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US, China and India to be major markets for power transmission and distribution conductors over next four years, says GlobalData

September 22, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

The global markets for transmission and distribution conductors are forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 1% and 3.6%, respectively, between 2020 and 2024. The US, China, and India will propel the global markets over the next four years,…

New Edition of ASCE Manual of Practice 74 Provides the Latest Guidance on Transmission Line Design

September 1, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s latest manual of practice, Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading, MOP 74, Fourth Edition, provides the…

Video: Testing Our Infrastructure: Hydro Poles

August 24, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Maintenance, Video

Just like you would perform regular checks on your vehicle, your furnace or your health, Hydro Ottawa regularly inspects all of our equipment across the…

Siemens Launches an Advanced Microgrid Demonstration Environment at Its New Jersey R&D Hub

August 5, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

New living lab incorporates photovoltaics, battery storage, power infrastructure equipment, building automation and cloud platforms, setting the standard for the next generation microgrid Microgrid lab will also result in a lower CO2 footprint for the Princeton…

New ASCE Publications Offers Insight for the Design Stage of Electric Transmission Structures

July 23, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

RESTON, Va. – In this age of increasing dependency on electricity to support digital lifestyles and economic development, new transmission lines are continually being required. Public opinion has evolved from welcoming new power lines as a sign of societal…

Addressing Catastrophic Threats to the US Electric Grid

July 17, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Boulder, CO - Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Program has released a report assessing the current approaches to grid resilience in the United States and providing recommendations for policymakers, regulators, and industry participants. Historical…

New Guidance on Electrical Transmission Poles Offered in Updated ASCE Standard 48

May 6, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – Providing a uniform basis for the design, detailing, fabrication, testing, assembly, and erection of steel tubular structures for electrical transmission poles, this updated standard, Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures (ASCE/SEI 48-19),…

Wärtsilä gas engine power plant begins commercial operations bringing greater efficiency and flexibility to Mississippi electric coop

April 17, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Wärtsilä gas engine power plant delivered to Cooperative Energy began commercial operations on 8 April 2020 bringing greater efficiency and flexibility to Mississippi electric cooperative. Image Wärtsilä.   A 22.7 MW flexible gas power plant delivered…

Wärtsilä power plant will add reliability to Guyana’s electricity supply and support future use of renewables

March 10, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

The technology group Wärtsilä and electric utility Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 46.5 MW dual-fuel power plant at the Garden of Eden Generating Complex in the Cooperative Republic…

IQGeo Helps Peninsula Light Create Digital Twin of Electric Network

March 4, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News, Technology

Cambridge  – IQGeo (AIM: IQG), developer of mobile-first geospatial productivity and collaboration solutions for the telecoms and utility industries, is helping Peninsula Light to create a digital twin of its electric network and a new mobile meter…