Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week announced that USDA is investing more than $518 million in rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric power to communities in 15 states....More
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
Each day utilities install more and more intelligent devices as they automate their generation facilities, substations, and other assets. The resulting data is driving a convergence of IT and OT functions, enabling new levels of control. The devices typically communicate wirelessly using one of several technologies. The most reliable is 802.11 Wi-Fi-based mesh. The short white paper: Fine mesh: Mesh 802.121 wireless network connectivity provides a summary comparison of the main wireless technologies available.