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Navigating risk in a fog of uncertainty

As the old saying goes, these are interesting times for the world's energy systems. On one hand, the world increasingly relies on a reliable electricity supply, with demand forecast to double by 2050. On the other, public concern and regulatory deman ...

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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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Is an all DC electric power system feasible?

Is an all DC electric power system feasible?

In today's blog I will look into the concept of an all DC electric power system, compared to the present day AC system. For more background information, please view my previous blog post: Technological initiatives in superconductivity - Taking "a ste ...

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Technological initiatives in superconductivity - Taking "a step backwards to move forward"

In my next few blogs I will look at transmission technology initiatives that seemed so promising some time ago, and perhaps even still are. As the old saying goes, sometimes you must "step backwards to move forward." This week's topic is superconduct ...

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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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