Grid Optimization http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en Solve This: Don’t Sweat It! http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-don-t-sweat-it <div class="node-body article-body">This summer’s heat wave has been a real bummer for construction workers. Particularly along the Gulf Coast where the high humidity adds to the misery. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-don-t-sweat-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-don-t-sweat-it#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:54:00 +0000 93671 at http://tdworld.com Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Thinkstock Washington Governor Announces Clean Energy Grants to 5 Utilities http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/washington-governor-announces-clean-energy-grants-5-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee announced last week $12.6 million in Clean Energy Fund grants to five utilities in Washington</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/washington-governor-announces-clean-energy-grants-5-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/washington-governor-announces-clean-energy-grants-5-utilities#comments Generation Renewables Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:59:00 +0000 93661 at http://tdworld.com Duke Energy Renewables Completes Final Los Vientos Wind Project http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-renewables-completes-final-los-vientos-wind-project <div class="node-body article-body">The 426th turbine of the Los Vientos wind power projects is now spinning and serving customers near the Rio Grande in Starr County, Texas. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-renewables-completes-final-los-vientos-wind-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/duke-energy-renewables-completes-final-los-vientos-wind-project#comments Generation Renewables Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:54:00 +0000 93651 at http://tdworld.com Turbines at Los Vientos Wind Farm; wind energy; renewable energy; blades JCP&L Enhancing Electric System with $387 Million in Infrastructure Projects http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-enhancing-electric-system-387-million-infrastructure-projects <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light is continuing construction work this summer and throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-enhancing-electric-system-387-million-infrastructure-projects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-enhancing-electric-system-387-million-infrastructure-projects#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 22 Aug 2016 17:47:00 +0000 93641 at http://tdworld.com To help enhance service reliability for customers, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is continuing construction work this summer and throughout the remainder of 2016 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects totaling approximately $387 million in its northern and central New Jersey service areas. Can't a Utility Immediately Detect A Downed Line? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-utility-immediately-detect-downed-line <div class="node-body article-body">With all the latest technologies being installed, why can’t a utility immediately detect a downed line?</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-utility-immediately-detect-downed-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cant-utility-immediately-detect-downed-line#comments Grill the Grid Masters Fri, 19 Aug 2016 00:25:00 +0000 93591 at http://tdworld.com solarisimages/iStock/Thinkstock Crossed Wires: Goats for Rent http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-goats-rent <div class="node-body article-body">Check in with Hinterland Electric as they implement a new vegetation management program.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-goats-rent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-goats-rent#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:32:00 +0000 93581 at http://tdworld.com What Makes a Grid Smart? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart <div class="node-body article-body">Well, that’s a stupid question…..or is it? We hear about more “smart grid” technologies and applications on a regular basis. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart#comments Commentaries Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:31:00 +0000 93561 at http://tdworld.com The SMART Way to Improve Operations http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/smart-way-improve-operations <div class="field-byline"> Alena Bradbury and Payton White, KAMO Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Digital inspection software helps KAMO Power lighten the load while improving efficiencies and delivering results.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/smart-way-improve-operations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/smart-way-improve-operations#comments Asset Management Service Substations Wed, 17 Aug 2016 20:33:00 +0000 93521 at http://tdworld.com <p>KAMO Power&rsquo;s John Spurgeon used to spend a lot of time looking up previous test reports and equipment information, and researching the history of assets. Soon these efforts will be a thing of the past.</p> DOE Calls for More Investment for U.S. Energy Emergency Response http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-calls-more-investment-us-energy-emergency-response <div class="node-body article-body">In his testimony before a field hearing, U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz called for increased investments in U.S. energy emergency response. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-calls-more-investment-us-energy-emergency-response" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/doe-calls-more-investment-us-energy-emergency-response#comments Distribution Energy Times Electric Utility Operations Grid-Optimization Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:19:00 +0000 93481 at http://tdworld.com R&D Developments for Improvement Efforts in Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">A recent breakthrough highlighted in Science Daily, describes MIT researcher’s new concept for battery cathodes, utilizing nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:02:00 +0000 93201 at http://tdworld.com <p>In a new concept for battery cathodes, nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds (depicted in red and white) are embedded in a sponge-like lattice (yellow) of cobalt oxide, which keeps them stable.</p> <p>Ju Li and his fellow researchers (postdoc Zhi Zhu; and five others at MIT, Argonne National Laboratory, and Peking University in China), propose that the material could be packaged in batteries that are very similar to conventional sealed batteries yet provide much more energy for their weight. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers</p>