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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Clean-air initiatives are complex and costly projects, whether retrofitting existing generation assets or installing new. Utilities and IPPs can simplify these projects by relying on a single supplier to provide the needed engineering and technology. In this video, learn how ABB provides project managers with a seamless, and painless, approach to clean air projects. For more information, read this article, "What was CSAPR really driving?"