Outage Management

Saudi Arabian government officials opened a $100 million power station in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The station is expected to ease pressure on the existing network, which was being subjected to such extreme demand during the summer that power cuts often occurred, Makkah Gov. Abdul Majeed said.
Outage Management

In disasters, no man-made calamity can match the furious force of Mother Nature. Just ask Dominion Virginia Power, who endured two crippling hurricanes, Dennis in August and Floyd in September, last year alone. Single-handedly and swiftly, Hurricane Floyd wiped out power service to 800,000 customers, almost half of the company's service to its two million end-users.
Outage Management

EPRI launched a two-year program, the Reliability Initiative, to study the root causes of recent power outages and to identify ways to reduce the risk of further problems. EPRI plans to conduct detailed assessments of the three North American interconnections and provide guidance for reliability enhancement. Reliability assessments will also be conducted for representative distribution systems. Twenty-six utilities have so far signed up to support and sponsor the program, and three trade associa