A modification to an existing transmission line will improve electricity reliability in New York's North Country and foster greater integration of local wind power in an effort to diversify New York's energy sources.
Direct current (DC) transmission lines date back to 1882, but went out of style in favor of alternating current (AC). That has once again changed with at least 660 MW of load demand in New York alone powered by DC, which is twice as efficient as AC.
The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) has requested comments on potential revisions to existing regulations governing overhead line inspections, and whether or not these existing regulations on electric reliability need amendments to require regular inspections of automatic splices using infrared technology, or any other changes.
ITC Holdings recently conducted research, including an online survey of national audits and in-depth interviews with business leaders on grid and transmission development, to measure whether businesses and the general public understand the complex and significant economic benefits that stem from a fully functioning electric transmission grid.
The electric power industry is working with U.S. agencies to tighten security at vulnerable substations after an attack last year on a California transmission station, a former top U.S. Department of Homeland of Security (DHS) official, who said the industry response has been "remarkable."
Endesa has released the findings of the first five years of its Smartcity Malaga project, including milestones reached during 2009 and 2013-- the success achieved has turned Smartcity Malaga into a real-world laboratory for developing electricity distribution technologies.
The exhibitor floor at DistribuTECH featured some of the most important breakthroughs in grid modernization. Here's a snapshot of what you missed in San Antonio at the end of January. For more...
The Fort McMurray West 500 kV transmission project just made another step in the right direction with the completion of its selection of the companies that will be bidding on the opportunity to build, finance, own and operate a major component of Alberta's transmission infrastructure from the Wabamun area to the Fort McMurray area under the newly created Competitive Process.
The need to replace old, fragile transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure and inject more power into the grid is pushing electricity utilities across Southeast Asia to strengthen and expand their T&D power infrastructure. According to Frost & Sullivan, poor grid connectivity to remote villages is compelling electricity utilities to lay out comprehensive plans to extend electricity to new regions, resulting in sustained growth to the T&D substation market in the region.
Duke Energy is working alongside South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and Clemson University (CU) to deliver new grid technologies to the industry. The world's most-advanced energy systems testing and research center supported by a $3.5 million gift from SCE&G and recently named the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, marks the beginning of groundbreaking research, education and innovation at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) campus. Duke is contributing $5 million to help fund laboratory infrastructure and educational program development and fund a Smart Grid Technology Endowed Chair.