Turn data into actionable business intelligence that can increase efficiencies and support decisions across your entire enterprise. Our Advanced Distribution Management System delivers monitoring, analysis, control, optimization, planning, and training tools that all function on a common representation of your entire electric distribution network.
Choosing high voltage breakers for a transmission grid in transition
Learn how to manage three challenges of choosing high-voltage breakers: power quality, higher current ratings and transient faults. Getting these right will mean a simple solution that increases safety and reduces cost. For more information about selecting high-voltage breakers, download this free white paper, Implications of short-line faults for circuit breaker application and design.
Public utilities and investor-owned utilities have completely different approaches to the smart grid. In this engaging interview, you'll learn why these differences are meaningful and how utilities can identify the opportunity for reliability, efficiency and capacity gains. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: A public power guide to building a low-risk, low-cost smarter grid.
Storm Soldiers: The Untold Story of America's Other Heroes
Power is a necessity in today's modern world. Most of us take for granted the work that it takes to build and maintain the power grid that supplies us with the electricity that powers our lives. Storm Soldiers is a film about the men who make it all happen. The linemen who work tirelessly behind the scenes so we can power our computers, heat our homes and light our lives. Danger is around every corner for linemen and the job is constantly on the top ten list for most dangerous jobs. This film...
My system is on an 18 month trim cycle, trimming 4-6 feet of clearance on all primary conductors. We were directed by our City Commissioners to use a TGR, which we have been doing. My question is this. How do we get the maximum regulation from the product when it takes 18 months or so for the TGR to actually begin working and we trim the trees every 18 months.
Over the past one hundred years, there have been many exciting breakthroughs in transformers. Discover new developments on the horizon, which will ultimately enable you to gain more efficiency in your transmission system. For more information on this topic, download the ABB Review Special Report: Transformers.
Paul Mauldin and Brian Reinholz discuss the uproar over grid vulnerability leaks from FERC and terrorism; they also look at what NRG Energy is doing with rooftop solar. The competition for talented young engineers is also discussed.
American Transmission Co.: Managing the growth of trees and other vegetation around transmission lines is key to helping ensure public safety and electric system reliability. In some areas, difficult terrain and wetlands around the transmission line corridor make it very difficult to access with ground crews.