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  1. Global transmission and distribution investment to reach $351 billion per year by 2026

    Over the next decade, electric utilities will invest $3.2 trillion globally in new and replacement transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. This infrastructure investment will be necessary due to growing electricity demand, aging assets and new power generation projects, including intermittent renewable resources that are straining the grid, according to a new dataset published by Northeast Group. "Utilities and governments across the world are developing new generation projects, particularly renewable energy ones, to meet rising electricity demand. But often missing from the headlines is the massive investment that will be required in T&D infrastructure to accommodate these projects," according to Ben Gardner, President of Northeast Group. T&D investment will be significant in all major geographies. The largest new investment over the next decade will be in China and India as they seek to meet rising electricity demand while also modernizing their grids. Developed countries will also be investing significantly, particularly in smart grid infrastructure and renewable energy integration. France alone plans to invest over $1 billion per year in T&D infrastructure focusing on integrating renewable energy, while US utilities will invest nearly $20 billion per year in transmission, up from just $10 billion per year back in 2010. Developed countries will also lead the way in distribution-level smart grid infrastructure (distribution automation) investment. In many developed countries distribution automation – including substation automation, fault detection, isolation and restoration schemes (FDIR), Volt/VAR optimization (VVO), and additional grid monitoring and control infrastructure – will reach 15-20 percent of total annual T&D investment. This will compensate for modestly lower legacy T&D investment as distributed generation and demand response programs gradually reduce the need for new power lines and substations. Several leading global vendors including ABB, GE/Alstom, S&C, Schneider Electric and Siemens will be vying for this significant market. They will compete with each other as well as a number of local and regional players.

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    Wed, 31 Aug 2016

  2. Safety equipment: UV camera targets corona detection in electrical transmission and distribution

    Safety products: Sonel’s Model UV-260 camera combines high performance, functionality and operational simplicity to facilitate detection of partial discharge conditions; offers longer battery life, larger display, lower cost.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  3. Transmission and distribution infrastructure investment to reach $198 billion by 2024

    Over the next decade, the world will need to invest between $140.2 billion to $170.5 billion per year on traditional transmission and distribution

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    Wed, 6 Aug 2014

  4. Report highlights need for data revolution to facilitation EU energy transition

    A new report on data management in the EU electricity networks asserts that a revolution in information exchange between electricity transmission and distribution system operators is a precondition to Europe's energy transition.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  1. Safety equipment: Arresters safeguard transmission and distribution lines from lightning

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    Tue, 19 Jul 2016

  2. Renewables are now “big business” says World Energy Council

    Renewables generated record levels of investment in 2015 and experienced “explosive” growth over the past 10 years, a new report from the World Energy Council has found.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  3. NextEra bid to buy transmission company Oncor moves forward

    The definitive agreement between Oncor’s bankrupt parent Energy Future Holdings Corp. and Florida-based NextEra is part of a Chapter 11 reorganization plan 

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  4. California PUC mostly approves energy storage deals for SCE, PG&E

    PUC rejected two purchase and sale agreements for Pacific Gas and Electric

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  5. California PUC Mostly Approves Energy Storage Deals for SCE, PG&E

    The California Public Utilities Commission on Sept. 20 issued a final written approval, following a review of the matter at a Sept. 15 commission meeting, on four energy storage agreements for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and three energy storage agreements for Southern California Edison (SCE). ...

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  6. AEP Texas sees battery energy storage as alternative to grid upgrades

    AEP Texas makes request for approval of two battery projects

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  7. Energy management: Improved monitoring of asset loading across distribution system

    Monitoring system: Landis+Gyr selected by CenterPoint Energy for Advanced Grid Analytics. Texas utility seeks to improve monitoring of asset loading across distribution system.

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    Mon, 19 Sep 2016

  8. West Penn Power to strengthen electric grid with 50 T&D projects

    FirstEnergy Corp. has scheduled nearly 50 major transmission and distribution infrastructure projects and other work in 2015 to help enhance service reliability in West Penn Power Co.'s 24-county service area 

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    Mon, 23 Mar 2015

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