Transmission en PJM Board Authorizes $1.5 Billion to Strengthen Electric Infrastructure <div class="node-body article-body">The PJM Interconnection board has authorized more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission projects to maintain reliable power supplies</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:39:00 +0000 101831 at Should We Underground HV Transmission Lines? <div class="node-body article-body">Commissions and other regulatory bodies are increasingly siding with proponents for undergrounding high voltage transmission.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Intelligent Undergrounding Grid-Optimization Thu, 16 Feb 2017 01:25:00 +0000 101621 at Featured Poll: Should State Approved Utility Projects be Exempt from Local Zoning? <div class="node-body article-body">This is the age-old question in the utility construction business and many view the issue as a two edged sword. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asset Management Service Transmission Grid-Optimization Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:13:00 +0000 101461 at Vasmila/iStock/Thinkstock HVDC in Northern Brazil <div class="field-byline"> Antonio Guarini, Ricardo Tenório and Paulo Quintão, Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The Madeira River HVDC project provides bulk energy transfer for hydro power.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Overhead Transmission Substations Gold Grid-Optimization Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:10:00 +0000 100651 at <p>From the Santo Antonio hydro power plant control room, the coordination process between power production and HVDC transmitted power begins.</p> Record-High Levels of Transmission Investment: EEI Report <div class="node-body article-body">A new report from the Edison Electric Institute finds that investor-owned electric companies are making significant investments to build needed transmission</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:28:00 +0000 99821 at iStock/Thinkstock Utility Challenges Traditional Procurement <div class="field-byline"> Petar Calic, Philip Tan and Kelvin Kent, Manitoba Hydro </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Manitoba Hydro uses alliance agreements to improve its converter transformer replacement program.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Substations Grid-Optimization Mon, 19 Dec 2016 19:55:00 +0000 99421 at Is FERC's New Rule on Energy Storage & DER Aggregators a Game Changer? <div class="node-body article-body">FERC announced a proposed rulemaking that will allow energy storage and distributed energy resource (DER) aggregators</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distribution Transmission Grid-Optimization Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:46:00 +0000 99331 at Alberto Masnovo/iStock/Thinkstock ABB transformers - the most reliable and energy efficient on the market <div class="node-body video-body">Energy is lost at every step in the transmission and distribution network. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Grid Optimization Grid-Optimization Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:33:00 +0000 98811 at AEP's Transmission Goalposts <div class="node-body gallery-body">Bright yellow goalposts flanking an interstate highway in Canton, Ohio, are actually transmission towers. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Transmission Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:56:00 +0000 97621 at Work Underway on Substation to Support Western PA Shale Gas Industry <div class="node-body article-body">Construction has begun on a new FirstEnergy Corp. transmission substation near Burgettstown, Pa., to help meet the increased electrical usage of the area's expanding Marcellus Shale gas industry. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Distribution Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:20:00 +0000 96951 at <p>Construction crews install bus work at a new FirstEnergy transmission substation in Smith Township, Washington County, Pa.</p>