Potomac Edison is rebuilding a major 500-kV transmission line in Frederick County, Maryland, to enhance service reliability for existing customers and accommodate future electrical load growth in Maryland and West Virginia....More
The utility industry is losing legacy brain power at a rapid rate and it’s not yet in the position to compete with other “more exciting” and higher paying industries to attract the best and brightest....More
The variable shunt reactor (VSR) is an interesting alternative for controlling network voltage stability when the need for reactive power compensation varies with time or when the grid is undergoing change....More
Everyone is familiar with the characteristic hum that transformers produce. In sparsely populated areas, this drone will disturb few, but in urban areas it can be of concern and can even fall foul of local noise level regulations....More
Responding to new requirements in a changing world, ABB is complementing its portfolio with new dry-type transformer products that help make electricity supply systems more efficient, reliable, safe and environmentally friendly....More
A new report by the Edison Electric Institute shows that investor-owned electric utility companies are continuing to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure....More
U.S. Sens. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) today called on the Department of Energy’s inspector general to examine the leak of sensitive internal Federal Energy Regulatory Commission information on potential physical vulnerabilities of the nation’s electric grid....More
Public utilities and investor-owned utilities have completely different approaches to the smart grid. In this engaging interview, you’ll learn why these differences are meaningful and how utilities can identify the opportunity for reliability, efficiency and capacity gains. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: A public power guide to building a low-risk, low-cost, smarter grid.