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Thousand Oaks gets ready for major underground utilities project

Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Wendy Leung Ventura County Star, Calif. - A row of electrical poles along 1 1/2 miles of Thousand Oaks Boulevard will go underground when the city begins work on a $15 million project next month. More...

ABB wins order from Great River Energy to upgrade HVDC connection in US

Feb 09, 2016 -- MarketLine - ABB Group has won an order worth around $130 million from Great River Energy to upgrade an existing high-voltage direct current connection in the US. More...

Transmission project bets on clean Canadian power in Pennsylvania

Feb 9 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Daniel Moore Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Transmission lines have been much longer and more ambitious than the 73-mile project proposed by ITC Holdings Corp. More...
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Surge in feedback extends comment period for transmission line project

Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Andrew Creasey Appeal-Democrat, Marysville, Calif. - The public comment period for a controversial proposed electric transmission line project was extended by 60 days after project leaders were inundated by letters from local leaders requesting more time to evaluate the project's impacts. More...

Manchester wants in on Northern Pass process

Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Paul Feely The New Hampshire Union Leader, Manchester - The Board of Mayor and Aldermen decided this week the city should play a part in the Northern Pass transmission project, voting to file a request to become an intervenor in the state's Site Evaluation Committee's review of the project application. More...

Revamping the electric grid could yield huge cost savings, SolarCity report says

Feb 4 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - Ivan Penn Los Angeles Times - A modern electric grid that incorporates solar, battery storage, energy efficiency and smart technology could save Californians $1.4 billion a year, according to a report released Thursday by rooftop solar giant SolarCity. More...

Articles 

By Mark Sardella, PE
On: January 14, 2016
Nearly half of all electricity generated in the world today comes from power plants that use steam turbines built in the days of rotary telephones and manual typewriters, operating at thermal efficiencies of around thirty-percent more...
By Debsankar Pramanik
On: January 13, 2016
The way we receive electricity, has not changed to a significant level over last 100 years. The coal (thermal), nuclear or hydro power plants send electricity through transmission lines to substations and to transformers, finer more...
By Mike Karlskind
On: December 17, 2015
The climate surrounding severe weather events is changing. Severe weather is occurring more frequently and utlities are facing increasing scrutiny in how they respond to outages. Customers and regulators expect greater transparency than ever before. more...
By Del Rodillas
On: December 3, 2015
The future, modernized state of Industrial Control Systems goes by many names. Some are general such as "Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)" and "Industry 4.0." more...
By Arvo Eilau
On: November 24, 2015
Current global power generation market conditions have placed enormous demands on critical valves within thermal generation systems. more...

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