Sharper Shape & SkySkopes successfully use drone to construct transmission line

Sharper Shape and SkySkopes, in cooperation with an investor owned utility, have developed an innovative and unique way to use unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for power-line construction. The mission used the Sharper A6 UAS to string sock lines for a 675-kV line construction project.     “This use-case highlights how UAS are a safe and effective option for many

Raycap upgrades its Strikesorb 30 surge-protective device

Raycap, the developer of the unique patented Strikesorb technology, announced an upgrade to its flagship Strikesorb 30-surge suppression device (SPD). While Strikesorb technology has been in existence for 20+ years and protected wind operations for more than 15 of these, these recent enhancements upgrade the Strikesorb 30 to a Class I surge protective device, in

HELUKABEL adds to international growth & opens two new branches

  HELUKABEL, a global manufacturer and cable, wire, and accessories supplier, is enhancing its global distribution channels by opening local subsidiaries in Mexico and Brazil. “Seeing the rising demand for our products in Central and South America meant now is the right time to open our own subsidiaries to grow even closer to our customers,” said Mark Luksch,

Stem’s AI-powered energy storage network grows to 150 MWh & passes 500 utility dispatches

Stem Inc. announced it has surpassed a number of company execution milestones made possible by its artificial intelligence (AI)-powered network of energy storage systems located at businesses and institutions throughout the U.S. Stem aims to build the world’s smartest and largest digitally controlled network, and currently has more than 700 systems contracted or installed in 75

Nexans to build new cable-laying vessel as part of clean-energy initiative

To drive the shift of global energy production and distribution in the direction of renewables and clean energy, Nexans announces that it has started the construction of a new cable-laying vessel for submarine HV cable systems installation. “The construction of this new cable-laying vessel is a fundamental milestone in our commitment to cleaner energy,“ said Arnaud Poupart-Lafarge, Nexans

Five million commercial customers could cut costs with battery storage

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the U.S. NREL recently analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in 48 states, finding that more than five million of the 18

ABB’s distribution management software to improve outage response at major U.S. utility

ABB has successfully delivered its latest distribution and outage management systems to ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation, the United States’ leading energy provider. The software solution helps ComEd minimize the impact of outages for its customers across northern Illinois. ABB Ability based Network Manager distribution management system (DMS) provides real-time monitoring and control,

ABB wins $30 million order to support integration of offshore wind energy in the UK

ABB has won a $30 million order from ScottishPower Renewables to supply two SVC Light Static Compensators (STATCOMs) that will smooth out the voltage fluctuations that are an inherent feature of intermittent wind energy. They will increase power transfer capability, improve power quality and enhance grid stability, enabling more energy efficient and reliable power supplies

Managing assets on the electric grid

Editor’s note: This article comes from ABB’s Power Update and is featured online at T&D World. It is by Gene Wolf , Technical Writer for Transmission & Distribution World Magazine. Read the full version here. When the average manager, engineer, and maintenance technician hear the words asset management, their typical response is less than positive. Tell

Opto 22 adds advanced trending capabilities to the groov mobile operator interface solution

groov, from Opto 22, is a zero-programming, web-based way to build, deploy, and view effective, scalable industrial IoT and edge computing applications.