The changing role of HVDC in the US. HVDC is making it possible for utilities in the US to accomplish many goals. It offers active and reactive power to support the aging AC infrastructure, provides a power source for black starts following outages, and moves power from areas of surplus to regions with demand. In this brief video, Deia Bayoumi, ABB's VP of HVDC Local Execution Center, talks about how HVDC is playing an increasingly important role in the US grid. For further...
Structural design considerations for rigid bus systems in substations
Structural design considerations for rigid bus systems in substations. Learn about the three key considerations to assure your substation rigid bus system design is structurally sufficient and cost effective: load conditions, structural limits, and structural analysis. For more detailed information from our speaker, you can download this free pre-recorded presentation, Rigid bus design for AC substations.
Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements
Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements: The news is full of stories about the latest cyber attacks and data breaches. While there hasn't been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn't mean bad agents aren't trying. Watch this short video for an overview of the standards now in place, the level of protection they provide and what you can — and should — be doing to implement those standards.
Volt/VAr control and optimization. Utilities are searching for ways to achieve higher levels of Volt/VAr control and optimization. In recent years they invested in a variety of pilot programs to develop business cases, and are now pushing those programs out into more widespread use. In this concise video, Howard Self, Smart Grid Distribution Automation Program Manager at ABB, talks about recent developments in Volt/VAr control and optimization, an especially important topic...
ReliaGear ND™ switchgear: Ground and test device operation. ReliaGear ND doubles switchgear capacity in a 26-inch-wide frame with its two-high breaker arrangement. The new design requires some new operating procedures, including the operation of the ground & test device, which is demonstrated in this short video.
The medium voltage power world is in the midst of a challenging, and yet exciting, time. Download ABB Review Special Report: Medium-voltage product...
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?"