Transmission & Distribution


Developers of power line from Canada to NYC secure permits

04/24/2015 Developers of a proposed 330-mile transmission line to bring lower-cost Canadian hydroelectric power to New York City say they have secured all the...

WIRES, Brattle Group study weighs costs of not investing in transmission

04/24/2015 Planners and policy makers do not account for the high costs and risks of an insufficiently robust and insufficiently flexible transmission infrast...

Doing the Right Thing While Doing Things Right- How to Improve Electric Utility Customer Satisfaction and Drive Productivity

04/23/2015 Superior customer experience can make a utility's service organization stand out to regulators, retain valuable customers and contribute top line r...

Smart Electricity Distribution in Germany

04/23/2015 Despite that the German electricity distribution system has high reserve capacities and can host additional generation, integrating renewables is l...



AEP plans coal shutdowns, more fuel diversity

04/23/2015 AEP's earnings growth strategy includes leveraging its century of transmission expertise to support the nation's changing generation mix and make t...

New designs of open extra-high-voltage switchgear for power plants


This article contains a description of open switchgear for thermal, hydro- and nuclear power plants, developed by the author

VIDEO: White House calls for modernized U.S. electric power grid in review


The U.S. power grid, while one of the most advanced energy systems in the world, is still in serious need of investment in modernization

The future of utility asset maintenance is prescriptive


A new era is emerging in asset management with the advancement of technology    

Sumitomo to invest in energy storage project

04/21/2015 Sumitomo Corp. will invest in a battery power storage system to provide a stable supply-demand balancing service for the frequency regulation marke...



Beyond Integration: Three Dynamics Reshaping Renewables and the Grid

In a unique industry research initiative, DNV GL gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across 71 countries on a scenario in which renewables account for 70% of power sector gene...
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Engaging the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Marketplace

This session will outline how Duke Energy leveraged Voice of Customer insights, previous experience in similar outreach programs, and careful internal analysis to identify an improvement opportunit...
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When Grid Optimization is Not Enough: Making Cents of Disruptive Change.

Electric utilities today face unprecedented volatility and business challenges. To stay competitive and ensure a managed transition to a sustainable future, electric utilities must ensure grid reli...
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Premium Power

Premium power is an increasingly valuable tool for utilities and municipalities, who can charge more for supplying power to customers with critical loads. At the same time, more customers have thei...


Is Direct View LED Ready?

If you’ve ever been to the Auto Show or taken in a game at a stadium with a video scoreboard, chances are you’ve noticed the brightness and color d...

Cooling System Technology for Cube-Based Display Walls

The cooling system in a cube-based display wall is a critical factor to consider when you're planning which technology would be best for your contr...

Envisioning the Smart Grid of the Future

While it is true that the future is unknowable, it’s a safe guess that the smart grid of tomorrow will be dramatically different than the smart gri...

Managed Services: More Smart Grid Benefits; Less Smart Grid Risk

Planning and deploying smart grid solutions is a challenge under the best of circumstances, and for many, balancing the risk-reward continuum is a ...

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EtherMate® Industrial Ethernet - IO Modules

LioN-M ProfiNet device with 16 digital I/O channels, channels can be used universally as inputs o...

Low-Smoke Zero Halogen Premise Distribution Cable

AFL’s Low-Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) distribution cable offers all of the benefits of a traditiona...

TRM® 2.0 - Test Results Manager PC Analysis and Reporting

Test Results Manager 2.0 (TRM® 2.0) is an all-in-one analysis, viewer and reporting tool designed...

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