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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 8 Issue 6
Investments in control system automation and networking are paying off as utilities are able to make better-informed decisions, restore outages faster and accomplish more with smaller staffs.
Effective short-circuit and instability protection systems can do much to prevent cascading outages like the one that occurred in the Northeast on Aug. 14.
Traditional substation projects can take anywhere from one to two years from contract signing to completion.
In the battle to accomplish more with less, many utilities are turning to non-operational data such as fault records, voltage disturbance data, equipment temperature readings and lightning strike information.
Answer: John B. Howe, vice president, electric industry affairs, American Superconductor. "Reactive power imbalances....
ALSTOM recently completed a $5 million expansion to its high-voltage switchgear manufacturing facility in southwest Pennsylvania.
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