Transmission http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7364/more en Projects Planned in Penn Power Service Area in 2015 http://tdworld.com/transmission/projects-planned-penn-power-service-area-2015 <div class="node-body article-body">FirstEnergy Corp. has planned about 70 major transmission and distribution infrastructure projects and other work in 2015 to help enhance reliability in the Pennsylvania Power Co. (Penn Power) service area. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/projects-planned-penn-power-service-area-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/projects-planned-penn-power-service-area-2015#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:28:00 +0000 65191 at http://tdworld.com Penn Power/Facebook HVDC to Increase Resiliency in US Grid http://tdworld.com/transmission/hvdc-increase-resiliency-us-grid <div class="node-body article-body">HVDC will enable long distance lines in South America and underwater DC cables in Europe. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/hvdc-increase-resiliency-us-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/hvdc-increase-resiliency-us-grid#comments Commentaries Transmission Grid-Optimization Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:18:00 +0000 65091 at http://tdworld.com <p>I had a lot of fun both traveling to and working at the APW.</p> Drones & Balloons: Seen Flying Dangerous Objects http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects <div class="node-body blog-body">There has been a lot of noise recently about drones, mainly since they have been witnessed flying by the White House, Eiffel tower and other strategic places.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grid-optimization-blog">The Grid Optimization Blog</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/blog/drones-balloons-seen-flying-dangerous-objects#comments Commentaries Transmission Grid-Optimization The Grid Optimization Blog Mon, 09 Mar 2015 17:44:00 +0000 64551 at http://tdworld.com ComEd Receives FAA Approval for Operational Use of UASs http://tdworld.com/transmission/comed-receives-faa-approval-operational-use-uass <div class="node-body article-body">ComEd has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to use innovative, unmanned aircraft systems (UASs), or aerial robotics, to inspect its lines</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/comed-receives-faa-approval-operational-use-uass" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/comed-receives-faa-approval-operational-use-uass#comments Transmission Grid-Optimization Mon, 09 Mar 2015 16:23:00 +0000 64511 at http://tdworld.com 4 Reasons Why a National Grid Won't Happen http://tdworld.com/transmission/4-reasons-why-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-why-national-grid-wont-happen" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/4-reasons-why-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> High and Low: Eversource Installs Overhead and Underground http://tdworld.com/transmission/high-and-low-eversource-installs-overhead-and-underground <div class="node-body gallery-body">Eversource Energy is working high and low to strengthen electric reliability in the Northeast.</div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://tdworld.com/transmission/high-and-low-eversource-installs-overhead-and-underground" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/transmission/high-and-low-eversource-installs-overhead-and-underground#comments Transmission Gallery Overhead Transmission Grid-Optimization Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:30:00 +0000 63701 at http://tdworld.com 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