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Smart Grid


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

‘Smart Grid Ready’ Generator Changes Game for Backup Power

Residential applications for smart grid technologies continue to grow as electricity customers take more control of their energy usage and costs. Homeowners with rooftop solar have been selling power back…



New GE Digital Tool Part of Grid Management Advancements

Energy companies continue to work on providing solutions to optimize the power grid, part of their efforts to support the integration of renewables and help ensure the reliable delivery of…


Electric Power Transmission: Long on Planning, Short on Time

The mid-February blackouts in Texas have raised a lot of questions about power grid reliability. While investigations into the underlying causes of the outages could take a while to complete,…


Using Distribution-Class STATCOMs to Resolve Distributed Generation Plant Voltage Issues

When distributed generation causes net reverse power flow on a distribution feeder, several voltage-related issues can occur. According to studies published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia…


Dirty Electricity, but Not the Kind You Think

When most people hear the term “dirty electricity,” they probably think of power generated from sources considered more-polluting, such as coal, natural gas, or other fossil fuels. However, Satic Inc.,…


The POWER Interview: The Importance of AI and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are becoming synonymous with the operation of power generation facilities. The increased digitization of power plants, from equipment to software, involves both thermal…