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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 17 Issue 5
U.S. energy policies, especially those governing the power business, continue to proliferate by locale, state, region, resource base, across governmental entities and according to political philosophy.
Transformer maintenance and life extension has been defined many ways in many markets. The perspective, however, is becoming more consistent and of universal concern.
In March 2010, Glendale, Calif., became the first U.S. city to receive a Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The switch to smart meters doesn't always go as smoothly as it did in America's Finest City. Then again, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) approached its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment by continually courting customers before swapping a single meter.
"Tree contact with transmission lines is a leading cause of electric power outages and a common cause of past regional blackouts, including the August 2003 blackout that affected 50 million people in the Northeast United States and Canada," according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).
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