Grid Optimization http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7355/more en Ameren Illinois to Accelerate Upgrades to Electricity Grid http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid <div class="node-body article-body">The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois’ plans to accelerate upgrades to its electric grid, </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0000 95461 at http://tdworld.com California Legislature, Governor Enact Bills to Accelerate Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">The California Energy Storage Alliance applauds the California State Legislature and Governor for signing into law four important new bills that directly impact energy storage. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:43:00 +0000 95431 at http://tdworld.com Solve This: Closing In http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-closing <div class="node-body article-body">This was a hallmark day for the Hinterland Electric distribution team. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-closing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solve-closing#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:54:00 +0000 95381 at http://tdworld.com Organized Power Markets Not Delivering Optimal Outcomes for the Long Term http://tdworld.com/blog/organized-power-markets-not-delivering-optimal-outcomes-long-term <div class="node-body blog-body">Organized power markets have led to the poor economic outlook we are seeing for existing nuclear plants </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/organized-power-markets-not-delivering-optimal-outcomes-long-term" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/organized-power-markets-not-delivering-optimal-outcomes-long-term#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:39:00 +0000 95361 at http://tdworld.com Microgrids Improve System Reliability with Renewables in South Africa http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/microgrids-improve-system-reliability-renewables-south-africa <div class="node-body article-body">South Africa has the highest electricity consumption in the sub-Sahara region and demand continues to outpace the installation of generation capacity. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/microgrids-improve-system-reliability-renewables-south-africa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/microgrids-improve-system-reliability-renewables-south-africa#comments Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:15:00 +0000 95351 at http://tdworld.com ABB’s Longmeadow facility in Johannesburg – with added solar power to support the new microgrid. microgrid technology Reimagining the Grid http://tdworld.com/transmission/reimagining-grid <div class="node-body article-body">Central Danish politicians established new guidelines that require undergrounding some 400-kV overhead lines.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/reimagining-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/reimagining-grid#comments Transmission Underground T&D Grid-Optimization Sat, 24 Sep 2016 20:43:00 +0000 94921 at http://tdworld.com <p>This view of Lillebaelt, Denmark, shows the existing 400-kV overhead line (in the background) that will be placed underground.</p> All photos courtesy of Energinet.dk. Permanent Solution for Emergency Restoration http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/permanent-solution-emergency-restoration <div class="field-byline"> Jill Hailey and David E. Blaha, Dominion Virginia Power </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dominion now stocks replacement transmission structures to enable its “do it once and walk away” strategy. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/permanent-solution-emergency-restoration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-transmission/permanent-solution-emergency-restoration#comments Asset Management Service Overhead Transmission Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:40:00 +0000 94831 at http://tdworld.com <p>After a tornado collapses a tower to the ground, Dominion&rsquo;s previous strategy would have been to install a temporary structure to restore service. Now the utility&rsquo;s response is a permanent one.</p> Xcel Energy Plans to Increase Wind Energy by 60% http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/xcel-energy-plans-increase-wind-energy-60 <div class="node-body article-body">Xcel Energy is seeking proposals to dramatically grow its wind energy portfolio by adding enough new wind farms to power more than 750,000 homes. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/xcel-energy-plans-increase-wind-energy-60" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/xcel-energy-plans-increase-wind-energy-60#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Grid-Optimization Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +0000 95281 at http://tdworld.com Drone Opportunities Soar http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/drone-opportunities-soar <div class="field-byline"> Eileen Lockhart, Xcel Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Xcel Energy’s use of unmanned aircraft systems demonstrates a potential to change operations that will enhance safety and improve restoration times.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/drone-opportunities-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/drone-opportunities-soar#comments Asset Management Service Overhead Transmission Silver Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:50:00 +0000 94841 at http://tdworld.com <p>The Hermes 450 has a cruising speed of 100 knots, and because it flies at higher altitudes, it is less intrusive to use in populated areas</p> On Tesla and Balancing Authorities http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/tesla-and-balancing-authorities <div class="node-body article-body">With integration of storage and renewables having received high-profile press recently, the need for a new balancing authority comes to the forefront</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/tesla-and-balancing-authorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/tesla-and-balancing-authorities#comments Generation Renewables Renewables Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +0000 95141 at http://tdworld.com