A New Approach for Gas-Insulated Substations

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 11 Aug 2022 14:40:05 +0000

For decades, gas-insulated substations (GIS) have been used primarily in densely populated metropolitan areas. They take up only 10% of the footprint of outdoor or air-insulated substations and provide reliable medium- and low-voltage service where space needed to service areas for industrial locations, hospitals, and housing may be limited. However, as rural environments become desirable […]

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Upgrades to Line Sensors Support Reliability of the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 01 Aug 2022 04:16:36 +0000

New technologies to monitor power lines are emerging worldwide, part of continuing efforts to harden the power grid and increase reliability and resiliency. Utilities and other operators of electricity

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Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2022 17:32:12 +0000

The U.S. will rely on utility leaders to scale smart grid infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions. Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits, worldwide protests, and documentaries on global warming over the years. Although momentum has been building across the public and private sectors, leaders are preparing for […]

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Advanced Power Grid Sensors and Switches Reduce Downtime and Improve System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Fri, 01 Jul 2022 04:15:00 +0000

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A Fault Isolation Service Restoration module, part of an Advanced Distribution Management Solution, has improved grid reliability, and reduced outages and outage durations, for customers of PPL Electric

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The Vital Link: How HVDC Is Modernizing the Grid

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:16:00 +0000

Significant advances in high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission are in step with rapid changes to energy systems worldwide. Shortly after POWER magazine began publication in 1882, the competitive

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Vermont and ISO-New England Provide an Interesting Renewable Energy Transition Case Study

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2022 04:14:00 +0000

Vermont doesn’t get a lot of attention outside of Bernie Sanders, but the state’s power system is worth taking a look at as it has undergone a notable shift toward renewable energy. About 80% of

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Enel Launches Gridspertise Business to U.S. Market, Expects to Accelerate Digital Transformation of Power Grids

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 21:30:33 +0000

Enel, a multinational power company with operations in 30 countries and more than 90 GW of power generation capacity in its portfolio, is leveraging its global expertise as the world’s largest privately owned operator of digitally managed power distribution grids, by expanding its Gridspertise business to the U.S. market. First launched in Europe and Latin […]

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DOE Launches $2.5B Fund to Upgrade and Build New Transmission Lines

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 12 May 2022 13:50:41 +0000

The Biden administration has launched efforts to shape the $2.5 billion Transmission Facilitation Program (TFP), a key Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) initiative dedicated to building out critical new transmission lines and related facilities across the country. The Department of Energy’s Grid Deployment Office on May 10 issued a joint notice of information (NOI) […]

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Distributed Renewables Cyber Resilience

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Thu, 07 Apr 2022 13:51:28 +0000

The benefits of renewable energy continue to grow, with wind generation supplying 9.2% of generation in the U.S. and up to 22.6% in other western countries like Germany. Solar is at 2.8% in the U.S. (for utility-scale installations) and near 10% in Germany. Through diversification and greater distribution system integration, the application of renewable energy […]

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Duke Energy Eyeing Coal Phaseout by 2035

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2022 15:06:35 +0000

Duke Energy, the nation’s largest power producer, will dramatically slash coal generation’s share from the current 22% of total generation to 5% by 2030 and achieve a full phaseout of unabated coal by 2035. The company instead expects to deploy more than $130 billion over the next decade—$63 billion of which it will spend over […]

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