An Era of Change in the Electrical Power Industry: Are you ready?
The electric power industry has entered an era of unprecedented change, with issues such as aging infrastructure, new regulations, the integration of distributed energy resources, and the convergence of IT and OT. Paul Mauldin with T&D World discusses these topics and a virtual event on November 6 that seeks to address them.
At Lockheed Martin Skunk Works®, we're making advancements in the development of fusion energy, the ultimate form of renewable power. Our scientists and engineers are looking at the biggest natural fusion reactor for inspiration - the sun.
Span Sentry provides an accurate, real-time estimation of the ampacity (current carrying capacity) of transmission conductors for a maximum operating temperature. Incorporating multiple on-site sensors, Span Sentry monitors conductor clearance, line current and weather conditions to calculate conductor ampacity, temperature and tension.
Get absolute phase identification and angle on entire systems in order to balance load and minimize line loss. With PhaseTrakker® (AP30) you can achieve correct phasing for system mapping and ensure that new substation connections are phase correct. PhaseTrakker works on overhead and underground conductors and can be used without de-energizing power lines (120V to 500kV).
Is there a way drones could be used to trim vegetation in areas where terrain would make it difficult to access with conventional equipment?