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
Smaller substations have unique challenges because they simply cannot accommodate the equipment that you would find in your traditional substations. This video shows you solutions for swapping out existing switching devices with a flexible solution that provides high performance in a very small footprint. For more information, download the free white paper, Applications for disconnecting circuit breakers.
Transmission grid capacity demand is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years. Learn how new underground cable technology enables power transmission to demand centers while staying out of sight....More
Over the last 20 years tremendous progress has been made in terms of energy efficiency. Nevertheless, a great deal still remains to be done. Download this free report, which includes the history of energy efficiency trends in power generation and industry, and how to identify additional energy savings potential....More