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Finding best available technologies for meeting energy needs today and tomorrow: energy efficiency, demand response,, solar, wind, electric vehicles, biofuels and smart grid. It’s all the innovations that make the energy we use more secure, clean, and affordable. The energy world's best hopes lie in what's happening in the digital realm, especially in data analytics.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Transmission Domain - The National Institute of Standards and Technology released a common semantic model for the Smart Grid in June 2009 - NIST worked with the appropriate standards development organizations to form a common representation of information models for the smart grid
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H. Transmission Planning
wednesday, march 22, 2017
Renewable energy resources such as wind in the high plains and concentrated solar in the dessert southwest require multi-billion-dollar investments in extra-high voltage transmission extending across state lines.

G. Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS)
wednesday, march 22, 2017
A system composed of static equipment used for the AC transmission of electrical energy. It enhances controllability and increase power transfer capability of the network and is generally a power electronics-based device.

F. High Voltage DC Transmission (HVDC)
wednesday, march 22, 2017
For long-distance distribution, HVDC systems are less expensive and suffer lower electrical losses than the traditional AC lines.

E. Phase Synchronizer
A utility frequency technology that has the potential to change the economics of power delivery by allowing increased power flow over existing lines up to a line's dynamic limit instead of to its worst case limit.

D. Wide Area Situational Awareness
wednesday, march 22, 2017
The Great Northeast Blackout could have been avoided by better communication across system operators

C. Transmissions Operations Overview
thursday, july 7, 2011
We are using World War II era analog technology to power a network and devices that are increasingly digitized.

B. Improved Circuit Ratings
monday, july 11, 2011
The thermal expansion in transmission lines is still limited by obsolete, slow electro-mechanical controls that seriously constrain the amount of electricity that each line can carry.

A. Super Grids
Imagine a virtually unlimited supply of electrical power from solar-energy systems and power lines that could transmit this electricity from the deserts of the southwest to the Eastern Seaboard at nearly 100 percent


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