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reliability


Why Resiliency in the Electrical Grid Should Be Measured from the Customer’s Perspective

Reliability performance is core to the utility industry. Utilities strategically design and invest in their system to maximize reliability performance—traditionally measured by System Average Interruption Frequency Index (SAIFI), System Average…


Five Emerging Risks That Could Hamper Energy Transitions

At the virtual 2nd Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables on Oct. 27, several high-ranking policymakers pointed to a number of localized challenges affecting their countries’ distinctive power…


Maintenance Planning and Execution Standards and Best Practices

The equipment and facilities supporting today’s critical infrastructure are vital to modern society. This article provides testing and maintenance tips to ensure systems are kept in top condition. Power plant…


The POWER Interview: Are DERs an Opportunity, or Threat?

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are physical and virtual assets that are deployed across the power distribution grid. They are typically close to load, and though they initially began as behind-the-meter…


Despite Dead DOE Rule, Grid Resiliency Persists as a Major Concern

The U.S. power industry lacks forward-looking ways to measure grid resiliency and traditional reliability metrics could become irrelevant as more intermittent generation inundates the bulk power system. But rather than…