TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en Hydro-Québec Crews Head to the Greater Boston Area http://tdworld.com/energizing/hydro-qu-bec-crews-head-greater-boston-area <div class="node-body article-body">About 180 Hydro-Québec employees, including 150 line workers, as well as technical and logistics personnel were en route toward the greater Boston area this past Monday.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/hydro-qu-bec-crews-head-greater-boston-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/hydro-qu-bec-crews-head-greater-boston-area#comments Energizing Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:01:00 +0000 62351 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Invested $198 Million in 2014 in the Mon Power Service Area http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/firstenergy-invested-198-million-2014-mon-power-service-area <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. invested approximately $198 million in 2014 in the Mon Power service area on transmission- and distribution-related reliability infrastructure projects.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/firstenergy-invested-198-million-2014-mon-power-service-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/firstenergy-invested-198-million-2014-mon-power-service-area#comments Energizing Overhead Distribution Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:53:00 +0000 62341 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc " id="yui_3_16_0_1_1422471433437_8818">This new substation and line will reinforce the regional transmission system and is also expected to benefit more than 6,000 Mon Power customers along the U.S. Route 50 corridor in Doddridge, Harrison and Ritchie counties. </span></p> Hawaiian Electric Proposes to Drop Net Metering http://tdworld.com/renewables/hawaiian-electric-proposes-drop-net-metering <div class="node-body article-body">Hawaiian Electric Co. has asked the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission to allow it to eliminate its net energy metering 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/renewables/hawaiian-electric-proposes-drop-net-metering" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/hawaiian-electric-proposes-drop-net-metering#comments Bet You Haven't Seen This Renewables Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:33:00 +0000 62331 at http://tdworld.com Kansas City Power & Light to Install 1000 Electric Vehicle Chargers http://tdworld.com/energizing/kansas-city-power-light-install-1000-electric-vehicle-chargers <div class="node-body article-body">Kansas City Power & Light Co. plans to install and operate more than 1,000 electric vehicle charging stations, making it the largest electric vehicle charging station installation by an electric utility in the United States.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/kansas-city-power-light-install-1000-electric-vehicle-chargers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/kansas-city-power-light-install-1000-electric-vehicle-chargers#comments Energizing Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:57:00 +0000 62321 at http://tdworld.com GE to Supply Turbines for Huge Chinese Wind Farm http://tdworld.com/renewables/ge-supply-turbines-huge-chinese-wind-farm <div class="node-body article-body">GE will supply China’s Huaneng Corp. with 55 units of GE 2.75-120 wind turbines, to be installed at the Huaneng Dali Longquan wind project in the Yunnan province of China. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/ge-supply-turbines-huge-chinese-wind-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/ge-supply-turbines-huge-chinese-wind-farm#comments Energizing Renewables Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 62311 at http://tdworld.com GE Mobilized for Winter Storm Juno http://tdworld.com/gallery/mobilized-winter-storm-juno <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images from NSTAR's and Western Massachusetts Electric Co.'s preparation efforts for the blizzard named Juno.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/mobilized-winter-storm-juno" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/mobilized-winter-storm-juno#comments Gallery Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:35:00 +0000 62301 at http://tdworld.com Right of Way Under Transmission Lines http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines <div class="node-body article-body">Why don't utilities make better use of the right of way under transmission lines by installing solar panels?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:22:00 +0000 62171 at http://tdworld.com Dominion Virginia Power Planning Virginia's First Large-Scale Solar Project http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/dominion-virginia-power-planning-virginias-first-large-scale-solar-project <div class="node-body article-body">Dominion Virginia Power has filed an application with the Virginia State Corporation Commission to build Virginia's first large-scale solar facility. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/dominion-virginia-power-planning-virginias-first-large-scale-solar-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/dominion-virginia-power-planning-virginias-first-large-scale-solar-project#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:58:00 +0000 62161 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Invested $690 Million in 2014 in the Ohio Edison Service Area http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. invested approximately $690 million in 2014 in the Ohio Edison service area on reliability infrastructure projects and other transmission- and distribution-related work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:53:00 +0000 62151 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc ">Equipment in the new Ohio Edison Bath Substation includes a transformer (middle) and a circuit breaker (right) that are used to convert the power that comes into the substation through a nearby transmission line to a voltage that can ultimately be used by customers.</span></p> 5 Reasons Why I Don’t Have Solar Panels on My Roof...Yet http://tdworld.com/commentaries/5-reasons-why-i-don-t-have-solar-panels-my-roofyet <div class="node-body article-body">Living near Boulder Colorado, we enjoy over 300 days of sunshine every year. That’s more than Miami or San Diego have. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/5-reasons-why-i-don-t-have-solar-panels-my-roofyet" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/5-reasons-why-i-don-t-have-solar-panels-my-roofyet#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:43:00 +0000 62141 at http://tdworld.com artisticco/iStock/Thinkstock Snohomish PUD & Washington Governor Announce New Energy Storage Enterprise http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/snohomish-pud-washington-governor-announce-new-energy-storage-enterprise <div class="node-body article-body">Snohomish County Public Utility District (PUD) and 1Energy Systems welcomed Washington State Governor Jay Inslee Ja. 15, 2015, to dedicate the first battery storage system.. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/snohomish-pud-washington-governor-announce-new-energy-storage-enterprise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/snohomish-pud-washington-governor-announce-new-energy-storage-enterprise#comments Projects in Progress Smart Grid Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:51:00 +0000 62131 at http://tdworld.com The first energy storage system being lifted into place at a Snohomish PUD substation in South Everett, Wash. New York Utilities Enhance Transmission Line Proposals To Better Meet Customer Needs http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-utilities-enhance-transmission-line-proposals-better-meet-customer-ne <div class="node-body article-body">Responding to local residents and customers, National Grid, Central Hudson and New York State Electric & Gas have submitted nine enhanced and innovative transmission line proposals.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-utilities-enhance-transmission-line-proposals-better-meet-customer-ne" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/new-york-utilities-enhance-transmission-line-proposals-better-meet-customer-ne#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:33:00 +0000 62121 at http://tdworld.com Drones to Cut Inspection Costs in Half, Improve Distribution Reliability http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/drones-cut-inspection-costs-half-improve-distribution-reliability <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sharper Shape, a supplier of drone (UAV) based automated asset inspection and maintenance planning services demonstrated drones with advanced sensors in public test flights. The flights are part of a completed research project conducted with the Electricity Research Pool at Finnish Energy Industries.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/drones-cut-inspection-costs-half-improve-distribution-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/drones-cut-inspection-costs-half-improve-distribution-reliability#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:25:00 +0000 62111 at http://tdworld.com SDG&E Completes and Energizes New East County Substation Project http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that the new East County (ECO) Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E’s electric transmission system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project#comments Projects in Progress Transmission Gallery Grid-Optimization Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:07:00 +0000 62101 at http://tdworld.com Lithuania’s Klaipėda Transformer Substation Prepared for Connection with NordBalt http://tdworld.com/substations/lithuania-s-klaip-da-transformer-substation-prepared-connection-nordbalt <div class="node-body article-body">The residents of the western part of Lithuania will now be able to enjoy a more reliable supply of electricity thanks to the reconstructed transformer substation in Klaipėda, which will also ensure more secure transmission of electricity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/lithuania-s-klaip-da-transformer-substation-prepared-connection-nordbalt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/lithuania-s-klaip-da-transformer-substation-prepared-connection-nordbalt#comments Projects in Progress Substations Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:42:00 +0000 62091 at http://tdworld.com Field Data Capture Software Manages Asset Collection for GIS http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/field-data-capture-software-manages-asset-collection-gis <div class="node-body article-body">Trimble's TerraFlex™ Advanced is an enhanced edition of its TerraFlex field data capture software, which manages asset collection and update activities for everyday geospatial requirements. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/field-data-capture-software-manages-asset-collection-gis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/field-data-capture-software-manages-asset-collection-gis#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 62071 at http://tdworld.com Innovari and Trilliant Announce Platform Interoperability http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/innovari-and-trilliant-announce-platform-interoperability <div class="node-body article-body">Innovari and Trilliant have announced the completion of interoperability testing of the Innovari Interactive Energy Platform and the Trilliant Smart Communications Platform.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/innovari-and-trilliant-announce-platform-interoperability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/innovari-and-trilliant-announce-platform-interoperability#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:54:00 +0000 62061 at http://tdworld.com enisakso/iStock/Thinkstock Industry Tests Confirm Sensus Gen 3 Electric Meters Comply with Safety Standards http://tdworld.com/ami/industry-tests-confirm-sensus-gen-3-electric-meters-comply-safety-standards <div class="node-body article-body">Independent tests performed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) at the request of two Sensus customers have confirmed that the Sensus Generation 3 iCon A 2S remote disconnect electric meter is in compliance</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/ami/industry-tests-confirm-sensus-gen-3-electric-meters-comply-safety-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/industry-tests-confirm-sensus-gen-3-electric-meters-comply-safety-standards#comments AMI The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:41:00 +0000 62051 at http://tdworld.com 4RF to Showcase SCADA Radio Solutions at DistribuTECH http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/4rf-showcase-scada-radio-solutions-distributech <div class="node-body article-body">4RF will showcase its SCADA radio products and announce new technologies at DistribuTECH, taking place at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California, from Feb. 3-5, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/4rf-showcase-scada-radio-solutions-distributech" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/4rf-showcase-scada-radio-solutions-distributech#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:36:00 +0000 62041 at http://tdworld.com Snohomish PUD Takes New Approach to Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/snohomish-pud-takes-new-approach-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">Snohomish County PUD has announced its new energy storage project, the first-ever built using the innovative Modular Energy Storage Architecture (MESA).</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/snohomish-pud-takes-new-approach-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/snohomish-pud-takes-new-approach-energy-storage#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:19:00 +0000 62031 at http://tdworld.com Revenue from Demand Response for Commercial, Industrial Expected To Be $38B Through 2023 http://tdworld.com/demand-response/revenue-demand-response-commercial-industrial-expected-be-38b-through-2023 <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from Navigant Research examines the demand response (DR) market for the commercial and industrial (C&I) sector, including global market forecasts for capacity, sites, and revenue through 2023.</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/demand-response/revenue-demand-response-commercial-industrial-expected-be-38b-through-2023" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/demand-response/revenue-demand-response-commercial-industrial-expected-be-38b-through-2023#comments Demand Response The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:13:00 +0000 62021 at http://tdworld.com California Roadmap Paves Way for Energy Storage Technology http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-roadmap-paves-way-energy-storage-technology <div class="node-body article-body">The California Independent System Operator, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission have unveiled a comprehensive roadmap</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-roadmap-paves-way-energy-storage-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-roadmap-paves-way-energy-storage-technology#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:07:00 +0000 62011 at http://tdworld.com Radio Module Featues Long-Distance 'LoRa' Technology http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/radio-module-featues-long-distance-lora-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Semtech Corp. has teamed up with Link Labs, a wireless connectivity product design company based near Washington, D.C., for the LL-LP-20 radio module featuring Semtech’s LoRa long distance radio transceiver technology.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/radio-module-featues-long-distance-lora-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/radio-module-featues-long-distance-lora-technology#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:51:00 +0000 62001 at http://tdworld.com Landis+Gyr & Powel Join to Take on Scandi Smart Meter Market http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-powel-join-take-scandi-smart-meter-market <div class="node-body article-body">Landis+Gyr has created a strategic partnership with Norwegian software developer Powel to target customers in Scandinavia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-powel-join-take-scandi-smart-meter-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/landisgyr-powel-join-take-scandi-smart-meter-market#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:41:00 +0000 61991 at http://tdworld.com Silver Spring Networks Applauds Hawaiian Electric on Speed, Breadth of Smart Grid Deployment http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/silver-spring-networks-applauds-hawaiian-electric-speed-breadth-smart-grid-deployment <div class="node-body article-body">Silver Spring Networks has congratulated customer Hawaiian Electric Company on the speed and breadth of its deployment for the initial phase of its smart grid program, which is now complete.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/silver-spring-networks-applauds-hawaiian-electric-speed-breadth-smart-grid-deployment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/silver-spring-networks-applauds-hawaiian-electric-speed-breadth-smart-grid-deployment#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:21:00 +0000 61981 at http://tdworld.com leekris/iStock/Thinkstock AEP Ohio to Install Automated Meter Reading Equipment Throughout Territory http://tdworld.com/ami/aep-ohio-install-automated-meter-reading-equipment-throughout-territory <div class="node-body article-body">About 105,000 AEP Ohio customers throughout the company’s service territory will receive updated electric meters over the next five months.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/ami/aep-ohio-install-automated-meter-reading-equipment-throughout-territory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/ami/aep-ohio-install-automated-meter-reading-equipment-throughout-territory#comments AMI The Smarter Grid Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:16:00 +0000 61971 at http://tdworld.com Consumers Energy to Deploy Mobile Workforce Management Software http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/consumers-energy-deploy-mobile-workforce-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">Accenture has been selected by Consumers Energy to deploy new mobile workforce management software from Ventyx, an ABB company, to help field workers improve safety, productivity and customer experience. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/consumers-energy-deploy-mobile-workforce-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/consumers-energy-deploy-mobile-workforce-management-software#comments The Smarter Grid Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:09:00 +0000 61961 at http://tdworld.com Robert Kyllo/Hemera/Thinkstock Power Industry Made Record Levels of Investment in Transmission and Distribution http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/power-industry-made-record-levels-investment-transmission-and-distribution <div class="node-body article-body">Investor-owned electric utilities and stand-alone transmission companies invested a record $37.7 billion in transmission and distribution infrastructure in 2013.</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-distribution/power-industry-made-record-levels-investment-transmission-and-distribution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/power-industry-made-record-levels-investment-transmission-and-distribution#comments Business Overhead Distribution Overhead Transmission Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:31:00 +0000 61931 at http://tdworld.com TVA Identifies Preferred Locations for Proposed Transmission Project http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tva-identifies-preferred-locations-proposed-transmission-project <div class="node-body article-body">The Tennessee Valley Authority has identified preferred locations for electric transmission upgrades that would reduce power outages and improve reliability in the Rugby-Sunbright area of eastern Tennessee.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tva-identifies-preferred-locations-proposed-transmission-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/tva-identifies-preferred-locations-proposed-transmission-project#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:27:00 +0000 61921 at http://tdworld.com FirstEnergy Projects Support Expanding Shale Gas Facilities in Ohio Edison Territory http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/firstenergy-projects-support-expanding-shale-gas-facilities-ohio-edison-territ <div class="node-body article-body"> FirstEnergy Corp. has completed $6 million in new transmission projects and is evaluating additional system upgrades across its Ohio Edison service area to meet rising electric demand growth driven by the shale gas industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/firstenergy-projects-support-expanding-shale-gas-facilities-ohio-edison-territ" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/firstenergy-projects-support-expanding-shale-gas-facilities-ohio-edison-territ#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:19:00 +0000 61911 at http://tdworld.com