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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 6
Starting in 2000, European utilities soared to the forefront of metering systems technology.
A new 145-kV high-voltage circuit breaker from ABB, the 145PM63-B, utilizes a new high-performance interrupter to serve 121-145-kV applications at 40-, 50-, and 63-kA ratings without need for shunt capacitors to meet ANSI standards for short line fault interrupting.
The European T&D markets and network lie at the heart of the energy system. They must evolve to meet the challenges ahead and to provide all customers with a highly reliable, cost-effective and sustainable power supply.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Samuel Bodman on April 26 announced the issuance of the first two draft “national interest electric transmission corridor” designations during the GridWeek Conference in Washington D.C.
Smart grid initiatives continue to gain momentum in the European Union. Increasing the level of intelligence and integration of information and communication technology into every aspect of the electricity system represents the overarching goal of EU smart grid initiatives.
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