TDWorld - Transmission & Distribution World http://tdworld.com/rss.xml en New Strategic Interconnection Between Italy and France http://tdworld.com/underground-td/new-strategic-interconnection-between-italy-and-france <div class="node-body article-body">Prysmian Group will lead a consortium of seven companies for the development of the new HVDC interconnection between Italy and France. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/underground-td/new-strategic-interconnection-between-italy-and-france" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/underground-td/new-strategic-interconnection-between-italy-and-france#comments Projects in Progress Underground T&D Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 65731 at http://tdworld.com RomoloTavani/iStock/Thinkstock Ausgrid's Metford Substation on Track http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-metford-substation-track <div class="node-body article-body">Ausgrid crews have installed two transformers and the electrical switchgear at the new Metford zone substation, which will help safely supply electricity to about 8,000 local homes and businesses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-metford-substation-track" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/ausgrids-metford-substation-track#comments Projects in Progress Substations Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:12:00 +0000 65721 at http://tdworld.com Projects Planned in Met-Ed Service Area in 2015 Will Help Strengthen Electric System http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-met-ed-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system <div class="node-body article-body">As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen the durability and flexibility of its electric system, FirstEnergy Corp. has scheduled more than 35 major distribution and transmission infrastructure projects</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-met-ed-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-met-ed-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system#comments Projects in Progress Substations Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:05:00 +0000 65711 at http://tdworld.com Iberdrola USA/CMP Near Completion of Largest Construction Project in Maine History http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/iberdrola-usacmp-near-completion-largest-construction-project-maine-history <div class="node-body article-body">Iberdrola USA and Central Maine Power Co. recently marked the installation of the last new support structure for the Maine Power Reliability Program.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/iberdrola-usacmp-near-completion-largest-construction-project-maine-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/iberdrola-usacmp-near-completion-largest-construction-project-maine-history#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Transmission Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:57:00 +0000 65701 at http://tdworld.com JCP&L Completes Circuit Upgrades to Enhance Service Reliability in Monmouth County http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability-monmouth-county <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light has completed upgrades on eight major circuits serving nearly 15,000 customers in Monmouth County. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability-monmouth-county" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/jcpl-completes-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability-monmouth-county#comments Projects in Progress Overhead Distribution Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:50:00 +0000 65691 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc " id="yui_3_16_0_1_1427467993770_1717">JCP&amp;L crews working on circuit upgrade enhancements.</span></p> Shawmut Equipment Expands into Utility Equipment http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/shawmut-equipment-expands-utility-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Shawmut Equipment Co., Inc., a full service lifting equipment distributor since 1957, is now offering utility equipment.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/shawmut-equipment-expands-utility-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/shawmut-equipment-expands-utility-equipment#comments Projects in Progress Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:38:00 +0000 65681 at http://tdworld.com England Wind Farm Orders Cable System from ABB http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/england-wind-farm-orders-cable-system-abb <div class="node-body article-body">ABB has won an order worth around $130 million from DONG Energy, the Danish integrated energy company, to supply a high-voltage cable system</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/england-wind-farm-orders-cable-system-abb" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/england-wind-farm-orders-cable-system-abb#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:55:00 +0000 65671 at http://tdworld.com Commission Signals Approval for Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/commission-signals-approval-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project <div class="node-body article-body">Following more than four years of public involvement and regulatory review, the merits of the 345,000-V Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project were discussed today by the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/commission-signals-approval-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/projects-progress/commission-signals-approval-badger-coulee-transmission-line-project#comments Projects in Progress Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:39:00 +0000 65661 at http://tdworld.com Lockheed Martin and Dominion Introduce New Grid Location Technology http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/lockheed-martin-and-dominion-introduce-new-grid-location-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Lockheed Martin and Dominion Resources, Inc. have co-developed a new smart grid technology called VirtuGrid, which will enable remote detection of power outages for faster mapping and response.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/lockheed-martin-and-dominion-introduce-new-grid-location-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/lockheed-martin-and-dominion-introduce-new-grid-location-technology#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:17:00 +0000 65561 at http://tdworld.com Wipro and SRC Cyber to Develop Cyber Security for Utilities http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wipro-and-src-cyber-develop-cyber-security-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">Wipro Ltd. and SRC Cyber have announced a global alliance. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wipro-and-src-cyber-develop-cyber-security-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/wipro-and-src-cyber-develop-cyber-security-utilities#comments The Smarter Grid Smart Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:09:00 +0000 65551 at http://tdworld.com maxkabakov/iStock/Thinkstock ComEd to Deploy Real-Time Energy Disaggregation in Northern Illinois http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/comed-deploy-real-time-energy-disaggregation-northern-illinois <div class="node-body article-body">Commonwealth Edison is launching a pilot to test Bidgely’s new HomeBeat Energy Monitor and Web & Mobile engagement solution</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/comed-deploy-real-time-energy-disaggregation-northern-illinois" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/comed-deploy-real-time-energy-disaggregation-northern-illinois#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:06:00 +0000 65541 at http://tdworld.com PG&E to Use Dominion Voltage for Volt/VAR Optimization Pilot Program http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/pge-use-dominion-voltage-voltvar-optimization-pilot-program <div class="node-body article-body">Dominion Voltage, Inc. has announced its participation in a Volt/VAR optimization pilot program at Pacific Gas and Electric Co. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/pge-use-dominion-voltage-voltvar-optimization-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/pge-use-dominion-voltage-voltvar-optimization-pilot-program#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:53:00 +0000 65531 at http://tdworld.com AEP Selects C3 Energy Customer Analytics for Online Customer Engagement http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-selects-c3-energy-customer-analytics-online-customer-engagement <div class="node-body article-body">AEP has selected C3 Energy Customer Analytics software as a comprehensive engagement solution for residential and small and medium business customers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-selects-c3-energy-customer-analytics-online-customer-engagement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/aep-selects-c3-energy-customer-analytics-online-customer-engagement#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:48:00 +0000 65521 at http://tdworld.com Kansas City Power & Light Deploys Oracle Solutions for Meter Data and Accelerated Network Restoration http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-deploys-oracle-solutions-meter-data-and-accelerated-network-res <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities want solutions that turn their meter data into useful and actionable information. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-deploys-oracle-solutions-meter-data-and-accelerated-network-res" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/kansas-city-power-light-deploys-oracle-solutions-meter-data-and-accelerated-network-res#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:42:00 +0000 65511 at http://tdworld.com GNSS Receiver Enables Accurate Data Collection with Smart Devices http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/gnss-receiver-enables-accurate-data-collection-smart-devices <div class="node-body article-body">Trimble has introduced the R1 GNSS receiver, a pocket-sized, rugged, standalone receiver that works with iOS, Android or Window mobile handhelds, smart phones and tablets using Bluetooth connectivity. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/gnss-receiver-enables-accurate-data-collection-smart-devices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/gnss-receiver-enables-accurate-data-collection-smart-devices#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:36:00 +0000 65501 at http://tdworld.com Dominican Republic’s CEPM and GE to Modernize Punta Cana’s Electrical Grid http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dominican-republic-s-cepm-and-ge-modernize-punta-cana-s-electrical-grid <div class="node-body article-body">GE has been selected by Consorcio Energético Punta Cana Macao to deliver more than 14,000 smart meters</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dominican-republic-s-cepm-and-ge-modernize-punta-cana-s-electrical-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/dominican-republic-s-cepm-and-ge-modernize-punta-cana-s-electrical-grid#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:20:00 +0000 65491 at http://tdworld.com Eliot76/iStock/Thinkstock Utilities and Customers Can Benefit from Outage Notifications http://tdworld.com/utilities-call-center/utilities-and-customers-can-benefit-outage-notifications <div class="node-body article-body">Intergraph will help utilities improve customer service during electricity outages with the release of Intergraph Outage Notifications. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/utilities-call-center/utilities-and-customers-can-benefit-outage-notifications" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/utilities-call-center/utilities-and-customers-can-benefit-outage-notifications#comments Utilities Call Center The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:07:00 +0000 65481 at http://tdworld.com AT&T And GE Strengthen Alliance, Fuel Innovation With Smart Energy http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/att-and-ge-strengthen-alliance-fuel-innovation-smart-energy <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T and GE are working together to create the next generation of smart energy solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, helping to improve the way the energy industry works.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/att-and-ge-strengthen-alliance-fuel-innovation-smart-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/att-and-ge-strengthen-alliance-fuel-innovation-smart-energy#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:03:00 +0000 65471 at http://tdworld.com AT&T Makes Available Cellular Reference Design with Real Time Prepay Energy http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/att-makes-available-cellular-reference-design-real-time-prepay-energy <div class="node-body article-body">AT&T expands its smart grid leadership by making it easier for utilities and solution providers to develop cellular solutions with the development of a Cellular Communications Module Reference Design</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/smarter-grid/att-makes-available-cellular-reference-design-real-time-prepay-energy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/att-makes-available-cellular-reference-design-real-time-prepay-energy#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:55:00 +0000 65461 at http://tdworld.com RomoloTavani/iStock/Thinkstock Intelligent Fault Circuit Indicator Available for Gridstream Network http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/intelligent-fault-circuit-indicator-available-gridstream-network <div class="node-body article-body">Landis+Gyr has announced the commercial availability of the S610 Line Sensor for the Gridstream RF network, a smart grid platform for advanced metering and grid management applications.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/intelligent-fault-circuit-indicator-available-gridstream-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smarter-grid/intelligent-fault-circuit-indicator-available-gridstream-network#comments The Smarter Grid Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:42:00 +0000 65451 at http://tdworld.com Europe’s Transmission Organizations Teamed Up Successfully for Solar Eclipse http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/europe-s-transmission-organizations-teamed-successfully-solar-eclipse <div class="node-body article-body">European citizens and businesses could rely on a secure supply of electricity on March 20, 2015.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/europe-s-transmission-organizations-teamed-successfully-solar-eclipse" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/europe-s-transmission-organizations-teamed-successfully-solar-eclipse#comments Overhead Transmission Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:48:00 +0000 65441 at http://tdworld.com PTW/iStock/Thinkstock FERC Accepts SPP, SERTP Order No. 1000 Interregional Filings, Affirms ISO-NE Order http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ferc-accepts-spp-sertp-order-no-1000-interregional-filings-affirms-iso-ne-orde <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has continued the implementation of Order No. 1000 by accepting interregional filings by Southwest Power Pool Inc. and utilities in the Southeastern Regional Transmission Planning Process region. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ferc-accepts-spp-sertp-order-no-1000-interregional-filings-affirms-iso-ne-orde" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/ferc-accepts-spp-sertp-order-no-1000-interregional-filings-affirms-iso-ne-orde#comments Energizing Overhead Transmission Wed, 25 Mar 2015 03:16:00 +0000 65431 at http://tdworld.com Florida Power & Light Ranked Most Reliable of Florida's Major Electric Companies http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/florida-power-light-ranked-most-reliable-floridas-major-electric-companies <div class="node-body article-body">Florida Power & Light Co. has announced its reliability continues to rank the best of all major electric companies in Florida, based on 2014 performance data submitted to the Florida Public Service commission (FPSC) this month. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/florida-power-light-ranked-most-reliable-floridas-major-electric-companies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/florida-power-light-ranked-most-reliable-floridas-major-electric-companies#comments Energizing Smart Energy Consumer Smart Grid Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:29:00 +0000 65421 at http://tdworld.com Utilities Struggle to Deliver Customer Service via Mobile Websites http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/utilities-struggle-deliver-customer-service-mobile-websites <div class="node-body article-body">While the number of utilities deploying a mobile-enabled website or app continues to increase, customers who access their utility's website via mobile have more difficulty than those using desktop.</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-energy-consumer/utilities-struggle-deliver-customer-service-mobile-websites" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-energy-consumer/utilities-struggle-deliver-customer-service-mobile-websites#comments Billing Energizing Smart Energy Consumer Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:55:00 +0000 65411 at http://tdworld.com LDProd/iStock/Thinkstock Projects Planned in Penelec Service Area in 2015 Will Help Strengthen Electric System http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-penelec-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. has scheduled more than 60 major distribution and transmission infrastructure projects and other work in 2015 designed to enhance service reliability in Pennsylvania Electric Co.'s 31-county service area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-penelec-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/projects-planned-penelec-service-area-2015-will-help-strengthen-electric-system#comments Energizing Substations Wed, 25 Mar 2015 01:48:00 +0000 65401 at http://tdworld.com State Regulators Rock http://tdworld.com/energy-business/state-regulators-rock-0 <div class="field-deck"> At a Hard Place </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">FROM THE EDITOR&quot;S DESK:&nbsp;This morning we welcome many state utility regulators to <a href="http://www.theenergytimes.com"><em><strong>The Energy Time&#39;s&nbsp;</strong></em></a>growing readership, now north of 55,000.</p> <p style="font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: 20px;">This weekly newsletter is dedicated to covering the future energy customer of America - and how utilities and energy companies must develop new business strategies to serve them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-business/state-regulators-rock-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-business/state-regulators-rock-0#comments Energy Business Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:42:00 +0000 65391 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages Hot Sticking is a Lineman’s Way of Life http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life <div class="field-byline"> Rick Bush, Editorial Director </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body">Rick Bush visits a KCP&L site, where linemen were upgrading a 12.47 kV line on poles having 34 kV attached.</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/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/hot-sticking-lineman-s-way-life#comments Electric Utility Operations Gallery Overhead Distribution Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:54:00 +0000 65371 at http://tdworld.com Novel Electricity http://tdworld.com/energy-business/novel-electricity-0 <div class="field-deck"> Author Writes Thriller About .... Batteries? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Batteries may be an industry worth about $100 billion a year in a mere 15 years.</p> <p>Therein lies a story. Author Steve LeVine has seized it for his&nbsp;just released novel,&nbsp;&quot;The Powerhouse.&quot;&nbsp;&nbsp;Want to know about South African Mike Thackeray? And Argonne scientist Jeff Chamberlain?</p> <p>Pick up a copy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-business/novel-electricity-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-business/novel-electricity-0#comments Energy Business Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:12:00 +0000 65361 at http://tdworld.com enlik-mukhanova All Hail the Prosumer http://tdworld.com/energy-business/all-hail-prosumer-0 <div class="field-deck"> Utilities Should Prepare for More Risk </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Richard S. Barnes is DNV GL’s new executive vice president of its sustainable energy use business unit. He recently responded to our questions about the future of energy consumption.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-business/all-hail-prosumer-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-business/all-hail-prosumer-0#comments Energy Business Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:40:00 +0000 65341 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages <p>Richard S. Barnes</p> DNV GL Tailoring Electric Power http://tdworld.com/energy-business/tailoring-electric-power <div class="field-byline"> Ray Gogel </div> <div class="field-deck"> Adding Value by Catering to Customers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Executives and thought leaders were in the audience – as well as on the podium – at last week’s Energy Times Executive Briefing on the future of energy customers and utilities. A former senior executive with Xcel Energy reflects on the themes explored at the event.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/energy-business/tailoring-electric-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/energy-business/tailoring-electric-power#comments Energy Business Tue, 24 Mar 2015 15:14:00 +0000 65331 at http://tdworld.com GettyImages