New York state, already ranked fifth in the country for total distributed energy resource (DER) capacity, is pursuing an array of initiatives to further increase the use of on-site power generation and storage systems....More
A majority of T&D professionals reported that their companies are addressing aging assets (65%), followed by the use of smart meters feeding outage management systems (42%), according to a new survey sponsored by Burns & McDonnell....More
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo last month announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop technologies that add resiliency and efficiency to New York State's electric grid....More
It is crucial to comprehend how the electric load reacts to changes in the supply voltage, especially when voltage reduction is now being utilized more often by utilities as means to reduce electric stress and demand response....More
This article, the second in a three-part series, focuses on the characteristics of a commercially available suite of utility-scale power electronics hardware systems that enable distribution utilities to economically address increasingly dynamic and distributed grid challenges...More
The stationary fuel cell sector represented more than 70 percent of global fuel cell revenue at the beginning of 2014, and is expected to continue to lead the overall fuel cell market in the coming years....More
The Energy Department has announced more than $10 million for projects that will improve the reliability and resiliency of the U.S. electric grid and facilitate quick and effective response to grid conditions....More
With the upcoming hot summer months expected to produce higher electrical demand, FirstEnergy Corp. is completing inspections and conducting equipment maintenance across its Potomac Edison area in western Maryland and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia that are intended to enhance service reliability....More
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There's a lot of life left in our overhead distribution network, but adding some new technology can help ensure the reliability of those aging assets. Download the free white paper From the basic to the complex: Optimizing an aging infrastructure in the modern grid to learn how to merge existing assets with intelligent devices to build a more resilient network.