TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Software Simplifies Event Analysis http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/software-simplifies-event-analysis <div class="node-body article-body">Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. has released its new protective relay event analysis software, synchroWAVe® Event 2015. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/software-simplifies-event-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/software-simplifies-event-analysis#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:58:00 +0000 55101 at http://tdworld.com Fiber Optic Current Sensor Supports High-Voltage Applications http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/fiber-optic-current-sensor-supports-high-voltage-applications <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has launched its latest generation Fiber Optic Current Sensor (FOCS-FS) to complement its portfolio of optical sensors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/fiber-optic-current-sensor-supports-high-voltage-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/fiber-optic-current-sensor-supports-high-voltage-applications#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Sep 2014 18:39:00 +0000 55091 at http://tdworld.com Transformer Condition Monitoring Platform Simplifies Data-Driven Interventions http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/transformer-condition-monitoring-platform-simplifies-data-driven-interventions <div class="node-body article-body">Doble Engineering Co. has announced an all-inclusive monitoring solution designed to evaluate overall transformer condition: doblePRIME. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/transformer-condition-monitoring-platform-simplifies-data-driven-interventions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/transformer-condition-monitoring-platform-simplifies-data-driven-interventions#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Sep 2014 17:03:00 +0000 55081 at http://tdworld.com PG&E to Advance Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring into Proactive Grid Stability Management http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/pge-advance-synchrophasor-grid-monitoring-proactive-grid-stability-management <div class="node-body article-body">Alstom Grid, along with other solution providers, has partnered with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. to continue collaboration into Phase II of PG&E’s synchrophasor project, Synchrophasor Technology Realization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/pge-advance-synchrophasor-grid-monitoring-proactive-grid-stability-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/pge-advance-synchrophasor-grid-monitoring-proactive-grid-stability-management#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:56:00 +0000 55071 at http://tdworld.com MultiSpeak to Begin Testing Cybersecurity Compliance for Utility Software Applications http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/multispeak-begin-testing-cybersecurity-compliance-utility-software-applications <div class="node-body article-body">MultiSpeak, a software standard used by utilities worldwide, is now ready to test software applications for compliance with cybersecurity requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/multispeak-begin-testing-cybersecurity-compliance-utility-software-applications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/multispeak-begin-testing-cybersecurity-compliance-utility-software-applications#comments Test, Monitor & Control Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:20:00 +0000 55061 at http://tdworld.com Robert Churchill/iStock/Thinkstock T&D Grid Critical http://tdworld.com/business/td-grid-critical <div class="node-body article-body">In my July column, I discussed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) proposed carbon rule for existing power plants. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/business/td-grid-critical" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/business/td-grid-critical#comments Global Viewpoint Business Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:12:00 +0000 55041 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Opportunities or Lights Out? http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/opportunities-or-lights-out <div class="node-body article-body">Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule calling for a 30% reduction (using 2005 as the base year) in CO2 emissions from existing electric-utility generating units by 2030. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/opportunities-or-lights-out" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/opportunities-or-lights-out#comments Global Viewpoint Business Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:00:00 +0000 55031 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Envisioning the Grid of the Future http://tdworld.com/other-resources/envisioning-grid-future <div class="node-body article-body">The rapid changes in technology, coupled with financial, regulatory and consumer concerns, will drive utility business model evolution.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/other-resources/envisioning-grid-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/other-resources/envisioning-grid-future#comments Other Resources Business Thu, 28 Aug 2014 20:07:00 +0000 54961 at http://tdworld.com BURNDY Announces the Release of Y122CMR HYTOOL http://tdworld.com/blog/burndy-announces-release-y122cmr-hytool <div class="node-body blog-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/tdworld.com/files/uploads/2014/08/BURNDY%20y122cmr_2.jpg" style="width: 504px; height: 209px;" /></p> <p>August 26, 2014 -- BURNDY introduces the new Y122CMR mechanical full cycle ratchet HYTOOL to its line of tooling products. &nbsp;The Y122CMR HYTOOL&trade; will accommodate copper compression HYDENT connectors for :</p> <ul> <li> #12 - #2 AWG Class B</li> <li> #12 - #2 Class I Flex</li> <li> #2 Solid &amp; #3 Stranded</li> </ul> <p>The die index is embossed on the crimped connector for permanent inspectability.</p></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/burndy-announces-release-y122cmr-hytool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/burndy-announces-release-y122cmr-hytool#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:30:00 +0000 54951 at http://tdworld.com Six Keys to Recruiting and Retaining Lineworkers http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers <div class="field-byline"> Amy Fischbach, T&amp;D World and Maximo Fuentes, SMUD </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Electric utilities nationwide are challenged with recruiting and retaining qualified lineworkers. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) shares six tips on how it is not only finding new apprentices, but also training its veteran field workforce for improved retention. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/six-keys-recruiting-and-retaining-lineworkers#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Thu, 28 Aug 2014 18:34:00 +0000 54941 at http://tdworld.com <p><font face="Futura Lt" size="1"><font face="Futura Lt" size="1">SMUD workers learn how to hot stick and cut in double dead-ends. The utility provides training to not only its apprentices, but also to its journeymen linemen. </font></font></p> Firelands Electric Cooperative To Employ Aclara's eTWACS System http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/firelands-electric-cooperative-employ-aclaras-etwacs-system <div class="node-body article-body">Firelands Electric Cooperative plans to use the new eTWACS power line communications system from Aclara Technologies for its advanced metering infrastructure requirements.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/firelands-electric-cooperative-employ-aclaras-etwacs-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/firelands-electric-cooperative-employ-aclaras-etwacs-system#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:58:00 +0000 54931 at http://tdworld.com darak77/iStock/Thinkstock Direct Energy Partners with SmartThings for Smart Home Products http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-partners-smartthings-smart-home-products <div class="node-body article-body">Direct Energy has launched a partnership with SmartThings to bring a smarter, safer, connected home to energy customers in Texas.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-partners-smartthings-smart-home-products" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-partners-smartthings-smart-home-products#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:42:00 +0000 54921 at http://tdworld.com Black Hills Selects Asset Management as 'Utility of the Future' Component http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/black-hills-selects-asset-management-utility-future-component <div class="node-body article-body">Ventyx, an ABB company, has signed a new license agreement with diversified energy company Black Hills Corp. to deploy Ventyx&#39;s enterprise asset management (EAM) solution, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/black-hills-selects-asset-management-utility-future-component" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/black-hills-selects-asset-management-utility-future-component#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:35:00 +0000 54911 at http://tdworld.com Storm Damage Assessment Software Now iOS Compatible http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/storm-damage-assessment-software-now-ios-compatible <div class="node-body article-body">GeoSpatial Innovations, Inc. has announced that its storm damage assessment software, GSI Scout, is now supported on iPhones and iPads through a native iOS application.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/storm-damage-assessment-software-now-ios-compatible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/storm-damage-assessment-software-now-ios-compatible#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:29:00 +0000 54901 at http://tdworld.com LDProd/iStock/Thinkstock Meter Meets Industrial-Class Energy Monitoring Requirements http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/meter-meets-industrial-class-energy-monitoring-requirements <div class="node-body article-body">Leviton has expanded its revenue-grade line of VerifEye submetering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 Industrial ModBus Smart Meter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/meter-meets-industrial-class-energy-monitoring-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/meter-meets-industrial-class-energy-monitoring-requirements#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 17:07:00 +0000 54891 at http://tdworld.com GE Software Solutions for Managing Europe’s Grid http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-software-solutions-managing-europe-s-grid <div class="node-body article-body">As Europe drives toward greater energy efficiency and increased grid complexity, GE continues its mission to help utilities build a modern grid to meet electricity demands. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-software-solutions-managing-europe-s-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ge-software-solutions-managing-europe-s-grid#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:57:00 +0000 54881 at http://tdworld.com Silver Spring Networks Expands Smart Infrastructure Partnership with EDMI http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-expands-smart-infrastructure-partnership-edmi <div class="node-body article-body">Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has announced an expanded relationship with EDMI Ltd., a global smart meter solution provider, to offer smart city and smart energy solutions in several new regions. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-expands-smart-infrastructure-partnership-edmi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/silver-spring-networks-expands-smart-infrastructure-partnership-edmi#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:52:00 +0000 54871 at http://tdworld.com <p>Following the successful first phase of deployment with the Singapore Power Group, Silver Spring and EDMI will offer their integrated solutions in Australia and New Zealand, Europe and Southeast Asia.</p> fazon1/iStock/Thinkstock Cyan and GridSense Team Up to Provide End-to-End Smart Grid Solutions in India http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/cyan-and-gridsense-team-provide-end-end-smart-grid-solutions-india <div class="node-body article-body">Cyan has signed a teaming agreement with GridSense Inc. to jointly market smart grid solutions in India and other emerging regions that will enable utilities to accurately monitor energy distribution and consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/cyan-and-gridsense-team-provide-end-end-smart-grid-solutions-india" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/cyan-and-gridsense-team-provide-end-end-smart-grid-solutions-india#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:38:00 +0000 54861 at http://tdworld.com Advanced Control Systems Redesigns Website http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/advanced-control-systems-redesigns-website <div class="node-body article-body">Advanced Control Systems has launched a redesigned and expanded website created to meet the needs of busy utility engineers and executives seeking automation solutions.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/advanced-control-systems-redesigns-website" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/advanced-control-systems-redesigns-website#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:34:00 +0000 54851 at http://tdworld.com Direct Energy Orders Integrated Demand Response Solution http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-orders-integrated-demand-response-solution <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with Direct Energy, one of North America’s largest energy and energy-related service providers with more than six million residential and commercial customer relationships, to install a Demand Response Management System (DRMS).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-orders-integrated-demand-response-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/direct-energy-orders-integrated-demand-response-solution#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:26:00 +0000 54841 at http://tdworld.com St. Kitts Electricity Co. Deploys Smart Metering Project http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/st-kitts-electricity-co-deploys-smart-metering-project <div class="node-body article-body">The St. Kitts Electricity Co., in collaboration with Canadian company Corinex Communications Corp, has announced the successful initial deployment of a pilot site.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/st-kitts-electricity-co-deploys-smart-metering-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/st-kitts-electricity-co-deploys-smart-metering-project#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:19:00 +0000 54831 at http://tdworld.com IEEE Standards Association Signs MoU with Consumers Energy for Synchrophasor Conformance Testing http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ieee-standards-association-signs-mou-consumers-energy-synchrophasor-conformance-testing <div class="node-body article-body">The IEEE Standards Association has signed a memorandum of understanding with Michigan-based Consumers Energy.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ieee-standards-association-signs-mou-consumers-energy-synchrophasor-conformance-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ieee-standards-association-signs-mou-consumers-energy-synchrophasor-conformance-testing#comments Test, Monitor & Control The Smarter Grid Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:13:00 +0000 54821 at http://tdworld.com Utility Industry Labor Sourcing Strategy Cost Analysis http://tdworld.com/white-papers/utility-industry-labor-sourcing-strategy-cost-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Finding Quality Resources through Economically Feasible Means </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p class="body" style="margin-bottom:9.0pt;tab-stops:0in .65in 1.3in 2.0in center 3.25in right 6.5in">As the utility industry continues to change a more deliberate focus is given to the costs of goods sold. The importance of finding the best labor sourcing strategy is becoming a key element of running a successful utility. &nbsp;This study evaluates the three best fit labor sourcing strategies for utility craft employee work scopes from a direct wage perspective, total hourly cost perspective and finally across a recurring project scope perspective.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/white-papers/utility-industry-labor-sourcing-strategy-cost-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/white-papers/utility-industry-labor-sourcing-strategy-cost-analysis#comments White Papers Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:08:00 +0000 54811 at http://tdworld.com Smart Korea Is on the Way http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/smart-korea-way <div class="field-byline"> Sung Hwan Bae, Korea Electric Power Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Korea Electric Power Corp. develops a test bed focused on the information technologies and business models in support of the smart grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/smart-korea-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/smart-korea-way#comments Smart Grid Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:12:00 +0000 54781 at http://tdworld.com <p>To bring the smart grid closer to the public, KEPCO constructed a smart grid information center in Jeju, which has hosted more than 249,000 visitors. The center allows visitors to experience future changes the smart grid will bring.</p> To Protect and Deter http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/protect-and-deter <div class="field-byline"> Brian Reynolds, National Grid USA, Richard Dupre, Energy Initiatives Group, and Duncan Eccleston, EDM International Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">National Grid USA installs avian retrofits and reduces unknown transmission outages from 28 to 2. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/protect-and-deter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/protect-and-deter#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:55:00 +0000 54771 at http://tdworld.com <p>A typical segment of the right-of-way for the National Grid&rsquo;s A1/B2 69-kV line.</p> Save Money, Beat the Heat http://tdworld.com/ami/save-money-beat-heat <div class="field-byline"> Joseph S. Wigington, Morristown Utility Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Morristown Utility Systems’ voltage reduction strategies save hundreds of thousands of dollars with a few mouse clicks. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/save-money-beat-heat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/save-money-beat-heat#comments AMI Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:45:00 +0000 54761 at http://tdworld.com <p>Morristown Utility Systems employees receive live and continuous system data over their state-of-the-art fiber-connect smart grid. Alarms and notifications are dynamically pushed to system operators in real time.</p> ComEd Rolls Out Modern Infrastructure http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/comed-rolls-out-modern-infrastructure <div class="field-byline"> Marina Mondello, Anil Dhawan and Renu Gupta, Commonwealth Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Existing distribution automation system is updated by incorporating a new generation of reclosers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/comed-rolls-out-modern-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution-automation/comed-rolls-out-modern-infrastructure#comments Distribution Automation Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:39:00 +0000 54751 at http://tdworld.com <p>Workers examine a hands-on trailer, outfitted with a Viper recloser and control, that was transported to the crew for training in the field using training modules created by ComEd.</p> Leveraging Today’s New Grid Modernization Options http://tdworld.com/other-resources/leveraging-today-s-new-grid-modernization-options <div class="node-body article-body">Making the jump to smart grid can be overwhelming. It’s not just about managing new digital assets in the field; it’s about everything that comes with them.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Marketing </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/other-resources/leveraging-today-s-new-grid-modernization-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/other-resources/leveraging-today-s-new-grid-modernization-options#comments Other Resources Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:30:00 +0000 54791 at http://tdworld.com Italy Embraces Renewable Energy http://tdworld.com/renewables/italy-embraces-renewable-energy <div class="field-byline"> Daniele Stein, Lilia Consiglio and Jon Stromsather, Enel Distribuzione </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enel Distribuzione demonstrates large-scale renewables integration in the GRID4EU project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/italy-embraces-renewable-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/italy-embraces-renewable-energy#comments Renewables Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:14:00 +0000 54741 at http://tdworld.com <p>Photovoltaic plant with an installed capacity of about 1.5 MWp connected to Enel&rsquo;s distribution network.</p> Florida Power & Light Celebrates State Lineworker Appreciation Day http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/florida-power-light-celebrates-state-lineworker-appreciation-day <div class="node-body article-body">This year marks the third annual Florida Lineworker Appreciation Day. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/florida-power-light-celebrates-state-lineworker-appreciation-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/florida-power-light-celebrates-state-lineworker-appreciation-day#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:50:00 +0000 54731 at http://tdworld.com <p>FPL Restoration Specialist Rob Newcomb</p>