electrical power Articles

  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Wind Energy Production Estimates: Moving Beyond Time Averages

    No need to be a statistician to see that averages are often useful to compare different things. And yet, they often fall short as a true measure of performance. For instance, we use averages to compare the current weather against the climate normals or to get a sense of how our favorite sport team or player is doing. Team (player) statistics are a concise way of combining the scores from many ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • Reduced Emissions for Landfill Gas Installations

    The use of landfill gas as a source of renewable energy is increasing. For environmental and safety reasons, the owners of the waste storage sites have to strictly monitor and control the construction, operations, and emissions generated. Sulzer offers solutions to control these emissions within the limits given by the government. Landfill gas is similar to natural gas, but it is created by ...


    By Sulzer

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • Closing The California Clean Energy Divide

    Reducing Electric Bills in Affordable Multifamily Rental Housing with Solar+Storage Executive Summary BATTERY STORAGE IS EMERGING AS AN effective new strategy for reducing electricity costs for affordable multifamily rental housing in California. Battery storage systems not only provide economic returns today, they can also preserve the value of solar in an ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Harmonic assessment of electrical power systems

    Advances in semiconductor technology have resulted in an escalation in the numbers and power ratings of non-linear loads connected to the power system. At all voltage levels, equipment is being installed which generates harmonics. At transmission levels, FACTS devices are being installed for controlling power flow, HVDC links are used to transfer real power between AC systems and large industries ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Hidden failures in electric power systems

    Hidden failures in equipment are those failures which occur at random and that do not lead to any discernible change in the state of the network and, therefore, remain undetected. Although hidden failures can occur in any equipment, the hidden failures in protective equipment have attracted a good deal of attention in recent years. Admittedly these failures are rare but, when the power system is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Agents controlling the electric power infrastructure

    The electric power grid is evolving from a centrally controlled grid with only a handful of regulated monopolies to an open, liberalised electricity market. In addition, more and more small-scale dispersed generators are deployed in distribution nets. This puts extra stress on the power grid, in an era when electricity is one of the most important commodities for economic, industrial and everyday ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Assessing the impact of interdependencies in electric power systems

    Electric power systems (EPS) greatly support our daily activities and are therefore among the most prominent critical infrastructures that need to be reliable and resilient in providing their services. They are rather complex and vulnerable systems, being composed by two interdependent infrastructures: the electric infrastructure (EI) and its information-technology-based control system (ITCS), ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Is nuclear power more competitive producing electricity or hydrogen?

    Steam methane reforming is the world's dominant hydrogen production technology, using natural gas as both feedstock and fuel, but producing more than 9 kg of CO2 for each kilogram of H2. Natural gas prices between $6 and $8/GJ yield an average hydrogen production cost between $12 and $15/GJ, excluding the cost of CO2. High-temperature gas ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Risk assessment of catastrophic failures in electric power systems

    The declining reliability of the US electric power system is raising major concerns among both politicians and power engineers in the USA. One of the reasons put forward by the North Electric Reliability Council (NERC) is the detrimental role played by the protection systems during large disturbances, which tend to help the perturbations to propagate through over-tripping of fault free system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Disposal of saline wastewater from electrical power plants

    Saline wastewater from a coal-fired Utah Power Plant has been applied in central Utah, USA, since 1987, to irrigate various agricultural crops. The primary goals of this research: to dispose of saline wastewater by maximising actual evapotranspiration (ETa) and to prevent contamination of surface and groundwater by eliminating runoff and throughout the years (1987-2005). Plots were established ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electricity trading in Indian restructured power market

    In the past few years, most of the electricity industries around the world have been undergoing a movement from monopoly utilities to restructured competitive electricity markets. At present time, the operation of electricity markets all over the world varies from one country to another. Indian electricity market is trading with power transactions through power exchanges. Practically, Indian ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power management policies and control of hybrid electric vehicle

    With increasing concern over the environment and ever-stringent emission regulations, the use of hybrid electric vehicle (HEV) is being investigated as an alternative form of transportation. A hybrid vehicle combines the advantages of an electric drive and an internal combustion engine. This paper proposes the necessary hardware and software needed for an effective control of the electrical part ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Online condition monitoring of electrical power system imbalance

    Symmetrical components are of great importance in many applications in electrical power systems, such as power protection and condition monitoring. This paper presents a computer-based algorithm for online symmetrical components estimation. The proposed algorithm uses the samples of the phase variables (currents or voltages) to estimate the magnitude and phase angle of each phase phasor at each ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Electric vehicles powering communities through natural disasters

    Mass power outages and blackouts have always been of great concern during and after natural disasters. In addition to the devastation that can occur from flooding, collapsed buildings, and disruptions to basic infrastructure, the absence of electricity can shut down basic communications systems, adding to the anxieties of those most critically affected. While much discussion revolves around what ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Benefits of the Best Pressure Washers Powered By Electricity

    Ask any expert about the best pressure washers and they are likely to mention the electric powered versions. Since they run on electricity, the electric-powered ones are highly versatile and ideal for use in almost all settings with reliable electrical supply. The cleaning efficiency of the best pressure washers is measured in terms of their pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) and flow ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Policy and economic issues of electrical power and energy systems

    During the last quarter of the 20th century, many developments have served as catalysts for changes in the national energy policies of countries throughout the globe. These catalysts have affected the institutions and energy framework of virtually every country. In the majority of countries, the predominant electricity supply institution is the electric utility monopoly characterised by some ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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