Distribution http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7358/more en Take Care of Reliability, Take Care of Customers http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers <div class="field-byline"> Herschel K. Arant Jr., Central Georgia EMC </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Central Georgia EMC implements fault location, isolation and service restoration to improve system reliability and customer satisfaction.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/overhead-distribution/take-care-reliability-take-care-customers#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:25:00 +0000 90391 at http://tdworld.com <p>Lineman Brad Selman inspects and repairs a recloser installation typical of the CGEMC system.</p> Upgrading the Town: Eversource Working on Reliability http://tdworld.com/distribution/upgrading-town-eversource-working-reliability <div class="node-body gallery-body">Eversource is investing $1.1 million to increase safety and reliability for customers in a town in Connecticut.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/upgrading-town-eversource-working-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/upgrading-town-eversource-working-reliability#comments Distribution Gallery Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:35:00 +0000 89791 at http://tdworld.com JCP&L Proposes Monmouth County Reliability Project http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power and Light is proposing the Monmouth County Reliability Project to enhance service and modernize the electric system. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-proposes-monmouth-county-reliability-project#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 18:26:00 +0000 89001 at http://tdworld.com Our Energy Future http://tdworld.com/commentaries/our-energy-future <div class="node-body article-body">Time is not our friend. Coal generation will go away, with much of it gone by 2020 and little surviving beyond 2030.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/our-energy-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/our-energy-future#comments Commentaries Distribution Generation Renewables Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 May 2016 17:43:00 +0000 88991 at http://tdworld.com Rasica/iStock/Thinkstock Managing Cable Assets http://tdworld.com/distribution/managing-cable-assets <div class="field-byline"> Keith Gray, Ernie Kaster and Julienne Sugarek, CenterPoint Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">CenterPoint Energy uses innovative technology to breathe new life into aging underground loops to boost electric reliability and reduce costs.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/managing-cable-assets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/managing-cable-assets#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Fri, 20 May 2016 19:32:00 +0000 88931 at http://tdworld.com <p>Line skill technicians prepare the infrastructure for assessment by isolating the spans and connecting the assessment equipment. A 50/60-Hz overvoltage is applied to the cable system for approximately 30 seconds while observing the response. The equipment has a verified ability to detect and locate 5-pC (five one-trillionths of a Coulomb) signal sources along the cable system.</p> SCE Launches Charge Ready Electric Vehicle Charging Pilot Program http://tdworld.com/distribution/sce-launches-charge-ready-electric-vehicle-charging-pilot-program <div class="node-body article-body">Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready program will bring representatives of local businesses and other organizations together today</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/sce-launches-charge-ready-electric-vehicle-charging-pilot-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/sce-launches-charge-ready-electric-vehicle-charging-pilot-program#comments News Distribution Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 18 May 2016 16:55:00 +0000 88781 at http://tdworld.com Distribution Automation and the Modernized Grid http://tdworld.com/distribution/distribution-automation-and-modernized-grid <div class="field-byline"> National Electrical Manufacturers Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Improving service reliability and operating efficiency are common goals that most distribution utility companies have today.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/distribution-automation-and-modernized-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/distribution-automation-and-modernized-grid#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 09 May 2016 16:13:00 +0000 88151 at http://tdworld.com Largest Public Electric Vehicle Charging Center in California Opens in Santa Clara http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara <div class="node-body article-body">The largest public multi-standard electric vehicle charging facility in California officially opened in Santa Clara, </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/largest-public-electric-vehicle-charging-center-california-opens-santa-clara#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Apr 2016 19:39:00 +0000 87091 at http://tdworld.com Electric vehicles ready to charge today at the Santa Clara Electric Vehicle Charging Center, the largest public EV charging facility in California. The 49 multi-standard EV chargers are located in the Tasman Parking Garage, located near Levi's Stadium, the Santa Clara Convention Center and the Great America theme park. Training Simulator Reduces Outage Times http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times <div class="field-byline"> By Johan Morren, Enexis </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Enexis employs simulator to train outage crews to improve network reliability and reduce restoration times.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/substations/training-simulator-reduces-outage-times#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Substations Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:04:00 +0000 86671 at http://tdworld.com <p>A new hardware training simulator is in use at the new training center for protection, automation and control equipment.</p> Improving Distribution System Performance http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance <div class="field-byline"> Mike Watson, Jeff Hauber and Clayton Stubbs, Westar Energy </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Westar Energy added fault location, isolation and service restoration as well as volt/VAR control to enhance reliability and reduce system losses.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/improving-distribution-system-performance#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Thu, 21 Apr 2016 16:40:00 +0000 86661 at http://tdworld.com <p>Westar Energy distribution automation engineers use HMI and SCADA screens to maintain the DA system as well as interfacing and commissioning new equipment being deployed to the field.</p>