If it weren't for the invention of power transformers, we wouldn't have the power system we have today. Discover exciting new developments on the horizon, which will ultimately enable you to gain more efficiency in your transmission system....More
With the upcoming hot summer months expected to produce higher electric usage, Jersey Central Power & Light has completed numerous projects and inspections across its 13-county service area to enhance service reliability....More
An updated report by the Edison Electric Institute finds that investor-owned electric utilities are continuing to make significant investments to build needed and beneficial transmission infrastructure...More
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....More
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....More
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....More
Two different designs of thyristorbased line-commutated valves have been developed by ABB: a conventional base-mounted design with support insulators standing on the floor, and another (more frequently used) design with the valve suspended from the ceiling of the valve hall ......More
It’s costly getting fuel to Marble Bar, a town on the other side of nowhere in western Australia. Today, a utility-scale, solar PV diesel power station provides much of the residents’ energy needs courtesy of local sunshine.
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