Distribution http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7358/more en DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits <div class="field-byline"> Los Alamos National Laboratory, March 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microgrid demonstrations and deployments have shown the ability of microgrids to provide higher reliability and higher power quality than utility power systems and improved energy utilization.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/dc-microgrids-scoping-study-estimate-technical-and-economic-benefits#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:47:00 +0000 66601 at http://tdworld.com ComEd Builds the Utility of the Future http://tdworld.com/distribution/comed-builds-utility-future <div class="field-byline"> Shay Bahramirad and Joe Svachula, Commonwealth Edison </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The need to renovate is underpinning necessary investments on upgrading electricity infrastructure and undertaking innovative approaches to the grid in Chicago.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/comed-builds-utility-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/comed-builds-utility-future#comments Distribution Overhead Distribution Grid-Optimization Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:17:00 +0000 65571 at http://tdworld.com Insights into Advanced Distribution Management Systems http://tdworld.com/distribution/insights-advanced-distribution-management-systems <div class="field-byline"> DOE Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability, February 2015 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 spurred investments in smart grid technology and programs at utilities across the country. </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/insights-advanced-distribution-management-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/insights-advanced-distribution-management-systems#comments Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:56:00 +0000 65221 at http://tdworld.com FERC Approves NERC Risk-Based Registry Initiative http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/ferc-approves-nerc-risk-based-registry-initiative <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week moved to improve reliability of the Bulk Electric System by approving the North American Electric Reliability Corp.'s plans to implement a new risk-based assessment and registration initiative. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/ferc-approves-nerc-risk-based-registry-initiative" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/asset-management-service/ferc-approves-nerc-risk-based-registry-initiative#comments Asset Management Service Distribution Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:47:00 +0000 65211 at http://tdworld.com gyn9038/iStock/Thinkstock OG&E Hardens System to Curb Outages http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages <div class="field-byline"> By Ryan Jones, Jarod Cassada and Don Ciupak, Oklahoma Gas &amp; Electric Co. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Crews upgrade infrastructure, shorten spans, remove overhang and increase tree clearance to improve system reliability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/oge-hardens-system-curb-outages#comments Features Distribution Grid-Optimization Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:24:00 +0000 64201 at http://tdworld.com <p>Once customers have power back, there is more work to do. Crews clean up the site and disassemble broken equipment for salvage.</p> 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 Energy Business Grid-Optimization Wed, 25 Feb 2015 03:38:00 +0000 63871 at http://tdworld.com Nerthuz/iStock/Thinkstock What Does the Future Hold for Utilities? http://tdworld.com/distribution/what-does-future-hold-utilities <div class="field-byline"> By Julio Romero Agüero, Quanta Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">By studying emerging trends, we can better anticipate the grid of the future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/distribution/what-does-future-hold-utilities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/distribution/what-does-future-hold-utilities#comments EMS /SCADA Distribution Grid-Optimization Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:12:00 +0000 63851 at http://tdworld.com 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