Multiple Financings of New Power Supply Resources - A Complex Undertaking -

Few things touch every person and community in our country like infrastructure systems. Whether it be transportation, water, gas, or electricity infrastructure systems, they are all vitally important both commercially and personally and impact our lives on a daily...

Utility Communications in Regional Transmission Organizations -

As each RTO has evolved and matured its control and market models, the required quantity of data exchanged has grown and the accuracy and reliability requirements of that data have become increasingly important. Constructing a working, reliable, secure, and cost...

Electric Utility Business Model Threats - GDS Associates

Recent technological and economic changes are expected to test and transform the electric utility industry over the next decade. Which opportunities or threats are most likely to cause a paradigm shift among the industry and its stakeholders? How can utilities plan for...

Controlling Lightning Induced Outages on Overhead Lines

Overvoltage protection, often called lightning protection, plays an important role in the design and operation of an electric system. Power distribution systems are asked to perform flawlessly in some of the most hostile weather environments. For many areas in North...

Physical Security Threats and the U.S. Power Grid

Recently, physical security of the electrical power grid was thrust into the national limelight largely due to news media reports about the April 16, 2013 sniper attack on Pacific Gas & Electric’s Metcalf Substation in San Jose, California. This well-orchestrated,...

EPA's Highly Anticipated "Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines"

DOWNLOAD PDF On June 2, 2014, the EPA released its highly anticipated, “Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units,” its preliminary regulations for greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from existing power plants....