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Concerns with future power grids

Concerns with future power grids

Our modern society has become highly dependent on a reliable power supply--mostly due to increased interactions with other infrastructures, such as IT services, transport, and water management. Grid investors, owners, and operators are unsure as to w ...

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Integration of renewable energy sources: Strong challenge for a weak grid

Integration of renewable energy sources whether into transmission or distribution level focuses on incorporation of such sources in a reliable and economic fashion in the bulk electric power system while maintaining the grid integrity, reliability an ...

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Prepare to be a better grid citizen: offshore wind needs to go beyond levelised cost

Prepare to be a better grid citizen: offshore wind needs to go beyond levelised cost

In the second in a series of 'Beyond Integration' blogs on renewables and the grid, Felicity Jones explores the maverick status of offshore wind in a future of distributed renewables--and argues that the industry needs to go beyond its focus on level ...

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Is upgrading and maintaining grid infrastructure an innovation blocker?

Less than two weeks ago, The Netherlands encountered a major power outage in Amsterdam which affected 1 million customers. It was the first major incident since 1997! The outage was likely caused by a short circuit in 380kV substation Diemen. That ...

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Imagining the unimaginable: Examining future climate change scenarios

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Superstorm Sandy, although not the most expensive hurricane to make U.S. landfall (Katrina holds that distinction), caused $65 billion in economic damages and was responsible for the death of 117 people in t ...

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Continued lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy

Reflecting on the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it is tempting to dwell only on the immediate impact of the storm on the hardest hit areas. The effected communities have shown tremendous strength in rebuilding the devastated infrastructure, and w ...

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Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

Is your strategy for responding to extreme weather events up to the challenge?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I'm a big fan of Yogi-isms. "It ain't over 'til it's over" is regarded as one of the most well-known quotes from Yogi Berra, a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for the New York Yankees. He fir ...

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How to deal with new technology being introduced in the power system

How to deal with new technology being introduced in the power system

One of the challenges in transmission and distribution is the safe and reliable introduction of new technology in the power system. As a key performance indicator of the grid is reliability, you can imagine that ideally only "proven" technology shoul ...

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KETRACO & DNV GL: Transmitting the future to Kenya

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Earlier this year DNV GL announced it had been contracted to advise on the construction of a 400kV high voltage overhead transmission line and substations in Kenya. The Kenya Electricity Transmission Company L ...

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Opening a new frontier in utility resource planning

Opening a new frontier in utility resource planning

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) opened a new rule making for distribution planning that could have a major impact on market participants in the West[1]. The OIR, officially named "Order Instituting Rulemaking Regarding P ...

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