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- Toward a Global Smart Grid--The U.S. vs. Europe. CONANT, ROB // POWERGRID International;May2010, Vol. 15 Issue 5, p20
The article discusses several major differences between smart grid implementations in North America and Europe. It states that the smart grid was started via wireless mesh in North America and power line carrier (PLC) in Europe. It talks about differences in standards and regulatory bodies in...
- Gov steps up presence in nation's capital. Curran, Dennis E. // Wyoming Business Report;May2009, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p1
The article reports on Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal's frequent visit to Washington, D.C. to fight for the Wyoming's coal industry and also for its increasing portfolio of renewable energy fuels in 2009. The governor and his staff participated n discussions about electricity transmission...
- Power-line carrier: Still the lowest-cost medium for communications. Diamanti, Paola // Electrical World;Aug96, Vol. 210 Issue 8, p30
Focuses on the use of power-line carriers for communication systems. Coupling capacitors between the transmission line and the terminal equipment; Line trap between the coupling capacitor and the substation.
- Increase ampacity ratings through real-time monitoring. Seppa, Tapani; Beaty, Wayne // Electric Light & Power;Mar1996, Vol. 74 Issue 3, p27
Reports on electric utilities' start of application of tension monitors to obtain real-time ratings for transmission lines in preparation for competition of open access. Ruling span principle as the basis of the mechanical design of transmission lines; Valley Group Inc.'s development of a...
- Brussels backs deal on cross-border wires. Dooley, Trevor // Utility Week;9/27/2002, Vol. 18 Issue 13, p11
Reports on the support of Brussels, Belgium to a fee structure for cross-border electricity transmission proposed by the European Transmission System Operators (ETSO). Details on the proposed temporary system; Focus of the ETSO proposal.
- Copenhagen's Metropolitan Power Project takes 420 kV cables underground. Elberling, Tom // Modern Power Systems;Jul99, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p31
Details the replacement of overhead transmission lines in Copenhagen, Denmark with 420 kV XLPE system. Schedule of completion of the project started in 1997; Project involving NK Cables and two Danish electric utilities focused on the development, production, supply and installation of high...
- Transmission project links California, Pacific Northwest. Simpson, K.D. // Electrical World;Apr94, Vol. 208 Issue 4, p41
Profiles the California-Oregon Transmission Project (COTP) which provides an additional 1600 megawatt of power-exchange capability between California and the Pacific Northwest and increases the reliability of this interconnection. Design segment for environmental concerns; Application of...
- New Nogales electric line still a pipedream. Schliesman, Kyle // Inside Tucson Business;11/24/2003, Vol. 13 Issue 20, p1
Reports on problems relating to the construction of an electric line from Tucson to Nogales, Arizona. Request of the line in 2001 by the Arizona Corp. Commission to provide redundant service to the southern part of the state by December 2003; Delays on approvals of Tucson Electric Power's...
- The other electricity crisis: transmission lines. Scherer, Ron // Christian Science Monitor;2/20/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 59, p3
Focuses on electric transmission lines in the United States and the thought that the lines are congested and close to burning out during peak periods.