Strengthening America’s Electric Power Grid: How the Government and Industry Are Improving T&D Systems

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2024 19:26:32 +0000

The U.S. transmission and distribution (T&D) network is reliable and well-maintained, but as renewable energy continues being added to the grid, and demand increases due to growing data center needs […]

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On the Road to Increased Transmission: High-Voltage Direct Current

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 16 Jun 2024 21:52:39 +0000

How High-Voltage Direct Current Lines Could Better Connect Solar and Wind to the Current Grid Comparing the Routes: HVAC Versus HVDC It is a question on the minds of grid planners throughout the United States: How can we tap into the nation’s best renewable resources at the lowest cost? That … [continued]

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On the Road to Increased Transmission: Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems

Credit to Author: US Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 02 Jun 2024 03:42:35 +0000

How Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems Can Reduce Transmission Line Traffic Jams A Navigation App for Electric Highways Just like busy roads, the U.S. transmission system can experience congestion, leading to inefficient travel of electricity. “Imagine some small transmission lines run between two cities and are always congested, like a … [continued]

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2024 Shaping Up to Be Dramatic for Transmission and Distribution

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 May 2024 17:32:46 +0000

In a significant push toward modernizing America’s aging grid infrastructure, the Biden administration, in partnership with 21 states, has launched the Federal-State Modern Grid Deployment Initiative. The measure marks the […]

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America’s Sustainable & Resilient Energy Future Starts with the Grid

Credit to Author: Industry Sponsor| Date: Thu, 23 May 2024 02:42:37 +0000

If you can imagine a world without internet connectivity, life-saving medical equipment, clean water, food production, and transportation, you can imagine a world without an electric grid. The U.S. grid, a vast network of interconnected power lines and infrastructure, is an engineering marvel. Dating back to 1882, when Thomas Edison … [continued]

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Unpacking The New 1300-Page FERC Transmission Line Ruling

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 20 May 2024 13:59:50 +0000

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, commonly known as FERC, issued a sweeping new rule last week that does something so daring, so bold, and so eminently logical that it’s a wonder it didn’t happen sooner.  The new rule requires local utilities and regional grid operators to do the unthinkable — … [continued]

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FERC Takes on Long-Term Planning with Historic Transmission Rule

Credit to Author: Press Release| Date: Wed, 15 May 2024 00:52:26 +0000

FERC acted today to ensure the transmission grid can meet the nation’s growing demand for reliable electricity with a new rule that outlines how to plan and pay for facilities that regions of the country will need to keep the lights on and power the American economy through the 21st … [continued]

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HVDC, Reconductoring, & Smart Balls Supercharge Grids

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Fri, 10 May 2024 18:47:44 +0000

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

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How Grid Enhancing Technologies Are Expanding Electric Power Transmission System Capabilities

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 08 May 2024 18:59:16 +0000

It’s no secret that power grids around the world need to expand to accommodate more renewable energy and the so-called “electrification of everything.” The latter, of course, refers to the […]

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Perfect Storm for the Grid: Convergence of Energy Growth and Policy

Credit to Author: Brooke Humphrey| Date: Wed, 01 May 2024 10:02:46 +0000

There are numerous articles and studies warning of the fragile nature of America’s electric grid. The vulnerabilities will only become more apparent as we continue to undergo a fundamental shift in how

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