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As long-tenured company mechanics and lineworkers leave the industry, both the availability of qualified and willing candidates and budget-conscious utilities have upped the percentage of contract resources to offset the reductions.
Smart meter deployments have grown significantly over the past 10 years. According to a projection from The Institute for Electric Innovation, total smart meter deployments were expected to reach 76 meters by the end of 2017 (covering about 60 percent of U.S. households) and 90 million by 2020.
Brian Keith Trent has been elected to the board of directors of each company, effective today.
Technology–such as outage management systems (OMS), work management systems (WMS), resource management platforms and damage assessment software–can link the team together, but not always. When daily or blue-sky operations shift to dark-sky work, some industry vets have called the changeover organized chaos.
A new report by Omnetric Group tackles what many are thinking if not saying: that the proliferation of distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar may reduce carbon footprints, but it creates challenges in the grid that aren't easily rectified without tremendous change and capital.
During the 1 hour and 15-minute test, the microgrid performed flawlessly in response to varying campus electrical load demands
he commission added that the amended sections of the PEA propose modifications to the two 500-kV transmission line alignments included in the original PEA
Securing resources beyond a utility's property can be cumbersome, often complex and at times confusing.
Statoil now has awarded a contract to Younicos to deliver a 1 MW energy storage system that will be connected to Hywind Scotland