What to Look for in Utility Power Station Commissioning Equipment

During power plant commissioning, you need fast, economical, and predictable load to simulate load expected in operation of the system. Rather than using the line load as a reference for … Continue reading “What to Look for in Utility Power Station Commissioning Equipment”


Trends in Load Bank Testing Equipment for Utilities

The frequency and breadth of load bank testing for critical power power commissioning has increased during the last decade. Three distinct trends will drive the growing importance of using load bank testing … Continue reading “Trends in Load Bank Testing Equipment for Utilities”


Equipment Required for Load Testing for Utilities

As part of an electrical generation, transmission, and distribution system, a substation houses equipment that surrounds a transformer. Specialized load testing services for utilities ensures utility safety and efficient, reliable delivery … Continue reading “Equipment Required for Load Testing for Utilities”


Key Considerations for Utility Substation Testing

  Why and when should you conduct utility substation testing? What do you need to know to complete this process successfully? Utility operators must test new facilities before they go … Continue reading “Key Considerations for Utility Substation Testing”


Understanding the Commissioning Process for Utility Systems

The overall goal of utility substation commissioning is to confirm a facility meets the design intent and the owner’s requirements. For critical facilities, proper commissioning ensures a reliable and resilient … Continue reading “Understanding the Commissioning Process for Utility Systems”


Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up

New utility facilities must be tested before going live to verify proper operations of relays and power protection. Operators can test their new facilities in one of two ways: use … Continue reading “Here’s Why Utilities Say They Use Load Banks in Substation Testing and Start Up”


EPA to Issue Finalized Rules on Ozone Emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency released finalized regulations on ground-level ozone on October 1. This pollutant is the main ingredient in smog. The new guidelines will tighten the ozone standard from … Continue reading “EPA to Issue Finalized Rules on Ozone Emissions”


How the REV initiative is changing the way New York utilities do business

Last week, investor-owned utilities in New York submitted a draft of innovative “demonstration” projects as a part of the state’s Reforming the Energy Vision initiative. Depending on the project, whether … Continue reading “How the REV initiative is changing the way New York utilities do business”


8 utilities partner to stockpile emergency power transformers

In an effort to guard against potential threats such as cyber-attacks, natural disasters, and other physical assaults on power facilities, eight utilities companies are forming a limited liability company to … Continue reading “8 utilities partner to stockpile emergency power transformers”

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