New GE Digital Tool Part of Grid Management Advancements

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:02:59 +0000

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Energy companies continue to work on providing solutions to optimize the power grid, part of their efforts to support the integration of renewables and help ensure the reliable delivery of electricity. Such systems are part of the digital transformation of power generation, bringing increased flexibility to the power supply, supporting faster power restoration after outages, […]

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New GE Digital Tool Part of Grid Management Advancements

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 12:02:59 +0000

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Energy companies continue to work on providing solutions to optimize the power grid, part of their efforts to support the integration of renewables and help ensure the reliable delivery of electricity. Such systems are part of the digital transformation of power generation, bringing increased flexibility to the power supply, supporting faster power restoration after outages, […]

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ERCOT, Caught in Political Crossfire, Releases Reliability ‘Roadmap’

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Jul 2021 13:19:34 +0000

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has unveiled a roadmap outlining crucial improvements designed to enhance grid reliability, taking into account recent legislation, regulatory mandates, and a recent push by the state’s governor for market incentives that will help the grid bulk up on “adequate and reliable” resources, like natural gas, coal, and nuclear […]

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids Will Change Name to ‘Hitachi Energy’ to Mark Business Evolution

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Jul 2021 16:38:05 +0000

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Hitachi ABB Power Grids, the behemoth joint venture firm officially launched last year when Japanese technology conglomerate Hitachi acquired a majority share in Swiss conglomerate ABB’s Power Grids business, will be known as “Hitachi Energy” starting in October 2021. The name change reflects the firm’s business evolution amid a rapidly evolving energy landscape, the company […]

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Rolling Blackouts Triggered as Historic Heatwave Grips Pacific Northwest

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 30 Jun 2021 16:32:57 +0000

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Utilities across the Pacific Northwest are bracing for exceptional stress on the grid as record-breaking temperatures continue to fester across the region, and at least one utility—Avista Corp.—this week began rolling outages as a measure to alleviate strain on the electric system. Despite pleas to customers to reduce their power consumption, Avista, which supplies power […]

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FERC-NARUC Task Force Will Tackle Transmission Issues

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2021 19:13:38 +0000

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Two groups concerned with issues regarding the regulation and production of U.S. electricity have announced formation of a joint federal-state task force on power transmission, an effort to better identify the costs and benefits associated with electric power projects, and support the buildout of renewable energy resources. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), an independent […]

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Open-Source Technology Benefits Transmission and Distribution Operators

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:33:44 +0000

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The term “open source” is well-recognized in the technology world, but may not be as widely understood in other sectors. What open source means is that the software code is publicly available so that anyone can contribute to the code base and create add-on extensions. This enables the growth of a market of providers that […]

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Increasing Accuracy on Power Line Surveys

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Wed, 19 May 2021 14:19:22 +0000

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Large-Scale Mapping in Plains of Nebraska Kevin Kenna has lots of experience with GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and major projects for utilities, government agencies, and large-area mapping. He’s used GPS (Global Positioning System) and GNSS for more than two decades and estimates that he has worked on mapping/surveying more than 20,000 miles of power […]

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Big Data Rewrites the Rule Book on Power System Risk Analysis

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Fri, 14 May 2021 14:40:05 +0000

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Extreme weather patterns, net zero acceleration, and shifting regulatory regimes demand a new methodology to assess and mitigate network challenges across both the immediate and long term. The integrity, performance, and flexibility of energy networks have become progressively more important in the face of rapid technological, economic, and environmental change. And the challenges in maintaining […]

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Serious Power Transmission Without Wires Is Closer Than You Think

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 14:12:41 +0000

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Most people are aware that wireless charging technology is available today for small electronic devices, such as cell phones and watches, but when it comes to larger-scale power systems, the concept of wireless transmission of electricity probably seems like science fiction. The truth, however, is that systems have been developed and are being tested that […]

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