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
There are various definitions of distributed energy resources. Essentially, they include technologies on the customer side of the meter: Distributed generation, distributed energy storage, solar PV, electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and a focus on microgrid technology to enable renewables to be connected to the grid. Learn what technologies can help overcome the challenges without implementing distributed energy resources.
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