TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en How to Terminate a Shunt Reactor http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-terminate-shunt-reactor <div class="node-body video-body">A Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) splicer demonstrates a shunt reactor termination at a substation</div> <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by: Burns &amp; McDonnell </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-terminate-shunt-reactor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-terminate-shunt-reactor#comments T&D How Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:53:00 +0000 72171 at http://tdworld.com How to Change Out a Padmount Transformer http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-change-out-padmount-transformer <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Kansas City Power &amp; Light (KCPL) crews isolate and change-out a pad-mounted transformer in suburban Kansas City.</p> </div> <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by: Burns &amp; McDonnell </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-change-out-padmount-transformer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/td-how/how-change-out-padmount-transformer#comments T&D How Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:45:00 +0000 72161 at http://tdworld.com Monitoring System for Medium-Voltage Switchgear http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/monitoring-system-medium-voltage-switchgear <div class="node-body article-body">With Assetguard MVC, Siemens has developed a new monitoring system for circuit-breakers in medium-voltage switchgear. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/monitoring-system-medium-voltage-switchgear" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/monitoring-system-medium-voltage-switchgear#comments Test, Monitor & Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:12:00 +0000 72151 at http://tdworld.com Integrated Weather Intelligence for Outage Management http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/integrated-weather-intelligence-outage-management <div class="node-body article-body">With an increase in extreme weather, aging assets, and growing demand, many utility companies are seeking ways to help efficiently and reliably manage distribution network outages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/integrated-weather-intelligence-outage-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/integrated-weather-intelligence-outage-management#comments Test, Monitor & Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:04:00 +0000 72141 at http://tdworld.com HD Electric Updates Digital Voltage Ammeter http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/hd-electric-updates-digital-voltage-ammeter <div class="node-body article-body">HD Electric Co. has introduced the newly updated HVA-2000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/hd-electric-updates-digital-voltage-ammeter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/hd-electric-updates-digital-voltage-ammeter#comments Test, Monitor & Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:56:00 +0000 72131 at http://tdworld.com Safe and Certain Identification of Power Cables http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/safe-and-certain-identification-power-cables <div class="node-body article-body">With the latest CI cable identification system from Megger, reliable identification of low-voltage power cables – and de-energized high-voltage cables – is now a fast and straightforward task. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/safe-and-certain-identification-power-cables" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/safe-and-certain-identification-power-cables#comments Test, Monitor & Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:45:00 +0000 72121 at http://tdworld.com IEEE 80 Enhanced to Improve Understanding of Standard for Grounding in AC Substation http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/ieee-80-enhanced-improve-understanding-standard-grounding-ac-substation <div class="node-body article-body">IEEE has announced enhancements to IEEE 80™, IEEE Guide for Safety in AC Substation Grounding. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/ieee-80-enhanced-improve-understanding-standard-grounding-ac-substation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/ieee-80-enhanced-improve-understanding-standard-grounding-ac-substation#comments Test, Monitor & Control Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:39:00 +0000 72111 at http://tdworld.com Scenes from the 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting http://tdworld.com/gallery/scenes-2015-ieee-pes-general-meeting <div class="node-body gallery-body">For an attendee, the 2015 IEEE PES General Meeting, held July 26-30 at the Sheraton downtown Denver, the biggest difficulty was in deciding how to divvy up one’s time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/scenes-2015-ieee-pes-general-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/scenes-2015-ieee-pes-general-meeting#comments Gallery Smart Grid Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:42:00 +0000 72091 at http://tdworld.com Where in the World is Ricko? In Denver at the CIGRE Luncheon http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/where-world-ricko-denver-cigre-luncheon <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bush, Editorial Director </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rick normally peeps over the shoulders of those he is hiding behind when he gets his snapshots for &ldquo;Where in the World Is Ricko&rdquo; </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/where-world-ricko-denver-cigre-luncheon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/global-viewpoint/where-world-ricko-denver-cigre-luncheon#comments Global Viewpoint Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:27:00 +0000 72081 at http://tdworld.com Clean Power Plan's State Compliance Approach More Costly, SPP Says http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/clean-power-plans-state-compliance-approach-more-costly-spp-says <div class="node-body article-body">Southwest Power Pool has released its final analysis of the potential impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s draft Clean Power Plan.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/clean-power-plans-state-compliance-approach-more-costly-spp-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/clean-power-plans-state-compliance-approach-more-costly-spp-says#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:59:00 +0000 72041 at http://tdworld.com Latin America's First Electric Grid Optimization Platform Goes Live in Colombia http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/latin-americas-first-electric-grid-optimization-platform-goes-live-colombia <div class="node-body article-body">The more than 600,000 electric customers served by Colombian utility Empresas Municipales de Cali E.I.C.E. E.S.P. are among those who may benefit from a new advanced energy project </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/latin-americas-first-electric-grid-optimization-platform-goes-live-colombia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/latin-americas-first-electric-grid-optimization-platform-goes-live-colombia#comments Energizing Asset Management Service Grid-Optimization Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:47:00 +0000 72031 at http://tdworld.com Pyroe/iStock/Thinkstock ITC Petitions FERC to Allow Competitive Transmission Process to Set Rates http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/itc-petitions-ferc-allow-competitive-transmission-process-set-rates <div class="node-body article-body"> ITC Holdings Corp. has filed a Petition for Declaratory Order with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission asking for needed guidance on issues critical to the regional competitive transmission bidding processes established under Order 1000.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/itc-petitions-ferc-allow-competitive-transmission-process-set-rates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/itc-petitions-ferc-allow-competitive-transmission-process-set-rates#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:26:00 +0000 72021 at http://tdworld.com PNNL Develops Power Grid Forecasting Tool http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/pnnl-develops-power-grid-forecasting-tool <div class="node-body article-body">Accurately forecasting future electricity needs is tricky, with sudden weather changes and other variables impacting projections minute by minute. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/pnnl-develops-power-grid-forecasting-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/pnnl-develops-power-grid-forecasting-tool#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 29 Jul 2015 19:03:00 +0000 72001 at http://tdworld.com <p>PNNL&#39;s Power Grid Integrator has demonstrated up to a 50 percent improvement in forecasting future electricity needs over several commonly used tools. Project lead Luke Gosink, right, consults on the use of the new tool, which could save millions in wasted electricity costs.</p> Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Lines and Structures in T&D http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/lines-and-structures-td <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images from our annual Structures supplement, covering innovations in design of transmission towers, offshore foundations and the use of drones in T&D.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/lines-and-structures-td" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/lines-and-structures-td#comments Gallery Overhead Transmission Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:42:00 +0000 71981 at http://tdworld.com Data Analyst to the Fore http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/data-analyst-fore <div class="field-byline"> Ron Katzman, PECO, an Exelon Co., and Jeff Buxton, Black &amp; Veatch </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The smart utility will see a large population of what will become data scientists.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/data-analyst-fore" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/data-analyst-fore#comments Renewables Smart Grid Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:51:00 +0000 71901 at http://tdworld.com <p>Black &amp; Veatch&rsquo;s microgrid system includes rooftop solar photovoltaic panel groups.</p> Renewing the Grid http://tdworld.com/renewables/renewing-grid <div class="field-byline"> Gary Manaise, ITC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">ITC upgrades the transmission system to interconnect Michigan’s largest wind farm.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/renewing-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/renewing-grid#comments Renewables Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:25:00 +0000 71891 at http://tdworld.com Anchorage Strikes It Rich http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/anchorage-strikes-it-rich <div class="field-byline"> Everett Clary and Patty Caress, Anchorage Municipal Light &amp; Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Anchorage Municipal Light & Power goes paperless and experiences a plethora of riches.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/anchorage-strikes-it-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-optimization/anchorage-strikes-it-rich#comments Grid Optimization Mon, 27 Jul 2015 20:06:00 +0000 71881 at http://tdworld.com <p>Anchorage Municipal Light &amp; Power&rsquo;s 20-sq-mile service territory includes the Anchorage Central Business District as well as 25,000 residential customers, 6,000 commercial customers and two military bases.</p> Blue Ridge Electric Cuts SAIDI in Half http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half <div class="field-byline"> Lee Layton, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cooperative’s journey to improve reliability involves strategic planning and tactical deployment at many levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half#comments Distribution Reliability & Safety Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 71871 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Blue Ridge Electric system operator monitors an outage map.</p> Power for New Jersey, Protection for Nature http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-new-jersey-protection-nature <div class="field-byline"> Kim Hanemann, Public Service Electric and Gas Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Susquehanna–Roseland transmission project used sky cranes and environmental sensibility to deliver results.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-new-jersey-protection-nature" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-new-jersey-protection-nature#comments Overhead Transmission Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:33:00 +0000 71861 at http://tdworld.com Charging My Iwatch http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch <div class="node-body blog-body">TVs, ACs, as well as most other equipment nowadays are more efficient than they were years ago, and they continue to get more efficient. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/charging-my-iwatch#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:11:00 +0000 71851 at http://tdworld.com Solve This: Leave Me a Lawn! http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-leave-me-lawn <div class="node-body article-body">George, Tom and Phil – three of Hinterland Electric’s long time engineers are having coffee in the company cafeteria and discussing their common dislike of yardwork. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-leave-me-lawn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-leave-me-lawn#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:54:00 +0000 71841 at http://tdworld.com StockWithMe/iStock/Thinkstock NASCAR Race Honors Linemen http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen <div class="node-body article-body">Second annual Drivin’ for Linemen 200 race attracts linemen and their families and creates awareness for the trade. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/nascar-race-honors-linemen#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:46:00 +0000 71831 at http://tdworld.com <p>Cole Custer, JB Motorsports driver and race winner, leads the pack at the second annual Drivin&rsquo; for Linemen 200 at Gateway Motorsports Park.</p> Getting Into a Tight Spot http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot <div class="field-byline"> Bernie Kolnberger, Dakota Electric Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dakota Electric Association crews rely on small aerial lifts to work in backyards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/getting-tight-spot#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:25:00 +0000 71821 at http://tdworld.com <p>Dakota Electric crew members navigate the backyard aerial unit into a yard.</p> Training Linemen For the Future http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future <div class="node-body article-body">The Consumers Energy training center empowers college students, apprentices and journeymen to gain hands-on and classroom experience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/features/training-linemen-future#comments Features Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:46:00 +0000 71811 at http://tdworld.com <p>At the Marshall Training Center, an apprentice uses proper cover up and personal protective equipment while practicing a de-energized secondary connection from the ground.</p> Insurance Study Uses U.S. Power Grid in Cyber Attack Scenario http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/insurance-study-uses-us-power-grid-cyber-attack-scenario <div class="node-body article-body">Lloyd’s and the University of Cambridge’s Centre for Risk Studies have launched a new report: Business Blackout. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/insurance-study-uses-us-power-grid-cyber-attack-scenario" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/insurance-study-uses-us-power-grid-cyber-attack-scenario#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:27:00 +0000 71801 at http://tdworld.com stevanovicigor/iStock/Thinkstock River Crossing http://tdworld.com/supplements/river-crossing <div class="field-byline"> Don Cannon, Burns &amp; McDonnell </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Spanning a river while dodging FAA restrictions is a towering achievement.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/river-crossing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/river-crossing#comments Supplements Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:01:00 +0000 71781 at http://tdworld.com <p>The dry season gives a sense of easy access. However, when the rains come, water fills the riverbed and changes the clearances between the conductor and the surface.</p> Georgia Power Receives Approval for Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany Solar Project http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/georgia-power-receives-approval-marine-corps-logistics-base-albany-solar-proje <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Power has announced a new, on-base 46 MW AC solar facility planned at the Marine Corps Logistics Base Albany. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/georgia-power-receives-approval-marine-corps-logistics-base-albany-solar-proje" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/georgia-power-receives-approval-marine-corps-logistics-base-albany-solar-proje#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:45:00 +0000 71771 at http://tdworld.com The Drone Generation http://tdworld.com/supplements/drone-generation <div class="field-byline"> Grant T. Leaverton, Advanced Aerial Inspection Resources </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Unmanned drones are coming to a utility near you.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/drone-generation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/drone-generation#comments Supplements Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:35:00 +0000 71761 at http://tdworld.com <p>Wind farms provide an ideal environment for a maneuverable drone to perform inspections and take high-resolution photographs.</p> Visually Appealing Structures http://tdworld.com/supplements/visually-appealing-structures <div class="field-byline"> Mike Khavari and Ken Sharpless, ASEC Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The paradigm of designing transmission structures to disappear is shifting.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/visually-appealing-structures" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/visually-appealing-structures#comments Supplements Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:24:00 +0000 71751 at http://tdworld.com <p>The Vaasa panel, an illusive design by Konehuone, is a 110-kV column located in the city of Vaasa, Finland.</p> How to Handle Offshore Foundations http://tdworld.com/supplements/how-handle-offshore-foundations <div class="field-byline"> Jason R. Truckenbrod, GAI Consultants Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Challenges abound when it is time to rebuild an existing line. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/supplements/how-handle-offshore-foundations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/supplements/how-handle-offshore-foundations#comments Supplements Mon, 27 Jul 2015 16:03:00 +0000 71741 at http://tdworld.com <p>A barge-mounted crane is used for placement of concrete foundation systems needed to cross the Albemarle Sound.</p>