First Fantastic Forty
Steve Mitnick is Editor-in-Chief of Public Utilities Fortnightly and author of the book “Lines Down: How We Pay, Use, Value Grid Electricity Amid the Storm.”
The first transformational transmission line design in nearly fifty years? They developed it. The world's first battery/gas turbine hybrid system at existing peakers. They developed it too.
The world's first underground spent fuel storage facility at an operating nuclear plant. They developed it. One of the first distribution utility natural gas compressors. They developed it too.
Vertical climbing inspection robots. They developed them. Transmission line crawling inspection robots. They developed them too.
The world's first interstate trading program for water quality. They developed it. The largest offshore wind farm in U.S. waters. They're developing it.
A lab to protect widely dispersed substations and transmission. They developed it. The Swiss Army knife of high-voltage transformers as backup as we face grid security threats. They developed it too.