TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml/RK%3D0/RS%3D70dfFkU7b_KFCHGkVBJPxBkVTDA- en Westar Energy and Topeka Public Schools' Education Station http://tdworld.com/gallery/westar-energy-and-topeka-public-schools-education-station <div class="node-body gallery-body">Education Station is a first-of-its-kind project featuring a new electrical substation at the center of an educational park about electricity.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/gallery/westar-energy-and-topeka-public-schools-education-station" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/gallery/westar-energy-and-topeka-public-schools-education-station#comments Gallery Sun, 23 Nov 2014 03:21:00 +0000 59481 at http://tdworld.com MeterManager EXT: Automation for EIG's Power Meters and Energy Management Software http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/metermanager-ext-automation-eigs-power-meters-and-energy-management-software <div class="node-body article-body">Electro Industries /GaugeTech (EIG) has released its new MeterManager EXT automation component for the Communicator EXT™ 4.0 Professional Edition software. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/metermanager-ext-automation-eigs-power-meters-and-energy-management-software" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/metermanager-ext-automation-eigs-power-meters-and-energy-management-software#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:55:00 +0000 59471 at http://tdworld.com Aclara Unveils Adaptive Consumer Engagement Platform http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aclara-unveils-adaptive-consumer-engagement-platform <div class="node-body article-body">Aclara Technologies LLC has introduced its new, adaptive consumer engagement platform at the annual Client Advisory Board (CAB) meeting, where industry professionals also discussed the evolving landscape of the utility industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aclara-unveils-adaptive-consumer-engagement-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aclara-unveils-adaptive-consumer-engagement-platform#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:51:00 +0000 59461 at http://tdworld.com OlgaYakovenko/iStock/Thinkstock ITTIA and E2S Equip Call Centers with Android Mobility http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ittia-and-e2s-equip-call-centers-android-mobility <div class="node-body article-body">ITTIA, a global supplier of embedded relational database software, and E2S, a Belgian software engineering company, announce a joint effort to connect and mobilize call centers through database synchronization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ittia-and-e2s-equip-call-centers-android-mobility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/ittia-and-e2s-equip-call-centers-android-mobility#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:42:00 +0000 59451 at http://tdworld.com Emevil/iStock/Thinkstock Dong Energy Optimizes Operational Intelligence with Esri and OSIsoft Software Integration http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dong-energy-optimizes-operational-intelligence-esri-and-osisoft-software-integration <div class="node-body article-body">Esri and OSIsoft have announced the official release of PI Integrator for Esri ArcGIS. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dong-energy-optimizes-operational-intelligence-esri-and-osisoft-software-integration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dong-energy-optimizes-operational-intelligence-esri-and-osisoft-software-integration#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:35:00 +0000 59441 at http://tdworld.com Brazil's AES Eletropaulo Deploys NICE Real-Time Solutions http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/brazils-aes-eletropaulo-deploys-nice-real-time-solutions <div class="node-body article-body">AES Eletropaulo, a major power distributor in Brazil, has deployed NICE Real-Time Process Optimization in its contact center to improve operational efficiency, lower the number of repeat calls, and reduce average processing time. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/brazils-aes-eletropaulo-deploys-nice-real-time-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/brazils-aes-eletropaulo-deploys-nice-real-time-solutions#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:29:00 +0000 59431 at http://tdworld.com Sweden's E.ON Implements Meter Data Management http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/swedens-eon-implements-meter-data-management <div class="node-body article-body">E.ON Elnät Sverige AB has gone live with Enoro’s MDM/Smart Grid solution, GENERIS. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/swedens-eon-implements-meter-data-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/swedens-eon-implements-meter-data-management#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:21:00 +0000 59421 at http://tdworld.com Decentralized Power Generation Will Boost the Global Grid-scale Energy Storage System Market by 2019 http://tdworld.com/distribution/decentralized-power-generation-will-boost-global-grid-scale-energy-storage-system-marke <div class="node-body article-body">TechNavio has published a new report on the Global Grid-scale Energy Storage System Market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 35.5 percent from 2015-2019. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/decentralized-power-generation-will-boost-global-grid-scale-energy-storage-system-marke" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/decentralized-power-generation-will-boost-global-grid-scale-energy-storage-system-marke#comments Distribution The Smarter Grid Grid-Optimization Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:52:00 +0000 59411 at http://tdworld.com Analytics Platform Collects, Analyzes, and Provides Real-Time Alerts in Geospatial View http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/analytics-platform-collects-analyzes-and-provides-real-time-alerts-geospatial-view <div class="node-body article-body">Delta Energy & Communications’ Intelligent Distribution Analytic Platform correlates, analyzes, and visualizes varied, multi-system data sources from a network and provides utilities with intuitive visualizations and alerts to draw attention to critical issues in real-time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/analytics-platform-collects-analyzes-and-provides-real-time-alerts-geospatial-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/analytics-platform-collects-analyzes-and-provides-real-time-alerts-geospatial-view#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:46:00 +0000 59401 at http://tdworld.com RES Americas Announces Largest Energy Storage Projects in North America http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/res-americas-announces-largest-energy-storage-projects-north-america <div class="node-body article-body">Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. has announced two grid-scale energy storage projects outside of Chicago that, once completed in 2015, will be the largest, fully commercial energy storage projects in North America. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/res-americas-announces-largest-energy-storage-projects-north-america" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/res-americas-announces-largest-energy-storage-projects-north-america#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 22:31:00 +0000 59391 at http://tdworld.com <p>Battery utility of Ohio</p> Tantalus and Itron Release ERT-Reading Platform to Municipal and Cooperative Markets http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tantalus-and-itron-release-ert-reading-platform-municipal-and-cooperative-markets <div class="node-body article-body">Tantalus has announced with Itron Inc. the commercial availability of automated ERT (Encoder Receiver Transmitter) reading functionality for the companies’ joint solution platform for municipal and cooperative utilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tantalus-and-itron-release-ert-reading-platform-municipal-and-cooperative-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/tantalus-and-itron-release-ert-reading-platform-municipal-and-cooperative-markets#comments The Smarter Grid Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:35:00 +0000 59381 at http://tdworld.com Itron Oncor Announces Electric System Enhancements http://tdworld.com/transmission/oncor-announces-electric-system-enhancements <div class="node-body article-body">Oncor has unveiled new electric infrastructure enhancement plans that in total call for more than $1 billion to be invested in the West Texas region over the next four years.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/oncor-announces-electric-system-enhancements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/oncor-announces-electric-system-enhancements#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:45:00 +0000 59371 at http://tdworld.com peeravit18/iStock/Thinkstock Global Electricity Metering Market $26.8 Billion Per Year By 2024 http://tdworld.com/distribution/global-electricity-metering-market-268-billion-year-2024 <div class="node-body article-body">The 1.8 billion unit global electricity metering market is undergoing a shift from legacy to smart metering technologies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/global-electricity-metering-market-268-billion-year-2024" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/global-electricity-metering-market-268-billion-year-2024#comments Distribution Lies and Stats Grid-Optimization Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:34:00 +0000 59361 at http://tdworld.com U.S. Air Force Tests First All-Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Fleet in the Nation http://tdworld.com/distribution/us-air-force-tests-first-all-electric-vehicle-grid-fleet-nation <div class="node-body article-body">The Air Force unveiled the Federal Government's first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles at Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center, Friday, Nov. 14.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/us-air-force-tests-first-all-electric-vehicle-grid-fleet-nation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/us-air-force-tests-first-all-electric-vehicle-grid-fleet-nation#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Fri, 21 Nov 2014 22:16:00 +0000 59351 at http://tdworld.com <p>Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment, and Energy Miranda A.A. Ballentine visits the Space and Missile Systems Center plug-in electric vehicle fleet unveiling at Los Angeles Air Force Base on Nov 14, 2014 with hosts SMC Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Robert McMurry and 61st Air Base Group commander Col. Donna Turner (pictured on right). The all-electric/hybrid fleet is the first of its kind in the Dept. of Defense and will serve as a year-long test for expansion throughout the DoD. (U.S. Air Force photo by Sarah Corrice) (PRNewsFoto/Los Angeles Air Force Base)</p> Power System Cyber Threat is the Real Deal http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Superstorms, solar flares, terrorist attacks on substations, and now, confirmation by the NSA that the grid is likely to get whacked by a major cyber-attack. Whew, will it ever end? As Gilda would say, &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s not one thing, it&rsquo;s another&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Did you see this announcement by </strong><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/nsa-china-power-grid/index.html?hpt=hp_t2"><strong>CNN</strong></a><strong> and some other major news sources? </strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:20:00 +0000 59341 at http://tdworld.com Outages – the Necessary Evil http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Outages are expensive, soak up resources, weaken the system while they are in effect and aren&rsquo;t always restored on time as promised to the customer. But, in one form or the other, we have to live with them.</p></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/outages-necessary-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil#comments Commentaries Distribution Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:00 +0000 59321 at http://tdworld.com Isn't AC More Dangerous than DC? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc <div class="node-body article-body">Isn't AC more dangerous than DC? If so, why? And if it is then why don't we switch over entirely to DC? Wouldn't we save lineworker lives?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:02:00 +0000 59311 at http://tdworld.com States Ranked on Smart Grid Progress http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/states-ranked-smart-grid-progress <div class="node-body article-body">The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have released the 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI).</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/grid-opt-smart-grid/states-ranked-smart-grid-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/states-ranked-smart-grid-progress#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 15:27:00 +0000 59301 at http://tdworld.com Are You an International Energy Expert? http://tdworld.com/transmission/are-you-international-energy-expert <div class="node-body gallery-body">Answer these five questions to see if you are you an International Energy expert!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/are-you-international-energy-expert" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/are-you-international-energy-expert#comments Transmission Gallery Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:36:00 +0000 59291 at http://tdworld.com Happy Thanksgiving to the Line Crews http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews <div class="node-body article-body">Happy Thanksgiving from the Grid Optimization staff and a special thanks to those few who serve so many!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:24:00 +0000 59281 at http://tdworld.com Advanced Electric Utility Operations: What We Can Learn from the Nuclear Navy http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/advanced-electric-utility-operations-what-we-can-learn-nuclear-navy <div class="field-byline"> Mike Varney, Senior Director, Strategic Advisory Services at Bit Stew Systems </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Former U.S. Navy submarine commander shares and applies lessons learned from leading a nuclear-powered ship to the world of advanced utility operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/advanced-electric-utility-operations-what-we-can-learn-nuclear-navy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/advanced-electric-utility-operations-what-we-can-learn-nuclear-navy#comments Asset Management Service Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:06:00 +0000 59271 at http://tdworld.com Electric Reliability From the Customer View http://tdworld.com/distribution/electric-reliability-customer-view <div class="node-body article-body">Obsession with reliability indices diverts attention from the bigger picture. Isn't our real goal customer satisfaction: something that SAIDI and her “sisters” don't adequately measure?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/electric-reliability-customer-view" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/electric-reliability-customer-view#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 03:36:00 +0000 59261 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images Metropolitan Edison and Reading Area Community College to Offer Training Program for Future Utility Workers http://tdworld.com/etrain/metropolitan-edison-and-reading-area-community-college-offer-training-program-future-utility- <div class="node-body article-body">Metropolitan Edison (Met-Ed), is partnering with Reading Area Community College to reinstate its award-winning program to train the next generation of utility line workers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/metropolitan-edison-and-reading-area-community-college-offer-training-program-future-utility-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/metropolitan-edison-and-reading-area-community-college-offer-training-program-future-utility-#comments eTrain Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:14:00 +0000 59251 at http://tdworld.com Met-Ed India's First 'Ultra Mega' Power Transmission Project Commissioned http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/indias-first-ultra-mega-power-transmission-project-commissioned <div class="node-body article-body">Sterlite Grid Limited has announced a major milestone with the successful commissioning of India's first Ultra Mega Transmission Project. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/indias-first-ultra-mega-power-transmission-project-commissioned" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/indias-first-ultra-mega-power-transmission-project-commissioned#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:55:00 +0000 59241 at http://tdworld.com FERC Accepts Proposal to Integrate WAPA, Basin Electric, Heartland as New SPP Members http://tdworld.com/energizing/ferc-accepts-proposal-integrate-wapa-basin-electric-heartland-new-spp-members <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has significantly expanded the Southwest Power Pool, Inc. market by accepting SPP’s proposal to integrate Western Area Power Administration - Upper Great Plains Region, Basin Electric Power Cooperative and Heartland Consumers Power District into SPP.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energizing/ferc-accepts-proposal-integrate-wapa-basin-electric-heartland-new-spp-members" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/ferc-accepts-proposal-integrate-wapa-basin-electric-heartland-new-spp-members#comments Energizing Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:52:00 +0000 59231 at http://tdworld.com EEI Announces Industry Commitment to Fleet Electrification at White House Roundtable Discussion http://tdworld.com/distribution/eei-announces-industry-commitment-fleet-electrification-white-house-roundtable-discussi <div class="node-body article-body">During a White House event, PG&E Corp. Chairman Tony Earley and Edison Electric Institute President Tom Kuhn announced two electric power industry initiatives to further commercialize electric transportation technologies. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/eei-announces-industry-commitment-fleet-electrification-white-house-roundtable-discussi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/eei-announces-industry-commitment-fleet-electrification-white-house-roundtable-discussi#comments Energizing Distribution Grid-Optimization Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:02:00 +0000 59221 at http://tdworld.com <p>The exportable power module on EDI&rsquo;s Class 5 PHEV utility work truck is capable of providing up to 120 kW of exportable power, enough to power 80% of the transformers in PG&amp;E&rsquo;s service area. From T&amp;D World&#39;s <a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/plug-and-go" target="_blank">&quot;Plug and Go</a>&quot; feature.</p> ERCOT Highly Concerned with EPA Power Plan http://tdworld.com/energizing/ercot-highly-concerned-epa-power-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The Electric Reliability Council of Texas anticipates that implementation of the proposed Clean Power Plan will have a significant impact on the planning and operation of the state's grid.</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/ercot-highly-concerned-epa-power-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energizing/ercot-highly-concerned-epa-power-plan#comments Energizing Bet You Haven't Seen This Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:47:00 +0000 59211 at http://tdworld.com Community Solar Projects in Colorado Completed http://tdworld.com/renewables/community-solar-projects-colorado-completed <div class="node-body article-body">Ecoplexus, Inc. has completed the construction of three solar projects providing affordable clean energy totaling 4.5 megawatts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/renewables/community-solar-projects-colorado-completed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/renewables/community-solar-projects-colorado-completed#comments Energizing Renewables Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:39:00 +0000 59201 at http://tdworld.com <p>An onsite power plant at the Sterling Correctional Facility. Output will be used to offsit consumption at the correctional facility.</p> From Telegraph Poles to Steel Structures: Evolution of the Grid http://tdworld.com/transmission/telegraph-poles-steel-structures-evolution-grid <div class="node-body gallery-body">From telegraph poles to steel structures, the electric utility industry continues to evolve in form and function.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/telegraph-poles-steel-structures-evolution-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/telegraph-poles-steel-structures-evolution-grid#comments Transmission Gallery Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 19 Nov 2014 17:10:00 +0000 59191 at http://tdworld.com Paul Griffin: ‘Let the Data Lead’ http://tdworld.com/etrain/paul-griffin-let-data-lead <div class="node-body article-body">Paul Griffin enjoys diagnostics. As vice president of consulting and testing services at Doble Engineering Co., he has learned to get as much data as he can, assess the accuracy, and evaluate.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/etrain/paul-griffin-let-data-lead" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/etrain/paul-griffin-let-data-lead#comments Energizing eTrain Wed, 19 Nov 2014 16:17:00 +0000 9543 at http://tdworld.com