The fall SARA includes a 61,034 MW fall peak demand forecast, which is unchanged from the preliminary fall forecast released in May 2019. The forecast is based on normal weather conditions during fall peak demands, from 2003 through 2017.
Duke Energy began planning for Hurricane Dorian in Florida more than a week ago and has put nearly 6,500 transmission and distribution personnel in place to support power restoration, which is nearly three times the typical number of crews in the state.
Kentucky's two largest electric utilities are sending crews to Florida ahead of Hurricane Dorian.
By inputting the proper parameters, artificial intelligence could help a utility respond to major events and daily challenges based on, for example, the history of average restoration time per broken pole. How can utilities take advantage of that information and put it into what the All Hazards Consortium calls “30-second decision making”?
The New York Power Authority is launching a series of research projects seeking to improve the efficiency of power systems and remove potential transmission obstacles that can be faced by New York State utilities
A total of about 2,600 trees were involved
The company has employed more than 200 goats to clear vegetation around its high-voltage power lines in downstate Pekin, Ill.
Sea-surface temperatures remain slightly warmer than average across much of the Equatorial Pacific, although some slight cooling has been observed across the eastern Pacific Ocean in recent weeks. The latest long-range climate models suggest that this weak El Nino will gradually transition to a neutral phase over the next couple months. This neutral phase is then forecast to persist through the fall and likely the upcoming winter season.
The UK’s National Grid is investigating the root cause of two generator failures at the country’s Little Barford gas-fired power station in Bedfordshire and Hornsea offshore wind farm, which began operating in June after near-simultaneous failures at both sites left 900,000 people in parts of Wales and England without power for nine hours.
The Journal, using documents obtained under the federal Freedom of Information Act, reported in early July that PG&E delayed safety work on a power line that sparked a November wildfire that essentially wiped out the Northern California town of Paradise and killed 85 people