ARPA-E Acting Director Dr. Cheryl Martin has announced $33 million in funding for 13 new projects aimed at developing transformational fuel cell technologies for low-cost distributed power generation....More
San Diego Gas & Electric crews worked throughout the past week making repairs to the electrical system and restoring service to customers affected by the recent wildfire devastation in San Diego County....More
Ohio Edison and Pennsylvania Power are conducting a training drill to test and help streamline the companies' service restoration process if severe weather causes wide-spread power outages in the region....More
As of 11 a.m. today, Georgia's electric membership cooperatives (EMCs) are reporting approximately 64,000 customers without power as a result of snow and sleet blanketing much of north and central Georgia....More
As the utility industry continues to change a more deliberate focus is given to the costs of goods sold. The importance of finding the best labor sourcing strategy is becoming a key element of running a successful utility....More
It’s increasingly tough for utility and power companies to respond in a timely manner to service incidents. Utilities need to switch from inefficient, manual processes to centralized electronic systems that create, distribute, investigate and remediate incident reports. And, in the process, potentially prevent incidents from ever occurring....More
This course will discuss high-voltage direct current (HVDC) growth in the United States, primarily focused on major HVDC projects in operation and upcoming projects, and expected growth in the United States by 2025....More
Last month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its proposed rule calling for a 30% reduction (using 2005 as the base year) in CO2 emissions from existing electric-utility generating units by 2030....More
RFID-enabled pole markers offer quick and easy identification of utility poles, reclosures, switch gear, transformers and underground assets. Information can be displayed in human-readable format, barcode and UHF Gen 2 RFID—perfect for the electric utility that is transitioning between the three data collection formats. The triple read format also provides security and redundancy in case of vandalism or graffiti....More
For a century, the American Electricians' Handbook has served as the definitive industry reference for information on designing, installing, operating, and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The Sixteenth Edition is revised to comply with the 2011 National Electrical Code and the 2012 National Electrical Safety Code, and covers current energy-efficient technologies, such as photovoltaics and induction lighting...
This essential safety reference shows how to install grounds on de-energized lines so workers are protected if the lines accidentally become energized. Covers basic grounding concepts, overhead lines, underground cables, and vehicles.
Personal protective grounding is an important subject, but it is not well understood by some linemen. This book removes the mystery of grounding by clearly explaining what works, and why it works...