Grid Optimization http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en Is Utility Cyber Security in Dire Straits? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits <div class="node-body article-body">Energy Editor John Baker asks T&D World's panel of experts their thoughts on where utilities stand with cyber security in this age of digitalization. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-cyber-security-dire-straits#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Substations Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:45:00 +0000 67051 at http://tdworld.com NERC Study Identifies Potential Reliability Risks from Proposed Clean Power Plan http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The North American Electric Reliability Corp. has completed an assessment on the potential risks to reliability resulting from the proposed Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.</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/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/nerc-study-identifies-potential-reliability-risks-proposed-clean-power-plan#comments Energizing Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:48:00 +0000 66831 at http://tdworld.com Continued High Levels of Transmission Investment Enhance the Grid, Benefit Customers http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers <div class="node-body article-body">An updated report by the Edison Electric Institute finds that investor-owned electric utilities are continuing to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure</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-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/continued-high-levels-transmission-investment-enhance-grid-benefit-customers#comments Transmission Overhead Transmission Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:36:00 +0000 66821 at http://tdworld.com Why Do Utility Companies Use '3 Phase Power'? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-utility-companies-use-3-phase-power <div class="node-body article-body">Why do utility companies use "3 phase power"</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-utility-companies-use-3-phase-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-utility-companies-use-3-phase-power#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:39:00 +0000 66631 at http://tdworld.com vesilvio/iStock/Thinkstock Crossed Wires: Unfriended http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-unfriended <div class="node-body article-body">The guys are Hinterland Electric deal with social media.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-unfriended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-unfriended#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:28:00 +0000 66621 at http://tdworld.com Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Passes ComEd’s Energy Plan http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/senate-energy-and-public-utilities-committee-passes-comed-s-energy-plan <div class="node-body article-body">The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee passed SB 1879, known as “The Energy Plan for Illinois’ Future,” out of committee.</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/senate-energy-and-public-utilities-committee-passes-comed-s-energy-plan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/senate-energy-and-public-utilities-committee-passes-comed-s-energy-plan#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 16:09:00 +0000 66611 at http://tdworld.com DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Los Alamos National Laboratory, March 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microgrid demonstrations and deployments have shown the ability of microgrids to provide higher reliability and higher power quality than utility power systems and improved energy utilization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 66601 at http://tdworld.com Utility Industry Disruptions: Lemons or Lemonade? http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/utility-industry-disruptions-lemons-or-lemonade <div class="field-byline"> Paul Mauldin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Four worst cases and why they’re not so bad</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/asset-management-service/utility-industry-disruptions-lemons-or-lemonade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/utility-industry-disruptions-lemons-or-lemonade#comments Asset Management Service Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:28:00 +0000 66591 at http://tdworld.com bevangoldswain/iStock/Thinkstock Duke Energy's Ten-Year Site Plan Calls for More Solar in the Sunshine State http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energys-ten-year-site-plan-calls-more-solar-sunshine-state <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy is venturing into solar power in a big way with plans to add up to 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar in Florida by 2024. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energys-ten-year-site-plan-calls-more-solar-sunshine-state" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energys-ten-year-site-plan-calls-more-solar-sunshine-state#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:26:00 +0000 66531 at http://tdworld.com <ul> <li>Duke Energy Renewables&rsquo; Stanton Solar Farm in Orange County, Florida.</li> <li>Located in Orange County, Florida</li> <li>Generates 6 megawatts of electricity, enough to power about 1,200 homes</li> <li>Began commercial operation in December 2011</li> <li>Supplies electricity to Orlando Utilities Commission under the terms of a 20-year power purchase agreement</li> </ul> Utilities Delaying Smart Tech Investments Due to Cost Recovery Concerns http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utilities-delaying-smart-tech-investments-due-cost-recovery-concerns <div class="node-body article-body">The 2015 Black & Veatch Strategic Directions: Smart Utility report explores how advances in telecommunications, automation and data analytics are changing the relationship between utilities and their customers. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utilities-delaying-smart-tech-investments-due-cost-recovery-concerns" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utilities-delaying-smart-tech-investments-due-cost-recovery-concerns#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 15 Apr 2015 16:18:00 +0000 66491 at http://tdworld.com