Reliability

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February 25, 2013

Overall, state governments and electric utilities provided more effective responsiveness and handling of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy emergency than did local and federal governments, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2013 Hurricane Sandy Responsiveness Study.

Article
April 16, 2012

Cities are developing energy assurance plans to prepare for situations in which power is unavailable for several days.

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Article
October 28, 2010

NASA Science News has announced that it is working on a new and experimental forecasting system for the North American power grid, called Solar Shield.

Article
October 15, 2010

Power outages and power quality disturbances cost the U.S. economy over $80 billion annually as the aging power grid is becoming increasingly stressed. The answer, according to a Connected Planet feature, is a self-healing smart grid, but what is it and what are the costs?
 

Article
October 12, 2010

The executive director of the North American Transmission Forum contends that the power industry needs to recognize that rules for reliability are limited in what they can accomplish.

Article
July 29, 2010

Climate change initiatives will require substantial changes to the bulk power system, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation announced in its Reliability Impacts of Climate Change Initiatives (RICCI) Report.

Article
June 21, 2010

When it comes to the practicality of renewable energy used by utilities, wind provides a viable amount of load that can integrated into the transmission grid. But how do utilities deal with wind power and its effect on power quality issues of the grid?

Article
February 19, 2010

 Black & Veatch has released the results of its fourth annual survey of U.S. electric power industry leaders, which showed reliability of the electric grid, regulatory issues and long-term investment as overall top concerns.

Article
February 1, 2010

Broadband-over-power-line with fiber backbone is central to the future of the Dallas-area smart grid. (go to article in T&D World)