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S&C, AEP Parnter for gridSMART Ohio Project

S&C Electric Co. has been selected by American Electric Power (AEP) for the utility’s gridSMART Project in Ohio following AEP’s award of $75 million in Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus funding.

The Rise of the Smart City

The smart grid concept powers up imaginations around the world—and not just inside the T&D industry. The cultural phenomenon of smart grid touches everyone from presidents to preschoolers. There are articles and documentaries on the subject. There are entire magazines and conferences on the topic. But, why stop there? Why stop with just the confined concept of a smart grid?

Great Things Planned for Tampa Events

In just a few weeks, I, along with many others from PennWell, will travel to Tampa, Fla., for the 20th DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition. As the conference planning committee chairperson for the event, I can confidently say that the committee members have developed a conference program second to none. If you’re interested in anything related to the electricity grid, DistribuTECH is the event for you. In addition to attending the conference, attendees will also have access to our largest ever exhibit floor, which will showcase the products and services of more than 300 exhibiting companies. You can learn more about DistribuTECH 2010 in the preview article beginning on page 18. Make plans to join us in Tampa on March 23-25.

New Products

Appleton, a supplier of electrical products, now offers watertight pin-and-sleeve electrical plugs, receptacles, connectors, inlets and mechanical interlock devices designed to conform to IEC 309-1 and 309-2 global standards. These problem-solving IEC 309 devices provide portable electrical connections in commercial and light industrial environments subject to temperature extremes, vibration, impact, dirt, moisture, corrosive elements and wash downs. Appleton IEC 309 pin and sleeve devices are available in 3, 4 and 5 pin models with voltages ranging from 110V to 600V, and are rated at 20, 30, 60 and 100 amps.Appleton

A Discussion on NERC Compliance

Companies need to be proactive and well organized to ensure they remain compliant with NERC reliability standards. The recent $25 million fine assessed to Florida Power & Light has once again crystallized industry attention on NERC compliance. Based on industry conferences, a recent Webinar, and discussions with industry leaders, leading practices in NERC compliance are emerging:

An Overview of the Modernization of GIS

The success story of gas-insulated switchgear (GIS), which started to unfold almost exactly 40 years ago, is currently experiencing a new boom. Modern GIS substations seem to be the answer to many of the demands of a growing, power-intensive society.

DistribuTECH Returns to TAMPA

In 2010, DistribuTECH celebrates a milestone—a 20th anniversary. Running March 23-25, 2009, at the Tampa Convention Center, DistribuTECH covers the smart grid, automation and control systems, energy efficiency, engineering, demand response, renewables integration, power delivery equipment and water utility technology. With two decades behind it, DistribuTECH knew the grid before it was smart, and it continues to lead the way in information exchange and utility education. From instructional Utility University courses to experts delivering the latest industry details, DistribuTECH will bring a lot of experience to Florida in March.