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    Foundations in the Mountains
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    Digital Innovations

    FirstEnergy Syncs Up ADMS

    June 26, 2023
    Adoption of this integrated ADMS platform has resulted in enhanced DER management, improved reliability and customer service, and reduced costs across operations.
    Photo by Statnett. Photographer, Trond Isaksen.
    AWM installed by traditional method, line cart.
    Test and Measurement

    Statnett Uses Robots to Install Warning Markers

    June 21, 2023
    Norway's state grid operator uses a new method to install aircraft warning markers on high-voltage transmission lines.
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    Grid Security

    Two Years After the Colonial Pipeline Attack

    June 16, 2023
    The Colonial Pipeline hack is the largest publicly disclosed cyberattack against critical infrastructure in the country, and it taught us the subtle nuances of attacks on critical...
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    Overhead Distribution

    Identify Environmental Impacts Earlier With GIS

    June 15, 2023
    GIS solutions can help utilities to overcome environmental permitting delays in overhead electrical distribution.
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    This urban neighborhood shows brown detached houses and a few bare trees.
    Vegetation Management

    Addressing Tree Equity

    June 15, 2023
    Utilities in creating equitable and sustainable urban environments.

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    Electric Utility Operations

    Spotlight on the Line Trade: Tim Hanna

    June 15, 2023
    Lineworker Tim Hanna wishes he would have started earlier.
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    Promises and Problems of Electrification

    June 9, 2023
    No matter how much we would like for it to be different, natural gas and nuclear baseload generation will for many more years be the bridge.
    Graphic by Duke Energy.
    Remote-sensing program digital model. The programs covered here enabled Duke Energy to migrate away from manual processes and tools, such as spreadsheets, to more advanced processes that leverage technology.
    Vegetation Management

    Duke's Transmission Vegetation Management Transformation

    June 5, 2023
    In part one of this two-part series, Duke Energy shares how a remote-sensing program has transformed the way it manages vegetation.
    Photo by studiostockcreator, Dreamstime.
    An electric vehicle’s charge readout. DC fast-chargers are capable of putting more stress on transformers and the greater the power grid than Level 1 chargers that take hours to bring a vehicle to full charge.

    EV Range Anxiety and Change Anxiety

    June 1, 2023
    Could rapid EV adoption break the grid? Industry voices make predictions (and new technologies) as utilities brace for impact.
    Photo by Hubbell.
    A landslide at an isolated location in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains provided an opportunity to test a combination micropile and above-ground grillage assembly.
    Overhead Transmission

    Transmission Construction: Micropile-Grillage Base Works in Virginia’s Mountains

    May 31, 2023
    Dominion Energy combines micropiles and an above-ground grillage for a compact pole base in mountainous terrain.
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    Battery storage may have started off as backup power, but it hasn’t stayed that way.
    Energy Storage

    Battery Storage Can Be Challenging

    May 30, 2023
    It’s getting harder to find any portion of the power grid that is not using AI.
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    EV-Charging Blue-Light Special In Automotive

    May 25, 2023
    The standardization issues can be hard to handle. At the last counting there were over nine different connector types serving several power levels and voltage types.
    Duke Energy's Mount Holly project.

    8 Projects that Signal the Future of Microgrids

    May 24, 2023
    Microgrids are becoming more complex by incorporating new fuels and combinations of resources that will allow them to better serve current and future customers, and it's reflected...