Commentaries http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7357/more en Let’s Minimize Wind Energy Bird Kill http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill <div class="field-byline"> Michael Hutchins, PhD. National Coordinator, Bird Smart Wind Energy Campaign, American Bird Conservancy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">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.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-minimize-wind-energy-bird-kill#comments Commentaries Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:52:00 +0000 54561 at http://tdworld.com jtstewartphoto/iStock/Thinstock Solar Challenge http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solar-challenge <div class="node-body article-body">What would be the minimum square footage panel required to boil enough water for a 12 oz. cup in 5 minutes? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solar-challenge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/solar-challenge#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:52:00 +0000 54441 at http://tdworld.com Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit http://tdworld.com/blog/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit <div class="node-body blog-body">Utilities are getting regulatory approval to make major system upgrades. This is the kick-in-the-pants we’ve needed in order to get off the dime and update aging infrastructure.</div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </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/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/climate-change-hysteria-utilities-will-benefit#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Thu, 21 Aug 2014 17:59:00 +0000 54421 at http://tdworld.com enGoode/iStock/Thinkstock Utility Infrastructure Old and Getting Older http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-infrastructure-old-and-getting-older <div class="node-body article-body">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. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-infrastructure-old-and-getting-older" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-infrastructure-old-and-getting-older#comments Commentaries Transmission Overhead Transmission Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:21:00 +0000 54291 at http://tdworld.com hxdyl/iStock/Thinkstock Let’s Get This Straight! http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-get-straight <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/tdworld.com/files/uploads/2014/07/Solvethis.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 59px;" /></p> <p>Phil, Kevin and George are eating lunch in the shade of the line truck. They&rsquo;ve been replacing older wooden distribution poles after their company, Havasnack Rural Electric of Rhode Island, sustained a lot of severe storm damage last winter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-get-straight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/let-s-get-straight#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:39:00 +0000 52671 at http://tdworld.com Grid Smarts http://tdworld.com/commentaries/grid-smarts <div class="node-body article-body"><p><img alt="" src="/site-files/tdworld.com/files/uploads/2014/07/Crossedwiresred.jpg" style="width: 595px; height: 189px;" /><img alt="grid smarts" src="/site-files/tdworld.com/files/uploads/2014/07/Grid_Smarts-1595.png" style="width: 595px; height: 257px;" /></p> <p>&quot;What other concerns about their company might these engineers have?&quot;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/grid-smarts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/grid-smarts#comments Crossed Wires Commentaries Grid-Optimization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 23:13:00 +0000 52051 at http://tdworld.com Utility Terrorism Fix: Potential Government Boondoggle? http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utility-terrorism-fix-potential-government-boondoggle <div class="node-body article-body">Does the risk of utility directed terrorism warrant immediate action? </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/utility-terrorism-fix-potential-government-boondoggle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/utility-terrorism-fix-potential-government-boondoggle#comments Commentaries Grid-Optimization Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:57:00 +0000 52021 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Distributed vs. Centralized Generation: Battle of the CEOs http://tdworld.com/distribution/distributed-vs-centralized-generation-battle-ceos <div class="node-body article-body">Two smart business and technical leaders disagree on the utility of the future. </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/distribution/distributed-vs-centralized-generation-battle-ceos" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/distributed-vs-centralized-generation-battle-ceos#comments Commentaries Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:29:00 +0000 51821 at http://tdworld.com Copyright Alexandra Beier/Getty Images Top 5 Smart Grid Trends to Watch in 2014: Mid-Year Report Card http://tdworld.com/commentaries/top-5-smart-grid-trends-watch-2014-mid-year-report-card <div class="field-byline"> By Matt Tani, Smarter Grid Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last January 9, I listed the top five trends in the smart grid arena I thought would bear watching in 2014, and on April 10, I promised you a July update on those five trends. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/top-5-smart-grid-trends-watch-2014-mid-year-report-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/top-5-smart-grid-trends-watch-2014-mid-year-report-card#comments Commentaries The Smarter Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:36:00 +0000 51691 at http://tdworld.com 5 Copper Theft Videos for Utilities http://tdworld.com/commentaries/5-copper-theft-videos-utilities <div class="node-body article-body">Following are five videos T&D World has collected that examine utilities' dealings with copper theft. </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/5-copper-theft-videos-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/5-copper-theft-videos-utilities#comments Commentaries Gallery Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:14:00 +0000 51481 at http://tdworld.com