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....More
Research by an international team led by SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford scientists has uncovered a new, unpredicted behavior in a copper oxide material that becomes superconducting – conducting electricity without any loss – at relatively high temperatures....More
A new study finds that distributed generation, energy efficiency, storage, microgrids, and other innovations add resilience and dynamism to the grid, but do not obviate the need for major expansion of the high-voltage, bulk power system....More
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission last week acted to promote broader regional transmission planning in the U.S. Western Interconnection by clarifying that an Order No. 1000 regional transmission planning process may conduct transmission planning on behalf of non-public utility transmission providers,...More
You tell us: What are the biggest causes of outages in the United States for a) distribution b) transmission? Are things getting better or worse? How does the U.S. reliability compare to other countries?...More
To help enhance the reliability of its electric system, Potomac Edison crews have replaced or repaired about 1,000 wooden utility poles so far this year as part of the company's annual inspection program....More
In the early 1990s, I led a team at one of the power industry’s large equipment manufacturers to look into aging utility infrastructures and determine what it meant for both the future of our industry and the company....More
A majority of T&D professionals reported that their companies are addressing aging assets (65%), followed by the use of smart meters feeding outage management systems (42%), according to a new survey sponsored by Burns & McDonnell....More
FirstEnergy Corp. has completed a new transmission line and substation in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, to help enhance service reliability for West Penn Power customers in Allegheny, Armstrong, Butler and Westmoreland counties.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has adopted a new reliability standard to mitigate the impacts of geomagnetic disturbances that can have potentially severe, widespread effects on reliable operation of the nation’s bulk-power system....More
A major stumbling block to more widespread adoption of renewable energy sources is their variability. Still, utilities are eager for ways to profitably and reliably add these new energy sources to their portfolio. The key to capitalizing on the potential of wind and solar requires a big-picture view supported by energy storage technology to overcome variability issues. Watch this video from ABB Automation & Power World 2015 for expert insights on how to optimize the contribution of your stored energy assets and wring the maximum value out of your operations.
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