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Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

February 26, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

WASHINGTON – A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide electricity to the…

New Report Outlines Recommendations for Transformative National Transmission Plan

February 19, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Energy Systems Integration Group Releases “Transmission Planning for 100% Clean Electricity” White Paper   Reston, Va. – Today, the Energy…

Governor Cuomo Announces New York State Public Service Commission Approval of Major Transmission Line Project From Rensselaer County to Dutchess County

February 15, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

54.5-Mile State-of-the-Art Power Line Will Enable Greater Flow of Clean Energy to Consumers Downstate and Help Combat Climate Change Additional 20-Mile…

Twelve States Announce Action Steps to Plan for Grid of the Future

February 12, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

State Energy Groups Release Blueprint for State Action for a More Efficient, Customer-Centric Grid WASHINGTON  — As part of the conclusion of a national, two-year initiative hosted by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and…

Wärtsilä’s Energy Storage System with service agreement will help secure Shetland’s power supply

January 26, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Wärtsilä will provide grid balancing services and reserve power to Scotland’s Shetland Islands with the supply of its advanced 8 MW/6 MWh energy storage system to the Lerwick Power Station. ©SSEN   The technology group Wärtsilä will provide grid…

Nationwide Survey Finds Utilities Lack the Analytics Needed to Improve Grid Resiliency In a Time of Extreme Weather

January 15, 2021 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Out of 100 utilities surveyed in an NV5 Geospatial study, only one-third are using locational data and 3D modeling to assist with evaluating asset health, preventing outages and managing vegetation   HOLLYWOOD, Fla. – NV5 Geospatial, powered by…

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 most current and relevant loading concepts and applications specific to transmission line design. A valuable…

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 city, including our 50,000 hydro poles. On average, a wooden hydro pole has a lifespan of about 40 years,…

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…