We talked with Ken Gerling, vice president of transmission projects at Burns & McDonnell.
Deciding whether to go forward with a second license renewal.
A re-defined capacity product, revised parameters for generator performance, and a new role for demand response.
PJM would minimize risk, but so did regulation.
Recent trends in distribution line undergrounding.
Equipment health monitoring for the modern utility.
Eight key ‘plays’ to alter how work is managed and performed.
Tomorrow’s options for low-carbon baseload generation.
How to find a future that works.
Mathematical Structure of the Methodology
In this appendix to “Opening the Black Box,” (Fortnightly, January 2014), we briefly describe the basic components of the models for managing aging assets: how to represent the condition of such assets and the outcome of replacement, maintenance, and testing decisions.
The model structure is one of optimal control with dynamic state variables and uncertainty. Let