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.
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.
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.
Substations are at risk of failure during extreme weather conditions, such as hurricanes and flooding. Learn several solutions, including elevated and hardened substations that create a more stable environment in the face of future extreme weather conditions. For more information about hardened substations, download the free white paper: Overcoming urban power distribution challenges with technology innovations.
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.
Planning for large transmission projects There is an unprecedented amount of large electrical transmission projects being planned in the United States. These projects cost billions of dollars, and like other large projects, are notorious for being late and over budget. Learn four things you can do to avoid costly delays and budget overruns with your large-scale transmission project. To learn more, download the free white paper: Outsourcing T&D Infrastructure Projects - ABB (IEEE).