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IEEE whitepaper addresses COVID-19 challenges for utilities

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), has released a free new white paper titled "Sharing Knowledge on Electrical Energy Industry’s First Response to COVID-19", to share insights to assist utilities and operators meet the challenges posed by the pandemic.
smart energy transition

The smart energy transition in the new normal

COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. The health, social and working practice impacts dominate our view of the "New Normal". But, what does it mean to the smart energy transition which was...
Fault finding

Fault finding in low-voltage networks

Problems in medium voltage grids are usually handled by redundancies within the network setup, along with the implementation of appropriate switching measures, which generally ensure a relatively uninterrupted continuation of the supply.
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E to plead guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for 2018 fires

The utility announced it had reached a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office, saving PG&E executives from prison sentences, but with a $4 million fine imposed.
Nova Scotia

Dorian messed up my donair – 65,000 Nova Scotians still without power

NS Power restores services to 85% of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to Hurricane Dorian.

UK distributor signs first of its kind demand-side management contract

WPD has signed a demand-side management agreement with battery storage provider Anesco.
Monarch Partnership

ENGIE boosts energy transition expertise with Conti acquisition

French utility ENGIE’s recent flurry of new acquisitions, green bond issuances and government-partnerships and has been complemented by the acquisition of US-based energy services and construction company Conti Corporation.
Ozarks Electric Cooperative

Arkansas utility sets record in UAV grid inspection

Ozarks Electric Cooperative has selected Honeywell's Aerospace and Process Solutions Smart Energy to optimise monitoring and management of its grid network.

European utilities using long-distance drones for grid maintenance

Beyond the line of site (BVLOS) prototypes are becoming increasingly popular to improve power grid inspections.