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GDS TransActions Newsletter, 2021 Q3 Issue

DOWNLOAD PDF Our society is heavily reliant on electricity and plans for sustainable energy have put more emphasis on the electric distribution grid to provide reliable power to retail customers. The electric grid of the near future will need to deliver additional power...

Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act: $80+ Billion Utility Benefits

Recently, the United States Congress has been drafting theInfrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) anddepending on the final version of the bill, there will bepotential impacts and benefits for electric utilities. The Actcontains over $80 billion in funding for...

Resiliency of the electric distribution grid

Our society is heavily reliant on electricity and plans for sustainable energy have put more emphasis on the electric distribution grid to provide reliable power to retail customers. The electric grid of the near future will need to deliver additionalpower for electric...

Reactive power compensation and non-synchronous generators

GDS TransActions Newsletter, 2021 Q2 Issue

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What does the ransomeware attack on Colonial pipeline mean for the future of critical infastructure protection?

On May 7th, Colonial Pipeline was forced to shut down operations as a result of a ransomware attack. The shutdown lasted until May 12th and the effects of the shutdown were felt long after. Colonial Pipeline supplies 2.5 million barrels of fuel daily to the southeastern...

TransActions Newsletter - Q1 2021 Issue

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Long Term Performance - Battery Energy Storage Systems

Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) are currently being deployed in virtually every corner of the United States, and even in the middle of the economic downturn, analysts’ projections indicate this trend will continue. The primary drivers of this change are technology...

AFUDC - Compliance or Non-Compliance

The allowance for funds used during construction (“AFUDC”) rate calculation is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (“FERC” or “Commission”) long-standing regulation that permits a regulated electric or gas utility to earn a return on the construction costs of...

EV TIPS

  If you have asked yourself any of these or similar questions, you are not alone. Numerous utilities, municipalities, and states are exploring and moving forward with electric vehicle system investments and incentives,