Grill the Grid Masters http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7361/more en What Are the Biggest Causes of Outages? http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages <div class="node-body article-body">You tell us: What are the biggest causes of outages in the United States for a) distribution b) transmission? Are things getting better or worse? How does the U.S. reliability compare to other countries?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/commentaries/what-are-biggest-causes-outages#comments Commentaries Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:00 +0000 56061 at http://tdworld.com JochenK/iStock/Thinkstock Fairness in Reactive Power from PV Systems http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Traditionally households pay a higher unit price for usage of active power to compensate for the cost of unmetered reactive power.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/fairness-reactive-power-pv-systems#comments Generation Renewables Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 25 Aug 2014 17:38:00 +0000 54601 at http://tdworld.com chinasong/iStock/Thinkstock Flexible Iron Vs. Wood or Steel http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/flexible-iron-vs-wood-or-steel <div class="node-body article-body">I notice that some some manufacturers are offering flexible iron rather than wood or steel. What's the advantage? Are we moving toward higher wind speed standards for structural strength and is this primarily due to storms?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/flexible-iron-vs-wood-or-steel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/flexible-iron-vs-wood-or-steel#comments Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:42:00 +0000 49911 at http://tdworld.com Disruptions to Utility Business Models http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/disruptions-utility-business-models <div class="node-body article-body">There has been much discussions over disruptive technologies for utilities which can significantly change their operating business models.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/disruptions-utility-business-models" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/disruptions-utility-business-models#comments Generation Renewables Grill the Grid Masters Renewables Grid-Optimization Thu, 15 May 2014 19:57:00 +0000 48751 at http://tdworld.com Safety Concerns of High Levels of Hydrogen in Active Transformers http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/safety-concerns-high-levels-hydrogen-active-transformers <div class="node-body article-body">Please discuss the safety concerns of having high levels of hydrogen in active transformers, and safety precautions when collecting oil samples, adding oil, replacing fuses or operating the internal load break switch. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/safety-concerns-high-levels-hydrogen-active-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/safety-concerns-high-levels-hydrogen-active-transformers#comments Grill the Grid Masters Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:56:00 +0000 47131 at http://tdworld.com Flicker: Axel Bruns Voltage Swells due to Switching Operation in Network http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/voltage-swells-due-switching-operation-network <div class="node-body article-body">EN 50160 standard does not exclude the possibility of voltage swells due to switching operation in network: 5.3.2.1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/voltage-swells-due-switching-operation-network" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/voltage-swells-due-switching-operation-network#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:14:00 +0000 46871 at http://tdworld.com Cause of Hydrogen Gas in Transformers http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cause-hydrogen-gas-transformers <div class="node-body article-body">What is the cause of hydrogen gas in 10 mva 35 kV to 13 kV transformers?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cause-hydrogen-gas-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/cause-hydrogen-gas-transformers#comments Distribution Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:48:00 +0000 43911 at http://tdworld.com 35kV Three-phase Oil-immersed Transformer in China China Transpowers Electric Co., Limited Should We Do More to Improve Grid with Modern Conductors Such as ACCC and ACCR? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/should-we-do-more-improve-grid-modern-conductors-such-accc-and-accr <div class="node-body article-body">Why are we not doing more to improve the efficiency, capacity and reliability of the grid using modern conductors such as ACCC and ACCR?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/should-we-do-more-improve-grid-modern-conductors-such-accc-and-accr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/should-we-do-more-improve-grid-modern-conductors-such-accc-and-accr#comments Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:19:00 +0000 42941 at http://tdworld.com <p>3M Aluminum Conductor Composite Reinforced</p> 3M Impedance and Various Load Levels of Transformers http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/impedance-and-various-load-levels-transformers <div class="node-body article-body">The percent impedance of a transformer is also the voltage drop of the transformer at full load. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/impedance-and-various-load-levels-transformers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/impedance-and-various-load-levels-transformers#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:24:00 +0000 42021 at http://tdworld.com Alstom Why Not a National Grid? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-national-grid <div class="node-body article-body">We talked about this for years – why isn't it going anywhere? Or is it? Join the discussion as the experts respond.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-national-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/why-not-national-grid#comments Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:35:00 +0000 40691 at http://tdworld.com