TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Intelligence for the Future Grid http://tdworld.com/news/intelligence-future-grid <div class="field-deck"> Empowering the Edge of the Network </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A new paradigm for the utility of the future, says Philip Mezey</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/intelligence-future-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/intelligence-future-grid#comments Events News The Energy Times Fri, 24 Jun 2016 18:21:00 +0000 90761 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages New York Power Authority Completes Grid Project for Reliability http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-power-authority-completes-grid-project-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">The New York Power Authority and New York State Electric & Gas have completed a $120 million transmission project</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-power-authority-completes-grid-project-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-power-authority-completes-grid-project-reliability#comments Overhead Transmission Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:14:00 +0000 90751 at http://tdworld.com North Dakota Invests in Drone Tech to Improve Natural Disaster Response http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-dakota-invests-drone-tech-improve-natural-disaster-response <div class="node-body article-body">North Dakota has awarded Xcel Energy and its partners a $500,000 grant</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-dakota-invests-drone-tech-improve-natural-disaster-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/north-dakota-invests-drone-tech-improve-natural-disaster-response#comments Electric Utility Operations Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:51:00 +0000 90741 at http://tdworld.com Wojtek Skora/iStock/Thinkstock POWER Engineers’ Services Help AEP Win Top Industry Honor http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-engineers-services-help-aep-win-top-industry-honor <div class="node-body article-body">POWER Engineers Inc. helped American Electric Power successfully complete the longest replacement of energized conductor in the United States</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-engineers-services-help-aep-win-top-industry-honor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/power-engineers-services-help-aep-win-top-industry-honor#comments Overhead Transmission Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:32:00 +0000 90731 at http://tdworld.com ABB Completes Upgrade of First Major HVDC Link in U.S. Transmission History http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/abb-completes-upgrade-first-major-hvdc-link-us-transmission-history <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has completed the upgrade of the Celilo HVDC converter station in Oregon and handed it over to U.S. utility Bonneville Power Administration</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/abb-completes-upgrade-first-major-hvdc-link-us-transmission-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/abb-completes-upgrade-first-major-hvdc-link-us-transmission-history#comments Overhead Transmission Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:22:00 +0000 90721 at http://tdworld.com Deepest, Longest 420 kV Submarine Cable Installed for Norway Grid Connection http://tdworld.com/underground-td/deepest-longest-420-kv-submarine-cable-installed-norway-grid-connection <div class="node-body article-body">BKK Nett AS, the Norwegian power company based in Bergen, will soon be the operator of a record-breaking subsea power link</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/deepest-longest-420-kv-submarine-cable-installed-norway-grid-connection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/deepest-longest-420-kv-submarine-cable-installed-norway-grid-connection#comments Underground T&D Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:01:00 +0000 90711 at http://tdworld.com Cable Injection http://tdworld.com/td-how/cable-injection <div class="node-body video-body">ComEd uses cable injection fluid to extend the life of a distribution cable. </div> <div class="field-byline"> Sponsored by: Burns &amp; McDonnell </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/td-how/cable-injection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/td-how/cable-injection#comments Burns McDonnell T&D How Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:56:00 +0000 90701 at http://tdworld.com UK Power Networks Contracts for GIS http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/uk-power-networks-contracts-gis <div class="node-body article-body">Rolta has been awarded a new contract by UK Power Networks, a utility company that delivers electricity to London, the South East and the East of England. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/uk-power-networks-contracts-gis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/uk-power-networks-contracts-gis#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:10:00 +0000 90691 at http://tdworld.com TEP Receives Approval to Develop Energy Storage Facilities http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/tep-receives-approval-develop-energy-storage-facilities <div class="node-body article-body">Tucson Electric Power will enter into long-term agreements with E.ON Climate & Renewables and NextEra Energy Resources for the construction of two large, innovative energy storage systems. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/tep-receives-approval-develop-energy-storage-facilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/tep-receives-approval-develop-energy-storage-facilities#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:00:00 +0000 90681 at http://tdworld.com Single-Chip Hybrid PLC and LoRa Wireless Platform for Smart Grid http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/single-chip-hybrid-plc-and-lora-wireless-platform-smart-grid <div class="node-body article-body">Semtech Corp. has announced the availability of its new EV8600 dual modem (PLC+RF System-on-Chip) with integrated LoRa wireless RF technology.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/single-chip-hybrid-plc-and-lora-wireless-platform-smart-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/single-chip-hybrid-plc-and-lora-wireless-platform-smart-grid#comments Smart Grid Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:56:00 +0000 90671 at http://tdworld.com Cyber Security Solution Eliminates RTU, SCADA Vulnerabilities http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/cyber-security-solution-eliminates-rtu-scada-vulnerabilities <div class="node-body article-body">RAD and Check Point Software Technologies have joined forces to offer an end-to-end cyber security solution that protects utility operational technology networks</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/cyber-security-solution-eliminates-rtu-scada-vulnerabilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ems-scada/cyber-security-solution-eliminates-rtu-scada-vulnerabilities#comments EMS /SCADA Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:08:00 +0000 90661 at http://tdworld.com Pacific Power Procures Platform for Advanced Metering Infrastructure http://tdworld.com/ami/pacific-power-procures-platform-advanced-metering-infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">Silver Spring Networks, Inc. has been selected by Pacific Power to provide the platform and solutions for an advanced metering infrastructure</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/pacific-power-procures-platform-advanced-metering-infrastructure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/pacific-power-procures-platform-advanced-metering-infrastructure#comments AMI Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:00:00 +0000 90651 at http://tdworld.com Avista to Modernize Electric Network, Lay Foundation for Smart City http://tdworld.com/ami/avista-modernize-electric-network-lay-foundation-smart-city <div class="node-body article-body">Avista has selected Itron to modernize its electric and gas network in Washington state and lay the foundation for smart city applications.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/avista-modernize-electric-network-lay-foundation-smart-city" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/avista-modernize-electric-network-lay-foundation-smart-city#comments AMI Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:38:00 +0000 90641 at http://tdworld.com T&D Inadequacy in SE Asia Contributes to Distributed Generation Demand http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/td-inadequacy-se-asia-contributes-distributed-generation-demand <div class="node-body article-body">The inadequacy of transmission and distribution infrastructure and the topographical challenges in isolated islands such as Indonesia and the Philippines have created strong demand for distributed power generation </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/td-inadequacy-se-asia-contributes-distributed-generation-demand" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/td-inadequacy-se-asia-contributes-distributed-generation-demand#comments Overhead Distribution Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:10:00 +0000 90631 at http://tdworld.com FERC Moves to Implement FAST Act Provisions on Critical Infrastructure Information http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ferc-moves-implement-fast-act-provisions-critical-infrastructure-informa <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed to implement provisions of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ferc-moves-implement-fast-act-provisions-critical-infrastructure-informa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/ferc-moves-implement-fast-act-provisions-critical-infrastructure-informa#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:04:00 +0000 90621 at http://tdworld.com FPL Launches Energy Storage Pilot Project http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-launches-energy-storage-pilot-project <div class="node-body article-body">Florida Power & Light Co. has announced a new energy storage pilot project in conjunction with a White House summit on scaling renewable energy and storage with smart markets. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-launches-energy-storage-pilot-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/fpl-launches-energy-storage-pilot-project#comments News Renewables Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:49:00 +0000 90611 at http://tdworld.com JCP&L Completes Union County Cable Replacement Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-union-county-cable-replacement-project <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light has completed a $1.7 million cable replacement project in Springfield Township, Union County.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-union-county-cable-replacement-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-union-county-cable-replacement-project#comments Overhead Distribution Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:31:00 +0000 90601 at http://tdworld.com Hydro Ottawa Crews Assist in Québec Restoration Efforts http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/hydro-ottawa-crews-assist-qu-bec-restoration-efforts <div class="node-body article-body">Yesterday, Hydro Ottawa deployed crews and equipment to assist Hydro-Québec with power restoration to more than 150,000 customers.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/hydro-ottawa-crews-assist-qu-bec-restoration-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/electric-utility-operations/hydro-ottawa-crews-assist-qu-bec-restoration-efforts#comments Electric Utility Operations Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:16:00 +0000 90591 at http://tdworld.com Reliability for Ontario's Electricity System Remains Positive http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/reliability-ontarios-electricity-system-remains-positive <div class="node-body article-body">The Independent Electricity System Operator's latest 18-Month Outlook report forecasts adequate generation and transmission to supply Ontario's electricity demand</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/reliability-ontarios-electricity-system-remains-positive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/reliability-ontarios-electricity-system-remains-positive#comments Overhead Distribution Wed, 22 Jun 2016 17:57:00 +0000 90581 at http://tdworld.com PG&E to Phase Out Nuclear Power http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/pge-phase-out-nuclear-power <div class="node-body article-body">PG&E has announced a joint proposal with labor and environmental organizations that would increase investment in energy efficiency, renewables and storage</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/pge-phase-out-nuclear-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/pge-phase-out-nuclear-power#comments Generation Renewables Wed, 22 Jun 2016 15:38:00 +0000 90571 at http://tdworld.com More Electricity Myths, Hoaxes and Rumors http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/more-electricity-myths-hoaxes-and-rumors <div class="node-body gallery-body">The rumor mill never dies, and the hoaxes and myths are either started or continue to be perpetuated. Electricity has more than its fair share of mysteries and urban legends.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/more-electricity-myths-hoaxes-and-rumors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/more-electricity-myths-hoaxes-and-rumors#comments Gallery Smart Energy Consumer Tue, 21 Jun 2016 20:22:00 +0000 90561 at http://tdworld.com Take Care of Reliability, Take Care of Customers http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers <div class="field-byline"> Herschel K. Arant Jr., Central Georgia EMC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Central Georgia EMC implements fault location, isolation and service restoration to improve system reliability and customer satisfaction.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:25:00 +0000 90391 at http://tdworld.com <p>Lineman Brad Selman inspects and repairs a recloser installation typical of the CGEMC system.</p> Rate Impact of Clean Power Plan http://tdworld.com/news/rate-impact-clean-power-plan <div class="field-deck"> 10 percent Hike Possible by 2030 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Federal government estimates power cost rise under its climate plans</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/rate-impact-clean-power-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/rate-impact-clean-power-plan#comments News Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:12:00 +0000 90551 at http://tdworld.com Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Expands Operation in Brazil http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/schweitzer-engineering-laboratories-expands-operation-brazil <div class="node-body article-body">Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is expanding its footprint and capabilities in Brazil.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/schweitzer-engineering-laboratories-expands-operation-brazil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/schweitzer-engineering-laboratories-expands-operation-brazil#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:12:00 +0000 90541 at http://tdworld.com Utilities Explore New Motor Efficiencies http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-explore-new-motor-efficiencies <div class="field-byline"> P.J. Piper </div> <div class="field-deck"> Leapfrog Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Innovations to heighten electric savings</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-explore-new-motor-efficiencies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/utilities-explore-new-motor-efficiencies#comments News The Energy Times Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:47:00 +0000 90531 at http://tdworld.com <p>Manufacturers are innovating motors to achieve heightened efficiency.</p> QM Power HD Electric Releases New Line of Proximity Voltage Detectors http://tdworld.com/substations/hd-electric-releases-new-line-proximity-voltage-detectors <div class="node-body article-body">HD Electric Co. has released its newest family of products, the PRX Proximity Voltage Detectors. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/hd-electric-releases-new-line-proximity-voltage-detectors" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/hd-electric-releases-new-line-proximity-voltage-detectors#comments Substations Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:38:00 +0000 90521 at http://tdworld.com Tri-State to Install Torino Temperature Monitoring Sensor http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tri-state-install-torino-temperature-monitoring-sensor <div class="node-body article-body">Torino Power Solutions Inc. has entered into a letter agreement with Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc. for testing its Dynamic Thermal Circuit Rating technology. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tri-state-install-torino-temperature-monitoring-sensor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tri-state-install-torino-temperature-monitoring-sensor#comments Overhead Transmission Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:30:00 +0000 90511 at http://tdworld.com OSM Autoreclosers Pass ESKOM’s Environmental Testing http://tdworld.com/substations/osm-autoreclosers-pass-eskom-s-environmental-testing <div class="node-body article-body">NOJA Power has announced the successful completion of independent environmental testing by South African utility ESKOM on NOJA Power’s three phase OSM series Automatic Circuit Recloser</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/osm-autoreclosers-pass-eskom-s-environmental-testing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/osm-autoreclosers-pass-eskom-s-environmental-testing#comments Substations Mon, 20 Jun 2016 22:21:00 +0000 90501 at http://tdworld.com <p>NOJA Power OSM reclosers installed in harsh environmental conditions</p> Renewable Power Buyers Wanted http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/renewable-power-buyers-wanted <div class="node-body article-body">Solar power will likely prove to be a highly resilient market participant, but an expanded grid is needed to move excess solar power to favorable market locations.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/renewable-power-buyers-wanted" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/renewable-power-buyers-wanted#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:48:00 +0000 90481 at http://tdworld.com GNSS Clock Maintains Sub-100 Nanosecond Timing http://tdworld.com/substations/gnss-clock-maintains-sub-100-nanosecond-timing <div class="node-body article-body">The Tekron TTM 01-G GNSS clock was tested in a simulated mobile application at 300 km/h, and found to maintain sub-100 nanosecond timing accuracy.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/gnss-clock-maintains-sub-100-nanosecond-timing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/gnss-clock-maintains-sub-100-nanosecond-timing#comments Substations Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:07:00 +0000 90491 at http://tdworld.com