 +0000 55941 at http://tdworld.com Alliance Unveils New Wood Pole Sustainable Practices http://tdworld.com/blog/alliance-unveils-new-wood-pole-sustainable-practices <div class="node-body blog-body">The Electric Utility Industry Sustainable Supply Chain Alliance announced the release of a collection of sustainable practices in the areas of wood-pole manufacturing, purchasing, management and disposal/reuse, </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/alliance-unveils-new-wood-pole-sustainable-practices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/alliance-unveils-new-wood-pole-sustainable-practices#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:29:00 +0000 55931 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Starts New Energy Transition Research Project in Germany http://tdworld.com/energizing/siemens-starts-new-energy-transition-research-project-germany <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has started a new project – IREN2 (Future Viable Networks for Integration of Renewable Energy systems) – in Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region in connection with Germany’s transition to a new energy mix.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/siemens-starts-new-energy-transition-research-project-germany" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/siemens-starts-new-energy-transition-research-project-germany#comments Energizing Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:07:00 +0000 55921 at http://tdworld.com Jeff_Hu/iStock/Thinkstock Energy Department Announces $8 Million to Improve Resiliency of the Grid http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/energy-department-announces-8-million-improve-resiliency-grid <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects to help cities and towns better prepare for extreme weather events and other potential electricity disruptions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/energy-department-announces-8-million-improve-resiliency-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/energy-department-announces-8-million-improve-resiliency-grid#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:49:00 +0000 55911 at http://tdworld.com <p>Federal programs, institutions, and the private sector are increasing microgrid development and deployment. The number of successfully deployed microgrids will verify the benefits and decrease implementation risks further expanding the market for microgrids.</p> Basin Electric to Begin Transmission Line Construction http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/basin-electric-begin-transmission-line-construction <div class="node-body article-body">A transmission project to help provide electrical reliability and stability in the Williston Basin got the final nod from two federal agencies and is set to begin construction.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/basin-electric-begin-transmission-line-construction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/basin-electric-begin-transmission-line-construction#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:37:00 +0000 55901 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Utilities Receive Safety Awards http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/firstenergy-utilities-receive-safety-awards <div class="node-body article-body">Three FirstEnergy Corp. electric utility operating companies were recently recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Energy Association of Pennsylvania.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/firstenergy-utilities-receive-safety-awards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/firstenergy-utilities-receive-safety-awards#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:25:00 +0000 55891 at http://tdworld.com erdinhasdemir/iStock/Thinkstock JCP&L Morris County Customers to Benefit from DOE Grid Enhancement Program http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/jcpl-morris-county-customers-benefit-doe-grid-enhancement-program <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light is enhancing electrical service reliability for nearly 6,000 Morris County, New Jersey, customers through new technology installed as part of a Department of Energy Smart Grid program. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/jcpl-morris-county-customers-benefit-doe-grid-enhancement-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/jcpl-morris-county-customers-benefit-doe-grid-enhancement-program#comments Energizing Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:21:00 +0000 55881 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc " id="yui_3_16_0_rc_1_1_1410974605381_1366">JCP&amp;L has installed 15 advanced recloser devices on three circuits in the Morris County communities of Bernards Township, Harding Township, Morristown and Morris Township. Reclosers are a type of circuit breaker that automatically restores power after momentary service interruptions caused by tree branches or other objects contacting overhead lines.</span></p> Duke Energy Commits $500 Million to North Carolina Solar Power Expansion http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy has announced a $500 million commitment to a major expansion of solar power in North Carolina.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-commits-500-million-north-carolina-solar-power-expansion#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 55871 at http://tdworld.com <p>Duke Energy&#39;s new solar facilities will look similar to the company&#39;s existing ones. Pictured is the Millfield Solar Power Project in Beaufort County, N.C. (PRNewsFoto/Duke Energy)</p> K-State Connects Power to Students http://tdworld.com/gallery/k-state-connects-power-students <div class="node-body gallery-body">Kansas State University hosts an affiliate program that is covered in detail in this photo gallery.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/k-state-connects-power-students" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/k-state-connects-power-students#comments Gallery Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:29:00 +0000 55861 at http://tdworld.com S&C Announces Strategic Alliance with XetaWave to Expand Grid Connectivity Solutions http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sc-announces-strategic-alliance-xetawave-expand-grid-connectivity-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">S&C Electric Company and XetaWave have announced a strategic alliance to develop next-generation communications technologies that will expand S&C’s capabilities to provide high-throughput, low-latency mesh radio networks for use in smart grid applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sc-announces-strategic-alliance-xetawave-expand-grid-connectivity-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sc-announces-strategic-alliance-xetawave-expand-grid-connectivity-solutions#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:11:00 +0000 55851 at http://tdworld.com Clock Delivers Gains in Precision and Security http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/clock-delivers-gains-precision-and-security <div class="node-body article-body">Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. has released the SEL-2488 Satellite-Synchronized Network Clock designed for critical infrastructure and harsh environments that require highly reliable, precise time synchronization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/clock-delivers-gains-precision-and-security" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/clock-delivers-gains-precision-and-security#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:04:00 +0000 55841 at http://tdworld.com Global Substation Automation Market to Reach US$139.34 Billion by 2020 http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/global-substation-automation-market-reach-us13934-billion-2020 <div class="node-body article-body">According to a new market research report "Substation Automation Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020," the market was valued at US$96.52 billion in 2013.</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/global-substation-automation-market-reach-us13934-billion-2020" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/global-substation-automation-market-reach-us13934-billion-2020#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:57:00 +0000 55831 at http://tdworld.com substation New Features for the Winding Analyzer 2293 http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/new-features-winding-analyzer-2293 <div class="node-body article-body">HAEFELY HIPOTRONICS has launched new features in the winding analyzer type WA2293.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/new-features-winding-analyzer-2293" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/new-features-winding-analyzer-2293#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:47:00 +0000 55821 at http://tdworld.com Medium Voltage Metal-Clad Switchgear Uses AMVAC Circuit Breaker http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/medium-voltage-metal-clad-switchgear-uses-amvac-circuit-breaker <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has extended its medium-voltage Advance switchgear product line with an enhanced solution known as Advance 27. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/medium-voltage-metal-clad-switchgear-uses-amvac-circuit-breaker" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/medium-voltage-metal-clad-switchgear-uses-amvac-circuit-breaker#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:34:00 +0000 55811 at http://tdworld.com Basler Announces Power Control and Protection Conference Course Agenda http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/basler-announces-power-control-and-protection-conference-course-agenda <div class="node-body article-body">Basler Electric has released its 49th Annual Power Control and Protection Conference course agenda. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/basler-announces-power-control-and-protection-conference-course-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/basler-announces-power-control-and-protection-conference-course-agenda#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:06:00 +0000 55801 at http://tdworld.com NASCAR Returns to Gateway Motorsports Park on Saturday, June 13, 2015 http://tdworld.com/blog/nascar-returns-gateway-motorsports-park-saturday-june-13-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body">The Drivin' for Linemen race will return to Gateway Motorsports Park near St. Louis, Missouri, next June 13, 2015. The race will be sponsored by Elite Utility Support and will be part of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race. </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/nascar-returns-gateway-motorsports-park-saturday-june-13-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/nascar-returns-gateway-motorsports-park-saturday-june-13-2015#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:14:00 +0000 55791 at http://tdworld.com How Much Is Too Much in Renewable Energy? http://tdworld.com/renewables/how-much-too-much-renewable-energy <div class="node-body article-body">Ain’t technology fun? Thanks to tech toys like Skype and smart phones, it’s easy to stay in touch with friends, family and coworkers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/how-much-too-much-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/how-much-too-much-renewable-energy#comments Renewables Silver Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:17:00 +0000 55771 at http://tdworld.com Wind and Solar by the Numbers http://tdworld.com/renewables/wind-and-solar-numbers-0 <div class="node-body article-body">For those of us who work in transmission line design and construction, we know that a lot of work comes from building transmission lines to connect wind farms to the grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/wind-and-solar-numbers-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/wind-and-solar-numbers-0#comments Global Viewpoint Renewables Silver Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:07:00 +0000 55761 at http://tdworld.com Avista Continues Project to Underground Nearly 11 Miles of Power Lines near Calder, Idaho http://tdworld.com/underground-td/avista-continues-project-underground-nearly-11-miles-power-lines-near-calder-idaho <div class="node-body article-body">Avista is installing over 4 mi of underground power cable along the Potlatch Road beginning at Calder, Idaho, and ending near Big Creek, Idaho. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/avista-continues-project-underground-nearly-11-miles-power-lines-near-calder-idaho" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/avista-continues-project-underground-nearly-11-miles-power-lines-near-calder-idaho#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:39:00 +0000 55741 at http://tdworld.com ATC Receives Approval to Rebuild Transmission Line in Rock, Walworth Counties http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/atc-receives-approval-rebuild-transmission-line-rock-walworth-counties <div class="node-body article-body">The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin gramted approval to American Transmission Co. (ATC) to rebuild a 20-mi 69,000-volt transmission line in Rock and Walworth counties. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/atc-receives-approval-rebuild-transmission-line-rock-walworth-counties" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/atc-receives-approval-rebuild-transmission-line-rock-walworth-counties#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:35:00 +0000 55731 at http://tdworld.com ABB Launches World´s Most Powerful Underground and Subsea Power Transmission Cable System http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-launches-world-s-most-powerful-underground-and-subsea-power-transmission-cable <div class="node-body article-body">ABB announces a breakthrough in cable technology by successfully developing and testing a 525-kV extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system to make renewable energy installations more efficient and cost-effective.</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/projects-progress/abb-launches-world-s-most-powerful-underground-and-subsea-power-transmission-cable" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-launches-world-s-most-powerful-underground-and-subsea-power-transmission-cable#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 55721 at http://tdworld.com Quanta Services Selected for Chino Hills Segment of Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/quanta-services-selected-chino-hills-segment-tehachapi-renewable-transmission-proj <div class="node-body article-body">PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. (PAR), a Quanta Services company, was selected by Southern California Edison for the 500-kV underground project for the Chino Hills segment of the Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/quanta-services-selected-chino-hills-segment-tehachapi-renewable-transmission-proj" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/quanta-services-selected-chino-hills-segment-tehachapi-renewable-transmission-proj#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:20:00 +0000 55711 at http://tdworld.com <p>The Tehachapi Renewable Transmission Project will deliver electricity from new wind farms in the Tehachapi area to SCE customers and the California transmission grid. Consisting of new and upgraded electric transmission lines and substations between eastern Kern County and San Bernardino County, it plays a vital role in meeting California&rsquo;s renewable energy goal of 33 percent by the year 2020.</p> ABB Develops Complete System Solution for 1,100 kV HVDC Power Transmission http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-develops-complete-system-solution-1100-kv-hvdc-power-transmission <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has successfully developed all major equipment required for the deployment of 1,100-kV UHVDC power transmission systems. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-develops-complete-system-solution-1100-kv-hvdc-power-transmission" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-develops-complete-system-solution-1100-kv-hvdc-power-transmission#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:15:00 +0000 55701 at http://tdworld.com <p>Test hall for ultrahigh voltage equipment</p> Visual and Sound Barrier Walls Planned for National Grid Substation in Worcester, Massachusetts http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/visual-and-sound-barrier-walls-planned-national-grid-substation-worcester-massachu <div class="node-body article-body">National Grid is currently working closely with neighbors and the City of Worcester, Mass. to develop a sound and visual screening plan for the Cook's Pond substation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/visual-and-sound-barrier-walls-planned-national-grid-substation-worcester-massachu" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/visual-and-sound-barrier-walls-planned-national-grid-substation-worcester-massachu#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:10:00 +0000 55691 at http://tdworld.com The Energy Cooperative Plans New Substation in Licking County, Ohio http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/energy-cooperative-plans-new-substation-licking-county-ohio <div class="node-body article-body">Licking Rural Electrification, Inc., (dba) The Energy Cooperative plans to construct a new high-voltage, 138-kV to 12-kV distribution substation in Jersey Township in western Licking County, Ohio. The substation will be called Smith’s Mill Substation.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/energy-cooperative-plans-new-substation-licking-county-ohio" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/energy-cooperative-plans-new-substation-licking-county-ohio#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:53:00 +0000 55681 at http://tdworld.com Avista Begins Work on New Noxon Switchyard http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/avista-begins-work-new-noxon-switchyard <div class="node-body article-body">Avista has begun a 5-year relocation project at the Noxon Rapids Switchyard in Montana that, when complete, will update and increase the reliability and capacity of the 55-year-old facility and enhance its security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/avista-begins-work-new-noxon-switchyard" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/avista-begins-work-new-noxon-switchyard#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:47:00 +0000 55671 at http://tdworld.com TVA Seeks Comments on Proposed Mississippi Transmission Project http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/tva-seeks-comments-proposed-mississippi-transmission-project <div class="node-body article-body">The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is asking for public input about transmission system upgrades in central Mississippi that would increase power reliability for the area and enhance overall reliability of the TVA system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/tva-seeks-comments-proposed-mississippi-transmission-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/tva-seeks-comments-proposed-mississippi-transmission-project#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:43:00 +0000 55661 at http://tdworld.com Outages in Yellow Pine and Warm Lake, Idaho Areas http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/outages-yellow-pine-and-warm-lake-idaho-areas <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical service will be interrupted in Yellow Pine and the Warm Lake area from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on four days, Sept. 16, 18, 19 and 22, so Idaho Power crews can safely perform transmission line maintenance.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/outages-yellow-pine-and-warm-lake-idaho-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/outages-yellow-pine-and-warm-lake-idaho-areas#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:34:00 +0000 55651 at http://tdworld.com National Grid’s Subterranean Engineers Prep for Last Big Dig on London Power Tunnels http://tdworld.com/underground-td/national-grid-s-subterranean-engineers-prep-last-big-dig-london-power-tunnels <div class="node-body article-body">National Grid is set to begin the final phase of tunneling on its flagship London Power Tunnels project. Manned Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) Evelyn recently completed a challenging 3.4-km stretch of the tunnel underneath the River Thames between Wandsworth and Earls Court.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/national-grid-s-subterranean-engineers-prep-last-big-dig-london-power-tunnels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/national-grid-s-subterranean-engineers-prep-last-big-dig-london-power-tunnels#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Fri, 12 Sep 2014 03:14:00 +0000 55641 at http://tdworld.com Trinity Industries, Inc. Completes Acquisition of Meyer Steel Structures http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/trinity-industries-inc-completes-acquisition-meyer-steel-structures <div class="node-body article-body">Trinity Industries, Inc. has completed its previously announced agreement to acquire the assets of Meyer Steel Structures, the utility steel structures division of Thomas & Betts Corp., a member of the ABB Group. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/trinity-industries-inc-completes-acquisition-meyer-steel-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/trinity-industries-inc-completes-acquisition-meyer-steel-structures#comments Projects in Progress Business Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:58:00 +0000 55631 at http://tdworld.com