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Electric Energy T&D Magazine serves the fields of electric utilities, investor owned, rural and other electric cooperatives, municipal electric utilities, independent power producers, electric contractors, wholesalers and distributors of electric utility equipment, manufacturers, major power consuming industries, consulting engineers, state and federal regulatory agencies and commissions, industry associations, communication companies, oil & gas companies, universities and libraries.
Terry Wildman, Editor-in-Chief
Many of you have likely heard the phrase ‘May you live in interesting times.' It has long been thought to be an Ancient Chinese curse meaning ‘May you experience much disorder and trouble in your life.'
As we continue to modernize our transmission grid, the control room, whether in a utility, RTO or ISO, grows more and more crucial. We've asked Charles Davis, Director of Engineering at Mitsubishi Electric's US Visual and Imaging Systems Division, to share his views on the display technologies impacting the control room today and in the future.
If you're like me, you look at statistics about the growth of generation resources like solar installations and microgrids and can't help but think about the need to push intelligence farther out on the grid.
From Research to Action | Advancing the Integrated Grid: Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS)
Dr. Gerald R. Gray, Dr. John Simmins, and Brian Seal
Battery storage, solar and wind generation, as well as other distributed energy resources (DER) promise clean energy as well as grid stability benefits.
Margaret Ann Walker
Deciding whether to buy a new or used bucket truck comes down to two things: what you need and what you can pay.
Brian Crow PE
For most electric utilities, outage management is a top priority and concern. Take, for example, an electric utility located in the middle of the United States' infamous ‘Tornado Alley.'
DNV GL's global industry survey reveals a worrying split between the renewables sector and system operators, threatening the future deployment of clean energy.
For many years, electric utility design personnel and engineering project managers have been working to get the most out of aging transmission and substation assets while making sure grid reliability improvement efforts pass two typical tests: are they prudent, and are they cost effective?
Ours is an era of unstructured information. The data we seek to manage, analyze and interpret value from is available to us on a scale previously unfathomable – creating both opportunities and challenges for CIOs in every industry.
The Bigger Picture | System Testing for Outage Management and Distribution Management Systems - Critical Success Factors
Don Hallgren and Ross Shaich
Outage Management and Distribution Management Systems are mission critical applications and they must be available, responsive, accurate, and reliable at all times.
Dean Musser PE
Municipal electric utilities in New England face significant energy cost increases in the coming years due to the retirement of older generation plants and the impact that shifts in the sourcing of generation will have on transmission patterns.
In a world of aging assets and limited financial and human resources, companies often struggle to decide which asset-related capital projects should get the most attention.