TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Temporary Site Cables Reduce Disconnecting Times http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/temporary-site-cables-reduce-disconnecting-times <div class="node-body article-body">Temporary site cables are custom-made, quick-connectable cables for temporary use in the high-voltage network</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/temporary-site-cables-reduce-disconnecting-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/temporary-site-cables-reduce-disconnecting-times#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 21 May 2015 22:33:00 +0000 68441 at http://tdworld.com Entergy New Orleans Launches First Utility-Scale Solar Project http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-launches-first-utility-scale-solar-project <div class="node-body article-body">New Orleans will soon become home to the city's first utility-scale solar project that not only harnesses the power of the sun, but stores it as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-launches-first-utility-scale-solar-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/entergy-new-orleans-launches-first-utility-scale-solar-project#comments Projects in Progress Renewables Thu, 21 May 2015 22:26:00 +0000 68431 at http://tdworld.com PPL Energizes Susquehanna-Roseland Transmission Line http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ppl-energizes-susquehanna-roseland-transmission-line <div class="node-body article-body">PPL Electric Utilities energized the Susquehanna-Roseland transmission line on May 11, completing a major upgrade to the nation's electric grid.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ppl-energizes-susquehanna-roseland-transmission-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ppl-energizes-susquehanna-roseland-transmission-line#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Thu, 21 May 2015 22:13:00 +0000 68421 at http://tdworld.com <p>Aerial view of the Troy Meadows segment of the Susquehanna to Roseland Electric Reliability Project. Troy Meadows is both a priority wetland and a national natural landmark.</p> Final Environmental Impact Statement for Transwest Project Published http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/final-environmental-impact-statement-transwest-project-published <div class="node-body article-body">Federal agencies have published the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the TransWest Express Transmission Project</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/final-environmental-impact-statement-transwest-project-published" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/final-environmental-impact-statement-transwest-project-published#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 21 May 2015 22:04:00 +0000 68411 at http://tdworld.com <p>The TransWest Express Transmission Project will use lattice structures and will be located next to existing transmission lines, such as this transmission line in Beaver County, Utah, as much as possible to minimize environmental impacts. Two-thirds of the approximately 730-mile preferred alternative route lies on federal land principally managed by the Bureau of Land Management. (Photo: Business Wire)</p> Wisconsin Commission Issues Order for ATC’s North Appleton-Morgan Transmission Line http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/wisconsin-commission-issues-order-atc-s-north-appleton-morgan-transmission-lin <div class="node-body article-body">The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin issued the final order spelling out terms and conditions to be met in the construction of American Transmission Co.’s North Appleton-Morgan Transmission Line Project</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/wisconsin-commission-issues-order-atc-s-north-appleton-morgan-transmission-lin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/wisconsin-commission-issues-order-atc-s-north-appleton-morgan-transmission-lin#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Thu, 21 May 2015 21:55:00 +0000 68401 at http://tdworld.com Siemens Hands Over World's Largest Offshore Grid Connection to TenneT http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-hands-over-worlds-largest-offshore-grid-connection-tennet <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens has handed over SylWin1, the third North Sea grid connection this year, to its customer TenneT.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-hands-over-worlds-largest-offshore-grid-connection-tennet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/siemens-hands-over-worlds-largest-offshore-grid-connection-tennet#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Thu, 21 May 2015 21:15:00 +0000 68391 at http://tdworld.com Why Not a Generic Transmission Tower Design? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-generic-transmission-tower-design <div class="node-body article-body"> I've traveled through a number of utility company service areas in the US. Every utility seems to have it's own transmission tower design</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-generic-transmission-tower-design" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-generic-transmission-tower-design#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 May 2015 18:18:00 +0000 68381 at http://tdworld.com Retiring from the Power Industry http://tdworld.com/commentaries/retiring-power-industry <div class="node-body article-body">Have you ever wondered if you ever really will be able to retire? Our manager at Hinterland Electric wonders....</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/retiring-power-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/retiring-power-industry#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 May 2015 18:08:00 +0000 68371 at http://tdworld.com 100% Renewables Possible but Not Plausible http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/100-renewables-possible-not-plausible <div class="field-byline"> Jack Ellis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The required storage won’t be available anytime soon. A quick analysis shows why.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/100-renewables-possible-not-plausible" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/100-renewables-possible-not-plausible#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 May 2015 17:51:00 +0000 68361 at http://tdworld.com Duke Energy, University of South Florida St. Petersburg Unveil Solar Battery Project http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-university-south-florida-st-petersburg-unveil-solar-battery-projec <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy Florida and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) have unveiled a new solar battery project that will explore how to store and use energy from the sun</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-university-south-florida-st-petersburg-unveil-solar-battery-projec" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-university-south-florida-st-petersburg-unveil-solar-battery-projec#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 May 2015 16:43:00 +0000 68351 at http://tdworld.com ABB and U.S. Policymakers Meet to Address Grid Vulnerability Issues http://tdworld.com/transmission/abb-and-us-policymakers-meet-address-grid-vulnerability-issues <div class="node-body article-body">ABB representatives testified before Congress at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing and met with policymakers this week regarding minimizing grid vulnerabilities. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/abb-and-us-policymakers-meet-address-grid-vulnerability-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/abb-and-us-policymakers-meet-address-grid-vulnerability-issues#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 May 2015 16:18:00 +0000 68341 at http://tdworld.com <p>RecX prototype at Centerpoint Energy. See <a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/ready-roll-training-disaster-recovery-0" target="_blank"><em>Ready to Roll: Training for Disaster Recovery</em></a></p> Jay Cueco: Seeing the Big Picture http://tdworld.com/etrain/jay-cueco-seeing-big-picture <div class="node-body article-body">Jay Cueco has always been interested in large machinery such as motors and generators and was always worried about being stuck indoors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/jay-cueco-seeing-big-picture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/jay-cueco-seeing-big-picture#comments eTrain People Thu, 21 May 2015 14:43:00 +0000 68331 at http://tdworld.com Global Trends in Energy Regulation http://tdworld.com/news/global-trends-energy-regulation <div class="field-byline"> John Mogg </div> <div class="field-deck"> Fostering Innovation, Gathering in Istanbul </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As utility regulators from around the world gather in Istanbul later this month, the landscape they survey is dramatically changing. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/global-trends-energy-regulation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/global-trends-energy-regulation#comments News Wed, 20 May 2015 18:55:00 +0000 68321 at http://tdworld.com Reto Stöckli, NASA Earth Observatory Transmission Upgrades Help Make PJM's System Ready for Summer http://tdworld.com/demand-response/transmission-upgrades-help-make-pjms-system-ready-summer <div class="node-body article-body">PJM Interconnection is ready with power supplies to meet 61 million consumers' expected power demand this summer. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/demand-response/transmission-upgrades-help-make-pjms-system-ready-summer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/demand-response/transmission-upgrades-help-make-pjms-system-ready-summer#comments Demand Response Energizing Wed, 20 May 2015 16:14:00 +0000 68311 at http://tdworld.com Vehicle-Grid Integration Revenue Expected to Total $68 Million from 2015 to 2024 http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/vehicle-grid-integration-revenue-expected-total-68-million-2015-2024 <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the market opportunity for vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies to be used to support grid reliability and stability</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/smart-grid/vehicle-grid-integration-revenue-expected-total-68-million-2015-2024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/vehicle-grid-integration-revenue-expected-total-68-million-2015-2024#comments Energizing Lies and Stats Smart Grid Wed, 20 May 2015 16:07:00 +0000 68301 at http://tdworld.com Rooftop Solar is Not Inherently Cost-Effective http://tdworld.com/renewables/rooftop-solar-not-inherently-cost-effective <div class="node-body article-body">Rooftop solar is wasting billions of dollars per year and isn't green according to a commentary in the Wall Street Journal.</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/renewables/rooftop-solar-not-inherently-cost-effective" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/rooftop-solar-not-inherently-cost-effective#comments Energizing Bet You Haven't Seen This Renewables Wed, 20 May 2015 15:46:00 +0000 68291 at http://tdworld.com Building Our Energy Future http://tdworld.com/news/building-our-energy-future <div class="field-deck"> Gearing up to Train a New Workforce </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The energy infrastructure arena is thriving as American energy companies upgrade the power grid to an internet of electricity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/building-our-energy-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/building-our-energy-future#comments News Wed, 20 May 2015 15:33:00 +0000 68281 at http://tdworld.com ThinkStock NEMA Urges Congress to Direct a Transformer Reserve Program http://tdworld.com/transmission/nema-urges-congress-direct-transformer-reserve-program <div class="node-body article-body">This much-needed legislation would direct the Department of Energy to produce a plan to create a strategic transformer reserve program.</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/transmission/nema-urges-congress-direct-transformer-reserve-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/nema-urges-congress-direct-transformer-reserve-program#comments Energizing Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 20 May 2015 15:09:00 +0000 68271 at http://tdworld.com Customers in Deregulated States Pay More for Electricity http://tdworld.com/billing/customers-deregulated-states-pay-more-electricity <div class="node-body article-body">After nearly two decades of retail and wholesale electric market restructuring, the promise of reduced electricity rates has failed to materialize. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/billing/customers-deregulated-states-pay-more-electricity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/billing/customers-deregulated-states-pay-more-electricity#comments Billing News Energizing Wed, 20 May 2015 14:54:00 +0000 68261 at http://tdworld.com Estonia Launches Electricity Connection to Finland http://tdworld.com/energizing/estonia-launches-electricity-connection-finland <div class="field-byline"> Energy Market Price </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Finnish-Estonian electricity interconnection Estlink-2 will be available for trading power.</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/estonia-launches-electricity-connection-finland" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/estonia-launches-electricity-connection-finland#comments Energizing Wed, 20 May 2015 14:43:00 +0000 68251 at http://tdworld.com Ohio Edison's New Animal-Proof Substation http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ohio Edison has energized a new $2.4 million substation in West Akron to enhance customer service reliability and help meet future demand for electricity in the area.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation#comments Distribution Gallery Substations Grid-Optimization Tue, 19 May 2015 20:19:00 +0000 68241 at http://tdworld.com Controller Offers Processing Power for Deterministic Substation Automation http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/controller-offers-processing-power-deterministic-substation-automation <div class="node-body article-body">Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. has released the SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller, the fastest and most powerful product in the RTAC family. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/controller-offers-processing-power-deterministic-substation-automation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/controller-offers-processing-power-deterministic-substation-automation#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 May 2015 17:14:00 +0000 68231 at http://tdworld.com Accessory Power Supply Allows Transformer Load Tap Changers to be Easily Tested http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/accessory-power-supply-allows-transformer-load-tap-changers-be-easily-tested <div class="node-body article-body">Designed for use in conjunction with the company’s circuit breaker analyzers, the new LTC135 accessory power supply from Megger allows transformer load tap changers to be tested easily and comprehensively. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/accessory-power-supply-allows-transformer-load-tap-changers-be-easily-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/accessory-power-supply-allows-transformer-load-tap-changers-be-easily-tested#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 May 2015 16:55:00 +0000 68221 at http://tdworld.com Extenders Help Power System Operators Monitor Electricity T&D http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/extenders-help-power-system-operators-monitor-electricity-td <div class="node-body article-body">Matrox Extio KVM extenders and Expanders have recently been installed in New Zealand’s National Control Centres</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/extenders-help-power-system-operators-monitor-electricity-td" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/extenders-help-power-system-operators-monitor-electricity-td#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 May 2015 16:23:00 +0000 68211 at http://tdworld.com <p>Matrox Extio F2408E Expander units add 4 more displays to a Matrox Extio F2408 to drive to 8 displays from a single workstation via fiber-optic cable.</p> Device Tests De-energized Distribution Transformers http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/device-tests-de-energized-distribution-transformers <div class="node-body article-body">The ClearTest Transformer Tester provides quick and easy tests of de-energized power distribution system transformers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/device-tests-de-energized-distribution-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/device-tests-de-energized-distribution-transformers#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 May 2015 16:15:00 +0000 68201 at http://tdworld.com Spanish and Portuguese Versions of Automatic Circuit Recloser Configuration Tools http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/spanish-and-portuguese-versions-automatic-circuit-recloser-configuration-tools <div class="node-body article-body">NOJA Power has released Spanish and Portuguese language versions of its Control and Management Software.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/spanish-and-portuguese-versions-automatic-circuit-recloser-configuration-tools" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/spanish-and-portuguese-versions-automatic-circuit-recloser-configuration-tools#comments Test, Monitor & Control Tue, 19 May 2015 15:13:00 +0000 68191 at http://tdworld.com The Ongoing Refinement of the National Electrical Safety Code http://tdworld.com/substations/ongoing-refinement-national-electrical-safety-code <div class="field-byline"> By Jim Tomaseski, IEEE, NESC Main Committee </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Among the key changes that were introduced in the current, 2012 edition of the NESC were clarifications of certain fencing requirements in substations...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/ongoing-refinement-national-electrical-safety-code" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/ongoing-refinement-national-electrical-safety-code#comments Test, Monitor & Control Substations Tue, 19 May 2015 14:58:00 +0000 68171 at http://tdworld.com New Batteries Enable Renewable Surge http://tdworld.com/news/new-batteries-enable-renewable-surge <div class="field-deck"> MIT's Sadoway Sees Greater Grid Security Ahead </div> <div class="node-body article-body">What will these batteries help accomplish? They will kick open the doors for massive deployment of renewables. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/new-batteries-enable-renewable-surge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/new-batteries-enable-renewable-surge#comments News Tue, 19 May 2015 14:56:00 +0000 68181 at http://tdworld.com Demand for Enhanced Software, Data Analytics Bolsters Condition Monitoring Market http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/demand-enhanced-software-data-analytics-bolsters-condition-monitoring-market <div class="node-body article-body">The condition monitoring equipment market is undergoing a period of stabilization after nearly two years of volatility caused by the global economic situation, turbulent oil prices and geo-political factors. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/demand-enhanced-software-data-analytics-bolsters-condition-monitoring-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/test-monitor-control/demand-enhanced-software-data-analytics-bolsters-condition-monitoring-market#comments Test, Monitor & Control Lies and Stats Tue, 19 May 2015 14:48:00 +0000 68161 at http://tdworld.com Rach27/iStock/Thinkstock Hi-Line Utility Supply Introduces Compact, Six-in-One Dual End Ratchet Wrench http://tdworld.com/blog/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench <div class="node-body blog-body">Hi-Line Utility Supply presents the new, compact, six-in-one Dual End Ratchet Wrench (HL100TDE). Featuring six different socket sizes combined to handle a variety of fasteners, lag bolts, and C-clamps. The wrench has a ratcheting socket at one end and a ratcheting box at the other.</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/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/hi-line-utility-supply-introduces-compact-six-one-dual-end-ratchet-wrench#comments Briefs Electric Utility Operations T&amp;D World&#039;s The Briefing Room Tue, 19 May 2015 13:19:00 +0000 68151 at http://tdworld.com