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    Substation Safety at Avista
    Photo courtesy of Southern California Edison.
    Although utilities have digitized their analog records, the legacy grid data is not always consistent and manual processes are still required. Using machine learning to analyze available data can verify its accuracy and simplify the update process.
    Test and Measurement

    Tracking Decades-Old Power Poles with Machine Learning

    Nov. 1, 2023
    Utilities must organize and make sense of a tremendous tranche of legacy power grid data, but AI may offer answers.
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    Electric Utility Operations

    Spotlight on the Line Trade: Paul Congleton

    Oct. 31, 2023
    Paul Congleton says he enjoys working on larger reconductoring projects.
    Example of tracking on unbonded cross arm. Photo by Eskom.
    Example of tracking on unbonded cross arm.
    Overhead Distribution

    Alternative Design Measures Limit Pole-Top Fires

    Oct. 30, 2023
    Eskom’s engineering approach reduces the risk of pole-top fires on its medium-voltage overhead line network.
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    Infrastructure damage near San Juan, Puerto Rico, left by Hurricane Maria.
    Disaster Response

    The Age of Grid Resilience Design Begins Now

    Oct. 27, 2023
    The power grid must be designed to withstand and recover from a wide range of extreme weather events — at an affordable cost.
    Belgium: Dry outdoor cooler where the switching losses of the converter are released. Some of the losses are captured and used to heat the building.
    Undersea Applications

    Interconnector Brings Flexibility To European Market

    Oct. 26, 2023
    New evolved flow-based approach used for first interconnector between Belgium and Germany.

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    Utility Business

    T&D Trilogy: Climate Change, Carbon Goals and Common Sense

    Oct. 17, 2023
    A balance that keeps electricity affordable and reliable while reducing emissions is a must.
    Schematic cross-section of Ambri’s third generation liquid metal battery cell. Courtesy of Ambri
    Energy Storage

    The Latest on Battery Technologies for Energy Storage

    Oct. 9, 2023
    We have to keep up with the developments in technologies if we are going to have any chance combating climate change, but what a rewarding challenge.
    Overhead Transmission

    We Need a Wartime Effort for Transmission

    Sept. 28, 2023
    FERC has the tools today in its regulatory toolchest to incentivize the large-scale investment in transmission that is critically necessary in the decades ahead.
    Advisory Board
    Smart Utility

    T&D World Live: Raising Questions

    Sept. 25, 2023
    As one presenter put it, the utility industry is now most preoccupied with the three Ds: digitization, decentralization and decarbonization.