Distribution http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7358/more en SDG&E Integrates EVs and Energy Storage into California’s Energy and Ancillary Service Markets http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market <div class="node-body article-body">San Diego Gas & Electric is actively bidding a group of energy storage systems and electric vehicle fleets as one resource directly into the California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) energy markets. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/sdge-integrates-evs-and-energy-storage-california-s-energy-and-ancillary-service-market#comments Energizing Distribution Business Grid-Optimization Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:38:00 +0000 63871 at http://tdworld.com Nerthuz/iStock/Thinkstock JCP&L Plans to Spend $267 Million in 2015 to Enhance Electric System http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-plans-spend-267-million-2015-enhance-electric-system <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light plans to spend about $267 million in 2015 on projects and other work to enhance and maintain a strong electrical system and help meet future load growth in its 13-county New Jersey service area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-plans-spend-267-million-2015-enhance-electric-system" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/jcpl-plans-spend-267-million-2015-enhance-electric-system#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:03:00 +0000 63621 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc ">A transformer is delivered to the Rocktown Substation in West Amwell, Hunterdon County. </span></p> Distribution Automation to Save Power and Money http://tdworld.com/distribution/distribution-automation-save-power-and-money <div class="node-body article-body">With power interruptions resulting in huge economic losses of up to $150 billion annually, distribution automation presents a viable solution to ensure effective asset management, minimal interruption, and enhanced efficiency in the grid network. </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/distribution-automation-save-power-and-money" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/distribution-automation-save-power-and-money#comments Energizing Distribution Lies and Stats Grid-Optimization Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:17:00 +0000 63411 at http://tdworld.com PG&E Proposes Major Build-Out of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations http://tdworld.com/distribution/pge-proposes-major-build-out-electric-vehicle-charging-stations <div class="node-body article-body">Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has asked state regulators for permission to build an estimated 25,000 electric vehicle chargers at sites across its service area in Northern and Central California.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/pge-proposes-major-build-out-electric-vehicle-charging-stations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/pge-proposes-major-build-out-electric-vehicle-charging-stations#comments Energizing Distribution Grid-Optimization Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:37:00 +0000 62901 at http://tdworld.com Hailshadow/iStock/Thinkstock Utility Line Workers: One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Professions http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions <div class="field-byline"> Paul Mauldin, Grid Optimization Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These men and women serve their communities without applause or even much notice …and without bagpipes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions#comments Distribution Transmission Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:59:00 +0000 6112 at http://tdworld.com Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock Con Edison 2016 Rate Plan Cites Reliability, Storm Prep, Better Technology http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-2016-rate-plan-cites-reliability-storm-prep-better-technology <div class="node-body article-body">Con Edison has announced an electric delivery service rate filing with the New York State Public Service Commission for new rates beginning Jan. 1, 2016,</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-2016-rate-plan-cites-reliability-storm-prep-better-technology" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/con-edison-2016-rate-plan-cites-reliability-storm-prep-better-technology#comments Billing Energizing Distribution Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 04 Feb 2015 17:19:00 +0000 62601 at http://tdworld.com <p>Con Edison also will be in the last year of a four-year, $1 billion storm hardening plan in 2016. The company will continue its installation of submersible transformers that can withstand flooding underground and special overhead equipment that will minimize the duration of outages and the number of people affected.</p> Utilities Will Continue Substantial Investment in Distribution Grid Automation Programs http://tdworld.com/distribution/utilities-will-continue-substantial-investment-distribution-grid-automation-programs <div class="node-body article-body">The Newton-Evans Research Co. has released key findings from its newly published study of electric utility plans for distribution automation. </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/utilities-will-continue-substantial-investment-distribution-grid-automation-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/utilities-will-continue-substantial-investment-distribution-grid-automation-programs#comments Distribution Automation Distribution Test, Monitor & Control Grid-Optimization Tue, 03 Feb 2015 15:39:00 +0000 62501 at http://tdworld.com Don’t Bury Your Problems http://tdworld.com/distribution/don-t-bury-your-problems <div class="field-byline"> Scott Fagot, Dawson Public Power District, and M. Zamanzadeh and George Bayer, Matco Services Inc. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Dawson Power implements a cathodic protection system to address accelerated corrosion of galvanized steel structures.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/don-t-bury-your-problems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/don-t-bury-your-problems#comments Distribution Substations Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:12:00 +0000 62261 at http://tdworld.com <p>This corroding galvanized steel pole exhibits red corrosion products due to corrosivity of soil, chloride ions and galvanic action.</p> Utility Reduces Risk of Explosion http://tdworld.com/distribution/utility-reduces-risk-explosion <div class="field-byline"> Anatoly Shkolnik and Vladimir Gurevich, Israel Electric Corp. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">IEC develops protection scheme to eliminate explosions of operational current transformers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/utility-reduces-risk-explosion" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/utility-reduces-risk-explosion#comments Distribution Substations Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:49:00 +0000 62231 at http://tdworld.com <p>Technician prepares to connect the protection device (in hand) to the current transformer.</p> FirstEnergy Invested $690 Million in 2014 in the Ohio Edison Service Area http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. invested approximately $690 million in 2014 in the Ohio Edison service area on reliability infrastructure projects and other transmission- and distribution-related work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/firstenergy-invested-690-million-2014-ohio-edison-service-area#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:53:00 +0000 62151 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc ">Equipment in the new Ohio Edison Bath Substation includes a transformer (middle) and a circuit breaker (right) that are used to convert the power that comes into the substation through a nearby transmission line to a voltage that can ultimately be used by customers.</span></p>