TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Is Utility Cyber Security in Dire Straits? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits <div class="node-body article-body">Energy Editor John Baker asks T&D World's panel of experts their thoughts on where utilities stand with cyber security in this age of digitalization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Substations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:45:00 +0000 67051 at http://tdworld.com BPA Line Crew Puts Innovative Work Plan into Aerial Action http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-line-crew-puts-innovative-work-plan-aerial-action <div class="node-body article-body">There’s nothing like working 125 feet above the ground on a busted goat peak to demonstrate the Bonneville Power Administration’s brand of safety, innovation, reliability and stewardship. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-line-crew-puts-innovative-work-plan-aerial-action" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/bpa-line-crew-puts-innovative-work-plan-aerial-action#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:06:00 +0000 67041 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="mv-bpaStyle-APCaption">A BPA line maintenance crew makes an urgent repair with helicopter support in a rugged setting near Mount Hood.</span></p> E.ON's Windiest U.S. Project Comes Online http://tdworld.com/renewables/eons-windiest-us-project-comes-online <div class="node-body article-body">E.ON and GE Energy Financial Services celebrated the opening of the Grandview Wind Farm in the Texas Panhandle, 30 miles east of Amarillo.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/eons-windiest-us-project-comes-online" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/eons-windiest-us-project-comes-online#comments Projects in Progress Renewables Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:32:00 +0000 67031 at http://tdworld.com Commission Approves Order for Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/commission-approves-order-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project <div class="node-body article-body">The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin has approved the formal order outlining the requirements that must be met in the construction of the 345,000-V Badger Coulee Transmission Line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/commission-approves-order-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/commission-approves-order-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:17:00 +0000 67021 at http://tdworld.com Kerite Helps High Point, North Carolina, with a Turnkey HV Cable Solution http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-helps-high-point-north-carolina-turnkey-hv-cable-solution <div class="node-body article-body">The city of High Point, North Carolina, needed two short-length transmission circuits installed. Challenge: High voltage aerial transmission lines were in the congested substation area. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-helps-high-point-north-carolina-turnkey-hv-cable-solution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/kerite-helps-high-point-north-carolina-turnkey-hv-cable-solution#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:11:00 +0000 67011 at http://tdworld.com ABB Commissions HVDC Converter Station in Mozambique http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-commissions-hvdc-converter-station-mozambique <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has successfully commissioned the refurbished Songo High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) converter station in Mozambique, Africa. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-commissions-hvdc-converter-station-mozambique" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/abb-commissions-hvdc-converter-station-mozambique#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:05:00 +0000 67001 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Develops Gas-Insulated Transmission Line for Direct Current http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-develops-gas-insulated-transmission-line-direct-current <div class="node-body article-body">Berlin Technical University and Dresden University of Applied Sciences, among others, are working under the lead management of Siemens on developing a new gas-insulated DC transmission line known as the DC CTL </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-develops-gas-insulated-transmission-line-direct-current" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-develops-gas-insulated-transmission-line-direct-current#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:57:00 +0000 66991 at http://tdworld.com Wake Electric Leverages Sensus FlexNet Communication Network http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wake-electric-leverages-sensus-flexnet-communication-network <div class="node-body article-body">Wake Electric Membership Corp. is leveraging the Sensus FlexNet communication network to take advantage of data analytics solutions that drive an integrated transformer utilization and voltage monitoring program</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wake-electric-leverages-sensus-flexnet-communication-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wake-electric-leverages-sensus-flexnet-communication-network#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:19:00 +0000 66981 at http://tdworld.com Walton EMC Runs on Nexenta Open Source-Driven Software-Defined Storage Solutions http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/walton-emc-runs-nexenta-open-source-driven-software-defined-storage-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia-based Walton Electric Membership Corp. uses NexentaStor.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/walton-emc-runs-nexenta-open-source-driven-software-defined-storage-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/walton-emc-runs-nexenta-open-source-driven-software-defined-storage-solutions#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:08:00 +0000 66971 at http://tdworld.com ComEd Enhances Online Service Options Based on Customer Feedback http://tdworld.com/billing/comed-enhances-online-service-options-based-customer-feedback <div class="node-body article-body">Last year ComEd customers set the record by completing more than 19.4 million transactions through ComEd’s web and mobile sites</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/billing/comed-enhances-online-service-options-based-customer-feedback" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/billing/comed-enhances-online-service-options-based-customer-feedback#comments Billing Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:04:00 +0000 66961 at http://tdworld.com Southern California Edison Selects Opower to Deliver Energy Management Solutions http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/southern-california-edison-selects-opower-deliver-energy-management-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">Southern California Edison has selected Opower for a strategic multi-year partnership. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/southern-california-edison-selects-opower-deliver-energy-management-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/southern-california-edison-selects-opower-deliver-energy-management-solutions#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:59:00 +0000 66951 at http://tdworld.com Trustpower to Implement Advanced Metering Program in New Zealand http://tdworld.com/ami/trustpower-implement-advanced-metering-program-new-zealand <div class="node-body article-body">Silver Spring Networks has been selected by Metrix to deliver Advanced Metering Infrastructure services for Trustpower, an electricity generator and energy and telecommunications retailer serving over 225,000 customers across New Zealand</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/trustpower-implement-advanced-metering-program-new-zealand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/trustpower-implement-advanced-metering-program-new-zealand#comments AMI Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:45:00 +0000 66941 at http://tdworld.com Field Service Management Features Improve Mobile Workforce Productivity http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/field-service-management-features-improve-mobile-workforce-productivity <div class="node-body article-body">Trimble has added new features to its Field Service Management (FSM) solutions to significantly improve workflow visibility and streamline operations for businesses and their mobile workers in the field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/field-service-management-features-improve-mobile-workforce-productivity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/field-service-management-features-improve-mobile-workforce-productivity#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:36:00 +0000 66931 at http://tdworld.com Central America and Caribbean To Spend $3.3 Billion On Smart Grid Infrastructure By 2025 http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-america-and-caribbean-spend-33-billion-smart-grid-infrastructure-2025 <div class="node-body article-body">Central America and the Caribbean will invest $3.3bn in smart grid infrastructure over the period 2015-2025.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-america-and-caribbean-spend-33-billion-smart-grid-infrastructure-2025" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/central-america-and-caribbean-spend-33-billion-smart-grid-infrastructure-2025#comments Lies and Stats Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:17:00 +0000 66921 at http://tdworld.com Serban Bogdan/iStock/Thinkstock Hardened Ethernet Product Family Offers Three New Serial Device Servers http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/hardened-ethernet-product-family-offers-three-new-serial-device-servers <div class="node-body article-body">Transition Networks, Inc. has announced a new family of hardened Ethernet serial device servers with data encryption capabilities that improve security and scalability for connecting industrial equipment to Ethernet networks in harsh environments.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/hardened-ethernet-product-family-offers-three-new-serial-device-servers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/hardened-ethernet-product-family-offers-three-new-serial-device-servers#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:09:00 +0000 66911 at http://tdworld.com Microsoft Azure-Based Smart Meter Analytics Solution for the Utility Industry http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/microsoft-azure-based-smart-meter-analytics-solution-utility-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Neudesic has announced the Smart Meter Analytics Solution developed specifically to meet the utility industry's rising infrastructure and business challenges resulting from big data collection and analytics. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/microsoft-azure-based-smart-meter-analytics-solution-utility-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/microsoft-azure-based-smart-meter-analytics-solution-utility-industry#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:59:00 +0000 66901 at http://tdworld.com ABB Partners with Ericsson to Optimize Cloud Data Center Management http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/abb-partners-ericsson-optimize-cloud-data-center-management <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has signed a strategic alliance with Ericsson to provide an end-to-end automation platform that optimizes physical and virtual resources for data centers and cloud operators.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/abb-partners-ericsson-optimize-cloud-data-center-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/abb-partners-ericsson-optimize-cloud-data-center-management#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Energy Consumer Smart Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:50:00 +0000 66891 at http://tdworld.com Seattle City Light Contracts for a New Energy Management System http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/seattle-city-light-contracts-new-energy-management-system <div class="node-body article-body">Open Systems International, Inc. has been awarded a contract by Seattle City Light to implement a new Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI’s monarch platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/seattle-city-light-contracts-new-energy-management-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/seattle-city-light-contracts-new-energy-management-system#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:45:00 +0000 66881 at http://tdworld.com Electrocon International Releases CAPE 14 Computer-Aided Protection Software http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/electrocon-international-releases-cape-14-computer-aided-protection-software <div class="node-body article-body">Electrocon International has released CAPE 14, the next-generation version of Electrocon’s CAPE family of computer-aided protection software. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/electrocon-international-releases-cape-14-computer-aided-protection-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/electrocon-international-releases-cape-14-computer-aided-protection-software#comments The Smarter Grid Wed, 22 Apr 2015 19:57:00 +0000 66871 at http://tdworld.com FPL Rate Decrease Approved by Florida PSC http://tdworld.com/billing/fpl-rate-decrease-approved-florida-psc <div class="node-body article-body">Florida Power & Light Co. has announced that the Florida Public Service Commission has approved the utility's request to reduce customer rates thanks to savings on fuel costs. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/billing/fpl-rate-decrease-approved-florida-psc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/billing/fpl-rate-decrease-approved-florida-psc#comments Billing Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:36:00 +0000 66861 at http://tdworld.com Jason Reed/iStock/Thinkstock North Carolina Honors Linemen, Governor Signs Lineman Appreciation Day Into Law http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la <div class="node-body article-body">Thousands of linemen in North Carolina will now have a day set aside each April dedicated to recognizing their selflessness in building, maintaining and repairing the infrastructure that powers modern lives.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-carolina-honors-linemen-governor-signs-lineman-appreciation-day-la#comments Energizing Electric Utility Operations Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:25:00 +0000 66851 at http://tdworld.com Potomac Edison Installing New Conductors on Transmission Lines in West Virginia http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/potomac-edison-installing-new-conductors-transmission-lines-west-virginia <div class="node-body article-body">Potomac Edison is installing new conductors on three 138,000-volt transmission lines in Jefferson County, West Virginia, and neighboring Clarke County, Virginia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/potomac-edison-installing-new-conductors-transmission-lines-west-virginia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/potomac-edison-installing-new-conductors-transmission-lines-west-virginia#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:20:00 +0000 66841 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc ">Crews install new conductor on a Potomac Edison transmission line running between the Millville Substation near Charles Town, West Virginia and Old Chapel Substation near Berryville, Virginia. The new conductor is similar in diameter to the wire it replaces, but can transport more electricity.</span></p> NERC Study Identifies Potential Reliability Risks from Proposed Clean Power Plan http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The North American Electric Reliability Corp. has completed an assessment on the potential risks to reliability resulting from the proposed Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:48:00 +0000 66831 at http://tdworld.com Continued High Levels of Transmission Investment Enhance the Grid, Benefit Customers http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers <div class="node-body article-body">An updated report by the Edison Electric Institute finds that investor-owned electric utilities are continuing to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers#comments Transmission Overhead Transmission Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:36:00 +0000 66821 at http://tdworld.com Costs for Germany’s Nuclear Exit Might Increase to 70 Billion Euros http://tdworld.com/energizing/costs-germany-s-nuclear-exit-might-increase-70-billion-euros <div class="field-byline"> Energy Market Price </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The bill for closing Germany's nuclear power plants and constructing a secure disposal location for nuclear waste might increase to 70 billion euros.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/costs-germany-s-nuclear-exit-might-increase-70-billion-euros" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/costs-germany-s-nuclear-exit-might-increase-70-billion-euros#comments Energizing Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:18:00 +0000 66811 at http://tdworld.com Meter Provides Wide-Area Visualization with Synchrophasors http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/meter-provides-wide-area-visualization-synchrophasors <div class="node-body article-body">Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. recently added synchrophasors to its popular SEL-735 Power Quality and Revenue Meter. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/meter-provides-wide-area-visualization-synchrophasors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/meter-provides-wide-area-visualization-synchrophasors#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:23:00 +0000 66791 at http://tdworld.com G&W Electric Video Explains Solid Dielectric Switchgear with Visible Break http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/gw-electric-video-explains-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break <div class="node-body article-body">A new video about solid dielectric switchgear has been published by G&W Electric, Inc. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/gw-electric-video-explains-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/gw-electric-video-explains-solid-dielectric-switchgear-visible-break#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:17:00 +0000 66781 at http://tdworld.com Personal Voltage Detector Provides Extra Level of Safety http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/personal-voltage-detector-provides-extra-level-safety-0 <div class="node-body article-body">HDE's V-Watch Personal Voltage Detector provides an extra level of safety by detecting and alerting you to the presence of dangerous electric fields</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/personal-voltage-detector-provides-extra-level-safety-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/personal-voltage-detector-provides-extra-level-safety-0#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:13:00 +0000 66771 at http://tdworld.com Connexus Energy Selects New Integrated Volt/VAR Control System http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/connexus-energy-selects-new-integrated-voltvar-control-system <div class="node-body article-body">Open Systems International, Inc. has been selected by Connexus Energy to supply a state-of-the-art new Integrated Volt/VAR Control (IVVC) system based on the OSI Spectra Advanced Distribution Management System platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/connexus-energy-selects-new-integrated-voltvar-control-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution-management-systems/connexus-energy-selects-new-integrated-voltvar-control-system#comments Distribution Management Systems Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:04:00 +0000 66761 at http://tdworld.com QUIZ - Did you know? http://tdworld.com/energy-business/quiz-did-you-know <div class="field-deck"> Battery Breakout - Big Time </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Question: What is California&#39;s policy when it comes to steering its three largest investor-owned utilities to adopt energy storage technology?</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-business/quiz-did-you-know" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-business/quiz-did-you-know#comments Energy Business Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:51:00 +0000 66801 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock