TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Guam Power Authority AMI Deployment http://tdworld.com/ami/guam-power-authority-ami-deployment <div class="node-body article-body">Grid modernization programs are driving measurable increases in customer satisfaction at Guam Power Authority (GPA). </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/guam-power-authority-ami-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/guam-power-authority-ami-deployment#comments AMI Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:07:00 +0000 92601 at http://tdworld.com APS, Bridge Energy Group Create Geospatial Visualization System http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/aps-bridge-energy-group-create-geospatial-visualization-system <div class="node-body article-body">BRIDGE Energy Group's new Geospatial Visualization System has been deployed by APS in its energy control center. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/aps-bridge-energy-group-create-geospatial-visualization-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/aps-bridge-energy-group-create-geospatial-visualization-system#comments Smart Grid Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:52:00 +0000 92591 at http://tdworld.com Grid Modernization Plan in Massachusetts: National Grid selects Itron http://tdworld.com/ami/grid-modernization-plan-massachusetts-national-grid-selects-itron <div class="node-body article-body">National Grid has recommended Itron as its Advanced Metering Functionality (AMF) solution provider </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/grid-modernization-plan-massachusetts-national-grid-selects-itron" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/grid-modernization-plan-massachusetts-national-grid-selects-itron#comments AMI Wed, 27 Jul 2016 22:28:00 +0000 92581 at http://tdworld.com Customers Have New Options to Manage Demand Under Approved APS Plan http://tdworld.com/demand-response/customers-have-new-options-manage-demand-under-approved-aps-plan <div class="node-body article-body">Customers will have more ways to manage their peak energy demand after the Arizona Corporation Commission approved the continuation of Arizona Public Service’s energy efficiency programs</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/demand-response/customers-have-new-options-manage-demand-under-approved-aps-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/demand-response/customers-have-new-options-manage-demand-under-approved-aps-plan#comments Demand Response Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:49:00 +0000 92571 at http://tdworld.com Philippine DOE Strengthens Partnership with MERALCO http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/philippine-doe-strengthens-partnership-meralco <div class="node-body article-body">The Department of Energy has strengthened its partnership with the Manila Electric Co. (MERALCO), the largest distribution company in the country, to better serve electricity consumers within its franchise area.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/philippine-doe-strengthens-partnership-meralco" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/philippine-doe-strengthens-partnership-meralco#comments Overhead Distribution Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:32:00 +0000 92561 at http://tdworld.com DOE-identified houses in Isla Puting Bato were energized as beneficiaries of intensified electrification activities. (Photo by: MERALCO) Exelon Powers Democratic Convention as Zero-Carbon Energy Provider http://tdworld.com/renewables/exelon-powers-democratic-convention-zero-carbon-energy-provider <div class="node-body article-body">Delegates arriving at the 2016 Democratic National Convention did so under lights powered and air cooled by clean, carbon-free electricity provided by Exelon, the convention’s official zero-carbon energy provider. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/exelon-powers-democratic-convention-zero-carbon-energy-provider" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/exelon-powers-democratic-convention-zero-carbon-energy-provider#comments Renewables Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:04:00 +0000 92551 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images $12 Million in Additional Reliability Work Underway in Penn Power Area http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/12-million-additional-reliability-work-underway-penn-power-area <div class="node-body article-body">Pennsylvania Power Co. is beginning work on approximately $12 million of additional electrical system projects for 2016 to enhance service reliability for its 160,000 customers. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/12-million-additional-reliability-work-underway-penn-power-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/12-million-additional-reliability-work-underway-penn-power-area#comments Overhead Distribution Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:51:00 +0000 92541 at http://tdworld.com Solar Impulse Completes First Round-the-World Flight with Zero Fuel http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-impulse-completes-first-round-world-flight-zero-fuel <div class="node-body article-body">Solar Impulse has made history by completing the first ever round-the-world flight powered only by energy from the sun.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-impulse-completes-first-round-world-flight-zero-fuel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/solar-impulse-completes-first-round-world-flight-zero-fuel#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:35:00 +0000 92521 at http://tdworld.com FERC Directs Development of Standards for Supply Chain Cyber Controls http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted to improve the cyber security of the bulk electric system by directing NERC </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:25:00 +0000 92511 at http://tdworld.com chargerv8/iStock/Thinkstock Utilities as Clouds http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-clouds <div class="field-deck"> Big Data Will Transform Electric Business </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New data capabilities, unprecedented energy services</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-clouds" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-clouds#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:17:00 +0000 92531 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock Regulators Worry about Cyberthreat to Grid http://tdworld.com/news/regulators-worry-about-cyberthreat-grid <div class="field-deck"> Grid Attack Inevitable </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crippling cyberattack on grid likely, could last a month</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/regulators-worry-about-cyberthreat-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/regulators-worry-about-cyberthreat-grid#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:15:00 +0000 92501 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock HECO Cleans Up After Darby http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/heco-cleans-after-darby <div class="node-body gallery-body">Hawaii Electric Light has been responding to outages due to high winds from Tropical Storm ‪Darby.‬</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/heco-cleans-after-darby" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/heco-cleans-after-darby#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:46:00 +0000 92491 at http://tdworld.com Solve This: 'Switch'-eroo http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-switch-eroo <div class="node-body article-body">Their dilemma started when the boys rushed out to an equipment alarm call without their electrical testing equipment and without a phone to call in to the central facility where the alarm came on. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-switch-eroo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-switch-eroo#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:54:00 +0000 92441 at http://tdworld.com Jupiterimages/Creatas/Thinkstock DOE, APPA Sign Agreement to Accelerate EV Market Growth http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-appa-sign-agreement-accelerate-ev-market-growth <div class="node-body article-body">An MOU between the Department of Energy and the American Public Power Association ensures collaborative efforts to electrify personal and fleet transportation in public power communities throughout the United States.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-appa-sign-agreement-accelerate-ev-market-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-appa-sign-agreement-accelerate-ev-market-growth#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:46:00 +0000 92431 at http://tdworld.com FERC, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sign MOU on Hydropower Development http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/ferc-us-army-corps-engineers-sign-mou-hydropower-development <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have signed an MOU to facilitate the development of hydropower at the Corps’ federal facilities by synchronizing each agency’s permitting process. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/ferc-us-army-corps-engineers-sign-mou-hydropower-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/ferc-us-army-corps-engineers-sign-mou-hydropower-development#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:40:00 +0000 92421 at http://tdworld.com Kilowatt, Kilowatt-Hours Unite http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/kilowatt-kilowatt-hours-unite <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bush, Strategic Director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Energy Storage Association (ESA) was holding its annual event this year in Charlotte, North Carolina...</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/kilowatt-kilowatt-hours-unite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/kilowatt-kilowatt-hours-unite#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:46:00 +0000 92411 at http://tdworld.com Geospatial Information Systems and Big Data http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/geospatial-information-systems-and-big-data <div class="node-body article-body">Can a GIS-based “one version of the truth” goal meet all our Big Data-related concerns?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/geospatial-information-systems-and-big-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/geospatial-information-systems-and-big-data#comments Grid Optimization Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:22:00 +0000 92401 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Trains Future Workforce http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce <div class="field-byline"> Dan Amour, Pacific Gas and Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A California utility revises its training program to give apprentices more classroom and on-the-job training.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/pge-trains-future-workforce#comments Features Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:19:00 +0000 92391 at http://tdworld.com <p>A pre-apprentice lineman listens intently as a PG&amp;E instructor provides training regarding proper handling of an 8-ft crossarm.</p> BC Hydro Overhauls Helicopter Operations http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations <div class="field-byline"> Geoff Nielsen and Ryan Monk, BC Hydro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">BC Hydro trains its power line technicians on hoisting techniques to work high above mountainous terrain. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/bc-hydro-overhauls-helicopter-operations#comments Features Fri, 22 Jul 2016 19:00:00 +0000 92381 at http://tdworld.com <p>BC Hydro power line technician Matt Husty gets hoisted into Ascent&rsquo;s MD902 while PLT apprentice Jordan Gesic waits his turn in Lillooet, British Columbia, in May 2016.</p> AES Eletropaulo Invests in Infrastructure in Brazil http://tdworld.com/substations/aes-eletropaulo-invests-infrastructure-brazil <div class="field-byline"> Roberto Silva Vieira, AES Eletropaulo, and Julio Cesar Ramos Lopes, Inovatec Consultants </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utility overcomes challenges of an underground cable installation to supply a new substation in São Paulo. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/aes-eletropaulo-invests-infrastructure-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/aes-eletropaulo-invests-infrastructure-brazil#comments Overhead Distribution Substations Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:22:00 +0000 92371 at http://tdworld.com <p>The final stages of the construction of the 132-kV cable terminations in the outdoor Mon&ccedil;&ouml;es substation.</p> OUC Rebuilds Line in Central Florida http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ouc-rebuilds-line-central-florida <div class="field-byline"> Charles H. Easterling, Orlando Utilities Commission, and Hrishikesh P. Moghe, Black &amp; Veatch </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Orlando Utilities Commission manages complex environmental permitting.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ouc-rebuilds-line-central-florida" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ouc-rebuilds-line-central-florida#comments Overhead Transmission Fri, 22 Jul 2016 18:05:00 +0000 92361 at http://tdworld.com <p>A typical access pad after modifications, showing the wet conditions under and around the transmission corridor.</p> New York Nuclear Dollars http://tdworld.com/news/new-york-nuclear-dollars <div class="field-deck"> Growing Support for Carbon-Free Reactors </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Nuclear moves forward as part of climate change battle.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/new-york-nuclear-dollars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/new-york-nuclear-dollars#comments News The Energy Times Fri, 22 Jul 2016 16:41:00 +0000 92351 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock ATC, Xcel Energy to Host Open House for Segment 3 of Badger Coulee Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/atc-xcel-energy-host-open-house-segment-3-badger-coulee-project <div class="node-body article-body">American Transmission Co. and Xcel Energy are continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the 180-mile, 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee Project with a pre-construction open house on July 21 in Lake Delton, Wisconsin.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/atc-xcel-energy-host-open-house-segment-3-badger-coulee-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/atc-xcel-energy-host-open-house-segment-3-badger-coulee-project#comments Overhead Transmission Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:57:00 +0000 92341 at http://tdworld.com Central Maine Power Breaks Ground on Energy Grid Upgrade http://tdworld.com/distribution/central-maine-power-breaks-ground-energy-grid-upgrade <div class="node-body article-body">Central Maine Power Co. has started construction on a project that will strengthen the grid serving parts of Kennebec and Waldo Counties.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/central-maine-power-breaks-ground-energy-grid-upgrade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/central-maine-power-breaks-ground-energy-grid-upgrade#comments Distribution Substations Grid-Optimization Fri, 22 Jul 2016 02:53:00 +0000 92331 at http://tdworld.com Can't We Avoid Powerline-Caused Fires? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-we-avoid-powerline-caused-fires <div class="node-body article-body">The recent fires in the Western states bring up the issue or power line-caused forest fires. Isn’t this more of a vegetation management issue </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-we-avoid-powerline-caused-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-we-avoid-powerline-caused-fires#comments Grill the Grid Masters Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:25:00 +0000 92231 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Receives Follow-Up Order for HVDC Link in Bangladesh http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/siemens-receives-follow-order-hvdc-link-bangladesh <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has received an order for an HVDC (high-voltage direct-current) back-to-back link to connect the power supply networks of India and Bangladesh</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/siemens-receives-follow-order-hvdc-link-bangladesh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/siemens-receives-follow-order-hvdc-link-bangladesh#comments Overhead Transmission Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:30:00 +0000 92321 at http://tdworld.com First 1100 kV UHVDC Power Link in China to Use ABB Transformers http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/first-1100-kv-uhvdc-power-link-china-use-abb-transformers <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has won orders worth over $300 million to supply breakthrough technologies for the world’s first 1,100 kV ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/first-1100-kv-uhvdc-power-link-china-use-abb-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/first-1100-kv-uhvdc-power-link-china-use-abb-transformers#comments Overhead Transmission Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:13:00 +0000 92311 at http://tdworld.com First Battery-Based Energy Storage Opens in MISO Region http://tdworld.com/renewables/first-battery-based-energy-storage-opens-miso-region <div class="node-body article-body">Indianapolis Power & Light Co. and AES leaders cut the ribbon on the new IPL Advancion Energy Storage Array Facility located at the Harding Street Generation Station. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/first-battery-based-energy-storage-opens-miso-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/first-battery-based-energy-storage-opens-miso-region#comments Renewables Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:08:00 +0000 92291 at http://tdworld.com Integrating Solar and Storage with the Grid http://tdworld.com/renewables/integrating-solar-and-storage-grid <div class="field-byline"> Sherif A. Abdelrazek, Duke Energy, and Johan H. Enslin, University of North Carolina at Charlotte </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy’s Marshall field site evaluates photovoltaic and battery storage systems in a joint research venture. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/integrating-solar-and-storage-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/integrating-solar-and-storage-grid#comments Renewables Thu, 21 Jul 2016 23:06:00 +0000 92301 at http://tdworld.com <p>At Marshall Solar, single- and dual-axis tracking technologies as well as concentrated PV technologies are evaluated for both mechanical reliability and energy efficiency.</p> Toledo Edison Continues Work Underground in Downtown Toledo http://tdworld.com/underground-td/toledo-edison-continues-work-underground-downtown-toledo <div class="node-body article-body">Toledo Edison is completing the installation of two additional underground transformers, two control boxes and other projects to enhance service reliability for its customers in downtown Toledo.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/toledo-edison-continues-work-underground-downtown-toledo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/toledo-edison-continues-work-underground-downtown-toledo#comments Underground T&D Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:56:00 +0000 92281 at http://tdworld.com