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
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
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.