The National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Simulator for Wind Farm Applications can calculate how undulating ground, whipping blades, surface temperatures, and other variables alter the air flow and energy production at wind farms.
The growing number of rooftop solar installations are efficient enough and large enough to garner the owners a tidy revenue stream and/or generation credit from the utility – and other ratepayers and taxpayers foot the bill!...More
Georgia Power has completed the installation of Automatic Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR) distribution technology on circuits serving more than 1.1 million customers across the state....More
California’s largest utilities recently filed their Distribution Resource Plans with state regulators, laying out grid modernization efforts designed to enable the deployment of ever-increasing amounts of solar and other distributed energy resources. What needs to happen for this process to be successful? T&D World IdeaXchange Xperts voice their opinions....More
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), which has interconnected more rooftop solar power than any utility in America, is proposing smart energy reform in support of sustainable growth of solar power as a vital resource for California....More
Chances are, you are already well aware of the onslaught of coal plant shutdowns due to environmental concerns, regulations and the capital cost of upgrading aging assets. With systems primarily built around coal plants, especially in the East, how does a power plant maintain grid stability in light of these shutdowns? Learn how FACTS devices, such as static VAR compensators, provide overall grid stability and voltage control, saving utilities time and money.
For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: The age of the new energy miner: unearthing new options for grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.