Tag Archives: Smart Grid

Resilient Grid Project

Superconductor cables to interconnect assets in downtown Chicago against extreme weather It’s no secret that Chicago is home to some extreme weather from time to time. Locals used to refer to trademark gusts that introduced themselves around a corner as “The Hawk”. Chicago’s Resilient Electric Grid project is designed to stabilize infrastructure against such moments. […]

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Open Source: Grid Defenders

LF Energy, Alliander formulate a shield for the IoT to combat cyberattacks LF Energy, a Linux Foundation project charged with accelerating the decarbonization goals of the energy and electricity sectors through open-source technology, announced its latest project, Grid eXchange Fabric (GXF), February 6. GXF is a scalable and technology-agnostic industrial Internet of Things (IoT) platform […]

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It’s Always SUNY in the Smart Grid

Herkimer College the latest to start a program for utilities of the future For those doubting the legitimacy of the Smart Grid, here’s a nugget: Smart Grid investments have risen each year since 2010 and are expected to reach $13.8 annually in 2024. A major part of that is state-commissioned technical projects, which often collaborate […]

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Drone Zone

The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected The drone market is growing faster and larger than expected. A new report from Navigant Research expects it to reach at least $13 billion by 2026. The report examines the use of drones and robotics for electric transmission and distribution (DRTD) operations, with global market […]

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Grid Security

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

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Upgridding Illinois

State kicks off ambitious ‘utility of the future’ process The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved a process yesterday called “NextGrid” to begin building what it calls “a smarter, more dynamic electric system that allows for greater customer choice and control.” This means more advanced technologies—rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and energy storage—will be deployed at scale due to Illinois’ […]

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Outages, But Also Advances

Hurricane Matthew leaves damage; Smart Grid shows promise  Despite its unpredictable path and a nonetheless damaging imprint, Hurricane Matthew’s effect on the Southeastern United States could be a sign of improvements in utilities infrastructure as well as an indicator of the promise for recent implementations of Smart Grid technology. As of Monday, October 10, Matthew, […]

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NEMA keeps the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts going

Stormy weather did not deter the crowd at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association‘s Hurricane Sandy: Rebuild Smart event on June 13th, which aimed to present disaster preparation and improvement in the power grid. Speaking at the event were NEMA CEO Evan R. Gaddis and New York Representative Peter King. Both men stressed the importance of […]

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GE and Systems Control form partnership to provide electrical grid services

GE Grid Automation and Systems Control, a GE customer, announced that they have signed a letter of intent to form a strategic relationship designed to provide utility and industrial customers in North America with a “complete, modular packaged solution that can be ‘dropped in’ to new or existing distribution electrical grid infrastructures.” According to GE, […]

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Over 600 million lose power in India after three power grids collapse

Three regional power grids in New Delhi, India failed Tuesday, leaving 620 million people without electricity for several hours in what has become the world’s largest blackout. Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde blamed the crisis on states taking more than their allotted share of electricity, which is supplied by the government. This failure, which followed […]

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