PG&E Opens $28.5 Million State-of-the-Art Electric Control Center in Fresno
PG&E has opened a state-of-the-art, $28.5 million electric distribution grid control center. By early next year, it will be one of three new grid control centers - the others in Concord and Rocklin - that will control PG&E's 140,000-circuit-mile electric distribution system that delivers electricity to homes and businesses.
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.
ADVAC Advanced design vacuum circuit breaker. The EL mechanism used in ABB's ADVAC breaker is the most widely used technology in the world, and with good reason. With fewer moving parts and vacuum interrupters embedded in cast-resin, breaker maintenance is greatly reduced. For much more information about innovations and insights, read this ABB Review Special Report: Medium-voltage products.
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns
Maintaining grid stability in light of coal plant shutdowns. Coal-fired plants in the US are increasingly being shuttered due to tighter environmental regulations and the high cost of required corrective capital improvements. As these plants go offline, what's forgotten is the ripple effect on power quality, system resiliency, and reliability. The free white paper, The age of the new energy miner presents additional details about technology options that can help...
Wireless mesh networking. Each day utilities install more and more intelligent devices as they automate their generation facilities, substations, and other assets. The resulting data is driving a convergence of IT and OT functions, enabling new levels of control. The devices typically communicate wirelessly using one of several technologies. The most reliable is 802.11 Wi-Fi-based mesh. The short white paper: Fine mesh: Mesh 802.121 wireless network connectivity...
Microgrids for critical power applications.
Mission-critical customers depend 100 percent on reliable power. Hospitals, military bases and data centers are just a few industries that rely on microgrids as their primary source of backup generation. As "power experts", learn how utilities can open a brand new revenue stream by offering microgrids as a service to their non-mission-critical customers.
For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: Microgrids: Weathering the storm