• Solving the space problem with synchronization
    Insight Article | Aug 26, 2014 | Daniel Flores
    Engineers at electrical utilities spend a lot of time mulling over synchronization-the action of comparing the voltage, phase angle and frequency conditions between a power source (such as a generator) and the electric power network (or system)-before tying up the two different voltage sources. Why is that so vitally important?
  • The View from the West
    View from the Top | Aug 24, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    The Western Area Power Administration service territory encompasses a transmission system spanning 15 states and 1.5 million square miles, serving 700 preference customers and numerous open access transmission customers who rely on the existing infrastructure for their power.  We recently caught up with Mark A. Gabriel, agency administrator, to discuss some major challenges ahead.
  • We'll call you an expert if you can ace this quiz
    Insight Article | Aug 21, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis
    In a moment of levity in this all-too-serious industry, we pay homage to our favorite scene in the now 20-year-old "Speed" where Jeff Daniels says to Keanu Reeves, "Pop quiz, hotshot" and then runs through various scenarios for the gum-smacking Keanu to sort through. Well, here's our version. It's not as adrenaline pumping as "Speed," but, on the good side, nothing explodes if you're wrong-not even if you take this quiz at under 50 miles per hour.
  • Xcel Reveals Winds of Change
    Insight Article | Aug 19, 2014 | Frank Prager
    Frank Prager, vice president of policy and strategy at Xcel Energy, writes about how a decade of growth in wind energy holds valuable lessons for the future of solar.
  • European Utilities Lose Half Market Cap
    View from the Top | Aug 17, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg
    Utilities in Europe are sick. We recently spent some time discussing the situation with Matias Alonso, Accenture managing director of global utilities, who is based in Madrid. 
  • A balanced approach to DG by former FL PSC Commissioner
    Insight Article | Aug 14, 2014 | Katrina McMurrian
    At the recent National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings, public utility commissioners from around the country gathered to discuss a number of energy issues and challenges. Among the issues discussed was the integration of renewable energy sources, particularly distributed generation (DG) technologies such as solar panels on homeowners' roofs, in a manner that respects the crucial role of the grid.

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