Power Distribution News

  • Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey Goes Live with OSI Distribution Management Platform

    Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has successfully completed implementation of a major centralized Distribution Management platform for Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey. A part of PSE&G's Energy Strong program, this project has been implemented to increase the resiliency of the company's electric delivery system and to improve the overall system performance, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Power specialist Smith Brothers sets its sights on solar

    Yorkshire-based high voltage power specialist Smith Brothers has added the energisation of two prominent solar farms to its fast-growing success story. Having been assigned the design and build contract for Wreay Farm in Carlisle by renewables developer Anesco, the team of electrical engineering experts was also enlisted as the independent connections provider by solar giant Ethical Power for ...

  • WWEC2017 Conference Resolution

    The World Wind Energy Association and the Swedish Wind Power Association welcome the presence of those 300 participants from 39 countries attending this Conference, from wind and all other renewable energy technologies. The Conference covered all aspects of wind utilisation, science and technology, related policies, manufacturing, development, operation, community involvement as well as other ...

  • Ameren Unveils One of North America`s Most Advanced Distributed Energy Resource Facilities

    As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation recently announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren's Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, is one of the only ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Distributed Generation an Ongoing Threat to Utility Revenues and Hosting Capacity, Accenture Research Shows

    Utilities face the greatest risk of lost revenues from distributed generation (DG), including residential solar photovoltaics and fuel cells, according to Accenture's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy`s Secretary Perry Orders Study on Grid Reliability, Market Distortions

    Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, has asked the agency to prepare a study on the country's electric grid which will offer policy recommendations to ensure that reliable, baseload generation sources are preserved. "There are significant changes occurring within the electric system that could profoundly affect the economy and even national security, and as such, these changes ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL`s KEMA High-Power Laboratory Performs First-Ever Ultra-High-Voltage Component Tests

    DNV GL is helping the power industry move into the era of the "super grid" with the announcement that testing of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) grid components has started at its recently expanded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL) in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Following a EUR 70 million, multi-year investment, the KEMA HPL is the first facility in the world for testing UHV electrical grid components ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Radicle Transforming Innovation in Ag & Food

    World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, San Francisco partner, Radicle, is carefully selecting innovative ag and food tech start-ups for investment, ensuring that powerful, disruptive technologies reach their full potential. “Radicle is transforming innovation in ag and food tech with a one of a kind platform providing entrepreneurs the right amount of capital and ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market

    The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a management challenge for the wholesale bulk-power market, according to a report from the ISO/RTO Council or IRC. The report by IRC’s Emerging Technologies Task Force ...

  • Delivering Efficiency and Flexibility through Distributed Energy

    With distributed generation in the form of solar and small scale gas generation predicted to grow from just 2% last year to 12% by 2030, the cost of technology that allows customers to produce and store their own energy is steadily becoming more affordable. Centrica’s Distributed Energy & Power business is working to help customers to capitalise on this trend, bringing a variety of ...


    By ENER-G

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • “India time to` be in”: Bonfiglioli is the most important player in India`s power transmission sector

    As a key speaker at the “India time to' be in” conference staged by Milano Finanza in Milan on the 8th March, Sonia Bonfiglioli could draw on vast experience. Bonfiglioli is one of the most significant Italian companies operating in India today. With nearly 20 years of history in the country, Bonfiglioli has become the most important player in its sector. As the round table showed, ...


    By Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

  • Electric Power Distribution Automation Systems Market Worth $23.7 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research

    The global electric power distribution automation systems market is expected to reach USD 23.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The rise in the adoption of smart grids & funding initiatives is projected to spur the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB and Enbala Power Networks To Co-Develop Grid Software

    ABB announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB's venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures. Today's grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Wins Order For HVDC Link Between Great Britain and France

    Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The "ElecLink" high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FS-Elliott Announces Expanded Distribution Network

    November 30, 2016 – FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a leading manufacturer of oil-free, centrifugal compressors, announces today new distribution agreements with Dynamic Compressor Services, CDA Systems, Power Equipment Company, and Rasmussen Air & Gas Energy. Joining a network of over 75 distributors and representatives worldwide, Dynamic Compressor Services, CDA Systems, Power Equipment Company ...


    By FS-Elliott

  • PJM approves $1.5 billion in transmission upgrades

    The PJM Interconnection has approved more than $1.5 billion in electric transmission upgrades to address reliability issues in multiple areas. The largest project involves rebuilding and upgrading transmission lines in Burlington, Mercer, and Middlesex counties in New Jersey.  Some equipment is more than 80 years old, according to PJM.  The project, in the territory of Public Service ...

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Utilidata and National Grid Announce Reforming the Energy Vision Project

    Utilidata announce a partnership in Clifton Park, NY with National Grid intended to deliver energy savings to electric customers in the town as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will install Utilidata's Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) technology - AdaptiVolt - on the electric system in Clifton Park, enabling the utility to capture ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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