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Event: IEEE PES panel in May

Event: IEEE PES panel in May

Please join us for: MAKING THE DECISION TO INVEST IN MAJOR UNDERGROUND PROGRAMS MAY 8th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM LINK The need for resiliency and shareholder/public value has many US utilities engaged in an historic level of underground distribution work. Some utilities...

New Bill for Transformers

New Bill for Transformers

Here's an article from Utility Dive, "Bipartisan group of 12 senators proposes blocking DOE’s distribution transformer efficiency rule." Breathing room til 2034. If you need transformers, study this new bill supported by the National Rural Electric Cooperative...

Event: IEEE PES panel in May

Event: IEEE PES panel in May

Please join us for: MAKING THE DECISION TO INVEST IN MAJOR UNDERGROUND PROGRAMS MAY 8th 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM LINK The need for resiliency and shareholder/public value has many US utilities engaged in an historic level of underground distribution work. Some utilities...

New Bill for Transformers

New Bill for Transformers

Here's an article from Utility Dive, "Bipartisan group of 12 senators proposes blocking DOE’s distribution transformer efficiency rule." Breathing room til 2034. If you need transformers, study this new bill supported by the National Rural Electric Cooperative...

NOLA Grid Hardening Plan

NOLA Grid Hardening Plan

Here's an article in Utility Dive. Scant mention of underground for $12/month rate increase by 2028 with these possible benefits for the “next 50 years” The Entergy proposed benefits statement says…. “While no amount of investment or hardening will completely...

PUG Innovators Conference

PUG Innovators Conference

Join me at https://pufinnovators.com/ on October 10-12 in Washington DC and engage with a great innovation panel of: -Bill Johnson, GM KCK BPU-Peter Muhoro, Chief Strategy, Technology and Innovation Officer at Rappahannock EMC-Carlos Nouel, VP of Transformation at...

Rebuilding Lahaina

Rebuilding Lahaina

The devastating August 8th fires in Lahaina changed lives forever. It was a tragedy that deeply saddened the watching world—the loss of lives, and loss of way of life unique to the beautiful setting that Lahaina and the Island of Maui provided. Although Lahaina and...

Whitepaper: Solving for FERC 881

Whitepaper: Solving for FERC 881

Introduction We heard them loud and clear!   Senior utility leadership at Distributech 2023 and IEEE GridEdge 2023 told us they want and expect innovation! Innovation that is “simple” and “synergistic”.   Solutions to operational challenges that are easy to implement,...

Storm Creates Outage in Kansas City

Storm Creates Outage in Kansas City

The largest storm damage (outage) in the history of company! Tens of thousands of customers out for multiple days, nuke plant curtailed due to downed transmission, and businesses closed. (My dental office still closed 3 days after storm!). What is the true cost of...

Consumers Energy wants to bury power lines

Consumers Energy wants to bury power lines

Here's an article in The Detroit News about undergrounding. “It is important to remember burying our lines might be the right solution for some areas but not others,” said Chris Laird, the company’s vice president of electric operations, in a statement. “… By using a...

Underground Resiliency for FERC 2222

Underground Resiliency for FERC 2222

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 2222 requires the integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) into the transmission and distribution (T&D) system and will use the principles of transactive energy to move towards net-zero energy and carbon-free generation portfolios.

Kentucky Utilities and Undergrounding

Kentucky Utilities and Undergrounding

According to this article, a Kentucky Utilities spokesman said “very few utilities are converting older, overhead lines to underground lines across the country.” Where has he been? Kentucky Utilities….the utilities below are happy to share lessons learned and best...

Undersea Cables

Undersea Cables

A great new idea! Undersea cables linking islands to mainland generation has been done around the world. Could Puerto Rico be next?

Austin Takes Action

Austin Takes Action

“By having our power lines underground, we are hardening our infrastructure. We are creating a more resilient city and we are preparing our community,” said [Austin Council Member] Fuentes.

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