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Dawn of the Digital Transformer

June 14, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

No matter how good a piece of technology is, there comes a time when it needs to evolve. The creation of the distribution transformer in the early 1880s was a technological marvel. For the first time, it allowed the high voltage flowing through the national…

NERC’s Summer Reliability Assessment Highlights Seasonal Electricity Reliability Issues

June 8, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation's (NERC) recent 2017 Summer Reliability Assessment finds that there are enough resources to meet this…

ABB’s DBL Distribution Blocks: Maximum Flexibility, Easy to Install, Compact Size

May 23, 2017 - in Electric Grid, Energy

DBL distribution blocks from ABB offer three configurations in one product: single-pole splitter, multi-pole splitter and grouping functionality; as well…

Energy Management Collaborative Introduces EnergyMAXX Tool at EEI Fall NKAW in Minneapolis

October 20, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Oct. 20, 2016 –  Energy Management Collaborative (EMC) today introduced the EnergyMAXXSM Tool, a proprietary analytics application for customers that uses their site data and industry product data to help them identify best-in-class solutions…

Guam Power Authority Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Grid Analytics Solution

October 14, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

ATLANTA  —   Landis+Gyr has been selected by Guam Power Authority (GPA) for a comprehensive suite of advanced grid analytics solutions to support a wide range of utility objectives related to loss reduction,  improving asset life and distribution system…

Solar PV Poised to Boom in Africa Thanks to Declining Costs

September 22, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Abu Dhabi, U.A.E., 22 Sept. 2016 – The business case for solar photovoltaics (PV) in Africa is stronger than ever thanks to rapidly declining technology costs, according to a new report released today by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).…

Black & Veatch: Technology Brings Risk, Reward, Uncertainty to Electric Industry

August 12, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy

OVERLAND PARK, Kansas  – Distributed generation, the low price of natural gas and modern customer information systems (CIS) represent growth opportunities for the electric industry even as security concerns are on the rise and legacy power generation sources…

Algorithm Could Help Detect and Reduce Power Grid Faults

June 1, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

The power grid is aging, overburdened and seeing more faults than ever, according to many. Any of those breaks could easily lead to prolonged power outages or even equipment damage. Binghamton University researchers have proved that the Singular Spectrum Analysis…

Minnesota Engineering Talent Bolsters America’s Utilities and Energy Infrastructure

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., May 24, 2016—Tami Anderson has been named an associate transmission planning engineer at Burns & McDonnell’s Minneapolis-St. Paul office, where she will lead power system studies and planning within the firm’s Business & Technology…

New Law Adds Protection for Utility Linemen and Women

April 21, 2016 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Maintenance

Utility linemen will join the ranks of law enforcement,  public safety and transportation personnel who will be better protected under a new law signed today by Gov. Nathan Deal. “I was proud to sign the Move Over for Linemen bill this morning,” said…