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ELP Volume 79 Issue 8
When Wisconsin Energy (WE) introduced Power the Future 2 (PTF-2), a plan that would set aside $3 billion (of a total $7 billion plan) to construct 2,800 MW of new generation in the state, the Midwest Independent Power Suppliers (MWIPS) cried foul.
Triggered lightning sizzles at the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing, Camp Blanding Army National Guard Base, Fla. Such lightning-artificially initiated from natural thunderstorms-is being used to test the effectiveness of lightning protection for power distribution systems. Photo courtesy of the University of Florida Lightning Research Group.
Nearly $56 billion in new capacity is needed in the next 10 years to maintain U.S. transmission adequacy at its current level, but only about $35 billion is planned, an electric industry group said.
Under a new six-year contract, New Horizon System Solutions (NHSS), a joint venture of Ontario Power Generation and an affiliate of the Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Group, will manage and operate information technology services for Bruce Power, which runs the Bruce nuclear power stations on the shores of Lake Huron.
The World Wide Web is experiencing a grassroots renaissance in the utility industry. While limitless connectivity appeared to hold limitless value for commerce, communication, and community, in setting limits, the utility industry is reaping rewards of technology.
Square D, a distributor of electrical distribution automation products and services, has launched a new Web site intended to better serve customer needs. Driven by customer feedback, the site is designed to deliver technical information with improved graphics and easy-to-use navigation.
In a recently released paper, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has presented a number of "concrete and actionable" technical recommendations to help solve the power crisis that began in California and now involves the 11-state Western power grid.
Competitive wholesale electric power markets today can be likened to the sound of one hand clapping. They are often inefficient and not fully competitive, in part because retail-customer loads do not participate in these markets.