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  1. FirstEnergy completes substation to boost service reliability for customers in Ohio

    FirstEnergy energized $30 million transmission project in Elyria, Ohio , to meet rising demand for electricity driven by commercial and industrial load growth in the area. The centerpiece of the project is a new 345/138-kV substation that will increase the electric capacity available to serve Ohio Edison customers in Elyria, Lorain, Sheffield Lake and Vermilion, as well as provide FirstEnergy with greater flexibility to operate the local transmission network. The project also required the construction of eight transmission lines supported by 36 new tower structures, which were needed to connect existing power lines in the area to the new substation.  FirstEnergy and its affiliates worked closely with property owners to acquire the necessary easements and to build the new transmission lines with as little disruption as possible. Construction began in late 2015 after the substation was approved by the Ohio Power Siting Board, and the new facilities were energized ahead of a December 2016 in-service deadline. "The new substation will provide a significant reinforcement to the electric system across our region and ensure that the grid can support commercial and industrial activity in Lorain County," said Randy Frame, regional president of Ohio Edison. "The construction work was completed safely, on time, and within budget, with minimal impact on local communities and property owners." The project is part of FirstEnergy's Energizing the Future initiative, a $4.2 to $5.8 billion investment program in electric transmission infrastructure between 2017-2021 that involves upgrading and strengthening the grid to meet the future demands of customers and communities.  Key factors driving this major investment in FirstEnergy's transmission system include replacing existing equipment with advanced technologies designed to enhance system reliability; meeting projected load growth driven by shale gas-related activity and other development in the region; as well as reinforcing the system in light of power plant deactivations.

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  2. Renewable power with smart inverters compete with traditional power plants

    The California ISO said in its statement that it plans to present its test results to NERC and other technical review committees

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    Mon, 16 Jan 2017

  3. Substation outages: Animal caused outages create an explosive year

    Substations: TransGard releases annual list of the Five Worst Outages of 2016

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  4. Climbing Animals and Substation Outages: Expensive, Damaging.… Preventable

    Almost every day a critter finds its way into a substation , comes into contact with the wrong equipment, and knocks out power. As utilities, cooperatives and other power providers seek solutions, they have turned increasingly to TransGard fencing.

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  1. Test equipment: Multifunction transformer and substation test system

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

  2. Stored energy solutions

    Energy management: EnerSys highlights space-saving solutions for energy efficiency and renewable energy integration at DistribuTECH 2017.

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    Thu, 12 Jan 2017

  3. ITC wins DOE permit for Lake Erie transmission project

    A DOE Presidential Permit is required for international border-crossing projects 

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  4. Natcore's 200 MW Vietnam solar power project receives essential government approvals

    The 200MW solar power project will be completed in several phases.

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    Fri, 13 Jan 2017

  5. Substation fencing

    Safety products: TransGard Substation Fencing keeps animals out, keeps the power on.

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    Thu, 29 Dec 2016

  6. PECO completes $32 million substation in Pennsylvania

    The project, which began in August 2015, incorporated the latest innovations in smart substation technology to provide customers with enhanced electric service reliability

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  7. San Diego entities seek interest related to 500-MW pumped storage project

    The San Diego County Water Authority and the City of San Diego said Jan. 6 that they have taken a step toward the possibility of helping the region meet its future energy needs through a new pumped storage opportunity at the San Vicente Reservoir site.

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    Fri, 6 Jan 2017

  8. VIDEO: Xcel Energy’s Courtenay Wind Farm Goes Online

    The 200-MW project is now online and capable of generating enough electricity to power about 105,000 homes.

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    Mon, 9 Jan 2017

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