IT/OT convergence delivers high degrees of grid automation, sensing and visibility; achieves greater control of distributed generation; and provides better support of regulatory compliance. Those are just a few points touched on by an expert panel of speakers during yesterday's Fierce Live! Webinar, "The IT/OT Integration Imperative," sponsored by ABB.
Anbaric Transmission, the developer responsible for the Neptune Regional Transmission System and the Hudson Transmission Project, has released a Transmission Customer Open Solicitation for the Grand Isle Intertie Project (GII) between Plattsburgh, New York and Essex, Vermont.
GTM Research has analyzed the smart grid deployments of 40 leading North American utilities and narrowed the list to the top 10 most mature. According to the report, CenterPoint Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) are ahead of the curve.
The smart substation uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages.
"Verdeeco's cloud-based Grid as a Service platform allows us to hand-select any combination of apps we want and then pull all the data into one easily-understood dashboard."
FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company will spend approximately $152 million in 2013 to further enhance the electrical system and reliability in northeast Ohio.
It's no secret that the U.S. electric grid faces a growing risk of cyberattack as smart grid technologies become more prolific and as the grid becomes more layered. Combatting these cyberthreats is going to place a huge strain on utilities and their financial and personnel resources and will require teamwork and collaboration by players across the industry.
Success in electrifying the transportation sector depends on progress in grid modernization.
Rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 12 states are going to receive loan guarantees to improve generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technology.
In this interview with FierceSmartGrid Editor Barbara Vergetis Lundin, Professor Saifur Rahman, founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech, discusses the concept of smart grid and how to grow public awareness and acceptance of it.