The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a stipulation and consent agreement between FERC’s Office of Enforcement and the North American Electric Reliability Corp. and Imperial Irrigation District (IID) that includes a $12 million civil penalty and a number of compliance requirements.
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., say renewable energy tax credits have encouraged the start of construction of over 14,000 MW in wind-generation in the United States so far in 2014....More
A majority of T&D professionals reported that their companies are addressing aging assets (65%), followed by the use of smart meters feeding outage management systems (42%), according to a new survey sponsored by Burns & McDonnell....More
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last month announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop technologies that add resiliency and efficiency to New York State's electric grid....More
Phil, Kevin and George are eating lunch in the shade of the line truck. They’ve been replacing older wooden distribution poles after their company, Havasnack Rural Electric of Rhode Island, sustained a lot of severe storm damage last winter....More
Big data" is playing an increasingly big role in the renewable energy industry and the transformation of the nation's electrical grid, and no single entity provides a better tool for such data than the Energy Department's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) located on the campus of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)....More
How do large industrial plants save money on optimizing their front-end systems? By merging two technologies: medium voltage arc resistant switchgear and the electronically triggered fault current limiter (switch) into the medium voltage distribution system. Learn how these two technologies offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: MV system design: A paradigm shift.