As part of its ongoing effort to improve the safety and reliability of its electric system, PG&E routinely uses a specialized helicopter to wash a targeted set of power lines that tend to accumulate significant amounts of contamination throughout the year such as dirt, salt and bird excrement.
Recently, 3M completed an 11-year field test in the corrosive salt spray environment of Hawaii. The field test demonstrated the corrosion resistance of its high capacity transmission conductor, 3M™ ACCR.
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The latest in power products on display: Automation & Power World (APW) is coming up in March, offering you the opportunity to see the latest in power technology. It's also a chance to attend cutting-edge seminars and talk face-to-face with ABB experts about your specific problems and needs. Watch this short video from a recent APW to get a sense of the amazing scope of new technology you can view firsthand in the exhibit area. Then register to attend this must-see...
The Ice Buster is a high-quality tool that's designed to attach to the fiberglass hot stick you already carry on your truck, and it can be safely used from the ground without having to climb a pole or climb into a bucket. Just lift it to the wire and walk, letting it ride the line behind you. The Ice Buster turns and shears away the ice with just light to moderate effort on your part, depending on the size of the conductor and ice accumulation. In other words, it works while you walk.
SHE Transmission: Caithness Moray Transmission Reinforcement
Video describing Scottish Hydro Electric Transmission's plans to install a subsea HVDC cable between Caithness and Moray to transmit the electricity generated from renewable energy developments onto the national grid.
American Transmission Co. is proposing to reinforce the electrical transmission grid in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northeastern Wisconsin to address generation changes, changes in demand, the evolution of a wholesale electricity market and emerging reliability concerns.
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R
20-minute relay retrofit: Replacing a DPU2000R with a REF615R. The ABB DPU2000R distribution protection unit is a reliable performer. Many DPU owners are eager for the features of the newer REF615R feeder protection relay, but they have concerns about downtime during the replacement process. Watch this short video showing how a complete replacement can be completed in just 20 minutes. To learn more about the features and benefits of this versatile, quickly-installed device,...
The 122-mile double-circuit, 345-kV transmission line runs east of Medicine Lodge, Kan., to Spearville, Kan., and is designed to connect eastern and western Kansas in order to improve electric reliability, enable energy developers to tap into the transmission grid, and promote economic development in the region.
GE researcher Sumit Bose details a new DOE project that GE will lead, to develop an Enhanced Microgrid Control System (eMCS). This technology is designed to be a key element in keeping the electricity system in Potsdam, NY up and running for several days should it become disconnected from the main power station.