Grill the Grid Masters http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7361/more en What to Do About Insulator Interference with TV? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/what-do-about-insulator-interference-tv <div class="node-body article-body">We have a 12kV distribution system within about one mile from the coast. The porcelain insulators are quite old but structurally okay.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/what-do-about-insulator-interference-tv" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/what-do-about-insulator-interference-tv#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:19:00 +0000 65161 at http://tdworld.com Victoria1988/iStock/Thinkstock Can Synchrophasors Benefit Short-Distance Distribution Circuits? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/can-synchrophasors-benefit-short-distance-distribution-circuits <div class="node-body article-body">I understand that synchrophasors are being tried at the distribution level in some areas?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/can-synchrophasors-benefit-short-distance-distribution-circuits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/can-synchrophasors-benefit-short-distance-distribution-circuits#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:20:00 +0000 63551 at http://tdworld.com ChoochartSansong/iStock/Thinkstock Right of Way Under Transmission Lines http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines <div class="node-body article-body">Why don't utilities make better use of the right of way under transmission lines by installing solar panels?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/right-way-under-transmission-lines#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 26 Jan 2015 17:22:00 +0000 62171 at http://tdworld.com Electric Grid Requirements for the Keystone Pipeline http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/electric-grid-requirements-keystone-pipeline <div class="node-body article-body">How much electric power will be needed to pump the oil through the pipeline? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/electric-grid-requirements-keystone-pipeline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/electric-grid-requirements-keystone-pipeline#comments Grill the Grid Masters Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:20:00 +0000 61621 at http://tdworld.com SSSCCC/iStock/Thinkstock Will the EPA's Clean Power Plan Really Affect Reliability of the Grid? http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/will-epas-clean-power-plan-really-affect-reliability-grid <div class="node-body article-body">Will the EPA's Clean Power Plan really affect reliability of the grid? </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/will-epas-clean-power-plan-really-affect-reliability-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/generation-renewables/will-epas-clean-power-plan-really-affect-reliability-grid#comments Generation Renewables Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:26:00 +0000 60591 at http://tdworld.com JWallacePhotography/iStock/Thinkstock Isn't AC More Dangerous than DC? http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc <div class="node-body article-body">Isn't AC more dangerous than DC? If so, why? And if it is then why don't we switch over entirely to DC? Wouldn't we save lineworker lives?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/isnt-ac-more-dangerous-dc#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:02:00 +0000 59311 at http://tdworld.com Two-Phase Inverter Installation in Three-Phase Systems http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/two-phase-inverter-installation-three-phase-systems <div class="node-body article-body">Can we install two-phase inverters in three phase systems? We know two phase inverters are designed to use in two phase systems mostly is rural areas but what about to use them in three phase systems.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/two-phase-inverter-installation-three-phase-systems" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grill-grid-masters/two-phase-inverter-installation-three-phase-systems#comments Grill the Grid Masters Grid-Optimization Mon, 27 Oct 2014 15:47:00 +0000 58091 at http://tdworld.com 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