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
ScottMadden, Inc. has released The Energy Industry Update. This semi-annual publication features ScottMadden’s view of recent significant events and emerging trends in the industry and is received by more than 10,000 industry leaders....More
To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program....More
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
Coal-fired plants in the US are increasingly being shuttered due to tighter environmental regulations and the high cost of required corrective capital improvements. As these plants go offline, what's forgotten is the ripple effect on power quality, system resiliency, and reliability. The free white paper, The age of the new energy miner presents additional details about technology options that can help ensure continued grid reliability in the era of coal retirement.