Modest Optimism, Lingering Questions at Transmission Summit

This article originally appeared on RTO Insider on February 12, 2017. By Wayne Barber WASHINGTON — Modest optimism about the Trump administration’s infrastructure plans was tempered with questions about leadership at FERC and other federal agencies at a gathering of transmission developers, RTO officials and environmentalists last week. The first National Electric Transmission Infrastructure Summit,

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Making Way for Wind Power

This article was originally published by the New York Times Editorial Board on April 5, 2016.  If the United States is going to get serious about cutting carbon emissions from oil and gas, it will have to find ways to scale up its use of renewable energy. Converting wind and solar power into electricity is,

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Transmission Technology Series

Survey of Emerging Transmission Technologies Written By: Usman M. Chaudhry Table of Contents Introduction High Voltage Direct Current Transmission Dynamic Line Ratings Synchrophasors High Temperature, Low Sag Conductors Integrated Volt-VAR Regulation/Optimization Grid-Scale Energy Storage Smart Solar Inverters Introduction On August 14, 2003, the United States experienced the worst electrical blackout in its history. About 50 million people

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