Berkeley Lab report calls for industry attention to ensuring grid reliability

In light of changes in how electricity is generated and consumed, Berkeley Lab has authored a new report analyzing challenges facing the nation’s electric grid and making recommendations for ensuring continued reliability.

Vaisala to bring first commercial units of its Optimus DGA Monitor for transformers online

Vaisala, a global provider of environmental and industrial measurement, is working with power utilities, maintenance providers and asset owners to bring the first commercial units of its Optimus DGA Monitor for Transformers online. In recent months, Vaisala has delivered Optimus units to various customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the Americas and Asia. Vaisala

Mon Power to upgrade substation to connect West Virginia wind farm

Mon Power, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., is upgrading a transmission substation near Thomas, West Virginia., to help connect a new wind farm to the regional electric grid.  The work also is expected to enhance electric service to Mon Power customers in the area. The centerpiece of the $2.2 million substation project is installing a new 138-kilovolt (kV)

DNV GL opens world’s first ultra-high voltage testing facility for super grid components

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, officially opened its expanded and upgraded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL). Following a 70 million Euro investment, the newly extended test lab is the world’s first – and currently only – facility capable of testing ultra-high voltage (UHV) electrical grid components. The new lab

Online transformer monitoring needed to meet Asia’s rapid spread of rural electrification

Vaisala, a global provider of environmental and industrial measurement, has highlighted how continuous online transformer monitoring will play a key role in the future maintenance and servicing of transformer fleets across Asia, as electrification and reliable grid access spreads to the continent’s rural population. Faced with increasing demand for access to electricity, especially in rural

New model FCR Relay Class, Revenue Grade Split-Core Current Transformer from FLEX-CORE

The company is a provider of transformers, transducers, switches, relays, signal conditioners/converters, meters, and accessories.

Vaisala assesses causes & costs of avoidable catastrophic transformer failure

Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has studied recently released data by CIGRE – the international council on large electric systems – to reveal the most significant risks of transformer failure and the leading causes of downtime. CIGRE data shows that almost 50% of failures resulting in downtime originate in transformer windings, with

AMSC announces $8.0 million in D-VAR system orders in U.S., UK, Australia, and Jordan

AMSC, a global energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, recently announced four new D-VAR STATCOM system orders valued at about $8 million.

ABB unveils new TXtreme distribution transformer for harsh environments

ABB has launched a new longer-life distribution transformer called TXtreme, featuring a special coating that protects the transformer from corrosion in the most severe environments. Distribution transformers are key assets in power transmission and distribution networks, and are currently designed to operate 20 to 30 years. However, harsh operating conditions containing salt, moisture, or chemicals can

ABB launches industry-leading digital equipment

With the recent commercial launch of more than 180 solutions and services, ABB is unlocking value for customers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.