Image - GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

GE Study: Wind Power Can Improve Resiliency of Electrical Grids

Today, at the CIGRE Session 45 in Paris, GE’s Energy Consulting business (NYSE: GE) presented the findings of its frequency response study on wind power and grid resiliency. The study, which was sponsored by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory, modeled the country’s Eastern Interconnection—one of the largest electrical systems in the world—and determined that when equipped with the appropriate modern plant con...

Wind - Power Generation, Smart Grids - Aug 27, 2014


Image - Alstom and PG&E to advance Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring

Alstom and PG&E to advance Synchrophasor Grid Monitoring

Alstom Grid, along with other solution providers, have partnered with Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to continue collaboration into Phase II of PG&E’s synchrophasor project, Synchrophasor Technology Realization. This collaboration, partially funded by US Department of Energy (US DOE), aims to advance situational awareness enhanced with stability monitoring, a key step towards proactive grid stability management as data...

Oil and Gas - General News, Pipelines, Smart Grids - Aug 27, 2014


Image - Siemens Presents First Gas-insulated 320-kV Switchgear

Siemens Presents First Gas-insulated 320-kV Switchgear

At the Cigré conference in Paris, Siemens today presented the first compact gas-insulated switchgear (GIS) for high-voltage direct current applications. Within the framework of the energy transition, high-voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is gaining in significance as it allows low-loss transmission of large amounts of electricity over long distances. The new 320-kilovolt (kV) gas-insulated switchgear uses up to 95 percent less...

Oil and Gas - Smart Grids - Aug 26, 2014