Grid Optimization http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en FIU and FPL Unveil Solar Research Facility http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fiu-and-fpl-unveil-solar-research-facility <div class="node-body article-body"> FIU and Florida Power & Light Co. have unveiled a new commercial-scale solar installation at FIU's College of Engineering and Computing</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fiu-and-fpl-unveil-solar-research-facility" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fiu-and-fpl-unveil-solar-research-facility#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:57:00 +0000 87241 at http://tdworld.com Largest Public Electric Vehicle Charging Center in California Opens in Santa Clara http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara <div class="node-body article-body">The largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in California officially opened in Santa Clara, </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:39:00 +0000 87091 at http://tdworld.com Electric vehicles ready to charge today at the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center, the largest public EV charging facility in California. The 49 multi-standard EV chargers are located in the Tasman Parking Garage, located near Levi's Stadium, the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Great America theme park. PPL Completes Northeast-Pocono Transmission Project http://tdworld.com/transmission/ppl-completes-northeast-pocono-transmission-project <div class="node-body article-body">PPL Electric Utilities last Wednesday completed the Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project, a $350 million investment in new substations and power lines to boost regional reliability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/ppl-completes-northeast-pocono-transmission-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/ppl-completes-northeast-pocono-transmission-project#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:21:00 +0000 87081 at http://tdworld.com A helicopter helps string new wires over a portion of the Northeast-Pocono Reliability Project. PRNewsFoto/PPL Electric Utilities Solve This: Washed Up http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-washed <div class="node-body article-body">Today’s assignment was easy. Frank and Bruce had to install a new disconnect switch in the substation located at the wastewater treatment plant. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-washed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-washed#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:54:00 +0000 87101 at http://tdworld.com antikainen/iStock/Thinkstock Solar Meets Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/solar-meets-energy-storage <div class="field-byline"> By Donald Harrod, Village of Minster, Ohio </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In the nearly 23 years that I’ve been village administrator of the Village of Minster, never did I think the Village would be considered a leader in the public power field.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/solar-meets-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/solar-meets-energy-storage#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:45:00 +0000 87071 at http://tdworld.com Why Do Transformers Explode and Burn Sometimes? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-transformers-explode-and-burn-sometimes <div class="node-body article-body">Why do transformers explode and burn sometimes?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-transformers-explode-and-burn-sometimes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-do-transformers-explode-and-burn-sometimes#comments Grill the Grid Masters Fri, 22 Apr 2016 00:25:00 +0000 86681 at http://tdworld.com Duke Augments Reality http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/duke-augments-reality <div class="field-byline"> Aleksandar Vukojević and Chet Johnson, Duke Energy, and John J. Simmins, Electric Power Research Institute </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Duke Energy works with EPRI to investigate and pilot the use of smart glasses in electric utility operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/duke-augments-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/duke-augments-reality#comments Asset Management Service Substations Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +0000 86701 at http://tdworld.com <p>Using the warehouse counting app developed by Atheer Air, smart glasses offer views of the warehouse and retrieved items. In addition, the smart glasses have scanned the UPC of the retrieved item to check it off the retrieval list and update inventory.</p> Training Simulator Reduces Outage Times http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times <div class="field-byline"> By Johan Morren, Enexis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enexis employs simulator to train outage crews to improve network reliability and reduce restoration times.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Substations Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:04:00 +0000 86671 at http://tdworld.com <p>A new hardware training simulator is in use at the new training center for protection, automation and control equipment.</p> Improving Distribution System Performance http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance <div class="field-byline"> Mike Watson, Jeff Hauber and Clayton Stubbs, Westar Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Westar Energy added fault location, isolation and service restoration as well as volt/VAR control to enhance reliability and reduce system losses.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0000 86661 at http://tdworld.com <p>Westar Energy distribution automation engineers use HMI and SCADA screens to maintain the DA system as well as interfacing and commissioning new equipment being deployed to the field.</p> Crossed Wires: Where are You Thinking? http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-where-are-you-thinking <div class="node-body article-body">Check in with Hinterland Electric as they consider safety.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-where-are-you-thinking" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/crossed-wires-where-are-you-thinking#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:32:00 +0000 86651 at http://tdworld.com