Transmission http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7364/more en 4 Reasons a National Grid Won't Happen http://tdworld.com/transmission/4-reasons-national-grid-wont-happen <div class="node-body article-body">For most of my utility career the dream of a fully connected national, coast-to-coast frequency-synchronized power grid has been discussed as though it might someday actually happen. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/4-reasons-national-grid-wont-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/4-reasons-national-grid-wont-happen#comments Commentaries Transmission Fri, 06 Mar 2015 20:04:00 +0000 64471 at http://tdworld.com Chalabala/iStock/Thinkstock $128 Million Will Be Spent in 2015 in the Potomac Edison Service Area http://tdworld.com/transmission/128-million-will-be-spent-2015-potomac-edison-service-area <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. expects to invest about $128 million in 2015 on distribution and transmission infrastructure projects to enhance service reliability in Potomac Edison's service area.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/128-million-will-be-spent-2015-potomac-edison-service-area" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/128-million-will-be-spent-2015-potomac-edison-service-area#comments Energizing Transmission Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 04 Mar 2015 17:24:00 +0000 64391 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc ">Construction of foundations for new voltage regulating equipment at Potomac Edison&rsquo;s Monocacy Substation in Frederick County, Md. is underway. The new equipment will help reinforce the regional transmission system and enhance service reliability for about 125,000 Potomac Edison customers.</span></p> FERC Approves NERC's Risk-Based Approach to Electric Reliability Compliance http://tdworld.com/transmission/ferc-approves-nercs-risk-based-approach-electric-reliability-compliance <div class="node-body article-body">The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved the North American Electric Reliability Corp.'s risk-based approach to monitoring and enforcing compliance with mandatory electric reliability standards. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/ferc-approves-nercs-risk-based-approach-electric-reliability-compliance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/ferc-approves-nercs-risk-based-approach-electric-reliability-compliance#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:44:00 +0000 63631 at http://tdworld.com Both DC and AC Needed http://tdworld.com/transmission/both-dc-and-ac-needed <div class="node-body article-body"><p>HVDC has a very important role to play in transmission networks and is an economical viable option at ultra-high voltages (800 kV) in several regions in the USA. These DC links need to operate as hybrid HVAC and HVDC networks for integrating and controlling remote renewable resources, and they are well established to interconnect asynchronous areas.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/both-dc-and-ac-needed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/both-dc-and-ac-needed#comments Transmission Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:22:00 +0000 63331 at http://tdworld.com Utility Line Workers: One of the Top 10 Most Dangerous Professions http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions <div class="field-byline"> Paul Mauldin, Grid Optimization Editor </div> <div class="node-body article-body">These men and women serve their communities without applause or even much notice …and without bagpipes.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/utility-line-workers-one-top-10-most-dangerous-professions#comments Distribution Transmission Mon, 09 Feb 2015 13:59:00 +0000 6112 at http://tdworld.com Digital Vision/Photodisc/Thinkstock Robots Are Coming http://tdworld.com/transmission/robots-are-coming <div class="field-byline"> David Elizondo, Quanta Technology </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Utilities use three robotic technologies for energized transmission line work.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/robots-are-coming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/robots-are-coming#comments Transmission Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:31:00 +0000 62271 at http://tdworld.com <p>LineScout, developed by Hydro-Qu&eacute;bec&rsquo;s Research Institute, is a robot used on power lines that has the capacity to cross obstacles.</p> SDG&E Completes and Energizes New East County Substation Project http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project <div class="node-body gallery-body">San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) announced that the new East County (ECO) Substation project has been energized and is now operating as an integral part of SDG&E’s electric transmission system.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/sdge-completes-and-energizes-new-east-county-substation-project#comments Projects in Progress Transmission Gallery Grid-Optimization Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:07:00 +0000 62101 at http://tdworld.com Drones for Power Line Inspections http://tdworld.com/transmission/drones-power-line-inspections <div class="node-body gallery-body">Images from a case study of unmanned aircraft for power line inspections on the 20-kV medium-voltage distribution network in Finland.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/drones-power-line-inspections" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/drones-power-line-inspections#comments Transmission Gallery Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Tue, 13 Jan 2015 21:34:00 +0000 61661 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 JCP&L Completed More Than 160 Infrastructure Projects in 2014 http://tdworld.com/news/jcpl-completed-more-160-infrastructure-projects-2014 <div class="node-body article-body">Jersey Central Power & Light completed more than 160 infrastructure projects and other work in 2014 to help enhance service reliability to its 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/news/jcpl-completed-more-160-infrastructure-projects-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/news/jcpl-completed-more-160-infrastructure-projects-2014#comments News Distribution Transmission Grid-Optimization Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:50:00 +0000 61581 at http://tdworld.com <p><span class="meta-field photo-desc " id="yui_3_16_0_1_1421013157536_1428">Jersey Central Power &amp; Light (JCP&amp;L) completed more than 160 infrastructure projects and other work in 2014 to help enhance service reliability to its 1.1 million customers in northern and central New Jersey.</span></p>