TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en The California Renewables Rush http://tdworld.com/california-renewables-rush <div class="node-body event-body"><p>Explore the policy, technological challenges and the economic impact of California's massive commitment to renewable energy.</p> </div> <h3 class="location-locations-header">Location</h3> <div class="location-locations-wrapper"> <div class="location vcard"> <div class="adr"> <span class="fn">Fairmont San Francisco Hotel</span> <div class="street-address"> 950 Mason St. </div> <span class="locality">San Francisco</span>, <span class="region">CA</span> <span class="postal-code">94108</span> <div class="country-name">United States</div> <span class="geo"><abbr class="latitude" title="37.792496">37° 47' 32.9856" N</abbr>, <abbr class="longitude" title="-122.410035">122° 24' 36.126" W</abbr></span> </div> <div class="map-link"> <div class="location map-link">See map: <a href="http://maps.google.com?q=37.792496+-122.410035+%28950+Mason+St.+%2C+San+Francisco%2C+CA%2C+94108%2C+us%29">Google Maps</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field-desc"> <p><strong><em>The Energy Times</em> is hosting <a href="http://events.theenergytimes.com/et16/public/enter.aspx" target="_blank">The California Renewables</a> Rush on April 6 in San Francisco</strong></p> <p>This will be a day devoted to exploring the transformation of the utility and energy industry from top to bottom. Renewable energy, coupled with storage will make the California electric power sector a global leader in the world&#39;s race to a sustainable energy future.</p> <p>We will discuss how California&#39;s massive commitment to renewables and storage will transform the utility industry not only in the Golden State but across the nation.</p> <p><strong>Featuring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Commissioner Colette Honorable, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission</li> <li>David Hochschild, California Energy Commission</li> <li>J. Andrew Murphy, Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning, Edison International</li> </ul> <p>See the rest of our impressive lineup of industry and policy leaders <a href="http://events.theenergytimes.com/et16/public/Content.aspx?ID=1062462&amp;sortMenu=109001&amp;MainMenuID=1062461" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p style="line-height:18.0pt"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"><a href="http://app.link.pentoncem.com/e/er?utm_rid=CPG04000000106554&amp;utm_campaign=6543&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;elq2=e93329ef6eba43fc8fd0cc45e1ad1f7e&amp;s=101295317&amp;lid=41612&amp;elq=e93329ef6eba43fc8fd0cc45e1ad1f7e&amp;elqaid=6543&amp;elqat=1&amp;elqTrackId=b0aa5ce2ee674ebaa88a2e2891b5c046" target="_blank">Join us</a> in San Francisco.</span></b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family: &quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#333333"> <o:p></o:p></span></p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/california-renewables-rush" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/california-renewables-rush#comments Events 37.792496 -122.410035 Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:42:00 +0000 81891 at http://tdworld.com Single-Phase Solid-Dielectric Switchgear with Visible Break Is Ideal Replacement for Oil Fuse Cutouts http://tdworld.com/blog/single-phase-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break-ideal-replacement-oil-fuse-cutouts <div class="node-body blog-body">G&W Electric, Inc. announces a single-phase version of its line of Trident® solid dielectric switchgear with SafeVu™ visible break technology.</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/single-phase-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break-ideal-replacement-oil-fuse-cutouts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/single-phase-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break-ideal-replacement-oil-fuse-cutouts#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Fri, 05 Feb 2016 16:29:00 +0000 81881 at http://tdworld.com Benefits of PES Membership http://tdworld.com/videos/benefits-pes-membership <div class="node-body article-body">The first of a video series on IEEE PES: PES members are actively shaping the power and energy industry around the globe.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/videos/benefits-pes-membership" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/videos/benefits-pes-membership#comments eTrain Videos Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:34:00 +0000 81861 at http://tdworld.com Bob Tomsky: Addicted to Teaching http://tdworld.com/etrain/bob-tomsky-addicted-teaching <div class="node-body article-body">Bob Tomsky has been involved in adult training in some way, shape or form all of his adult life. His journey began in 1978 when he became a ski patroller. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/bob-tomsky-addicted-teaching" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/bob-tomsky-addicted-teaching#comments eTrain Thu, 04 Feb 2016 16:10:00 +0000 81851 at http://tdworld.com NV Energy Crews Restore Power Following Wind Storm http://tdworld.com/blog/nv-energy-crews-restore-power-following-wind-storm <div class="node-body blog-body">Many NV Energy employees spent their weekend working in rainy, snowy and windy conditions to restore power outages caused by the weather.</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/nv-energy-crews-restore-power-following-wind-storm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/nv-energy-crews-restore-power-following-wind-storm#comments Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:43:00 +0000 81831 at http://tdworld.com Sentient Energy Announces Release of Ample Analytics 3.0 to Identify Distribution Grid faults and Potential Equipment Failures http://tdworld.com/blog/sentient-energy-announces-release-ample-analytics-30-identify-distribution-grid-faults-and-pote <div class="node-body blog-body">Sentient Energy, Inc. announced the release of its Ample 3.0 Analytics platform.</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/sentient-energy-announces-release-ample-analytics-30-identify-distribution-grid-faults-and-pote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/sentient-energy-announces-release-ample-analytics-30-identify-distribution-grid-faults-and-pote#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:29:00 +0000 81811 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Technology to Stabilize Power Grid in the Greater Frankfurt Area http://tdworld.com/blog/siemens-technology-stabilize-power-grid-greater-frankfurt-area <div class="node-body blog-body">Siemens has been awarded an order from the transmission grid operator Amprion for the supply, installation and commissioning of a reactive power compensation system for stabilizing the power supply grid in the Greater Frankfurt area.</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/siemens-technology-stabilize-power-grid-greater-frankfurt-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/siemens-technology-stabilize-power-grid-greater-frankfurt-area#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:18:00 +0000 81801 at http://tdworld.com Xcel Energy to Fly Drone Beyond Operator's Line-of-Sight http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/xcel-energy-fly-drone-beyond-operators-line-sight <div class="node-body article-body">Xcel Energy will be the first utility in the nation to fly a research and development mission that is beyond the operator’s line of sight.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/xcel-energy-fly-drone-beyond-operators-line-sight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/xcel-energy-fly-drone-beyond-operators-line-sight#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:12:00 +0000 81791 at http://tdworld.com Entergy New Orleans Breaks Ground on First Utility-Scale Solar Project http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-breaks-ground-first-utility-scale-solar-project <div class="node-body article-body">Entergy leadership hosted elected officials, community leaders and other dignitaries yesterday at existing company property in New Orleans East to break ground on the city’s first utility-scale solar project.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-breaks-ground-first-utility-scale-solar-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-breaks-ground-first-utility-scale-solar-project#comments Renewables Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:37:00 +0000 81781 at http://tdworld.com Forester_/iStock/Thinkstock Wholesale Power Prices Plummet http://tdworld.com/news/wholesale-power-prices-plummet <div class="field-deck"> Gas Surge Benefits Electricity Buyers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Lower gas prices means lower monthly electric bills.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/wholesale-power-prices-plummet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/wholesale-power-prices-plummet#comments News The Energy Times Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:27:00 +0000 81771 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock FERC, NERC Staff Report Identifies Beneficial Practices for Grid Restoration and Recovery http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ferc-nerc-staff-report-identifies-beneficial-practices-grid-restoration-and-recovery <div class="node-body article-body">System restoration and recovery plans maintained by nine utilities with regional bulk power grid responsibilities are thorough and highly detailed</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ferc-nerc-staff-report-identifies-beneficial-practices-grid-restoration-and-recovery" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/ferc-nerc-staff-report-identifies-beneficial-practices-grid-restoration-and-recovery#comments Smart Grid Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:07:00 +0000 81761 at http://tdworld.com DVI Introduces EDGE Stabilizer to Manage Distributed Energy Resources on the Grid http://tdworld.com/blog/dvi-introduces-edge-stabilizer-manage-distributed-energy-resources-grid <div class="node-body blog-body">Dominion Voltage, Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, Inc. announced the launch of EDGE Stabilizer, a patent-pending addition to its industry-leading suite of voltage optimization products for use at utilities with high levels of distributed energy resources (DER), such as solar and wind. </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/dvi-introduces-edge-stabilizer-manage-distributed-energy-resources-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/dvi-introduces-edge-stabilizer-manage-distributed-energy-resources-grid#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:59:00 +0000 81841 at http://tdworld.com Investment in South Ukraine Nuclear Plant Approved http://tdworld.com/renewables/investment-south-ukraine-nuclear-plant-approved <div class="field-byline"> Energy Market Price </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has approved a reviewed project to improve the South Ukraine nuclear power plant's water supply system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/investment-south-ukraine-nuclear-plant-approved" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/investment-south-ukraine-nuclear-plant-approved#comments Renewables Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:57:00 +0000 81751 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Invested $131 Million in Penn Power in 2015 http://tdworld.com/substations/firstenergy-invested-131-million-penn-power-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. invested more than $131 million in 2015 in its Pennsylvania Power service area on infrastructure projects</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/firstenergy-invested-131-million-penn-power-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/firstenergy-invested-131-million-penn-power-2015#comments Substations Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:51:00 +0000 81741 at http://tdworld.com PECO Improves Electric Reliability in 2015 http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/peco-improves-electric-reliability-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">In 2015, PECO’s focus on delivering innovation and advancing smart energy to provide safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy and energy services paid off.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/peco-improves-electric-reliability-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/peco-improves-electric-reliability-2015#comments Asset Management Service Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Wed, 03 Feb 2016 15:08:00 +0000 81731 at http://tdworld.com ABB Wins $130 Million Order to Upgrade HVDC Power Transmission Link in the United States http://tdworld.com/blog/abb-wins-130-million-order-upgrade-hvdc-power-transmission-link-united-states <div class="node-body blog-body">ABB has received an order worth around $130 million from electric cooperative Great River Energy to upgrade an existing HVDC connection in the United States. </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/abb-wins-130-million-order-upgrade-hvdc-power-transmission-link-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/abb-wins-130-million-order-upgrade-hvdc-power-transmission-link-united-states#comments Briefs T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:38:00 +0000 81821 at http://tdworld.com Feds Fund Grid Security R&D http://tdworld.com/news/feds-fund-grid-security-rd <div class="field-deck"> In Pursuit of Next Generation Tools </div> <div class="node-body article-body">DOE initiative seeks to expands electric sector security.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/feds-fund-grid-security-rd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/feds-fund-grid-security-rd#comments News The Energy Times Tue, 02 Feb 2016 21:41:00 +0000 81721 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock $700 Billion a Year to Green the Globe http://tdworld.com/news/700-billion-year-green-globe <div class="field-byline"> Dimitris Tsitsiragos </div> <div class="field-deck"> Opportunities Abound </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Governments should spur private sector to fight climate change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/700-billion-year-green-globe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/700-billion-year-green-globe#comments News The Energy Times Tue, 02 Feb 2016 20:03:00 +0000 81711 at http://tdworld.com <p>Wind farm in Tunisia.</p> Dana Smillie / World Bank Coming Soon from the U.S. National Labs http://tdworld.com/renewables/coming-soon-us-national-labs <div class="node-body gallery-body">This gallery features 14 exciting innovations coming soon from the DOE's National Labs. Invisibility cloak?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/coming-soon-us-national-labs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/coming-soon-us-national-labs#comments Galleries Gallery Grid Optimization Renewables Tue, 02 Feb 2016 18:43:00 +0000 81691 at http://tdworld.com Private Sector Must Fund Energy Revolution http://tdworld.com/news/private-sector-must-fund-energy-revolution <div class="field-byline"> Dimitris Tsitsiragos </div> <div class="field-deck"> $100 Billion Annual Investment Needed </div> <div class="node-body article-body">New financial resources for combating climate change.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/private-sector-must-fund-energy-revolution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/private-sector-must-fund-energy-revolution#comments News The Energy Times Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:41:00 +0000 81701 at http://tdworld.com <p>Glacier in Chile.</p> Curt Carnemark / World Bank FLIR and DJI to Enable Drones With Thermal Imaging Capability http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/flir-and-dji-enable-drones-thermal-imaging-capability <div class="node-body article-body">FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced a new technology collaboration with DJI Innovations. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/flir-and-dji-enable-drones-thermal-imaging-capability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/flir-and-dji-enable-drones-thermal-imaging-capability#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:52:00 +0000 81681 at http://tdworld.com Switchgear Helps University Ensure Safe and Reliable Power Distribution http://tdworld.com/substations/switchgear-helps-university-ensure-safe-and-reliable-power-distribution <div class="node-body article-body">A mid-size university in Brazil was experiencing rapid growth at its newest campus in Sao Carlos, which resulted in an increased demand for reliable electric power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/switchgear-helps-university-ensure-safe-and-reliable-power-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/switchgear-helps-university-ensure-safe-and-reliable-power-distribution#comments Substations Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:44:00 +0000 81671 at http://tdworld.com NERC | CIP COMPLIANCE: Tailgating http://tdworld.com/substations/nerc-cip-compliance-tailgating <div class="node-body article-body">The second in a series of NERC/CIP Compliance briefs from SOS Intl, a provider of training and compliance program services to electric utilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/nerc-cip-compliance-tailgating" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/nerc-cip-compliance-tailgating#comments Substations Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0000 81661 at http://tdworld.com Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Thinkstock SF6 Gas Verification Products http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sf6-gas-verification-products <div class="node-body article-body">How do you know your SF6 results are accurate?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sf6-gas-verification-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/sf6-gas-verification-products#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 02 Feb 2016 16:29:00 +0000 81651 at http://tdworld.com Megger Delivers Solution for Testing Transformers, Substation Components http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/megger-delivers-solution-testing-transformers-substation-components <div class="node-body article-body">In response to the growing demand for compact substation test systems that are capable of performing a wide range of tests, Megger has developed TRAX test sets.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/megger-delivers-solution-testing-transformers-substation-components" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/megger-delivers-solution-testing-transformers-substation-components#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Feb 2016 20:13:00 +0000 81641 at http://tdworld.com Reliability life cycle analysis http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/reliability-life-cycle-analysis <div class="node-body video-body">SAIDI, SAIFI and CAIDI numbers lower than your Utility Commission desires? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/reliability-life-cycle-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/reliability-life-cycle-analysis#comments Photos & Videos Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:17:00 +0000 73991 at http://tdworld.com Preparing for FERC 797 http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/preparing-ferc-797 <div class="node-body video-body">Grids located in the far northern and southern latitudes are most susceptible to geomagnetically induced current (GIC) problems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/preparing-ferc-797" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/preparing-ferc-797#comments Photos & Videos Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:15:00 +0000 74051 at http://tdworld.com Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements <div class="node-body video-body">he news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn’t been any news about a major hack </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements#comments Photos & Videos Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:14:00 +0000 78911 at http://tdworld.com Three methods for monitoring high voltage surge arresters safely http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/three-methods-monitoring-high-voltage-surge-arresters-safely <div class="node-body video-body">Surge arresters are a crucial link in your power-protection system. Over time, lightning and switching surges will ...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/three-methods-monitoring-high-voltage-surge-arresters-safely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/photos-videos/three-methods-monitoring-high-voltage-surge-arresters-safely#comments Photos & Videos Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:10:00 +0000 75911 at http://tdworld.com Show me the (renewable) money http://tdworld.com/white-papers/show-me-renewable-money <div class="field-deck"> Capital questions: Why the future of renewables depends on the cost of capital and other questions around renewable energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Insights on the financial side of successful renewable</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/white-papers/show-me-renewable-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/white-papers/show-me-renewable-money#comments White Papers Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:58:00 +0000 81631 at http://tdworld.com