TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Welcome to the Community http://tdworld.com/welcome-community <div class="node-body page-body">Welcome to the Community</div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/welcome-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Advertising Thu, 26 May 2016 13:48:32 +0000 89361 at http://tdworld.com Underground Splice http://tdworld.com/td-how/underground-splice <div class="node-body video-body">ComEd terminates a new three-phase distribution cable with a Cold Shrink Straight Joint.</div> <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by: Burns &amp; McDonnell </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/td-how/underground-splice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/td-how/underground-splice#comments Burns McDonnell T&D How Wed, 25 May 2016 19:56:00 +0000 89241 at http://tdworld.com Statnett to Construct Fjotland-Ertsmyra-Lyse-Duge Transmission Line http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/statnett-construct-fjotland-ertsmyra-lyse-duge-transmission-line <div class="node-body article-body">Valard Construction has been selected by Statnett to construct the Fjotland-Ertsmyra-Lyse-Duge Transmission Line. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/statnett-construct-fjotland-ertsmyra-lyse-duge-transmission-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/statnett-construct-fjotland-ertsmyra-lyse-duge-transmission-line#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 25 May 2016 18:31:00 +0000 89351 at http://tdworld.com Quanta Announces New Subsurface Company http://tdworld.com/underground-td/quanta-announces-new-subsurface-company <div class="node-body article-body">Quanta has launched Quanta Subsurface, Inc., a new organization within the Quanta Services group of companies.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/quanta-announces-new-subsurface-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/quanta-announces-new-subsurface-company#comments Underground T&D Wed, 25 May 2016 18:19:00 +0000 89341 at http://tdworld.com Siemens to Supply Wind Turbines, Grid Connection for Beatrice Offshore Project http://tdworld.com/renewables/siemens-supply-wind-turbines-grid-connection-beatrice-offshore-project <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has received a further order for an offshore wind power plant from Scotland. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/siemens-supply-wind-turbines-grid-connection-beatrice-offshore-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/siemens-supply-wind-turbines-grid-connection-beatrice-offshore-project#comments Renewables Wed, 25 May 2016 18:05:00 +0000 89331 at http://tdworld.com Siemens' new Offshore Transformer Module (OTM): The innovative device installed on its own independent wind turbine foundation (pictured). Highest Ever Voltages Reached for HVDC Cable Systems http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/highest-ever-voltages-reached-hvdc-cable-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Prysmian Group has reached two record-breaking milestones in the field of power transmission</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/highest-ever-voltages-reached-hvdc-cable-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/highest-ever-voltages-reached-hvdc-cable-systems#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 25 May 2016 17:21:00 +0000 89321 at http://tdworld.com Itron Achieves G3-PLC Certification for Linky Smart Meter http://tdworld.com/ami/itron-achieves-g3-plc-certification-linky-smart-meter <div class="node-body article-body">Itron, Inc. is the first company to achieve G3-PLC certification for its Linky smart meters</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/itron-achieves-g3-plc-certification-linky-smart-meter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/itron-achieves-g3-plc-certification-linky-smart-meter#comments AMI Wed, 25 May 2016 16:06:00 +0000 89301 at http://tdworld.com Rejlers Embriq Participating in EU Project for Grid Optimization http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/rejlers-embriq-participating-eu-project-grid-optimization <div class="node-body article-body">Rejlers Embriq is taking part in a two-year EU project concerning advanced management and optimization of the power grid of the future. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/rejlers-embriq-participating-eu-project-grid-optimization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/rejlers-embriq-participating-eu-project-grid-optimization#comments Smart Grid Wed, 25 May 2016 16:03:00 +0000 89291 at http://tdworld.com SGIP Announces Ratification of OpenFMB by NAESB http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/sgip-announces-ratification-openfmb-naesb <div class="node-body article-body">The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel has announced that the Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) was ratified as a standard.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/sgip-announces-ratification-openfmb-naesb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/sgip-announces-ratification-openfmb-naesb#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 25 May 2016 15:56:00 +0000 89281 at http://tdworld.com AMI Solution Selected for CFE Advanced Metering Project http://tdworld.com/ami/ami-solution-selected-cfe-advanced-metering-project <div class="node-body article-body">Landis+Gyr has been selected to supply advanced metering infrastructure technology to support grid modernization initiatives of Comision Federal de Electricidad</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/ami-solution-selected-cfe-advanced-metering-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/ami-solution-selected-cfe-advanced-metering-project#comments AMI Wed, 25 May 2016 15:52:00 +0000 89271 at http://tdworld.com Jamaica Public Service Selects Advanced Distribution Management System http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/jamaica-public-service-selects-advanced-distribution-management-syst <div class="node-body article-body">Open Systems International, Inc. has been selected by Jamaica Public Service to supply the next generation of Advanced Distribution Management System</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/jamaica-public-service-selects-advanced-distribution-management-syst" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/jamaica-public-service-selects-advanced-distribution-management-syst#comments Distribution Management Systems Wed, 25 May 2016 15:41:00 +0000 89261 at http://tdworld.com Grid Integration Needed http://tdworld.com/news/grid-integration-needed <div class="field-deck"> Rising Customer Demand </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Integrating distributed energy a rising concern</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/grid-integration-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/grid-integration-needed#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 25 May 2016 15:38:00 +0000 89311 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock IBM Watson Internet of Things Technology Helps Fingrid Keep Power On http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ibm-watson-internet-things-technology-helps-fingrid-keep-power <div class="node-body article-body">Fingrid has selected IBM Watson Internet of Things technology to help drive transformation in the electricity industry</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ibm-watson-internet-things-technology-helps-fingrid-keep-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ibm-watson-internet-things-technology-helps-fingrid-keep-power#comments Smart Grid Wed, 25 May 2016 15:27:00 +0000 89251 at http://tdworld.com Product and Service Offerings Boost Utility Customer Satisfaction http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/product-and-service-offerings-boost-utility-customer-satisfaction <div class="node-body article-body">With limited customer engagement, it’s critical for utilities to leverage product and service offerings through a multistep process that includes driving awareness</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/product-and-service-offerings-boost-utility-customer-satisfaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/product-and-service-offerings-boost-utility-customer-satisfaction#comments Smart Energy Consumer Tue, 24 May 2016 22:40:00 +0000 89211 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Testing Safety Drones to Inspect Electric Infrastructure http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-testing-safety-drones-inspect-electric-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Co. is testing unmanned aircraft systems to enhance the safety and reliability of its electric and gas service. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-testing-safety-drones-inspect-electric-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/pge-testing-safety-drones-inspect-electric-infrastructure#comments Overhead Transmission Tue, 24 May 2016 22:30:00 +0000 89201 at http://tdworld.com New Study Examines Progress Toward SunShot Initiative Goals http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-study-examines-progress-toward-sunshot-initiative-goals <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Department has released the "On the Path to SunShot" reports, a series of eight research papers examining the state of the U.S. solar energy industry</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-study-examines-progress-toward-sunshot-initiative-goals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/new-study-examines-progress-toward-sunshot-initiative-goals#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Tue, 24 May 2016 22:10:00 +0000 89191 at http://tdworld.com Nigeria-Benin Interconnector Reinforcement Project Gets Support http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/nigeria-benin-interconnector-reinforcement-project-gets-support <div class="node-body article-body">The West Africa Power Pool and the African Development Bank signed a grant agreement to support the Nigeria-Benin Interconnector Reinforcement Project. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/nigeria-benin-interconnector-reinforcement-project-gets-support" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/nigeria-benin-interconnector-reinforcement-project-gets-support#comments Overhead Transmission Tue, 24 May 2016 22:04:00 +0000 89181 at http://tdworld.com Upgrades Help PSE&G to Meet 2016 Summer Electric Demand http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/upgrades-help-pseg-meet-2016-summer-electric-demand <div class="node-body article-body">Public Service Electric and Gas Co. has made significant infrastructure investments that are in service for the first time this year</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/upgrades-help-pseg-meet-2016-summer-electric-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/upgrades-help-pseg-meet-2016-summer-electric-demand#comments Overhead Distribution Tue, 24 May 2016 21:47:00 +0000 89171 at http://tdworld.com Postcards from the Past http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1 <div class="field-byline"> By Amy Fischbach, Field Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Chicago lineman collects historic black-and-white photos depicting life in the field back in the 1900s. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/postcards-past-1#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 21:42:00 +0000 89161 at http://tdworld.com <p>Jason Townsend is preserving the history of the line trade by collecting vintage photos, postcards, tin signs, insulators and other memorabilia.</p> Duke Energy Florida's Pole Restoration Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/duke-energy-floridas-pole-restoration-project <div class="node-body gallery-body">Following are images of the Apalachicola Bay pole restoration project by Duke Energy Florida...</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/duke-energy-floridas-pole-restoration-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/duke-energy-floridas-pole-restoration-project#comments Gallery Overhead Transmission Tue, 24 May 2016 18:59:00 +0000 89131 at http://tdworld.com Michigan Linemen Power Guatemalan Village http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village <div class="node-body article-body">Ten co-op volunteers spend two weeks erecting a new power line in a remote mountain community. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/michigan-linemen-power-guatemalan-village#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:34:00 +0000 89121 at http://tdworld.com <p>Volunteers in the front row include Brad Parkhouse, Home-Works Tri-County Electric Cooperative; Tony Reichle, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative; Matt Monroe, Wolverine Power Cooperative; Richard Warchuck, HomeWorks Tri-County Electric Cooperative; Trevor Stratton, Wolverine Power Cooperative; and Dan King, Michigan Electric Cooperative Association.<br /> In the back row, Bill Bremer, Wolverine Power Cooperative; Tom Ulatowski, Cherryland Electric Cooperative; Adam Brewbaker, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative; and William<br /> LaTourneau, Great Lakes Energy Cooperative.</p> Florida Rodeo Zones In on Safety and Training http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training <div class="node-body article-body">Orlando Utilities Commission sponsors 16th annual event for municipal utility apprentices and journeymen. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/florida-rodeo-zones-safety-and-training#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 89111 at http://tdworld.com <p>Veteran OUC linemen climbed three separate poles to hang local and state flags before the competition began.</p> Linemen Suit Up for Safety Program http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program <div class="field-byline"> By Darwyn Anderson, Seattle City Light </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Seattle City Light’s operations workforce actively participates in the selection of flame-resistant work garments. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/linemen-suit-safety-program#comments Features Tue, 24 May 2016 18:13:00 +0000 89101 at http://tdworld.com <p>Ruben Diaz, a crew coordinator for the north service center, wears FR clothing to protect himself from arc flash hazards in the field and comply with company regulations.</p> Bayer Launches Innovative New App for Vegetation Management Professionals http://tdworld.com/blog/bayer-launches-innovative-new-app-vegetation-management-professionals <div class="node-body blog-body">Environmental Science, a business unit within the Crop Science division of Bayer, announced the release of a mobile app to support vegetation management professionals.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/bayer-launches-innovative-new-app-vegetation-management-professionals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/bayer-launches-innovative-new-app-vegetation-management-professionals#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 24 May 2016 16:54:00 +0000 89091 at http://tdworld.com Sparking Energy Integration http://tdworld.com/news/sparking-energy-integration <div class="field-deck"> Energy Breakthroughs on the Horizon </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Government lab leans in on renewables revolution</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/sparking-energy-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/sparking-energy-integration#comments News The Energy Times Mon, 23 May 2016 21:36:00 +0000 89051 at http://tdworld.com <p><span style="color: rgb(12, 12, 12); font-family: 'Open Sans', 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; line-height: 18.5714px;">Computer racks in the high performance computing data center at NREL&#39;s Energy Systems Integration Facility.</span></p> Dennis Schroeder / NREL Reimagining Electricity http://tdworld.com/news/reimagining-electricity <div class="field-deck"> Executives in the Trenches </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unprecedented electric grid challenges ahead</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/reimagining-electricity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/reimagining-electricity#comments News The Energy Times Mon, 23 May 2016 20:31:00 +0000 89041 at http://tdworld.com Solve This: Summer Safety http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-summer-safety <div class="node-body article-body">The Hinterland Electric summer barbeque had finally arrived</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-summer-safety" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-summer-safety#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 18:54:00 +0000 89031 at http://tdworld.com GZeroOne/iStock/Thinkstock Wind Developer Signs MOU with HVDC Transmission Project http://tdworld.com/transmission/wind-developer-signs-mou-hvdc-transmission-project <div class="node-body article-body">HVDC transmission developer Empire State Connector Corp. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Invenergy</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/wind-developer-signs-mou-hvdc-transmission-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/wind-developer-signs-mou-hvdc-transmission-project#comments Generation Renewables Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 18:47:00 +0000 89021 at http://tdworld.com States at the Top in Clean Energy Leadership http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/states-top-clean-energy-leadership <div class="node-body article-body">Clean Edge Inc. has released its seventh-annual U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, which tracks and ranks the clean-energy and clean-tech activities of all 50 states and the 50 largest metro areas in the U.S. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/states-top-clean-energy-leadership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/states-top-clean-energy-leadership#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 18:30:00 +0000 89011 at http://tdworld.com graphicsdunia4you/iStock/Thinkstock JCP&L Proposes Monmouth County Reliability Project http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power and Light is proposing the Monmouth County Reliability Project to enhance service and modernize the electric system. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 18:26:00 +0000 89001 at http://tdworld.com