Building More Sustainable Grids by Improving Renewables Forecasting and Integration

Thursday, September 16, 2021 | 2 p.m. EDT

During this session, hear from Robbie Berglund and Rob D'Arienzo of IBM, on how AI is helping achieve more accurate predictions due to the advantages provided by combining large-scale geospatial data and analytics with relevant data sources including wind and irradiance forecasts.

When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

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This webinar we will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

The Increasing Importance of Advanced Weather Technologies In Building Utility Operations and Field Services...

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In this session, we will share how the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning in combination with modern modeling techniques, geospatial data and predictive analytics is enabling utilities to build greater resilience across their utility operations and field services organizations. John Villali from IDC will share his perspectives on the key benefits of these technologies while Rob Berglund from IBM will share examples of clients who are benefiting from their use.

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Progress announced on construction of world’s longest underground transmission line

Today, global engineering and consultancy group DMT GROUP said it has been appointed to support two critical elements of the construction of SuedLink, the longest underground power cable in the world.
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Can burying power lines protect storm-wracked electric grids? Not always

The good news when Hurricane Ida churned into Louisiana on Aug. 29, 2021 was that levees held up – especially those that were strengthened after Hurricane Katrina flooded New Orleans in 2005.
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Hurricane Ida left a path of destruction for Entergy, now what?

As of Tuesday morning, Entergy, the electric utility serving the region estimated that around 1 million customers were without power and restoration was complete for 9% or 85,000 of them.

NARUC disappointed in the US infrastructure bill

The final bill does not include key provisions advocated for by NARUC, the trade association that represents state utility regulators.

Correcting residential power factor could unlock more distributed renewables, study finds

New analysis from Pecan Street has found that it is possible to free 12-16% of the distribution system's current capacity without upgrades to existing utility infrastructure.

NYPA taps Argonne, EPRI to study climate risk to power equipment and transmission lines

As climate change drives more frequent extreme weather events, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) has decided not to take a “wait and see” approach as it relates to its equipment.

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