Grid Opt Smart Grid http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7360/more en Ameren Illinois to Accelerate Upgrades to Electricity Grid http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid <div class="node-body article-body">The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois’ plans to accelerate upgrades to its electric grid, </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0000 95461 at http://tdworld.com California Legislature, Governor Enact Bills to Accelerate Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">The California Energy Storage Alliance applauds the California State Legislature and Governor for signing into law four important new bills that directly impact energy storage. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:43:00 +0000 95431 at http://tdworld.com New Smart Grid Tech Means Fewer, Shorter Outages for Georgia Power http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Power announced that investments in "smart grid" technologies such as automatic Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 94801 at http://tdworld.com A Georgia Power employee replaces a mechanical meter with a digital "smart" meter in 2009. The meters are a part of the company's smart grid, which is reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. Navigant Report Sees Upswing in Meter Data Management System Upgrades http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 11 leading meter data management systems (MDMSs) vendors</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:24:00 +0000 94511 at http://tdworld.com What Makes a Grid Smart? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart <div class="node-body article-body">Well, that’s a stupid question…..or is it? We hear about more “smart grid” technologies and applications on a regular basis. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart#comments Commentaries Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:31:00 +0000 93561 at http://tdworld.com R&D Developments for Improvement Efforts in Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">A recent breakthrough highlighted in Science Daily, describes MIT researcher’s new concept for battery cathodes, utilizing nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:02:00 +0000 93201 at http://tdworld.com <p>In a new concept for battery cathodes, nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds (depicted in red and white) are embedded in a sponge-like lattice (yellow) of cobalt oxide, which keeps them stable.</p> <p>Ju Li and his fellow researchers (postdoc Zhi Zhu; and five others at MIT, Argonne National Laboratory, and Peking University in China), propose that the material could be packaged in batteries that are very similar to conventional sealed batteries yet provide much more energy for their weight. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers</p> A Smart Grid Chasm-Crossing Dilemma http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/smart-grid-chasm-crossing-dilemma <div class="node-body article-body">How well does the “chasm-crossing” theory fit the power delivery industry? </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/smart-grid-chasm-crossing-dilemma" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/smart-grid-chasm-crossing-dilemma#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:38:00 +0000 92831 at http://tdworld.com FERC Directs Development of Standards for Supply Chain Cyber Controls http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission acted to improve the cyber security of the bulk electric system by directing NERC </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ferc-directs-development-standards-supply-chain-cyber-controls#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 27 Jul 2016 17:25:00 +0000 92511 at http://tdworld.com chargerv8/iStock/Thinkstock Tool Calculates Emissions Impacts, Energy Benefits from Smart Grid Investments http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/tool-calculates-emissions-impacts-energy-benefits-smart-grid-investments <div class="node-body article-body">Smart grid technologies significantly reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions resulting from power production and usage. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/tool-calculates-emissions-impacts-energy-benefits-smart-grid-investments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/tool-calculates-emissions-impacts-energy-benefits-smart-grid-investments#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 21 Jul 2016 18:46:00 +0000 92211 at http://tdworld.com Alberta Storage Alliance Launched http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/alberta-storage-alliance-launched <div class="node-body article-body">The Alberta Storage Alliance has been launched by a consortium of private sector energy experts under the common goal of advancing the deployment of energy storage technologies across the province of Alberta. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/alberta-storage-alliance-launched" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/alberta-storage-alliance-launched#comments Grid Opt Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Wed, 20 Jul 2016 18:19:00 +0000 92101 at http://tdworld.com