Understanding the Commissioning Process for Utility Systems

The overall goal of 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 operation. Witness … 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”


Electric Power Substation Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020

The key drivers behind the growth of the market are the increasing demand for electric power substation automation in smart grid and technological advancement. According to recent market research, the … Continue reading “Electric Power Substation Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020”


The future of global demand response markets

Utility Dive recently reviewed a new report from Navigant which found that spending is set to take off worldwide as emerging technologies and a push to limit energy use expand … Continue reading “The future of global demand response markets”


Utilities Turn to Drones to Inspect Power Lines and Pipelines

In an effort to combat gas leaks and downed power lines, the utility industry has enlisted a new weapon into the fight—drones, according to a Wall Street Journal article published … Continue reading “Utilities Turn to Drones to Inspect Power Lines and Pipelines”


Interest in Microgrid Technology Grows

Technological innovation continues to disrupt the old ways of doing business and accelerating power grid modernization. As technology advances and E.P.A. regulations gain a foothold, power industry professionals face continuous … Continue reading “Interest in Microgrid Technology Grows”


Social media becoming important customer service tool for utilities

In the Utilities and Power industry, managing the nation’s grid is a primary concern, but as the world of energy becomes more diversified, social media is becoming an important tool … Continue reading “Social media becoming important customer service tool for utilities”

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