The organization I represent, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), supports renewable energy development to address anthropogenic climate change, but has serious concerns about widespread bird mortalities caused by wind turbines....More
In the early 1990s, I led a team at one of the power industry’s large equipment manufacturers to look into aging utility infrastructures and determine what it meant for both the future of our industry and the company....More
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
If it weren't for the invention of power transformers, we wouldn't have the power system we have today. Discover exciting new developments on the horizon, which will ultimately enable you to gain more efficiency in your transmission system. For more information on this topic, download the ABB Review Special Report: Transformers.
The power service environment is rapidly changing; service technicians are more likely to rely on laptops instead of wrenches and scheduled maintenance is being replaced by condition-based maintenance....More