Distribution http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7358/more en Blue Ridge Electric Cuts SAIDI in Half http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half <div class="field-byline"> Lee Layton, Blue Ridge Electric Membership Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A cooperative’s journey to improve reliability involves strategic planning and tactical deployment at many levels.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/blue-ridge-electric-cuts-saidi-half#comments Distribution Reliability & Safety Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:50:00 +0000 71871 at http://tdworld.com <p>A Blue Ridge Electric system operator monitors an outage map.</p> Eevie Power http://tdworld.com/distribution/eevie-power <div class="node-body article-body">When you open the webpage, you are greeted by a video featuring a talking cartoon electric vehicle (EV) that is, of course, named &ldquo;Eevie.&rdquo; </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/eevie-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/eevie-power#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 20 Jul 2015 19:47:00 +0000 71371 at http://tdworld.com BPA's Collaboration with EPRI to Test New Sensor Technology http://tdworld.com/distribution/bpas-collaboration-epri-test-new-sensor-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Bird excrement appears to be a big factor in contaminating insulators – creating many flashovers and outages. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/bpas-collaboration-epri-test-new-sensor-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/bpas-collaboration-epri-test-new-sensor-technology#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:48:00 +0000 70981 at http://tdworld.com <p>Installing sensor at the top of insulator. Photo courtesy of EPRI.</p> JCP&L Completes 22 Circuit Upgrades to Enhance Service Reliability http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-completes-22-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light has completed upgrades to enhance service reliability on 22 major circuits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-completes-22-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-completes-22-circuit-upgrades-enhance-service-reliability#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 13 Jul 2015 15:33:00 +0000 70971 at http://tdworld.com <p>A newly installed electronic recloser device.</p> Con Edison to Install Storm Hardening System in Lower Manhattan http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-install-storm-hardening-system-lower-manhattan <div class="node-body article-body">Siemens is partnering with Con Edison to install technology that will help keep Con Edison customers in sections of Lower Manhattan in service during severe flooding.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-install-storm-hardening-system-lower-manhattan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-install-storm-hardening-system-lower-manhattan#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:53:00 +0000 70961 at http://tdworld.com batuhanozdel/iStock/Thinkstock The Case for HVDC http://tdworld.com/distribution/case-hvdc <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. needs to consider more HVDC use to improve controllability, increase underlying AC grid throughput and enhance grid resilience.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/case-hvdc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/case-hvdc#comments Distribution Tue, 23 Jun 2015 22:58:00 +0000 70031 at http://tdworld.com <p>The switchyard at the Neptune Regional Transmission System converter station on Long Island receives direct-current power from the PJM network in New Jersey before converting it to alternating current for use by PSE&amp;G&rsquo;s Long Island customers.</p> Let's Put Synchrophaser Data to Work http://tdworld.com/distribution/lets-put-synchrophaser-data-work <div class="field-byline"> David Ortiz and Alison Silverstein </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The many benefits and uses of time-synchronized data are becoming clear, and the real value of synchrophasor technology for power system operations and consumers is growing every year.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/lets-put-synchrophaser-data-work" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/lets-put-synchrophaser-data-work#comments Distribution Fri, 19 Jun 2015 16:18:00 +0000 69871 at http://tdworld.com Wanted: Good Data http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/wanted-good-data <div class="field-byline"> Elizabeth Bray, Southern Company Transmission </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Southern Company Transmission shares experiences from its condition-based maintenance pilot.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/wanted-good-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/wanted-good-data#comments Distribution Grid Opt Smart Grid Substations Grid-Optimization Thu, 28 May 2015 21:31:00 +0000 68831 at http://tdworld.com Will IDSOs Come to a State Near You? http://tdworld.com/distribution/will-idsos-come-state-near-you <div class="node-body article-body">New York is taking the lead in promoting an independent distribution system operator, will other states follow? T&D World's IdeaXchange Xperts share their thoughts. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/will-idsos-come-state-near-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/will-idsos-come-state-near-you#comments Distribution Wed, 27 May 2015 17:31:00 +0000 68631 at http://tdworld.com Ohio Edison's New Animal-Proof Substation http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation <div class="node-body gallery-body">Ohio Edison has energized a new $2.4 million substation in West Akron to enhance customer service reliability and help meet future demand for electricity in the area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/ohio-edisons-new-animal-proof-substation#comments Distribution Gallery Substations Grid-Optimization Tue, 19 May 2015 20:19:00 +0000 68241 at http://tdworld.com