A Remarkable Journey - Transportation of the world's largest HVDC transformers
ABB is building the Rio-Madeira HVDC power super-highway that will bring clean hydropower from Porto Velho in the northwest to São Paulo, Brazil's main economic center covering a distance of more than 2,500 kilometers, making it the world's longest power transmission link. Transformers constitute one of the key products that will enable efficient and reliable power flow.
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.
Steve Catanach – AMFC Executive Summary and Takeaways
Steve Catanach, Executive Sponsor for the Advanced Meters Fort Collins project, discusses the project, and what it took to bring together the perfect team of collaborative partners to execute this very ambitious advanced metering upgrade.
Vegetation Management Along Electric Utility Line Using GPS
Carl Livingood, President of GeoSpatial Innovations explains vegetation management along electric utility line using GPS. GeoSpatial Innovations provide field solutions for electric, natural gas and utilities. Before Carl goes out the to field, he's pulling the network locations of poles and electric wires from the GIS and making that available in the field.
T&D World Editorial Director Rick Bush interviews EPRI's Andrew Phillips on the future of dynamic rating and predictive grid capacity forecasts.