Tag: power lines

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Upgrades to Line Sensors Support Reliability of the Power Grid

August 1, 2022

Via: PowerMag

New technologies to monitor power lines are emerging worldwide, part of continuing efforts to harden the power grid and increase reliability and resiliency. Utilities and other operators of electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) systems have made T&D upgrades a priority […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

FERC orders utilities to fine-tune line ratings to boost transmission efficiency

December 17, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

In an effort to make the existing transmission system more efficient, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ordered all transmission owners to consider ambient conditions when determining how much power can flow through their power lines. The rule issued Thursday gives […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How drones can make inspections smart and automated for utilities

September 16, 2020

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

The coronavirus pandemic has hit energy companies in several significant ways. Chief among these is how utilities carry out field inspections of vital equipment during times of lockdown. For many of these power firms, they have found the answer in […]

Electric Utility, Infrastructure, Public Utilities, Public Works

Saving Time, Money and the Environment With Smart Planning for Power Lines

July 24, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

As the U.S. renewable energy market continues growing and our energy system shifts to cleaner sources, the way clean power is transmitted to our communities must follow the same responsible siting as the energy projects themselves. Wilderness-quality lands, important wildlife […]