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Smart Grid


Implications of smart grid development, projects, and policies for the power industry

A New Approach for Gas-Insulated Substations

For decades, gas-insulated substations (GIS) have been used primarily in densely populated metropolitan areas. They take up only 10% of the footprint of outdoor or air-insulated substations and provide reliable…



Here’s How Utilities Are Primed to Lead America’s Race to Clean Energy

The U.S. will rely on utility leaders to scale smart grid infrastructure and reduce carbon emissions. Climate change has captured the world’s attention for decades. We’ve seen countless intergovernmental summits,…


Advanced Power Grid Sensors and Switches Reduce Downtime and Improve System Reliability

A Fault Isolation Service Restoration module, part of an Advanced Distribution Management Solution, has improved grid reliability, and reduced outages and outage durations, for customers of PPL Electric Utilities. The…


The Growth of Renewables Calls for Scalable Approaches to OT System and Device Integration

Reports from U.S. agencies indicate the use of renewable energy continues to grow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. consumed a record amount of renewable energy in…


Microgrids with Propane-Fueled Backup Systems Deliver Reliable, Resilient Power

With the increased value of distributed capacity in various energy markets, there is a growing demand for generators in microgrids, which are local energy systems that can be disconnected from…


Three Cybersecurity Steps Integral to Building a Better Grid

In January, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) launched its new Building a Better Grid initiative. The DoE’s stated intention for the program is to create a more robust transmission…