We asked readers if they thought the industry had done its best in storm preparedness. About 35 percent of responders believe that we’ve done about all we can reasonably do within the bounds of cost effectiveness....More
The workplace and supervision can provide a culture of creativity and execution resulting in a high degree of innovation. Or, probably more often, productivity, long hours and general ‘busy-ness’ crowd out time for creative, outside the box thinking....More
Probably no other topic has stirred the renewable energy blogosphere more than the topic of production tax credits (PTC) for wind. Wind energy has benefitted from PTC of some form or another since 1992....More
Many utilities are actively encouraging distributed, non-utility owned generation, particularly solar and wind. Other power companies seem to be dragging their feet – grudgingly complying with minimum regulatory requirements....More
Utility professionals, is your salary still worth the hassle? Electric power professionals were often attracted by the stability of the industry as compared to less secure higher tech, more mobile opportunities (aerospace, IT etc.). But in doing so they usually accepted lower salaries, although the benefits were terrific......More
With so many transformer manufacturers in the marketplace today, have transformers become just another commodity? Specs are always a consideration when shopping for a transformer, but there is another very important factor. Is your supplier experienced enough to design a transformer that will last 30 – 40 years? Learn more crucial questions to ask when you're shopping for a transformer to improve your transformer longevity. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: How evolving design tools and specifications impact transformer longevity.
Servicing power equipment because the calendar says so is wasteful and inefficient. Read this white paper to learn how you can begin implementing a more effective condition-based approach to maintenance....More
This brief article describes how an innovative digital solution is enhancing the ability of protection relays in compensated distribution systems to perform their two most important tasks: earth-fault detection and directional determination....More