The September Issue

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Transmission Lines
The transmission system operator in Belgium, Elia, operates a key link between the electricity markets in northern and southern Europe. They are pioneers in the use of high temperature, low sag conductors to increase transmission system load transfer capacity.

System Management
Would you “manage” your utility’s system voltage if it would reduce your wholesale power bill?  The Kootenai Electric Cooperative (KEC) management team asked themselves this question  and found that implementing a demand response by voltage reduction system (DR-by-VR) did just that.

Storm Preparation
Trees might not be the first thing one thinks of when considering a service territory in Arizona, but the concepts of utility vegetation management hold true, especially in the face of severe weather that can affect power and water infrastructure maintained by Salt River Project.

Grid Impact
Maintaining the power quality and reliability of the grid becomes more challenging as customers and utilities add solar generation sources. Conducting comprehensive impact studies and implementing various screening methods are a couple of approaches that the Jacksonville Electric Authority is using to provide reliable electric service.

Customer Service
ComEd envisions a future as a premiere service organization, and thus meeting intensified customer demands and expectations, while mitigating weather concerns, is not a question, but a necessity. One result is that infrastructure investments and significant workforce efforts have culminated in record reliability in 2016.

Demand Awareness
Like many distribution cooperatives, Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative (MVEC) continuously strives to provide more reliable service and savings to its members. MVEC works to level out peak demand to help control costs, without over-controlling (which would lead to lost revenue and unnecessarily disrupts members).