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UK’s National Grid gets first-of-its-kind STATCOM scheme

Last week, GE Renewable Energy's Grid Solutions group announced that it has energized the Dynamic Reactive Compensator (DRC) project for National Grid in the UK. The project is the largest utility-grade Static Synchronous Compensator (STATCOM) scheme in...

Small city in Massachusetts gets “Ëœsmart’ with new initiative to monitor roads via streetlight...

Grant funding from National Grid and the Massachusetts Area Planning Council (MAPC) helped pay for the new project. On April 30, smart city technology provider CIMCON announced that Spencer, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 12,000 people, is planning...
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Finland’s second-largest utility gets EIB backing on grid modernization

Finnish utility Elenia will be leveraging a à¢â€š¬100 million ($108 million) loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to modernize its grid network. Elenia will use the loan to improve the security of supply by replacing overhead cables...

DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 now accepting abstracts

Let's think about a future where COVID-19 is in the rearview mirror. Let's think about DTECH 2021. Clarion Energy is pleased to announce that the DISTRIBUTECH International 2021 call for abstracts is now open. The tracks have been...

Koch Industries unit acquires Sentient Energy to focus on distribution grid intelligence

Koch Engineered Solutions (KES), a unit of Koch Industries Inc., this week announced it has acquired Sentient Energy, provider of intelligent line sensors and grid analytics software for fault detection, outage prevention, and safe, reliable power delivery. Headquartered in...

NYSERDA announces winners of clean energy challenge to modernize New York’s electric grid

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) last week announced that five teams have won awards under the first two rounds of the Future Grid Challenge aimed at developing solutions to integrate clean and...

Untrusting the grid

Clear objectives.  Proven methods.  Intentional maintainability. Verifiable outcomes. These engineering principles guided the creation of the modern electric system that provides the backbone of unprecedented Western productivity and prosperity. In the 1930s, engineers took 159,000 X-ray images of the welds...

Artificial intelligence: For grid management, it puts analytics on steroids

If you had 1,000 pieces of power grid equipment such as transformers or generators in an area, losing three of those assets could create nearly a billion potential failures, according to data scientists at Argonne National Laboratory....

Former FERC Chair establishes grid modernization and railroad electrification intiative

Jim Hoecker, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), has joined forces with the National Electric Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to help establish the Railroad Electrification Council (REC).  The aim of the REC is to promote new...

Envision Digital to develop first AIoT smart grid for PTT in Thailand

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital), a global digital AIoT technology company headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed to develop the first smart grid for Thailand's major energy company, PTT Public Company Ltd...