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50% Underground by 2040

50% Underground by 2040

We set goals for renewables, net zero energy and carbon free energy. These resource related goals will require a 21st Century distribution grid that is reliable, resilient and still affordable. Will it be our grandfather’s distribution grid? No.  The electric...

Humans on the Moon?

Humans on the Moon?

What will engineers of the future build on the moon? 3D printed concrete structures and landing sites made with moon aggregate and the water NASA hopes to discover in the south https://lnkd.in/gwzdRX9t Solar energy with some version of hydrogen storage or small...

Defining Resiliency

Defining Resiliency

Our industry needs to provide simple, understandable definitions for commonly used terms such as smart grid, smart cities, distributed energy resources, and microgrids. The simple, understandable definition of resiliency is: The ability to withstand a High Impact, Low...

IEEE PES Grid

IEEE PES Grid

At the IEEE PES Grid, I will have three panels on World Changing Ideas for Positive Economic Development, Customer Engagement and Strategic Undergrounding, and Wildfire & Risk Mitigation.

Entergy

Entergy

Entergy is asking regulators to spend $15B over the next 10 years to harden an overhead system from the late 1900’s. But, in 2022 and after massive hurricanes in 2005 and 2021 wiped out much of the T&D serving New Orleans, why would Entergy propose more of the...

AI Robot Self Aware

Elon Musk has said that Artificial Intelligence is far more dangerous than nuclear weapons. https://lnkd.in/gxFD27Uu Now, this former Google engineer claims that the AI robot is self aware. AI has many good possible applications for our industry but we will...

Burial Benefits

Burial Benefits

Here's a podcast about the benefits of burying lines: Mike Beehler, spokesman for the Power Delivery Intelligence Initiative, or PDI2, advocates for more strategic line burials around the country. Mike says many utilities are seeing benefits of burial beyond...

Undergrounding and ESG

Undergrounding and ESG

Investors are increasingly socially aware. They invest in value but also examine how a company sustains the environment, engages the community, and operates the organization. Investors evaluate the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) scores of publicly traded...

Critical Infrastructure for Critical Times

Critical Infrastructure for Critical Times

Michael E. Beehler & Robert Kondziolka Customers without electricity for days or weeks? Does that happen in the United States of America in the 21st Century? Increasingly, the answer is yes. Wildfires, hurricanes, ice storms, floods and more seem to come more...

Trenchless Technology Podcast

Trenchless Technology Podcast

This Trenchless Technology podcast is a fast-paced and informative update on T&D undergrounding and pdi2.org. Listen here: https://trenchlesstechpodcast.podbean.com/e/episode-19-the-future-is-now-with-undergrounding-power-lines/ Learn about the impact of...

Hydrogen has great future potential

Hydrogen has great future potential

More and more electric and gas utilities are starting pilot projects. Public Utilities Fortnightly just interviewed Entergy’s Rod West on their strategic locational advantage and their long term vision for hydrogen…

Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the T&D system?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the T&D system?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the T&D system???? Yes….for analysis of UAV line inspection data, predicting substation equipment condition, using AMI voltage data for distribution transformers and now, on NYPA’s Long Island Sound Cable, transmission cable analysis.

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