Could electric vehicles provide reliable backup power to the electric grid? Last November, the Air Force rolled out the federal government’s first fleet of plug-in and hybrid electric vehicles. Parked at Los Angeles Air Force Base (LA AFB) in El Segundo, Calif., about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the 42-vehicle fleet features 13 … Continue reading Could electric vehicles provide reliable backup power to the electric grid?
Grid security as a service? The technical issues that interrupted service for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Stock Exchange and United Airlines on July 8 illustrate how dependent the economy is on technology. As IT staff worked to fix the problems, at least their computers and phones worked, and the lights and AC … Continue reading Grid security as a service?
Last Word: Cyber-blackout – The dangers within and without the grid Speaking as someone who lives and works in Western Europe, and having spent more than 15 years in Africa, I have first-hand experience of some of the world’s most and least reliable infrastructures. In Africa, I was used to working around daily blackouts. In … Continue reading Last Word: #Cyber-blackout – The dangers within and without the grid
The Big Picture From Grid Edge Live 2015 GTM’s second-annual Grid Edge Live conference drew more than 500 attendees to Rancho Bernardo, Calif. to talk about a pressing issue facing the world’s utility and energy industries: how to manage the emergence of a distributed, low-carbon, customer-enabled energy future. This challenge looks different, depending on which … Continue reading The Big Picture From Grid Edge Live 2015
Southwest Power Pool Expands Electric Grid Management to 14 States Southwest Power Pool, a regional power grid operator that ensures access to reliable sources of electricity at competitive rates, has expanded its management of electric reliability coordination to include the Integrated System transmission system, adding more than 5,000 megawatts of peak demand and 9,500 miles … Continue reading #Southwest_Power_Pool Expands Electric Grid Management to 14 States
Electric Power Substation Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020 According to a new market research report (Electric Power Substation Automation Market by components…), the total market was valued at $29.49 Million in 2013 and is expected to reach $48.25 Billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 6.71% between 2014 and 2020. Electric power … Continue reading #Electric_Power #Substation_Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020
Managing the energy grid: Inside MISO and SPP When regional transmission organization (RTO) Midcontinent Independent System Operator literally turns on the power switch to its state-of-the-art command center in West Little Rock on June 1, Arkansas will be at the epicenter of the nation’s ongoing and often raucous debate on the safety and reliability of … Continue reading Managing the energy grid: Inside MISO and SPP
CONGRESS WARNED ‘CATASTROPHIC DANGER’ LOOMING ….“Washington remains gridlocked between lobbying by NERC and the wealthy electric power industry, and the recommendations of the congressional EMP Commission and other independent scientific and strategic experts on the other hand,” he said. “The states should not wait for Washington to act, but should act now to protect themselves,” … Continue reading CONGRESS WARNED ‘CATASTROPHIC DANGER’ LOOMING