In a report to its Board of Directors, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas announced that demand response providers performed better than expected—and in excess of their contracted commitments--during a powerful winter storm....More
Ice Energy has installed two Ice Bears for Connecticut's United Illuminating Co. (UI) as a pilot project through the Energize Connecticut initiative to demonstrate the potential of the Ice Bear to reduce peak electric demand....More
Last month, Rocky Mountain Institute, HOMER Energy and CohnReznick Think Energy released a report detailing the potential for appreciable customer defection from the electric grid in major markets by 2025....More
Con Edison’s Green Team has dramatically increased the incentives it pays to large customers who agree to conserve electricity when energy use is high, such as on blazing hot New York summer days....More
Planning for the smart grid has had a huge impact on the way power utilities manage their operating data and control networks. The convergence of IP technology, smart grid imperatives and the increased need for security as characterized in the NERC CIP
It’s increasingly tough for utility and power companies to respond in a timely manner to service incidents. Utilities need to switch from inefficient, manual processes to centralized electronic systems that create, distribute, investigate and remediate incident reports. And, in the process, potentially prevent incidents from ever occurring....More
Turn data into actionable business intelligence that can increase efficiencies and support decisions across your entire enterprise. Our Advanced Distribution Management System delivers monitoring, analysis, control, optimization, planning, and training tools that all function on a common representation of your entire electric distribution network.
Access to transmission is an important constraint in the United States’ ability to increase wind penetration. Without infrastructure that allows the best wind resources to access markets, ideal development areas are stranded and projects are built at less windy sites near the existing electric grid....More
Eaton’s Cooper Power Systems Yukon™ IMS software provides security for IEDs and, in turn, compliance with NERC-CIP requirements. Using features like Passthrough Manager and the Configuration Manager to streamline resources, ensure compliance with NERC-CIP standards....More
With so many forces impinging on the delivery business, our industry must be ready to make the transformation required to not only remain relevant but also to become vibrant deliverers of innovation....More
Government policies are jeopardizing the reliability and affordability of a service that is vital to the nation's economy, productivity and competitiveness, according to FirstEnergy President and CEO Anthony J. Alexander....More
The National Center for Public Policy Research has announced that it has received a commitment from General Electric that GE will no longer engage in any environmental project solely to address climate change concerns....More
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The Sixteenth Edition is revised to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, and covers current energy-efficient technologies, such as photovoltaics and induction lighting...
This essential safety reference shows how to install grounds on de-energized lines so workers are protected if the lines accidentally become energized. Covers basic grounding concepts, overhead lines, underground cables, and vehicles.
Personal protective grounding is an important subject, but it is not well understood by some linemen. This book removes the mystery of grounding by clearly explaining what works, and why it works...