A report released by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. (NERC) has outlined many of the concerns electric cooperatives have about the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan....More
Last month I wrote a provocative piece, "Climate Change Hysteria: Utilities Will Benefit," and sent it out to our Grid Optimization panel of experts. So enjoy these viewpoints from the United States and Europe, from academia and utilities. I certainly did....More
The organization I represent, the American Bird Conservancy (ABC), supports renewable energy development to address anthropogenic climate change, but has serious concerns about widespread bird mortalities caused by wind turbines....More
The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Washington, D.C., say renewable energy tax credits have encouraged the start of construction of over 14,000 MW in wind-generation in the United States so far in 2014....More
Power systems located in the far northern and southern latitudes are most susceptible to geomagnetically induced current (GIC) issues. Other factors – including resistance of the soil, length of the transmission lines, and proximity to water – also come into play. Watch this short interview with Ramsis Girgis, ABB's R&D Manager for Power Transformers, to learn more about the FERC 797 standard and how to mitigate potential GIC issues.
To learn more, download and read Effects of GIC on power transformers and power systems.