TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Energy Efficiency Can Replace N.Y. Nuclear Powser http://tdworld.com/news/energy-efficiency-can-replace-ny-nuclear-powser <div class="field-deck"> New Strategies as Indian Point Close Looms </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Environmentalists push energy efficiency as nuclear power alternative</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/energy-efficiency-can-replace-ny-nuclear-powser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/energy-efficiency-can-replace-ny-nuclear-powser#comments News The Energy Times Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:22:00 +0000 102011 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Grid of Tomorrow in the Age of Trump http://tdworld.com/news/grid-tomorrow-age-trump <div class="field-deck"> Built on the Fly </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electric research charts a steady course free of short-term politics</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/grid-tomorrow-age-trump" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/grid-tomorrow-age-trump#comments News The Energy Times Fri, 24 Feb 2017 20:55:00 +0000 102001 at http://tdworld.com <p>An operator deals with the grid impact of challenging weather.</p> GettyImages FREE DOWNLOAD: New Guide to Bareground Vegetation Management Solutions http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/free-download-new-guide-bareground-vegetation-management-solutions <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Bayer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Vegetation management professionals like you are responsible for creating conditions that promote safety, provide a clear line of sight for safe operations and visibility, as well as reducing fire hazards.<br /> &nbsp;<br /> Land Stewardship is also important part of your business. Protecting open areas from invasive plants prevents their establishment, proliferation and spread, assuring these species will not move to adjacent farms, forests and natural areas.<br /> &nbsp;</p></div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/free-download-new-guide-bareground-vegetation-management-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/free-download-new-guide-bareground-vegetation-management-solutions#comments Vegetation Management Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:38:00 +0000 101981 at http://tdworld.com C-Head Crimping Tool http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/c-head-crimping-tool <div class="node-body article-body">BURNDY has introduced its new lightweight 15-ton C-Head crimper — the new PAT46LWS series.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/c-head-crimping-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/c-head-crimping-tool#comments Overhead Distribution Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:28:00 +0000 101941 at http://tdworld.com BPA Works on Creating New Process for Modifying Open Access Transmission Tariff http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-works-creating-new-process-modifying-open-access-transmission-tariff <div class="node-body article-body">After several years of evaluation, the Bonneville Power Administration is wrapping up its effort to pursue safe harbor reciprocity status from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-works-creating-new-process-modifying-open-access-transmission-tariff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-works-creating-new-process-modifying-open-access-transmission-tariff#comments Overhead Transmission Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:56:00 +0000 101931 at http://tdworld.com Central Maine Power Upgrades Distribution Grid http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/central-maine-power-upgrades-distribution-grid <div class="node-body article-body">Central Maine Power Co. has completed upgrades to its energy grid serving parts of Kennebec and Waldo Counties.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/central-maine-power-upgrades-distribution-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/central-maine-power-upgrades-distribution-grid#comments Overhead Distribution Substations Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:50:00 +0000 101921 at http://tdworld.com <p>CMP Lineworker Sam Webber works on a transformer at the utility&rsquo;s new South China Substation.</p> ABB to Deliver Digital Substation for One of India’s Largest IT Parks http://tdworld.com/substations/abb-deliver-digital-substation-one-india-s-largest-it-parks <div class="node-body article-body">ABB will deliver a 110 kV digital substation to Technopark, one of the largest IT parks in India</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/abb-deliver-digital-substation-one-india-s-largest-it-parks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/abb-deliver-digital-substation-one-india-s-largest-it-parks#comments Substations Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:21:00 +0000 101911 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Wins Order for HVDC Link Between Great Britain and France http://tdworld.com/undersea-applications/siemens-wins-order-hvdc-link-between-great-britain-and-france <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/undersea-applications/siemens-wins-order-hvdc-link-between-great-britain-and-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/undersea-applications/siemens-wins-order-hvdc-link-between-great-britain-and-france#comments Undersea Applications Thu, 23 Feb 2017 19:04:00 +0000 101901 at http://tdworld.com Converter hall of the converter station Baixas at the French side of the HVDC transmission link between France and Spain. Investor-Owned Utility Warnings Concerning White House Tax Reform Proposals http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/investor-owned-utility-warnings-concerning-white-house-tax-reform-proposals <div class="field-byline"> Peter Manos </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Feb. 21, 2017, report by Bloomberg cites the significant potential negative earnings impact that some utility investors are being warned about</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/investor-owned-utility-warnings-concerning-white-house-tax-reform-proposals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/investor-owned-utility-warnings-concerning-white-house-tax-reform-proposals#comments Smart Utility Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:17:00 +0000 101891 at http://tdworld.com Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock The Coal 'Ecosystem' and Good Regulations http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/coal-ecosystem-and-good-regulations <div class="node-body article-body">Many of our efforts at optimizing how we run our T&D systems depend upon the value of the underlying electric energy and capacity our generating facilities provide. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/coal-ecosystem-and-good-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/coal-ecosystem-and-good-regulations#comments Generation Renewables Smart Utility Grid-Optimization Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:10:00 +0000 101881 at http://tdworld.com Underregulated, Overregulated, or 'Just Right?' http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/underregulated-overregulated-or-just-right <div class="node-body article-body">Across our 50 states, cogent arguments against specific “bad” regulations have their place. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/underregulated-overregulated-or-just-right" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-utility/underregulated-overregulated-or-just-right#comments Smart Utility Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:31:00 +0000 101871 at http://tdworld.com dcsliminky/iStock/Thinkstock PJM Reply to FERC Provides Support (with Caveats) for New Storage NOPR http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/pjm-reply-ferc-provides-support-caveats-new-storage-nopr <div class="node-body article-body">An instructive example of the depth of nuances required to successfully roll out policies and detailed regulations from more general initial rulemakings is to be found in the comments.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/pjm-reply-ferc-provides-support-caveats-new-storage-nopr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/pjm-reply-ferc-provides-support-caveats-new-storage-nopr#comments Energy Storage Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:18:00 +0000 101861 at http://tdworld.com Thinkstock Utilities Fear Proposed Tax Change http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-fear-proposed-tax-change <div class="field-deck"> Billions in Deductions at Risk </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility investors earnings may take a hit from proposed tax reforms </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-fear-proposed-tax-change" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-fear-proposed-tax-change#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:26:00 +0000 101851 at http://tdworld.com <p>President Donald Trump recently announces features of his tax plan, while Congress debates key tax policy shifts.</p> GettyImages FPL Plans to Add Eight Solar Power Plants by Early 2018 http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-plans-add-eight-solar-power-plants-early-2018 <div class="node-body article-body">Florida Power & Light Co. has announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-plans-add-eight-solar-power-plants-early-2018" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-plans-add-eight-solar-power-plants-early-2018#comments Renewables Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:50:00 +0000 101841 at http://tdworld.com Eric Silagy, FPL president and CEO, during a celebration at the FPL Manatee Solar Energy Center, one of the company's three most recently completed solar power plants. PRNewsFoto/Florida Power & Light Company PJM Board Authorizes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen Electric Infrastructure http://tdworld.com/transmission/pjm-board-authorizes-15-billion-strengthen-electric-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">The PJM Interconnection board has authorized more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission projects to maintain reliable power supplies</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/pjm-board-authorizes-15-billion-strengthen-electric-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/pjm-board-authorizes-15-billion-strengthen-electric-infrastructure#comments Transmission Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:39:00 +0000 101831 at http://tdworld.com Protecting Our Pollinators http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/protecting-our-pollinators <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Bayer </div> <div class="field-deck"> INTEGRATED VEGETATION MANAGEMENT FOR HEALTHY HABITATS </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p><strong>Keeping the Balance: Integrated Vegetation Management (IVM)</strong></p></div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/protecting-our-pollinators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/protecting-our-pollinators#comments Vegetation Management Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:56:00 +0000 101821 at http://tdworld.com Photos courtesy of Derek Sebastian, Colorado State University APPA: Energy Storage Rule Should Focus on Benefits to Consumers http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/appa-energy-storage-rule-should-focus-benefits-consumers <div class="node-body article-body">The American Public Power Association said it generally supports FERC’s efforts to allow storage and distributed energy resources to participate in wholesale markets</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/appa-energy-storage-rule-should-focus-benefits-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-storage/appa-energy-storage-rule-should-focus-benefits-consumers#comments Energy Storage Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:35:00 +0000 101811 at http://tdworld.com Petmal/iStock/Thinkstock SPP Sets North American Record for Wind Power http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/spp-sets-north-american-record-wind-power <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest Power Pool set a wind-penetration record of 52.1 percent at 4:30 a.m., Feb. 12, becoming the first regional transmission organization </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/spp-sets-north-american-record-wind-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/spp-sets-north-american-record-wind-power#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:29:00 +0000 101801 at http://tdworld.com Thinkstock Germany's EnBW Orders 71 Offshore Wind Turbines Including Foundations http://tdworld.com/renewables/germanys-enbw-orders-71-offshore-wind-turbines-including-foundations <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens Wind Power will, for the first time, provide complete offshore wind power plant solutions including foundations for the EnBW Hohe See offshore wind project. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/germanys-enbw-orders-71-offshore-wind-turbines-including-foundations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/germanys-enbw-orders-71-offshore-wind-turbines-including-foundations#comments Renewables Wed, 22 Feb 2017 17:19:00 +0000 101791 at http://tdworld.com Toshiba Trying to Sell Stake in Nuclear Business http://tdworld.com/renewables/toshiba-trying-sell-stake-nuclear-business <div class="node-body article-body">Toshiba plans to write off more than $6 billion and withdraw from building nuclear power plants</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/toshiba-trying-sell-stake-nuclear-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/toshiba-trying-sell-stake-nuclear-business#comments Renewables Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:53:00 +0000 101781 at http://tdworld.com By DJSlawSlaw (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons Moving Hydropower: Brazil's HVDC Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/moving-hydropower-brazils-hvdc-project <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>See how the Madeira River HVDC project provides bulk energy transfer for hydro power in Northern Brazil. Images originally appeared in the February 2017 issue of <em>T&amp;D World</em>: &quot;HVDC in Northern Brazil.&quot; <a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/hvdc-northern-brazil" target="_blank"><em>Read more about the entire project...</em></a></p> </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/moving-hydropower-brazils-hvdc-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/moving-hydropower-brazils-hvdc-project#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:53:00 +0000 101771 at http://tdworld.com Seizing Energy Efficiency http://tdworld.com/news/seizing-energy-efficiency <div class="field-byline"> Fereidoon Sioshansi </div> <div class="field-deck"> Commercial, Industrial Savings of $80 billion </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electricity as a service, not a commodity</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/seizing-energy-efficiency" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/seizing-energy-efficiency#comments News Gold The Energy Times Tue, 21 Feb 2017 21:05:00 +0000 101761 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock Planning for Grid Resilience http://tdworld.com/news/planning-grid-resilience <div class="field-byline"> Michael Deggendorf </div> <div class="field-deck"> Prepositioning Equipment for Greater Reliability </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Transmission sector to deploy critical replacement equipment</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/planning-grid-resilience" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/planning-grid-resilience#comments News Gold The Energy Times Tue, 21 Feb 2017 20:36:00 +0000 101751 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock Mexico Poised for Dramatic Energy Buildout http://tdworld.com/news/mexico-poised-dramatic-energy-buildout <div class="field-deck"> Solar, Wind Transmission Investments to be Massive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Mexico, California explore new cross-border transmission lines, deals</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/mexico-poised-dramatic-energy-buildout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/mexico-poised-dramatic-energy-buildout#comments News The Energy Times Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:34:00 +0000 101741 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock The End of the Line for Resistant, Hard-to-Control Weeds http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/end-line-resistant-hard-control-weeds <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Bayer </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Finale<sup>&reg;</sup> VU is a non-selective contact herbicide that has a unique mode of action for hard-to-control weeds, including glyphosate- and sulfonylurea-resistant species </p></div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/end-line-resistant-hard-control-weeds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/end-line-resistant-hard-control-weeds#comments Vegetation Management Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:28:00 +0000 101731 at http://tdworld.com The grass in this photo is 25 days post Glyphosate Treatment. Photos courtesy of Derek Sebastian, Colorado State University Advanced Control for the Restoration of Open Spaces http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/advanced-control-restoration-open-spaces <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored Content by Bayer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Currently, invasive annual grasses are spreading at an alarming rate across the western U.S., out-competing native vegetation, degrading wildlife habitat </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/advanced-control-restoration-open-spaces" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/vegetation-management/advanced-control-restoration-open-spaces#comments Vegetation Management Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:19:00 +0000 101721 at http://tdworld.com Photos courtesy of Derek Sebastian, Colorado State University ABB Tapped for Three Ballistic Protection Transformer Solution Orders http://tdworld.com/grid-security/abb-tapped-three-ballistic-protection-transformer-solution-orders <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has won orders from three major U.S. utilities for its AssetShield solution.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-security/abb-tapped-three-ballistic-protection-transformer-solution-orders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-security/abb-tapped-three-ballistic-protection-transformer-solution-orders#comments Grid Security Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:03:00 +0000 101711 at http://tdworld.com NOJA Power Expands In-House Type Testing Capabilities with 600kV Impulse Lab http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/noja-power-expands-house-type-testing-capabilities-600kv-impulse-lab <div class="node-body article-body">NOJA Power has recently invested $10 million into its new building.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/noja-power-expands-house-type-testing-capabilities-600kv-impulse-lab" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/noja-power-expands-house-type-testing-capabilities-600kv-impulse-lab#comments Test and Measurement Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:52:00 +0000 101701 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Awarded Cyber Security Certificate for Digital Grid Automation Solutions http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/siemens-awarded-cyber-security-certificate-digital-grid-automation-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has received a certificate for network automation solutions from TÜV Süd, Munich, Germany</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/siemens-awarded-cyber-security-certificate-digital-grid-automation-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/siemens-awarded-cyber-security-certificate-digital-grid-automation-solutions#comments Grid Security Test and Measurement Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:47:00 +0000 101691 at http://tdworld.com High-Voltage Circuit Breakers Market to Reach $2.52 Billion by 2020, Led by China http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/high-voltage-circuit-breakers-market-reach-252-billion-2020-led-china <div class="node-body article-body">The global high-voltage circuit breakers market is expected to grow from $2.27 billion in 2015 to $2.52 billion by 2020. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/high-voltage-circuit-breakers-market-reach-252-billion-2020-led-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-and-measurement/high-voltage-circuit-breakers-market-reach-252-billion-2020-led-china#comments Substations Test and Measurement Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:31:00 +0000 101681 at http://tdworld.com