Commentaries http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Power System Cyber Threat is the Real Deal http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Superstorms, solar flares, terrorist attacks on substations, and now, confirmation by the NSA that the grid is likely to get whacked by a major cyber-attack. Whew, will it ever end? As Gilda would say, &ldquo;If it&rsquo;s not one thing, it&rsquo;s another&rdquo;</p> <p><strong>Did you see this announcement by </strong><a href="http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/20/politics/nsa-china-power-grid/index.html?hpt=hp_t2"><strong>CNN</strong></a><strong> and some other major news sources? </strong></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/power-system-cyber-threat-real-deal#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21:20:00 +0000 59341 at http://tdworld.com Outages – the Necessary Evil http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Outages are expensive, soak up resources, weaken the system while they are in effect and aren&rsquo;t always restored on time as promised to the customer. But, in one form or the other, we have to live with them.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/outages-necessary-evil#comments Commentaries Distribution Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:18:00 +0000 59321 at http://tdworld.com Happy Thanksgiving to the Line Crews http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews <div class="node-body article-body">Happy Thanksgiving from the Grid Optimization staff and a special thanks to those few who serve so many!</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/happy-thanksgiving-line-crews#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:24:00 +0000 59281 at http://tdworld.com Welcome to the IdeaXchange Community http://tdworld.com/commentaries/welcome-ideaxchange-community <div class="field-byline"> Emily Saarela </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IdeaXchange is a community devoted to sharing and expanding expertise and knowledge across the electric utility industry. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/welcome-ideaxchange-community" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/welcome-ideaxchange-community#comments Commentaries Business Tue, 04 Nov 2014 19:34:00 +0000 58461 at http://tdworld.com Halloween for Utilities http://tdworld.com/commentaries/halloween-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">The workers at Hinterland Electric celebrate Halloween.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/halloween-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/halloween-utilities#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Oct 2014 20:12:00 +0000 57571 at http://tdworld.com California Breaks Solar Record: Admit it - We Need These Folks http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/california-breaks-solar-record-admit-it-we-need-these-folks <div class="node-body article-body">Love it or hate it, but you have to concede that we need the Golden State to work out the bugs and demonstrate the value of solar power for the rest of the nation. </div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/california-breaks-solar-record-admit-it-we-need-these-folks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/california-breaks-solar-record-admit-it-we-need-these-folks#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Oct 2014 16:47:00 +0000 57561 at http://tdworld.com Restoring Mexico After Hurricane Odile http://tdworld.com/commentaries/restoring-mexico-after-hurricane-odile <div class="node-body article-body">In September 2014, Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula, leaving around 250,000 without power. See the images of damage and restoration.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/restoring-mexico-after-hurricane-odile" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/restoring-mexico-after-hurricane-odile#comments Commentaries Gallery Tue, 07 Oct 2014 19:20:00 +0000 57021 at http://tdworld.com Aneese/iStock/Thinkstock Electricity Hoaxes, Rumors and Scams http://tdworld.com/commentaries/electricity-hoaxes-rumors-and-scams <div class="node-body gallery-body">Transmission & Distribution World's version of "Mythbusters," this gallery looks at several hoaxes, rumors or scams that have been floating around the industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/electricity-hoaxes-rumors-and-scams" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/electricity-hoaxes-rumors-and-scams#comments Commentaries Gallery Grid-Optimization Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:57:00 +0000 56161 at http://tdworld.com What Are the Biggest Causes of Outages? http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages <div class="node-body article-body">You tell us: What are the biggest causes of outages in the United States for a) distribution b) transmission? Are things getting better or worse? How does the U.S. reliability compare to other countries?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages#comments Commentaries Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 56061 at http://tdworld.com JochenK/iStock/Thinkstock Utilities and Climate Change Hysteria Redux http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux <div class="node-body article-body">Last month I wrote a provocative piece, "Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit," and sent it out to our Grid Optimization panel of experts. So enjoy these viewpoints from the United States and Europe, from academia and utilities. I certainly did. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utilities-and-climate-change-hysteria-redux#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:31:00 +0000 55981 at http://tdworld.com Victoria Shishkina/iStock/Thinkstock