In a highly asset intensive industry with a geographically disparate asset base, implementing operational and maintenance standards and practices is necessary to continually improve the balance between asset reliability and costs....More
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) initiated an internal National Electric Generation Siting Study, which is an ongoing multiphase study addressing several key questions related to our national electrical energy supply....More
This report outlines the results of a study of the impact of climate change on the energy infrastructure of California and the San Francisco Bay region, including impacts on power plant generation; transmission line and substation capacity during heat spells; wildfires near transmission lines; sea level encroachment upon power plants, substations, and natural gas facilities; and peak electrical demand....More
The electric power Transmission Line Security Monitor (TLSM) System is fundamentally a communications network of small, inexpensive, low-power electronic sensor platforms that are mounted on one conductor at each tower of an electric power transmission or distribution system....More
This guide provides an overview of best practices for energy-efficient data center design that spans the categories of IT systems and their environmental conditions, data center air manage-ment, cooling and electrical systems, on-site generation, and heat recovery....More
Due to budget constraints, asset management has taken a backseat at many utilities. But these assets are getting too old, and utilities are now forced to prioritize which assets to replace to prevent potential failure. Learn how modern technology can provide a thorough asset analysis and determine risks in real-time. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper Using smart grid data to power end-to-end asset health management.