T&D and Smart Grid
The ZigBee Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance entered an agreement to collaborate on wireless home area networks (HAN) for smart-grid applications. The...
capacitor assemblies. Equipped with fusing and blown-fuse indicator lights as standard, StacoVAR fixed capacitor assemblies are for indoor or outdoor use with voltages from 240 Vac to 600 Vac. These complete assemblies are UL 508A listed, c-UL, and available from stock or with fast delivery times. They are used for improving power factor where induction motors are located, including manufacturing facilities, food and beverage processing, warehousing and distribution centers, water and wastewater treatment plants, and more.
Survalent Technology commissioned a new supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system for Ottawa River Power Corp. The new system is an upgrade from Survalent’s VMS platform to an open-architecture system based on Windows Server 2008. It includes command sequencing high-level programming language, short-term load forecasting and load management.
The Eastern Interconnection States’ Planning Council (EISPC), a coalition of state utility regulators and representatives from Governor’s offices within the Eastern Interconnection received a $14 million grant from the U.S. DOE to form a broad transmission study entity. The funding allows 39 states and D.C., located partially or within the Eastern Interconnection, to formally begin studying potential transmission development. Funding is via the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. EIPSC is one of two such Eastern entities formed. The other involves utilities.