Building a Better Transmission System

There is a tendency to get caught up in the march toward the horizon as the Obama administration wades through grant applications for smart grid technology, the renewables and integration discussion heats up and energy efficiency gains supporters.

Remove Congestion, Boost Capacity by Going Underground

Reliance on the transmission grid to meet load deliverability requirements in population centers continues to grow.

NY UTILITY Examines Integrating Dynamic Line Ratings

Difficulties today surrounding financing, planning and gaining approval for new facilities are challenging utilities to re-evaluate the normal and post-contingency loading of existing transmission lines.

NSTAR Goes Head-to-head with the Aging Workforce

If you work for a utility and you’re reading this at work, could you do something that’ll only take a second?

AEP-PSO Moves From Overhead to Underground

Customers have an aversion to lines and poles overhead. In addition, they generally don’t like utilities to trim their trees.

Delivering the Promise of the Smart Grid

Cell phones offer much more than mobile communication. Tailored applications allow users to access information and entertainment on the go.

Direct Load Control: The Easy Way Out

Demand-side management (DSM) is the hot topic today. Go to any conference, sign on to any industry blog and DSM is one of the most debated topics.

POWERGRID Europe, CIRED Reveal Future of European T&D

The third annual POWERGRID Europe convened in Cologne May 26-28, 2009. During the three days of sessions, exhibits and networking, one trend emerged: The smart grid dominates the industry mindset.

New Products

Enspiria Solutions is working with Microsoft and ESRI to create a spatially enabled utilities executive dashboard to aid a utility’s response to ever-increasing demands for more efficient, accurate and accessible data and services.

Stimulus Funding Questions Abound

At the recent Edison Electric Institute’s annual conference and expo, I attended a session titled “Seizing Stimulus Opportunities,” hoping to learn how much stimulus money is available for energy projects, what companies must do to receive funding and when the funds will be available.