Posts By Kathleen Wolf Davis


Posted on: September 12, 2016
I’m writing this piece on National Lineman Appreciation Day---well, sort of. While most recognize April 18 as National Lineman Appreciation Day, America’s electric cooperatives celebrate the event on the second Monday in April. (That’s April 11 this year.)So, I’m writing about a lineman on one National Lineman Appreciation Day in an ... more...
Filed under: T&D Reliability
Posted on: September 7, 2016
About a week ago we shared a chat with Mike Ahern, director at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), on the importance of education to adapt to the changes in this industry. Recently, we talk to a student at WPI to further drive home that point. Read the first chat with Ahern ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted on: August 24, 2016
This month, FERC released a new Common Metrics Report (AD14-15-000) that gives a glimpse inside regional transmission organizations and independent system operators.  Key insights from the report's executive summary include: RTOs and ISOs managed the dispatch of energy from a diverse set of generating fuel-types from 2010-2014. RTOs and ISOs ... more...
Filed under: T&D Reliability
Posted on: August 17, 2016
Distributed generation (DG) is on the verge of disrupting the power sector, bringing power generation, notably from renewable sources, and integration at or near the location of use, according to Lux Research. The traditional power industry is underpinned by large, distant, fuel-burning plants for generation and marked by transmission over long distances ... more...
Filed under: Distributed Generation
Posted on: August 1, 2016
Don’t know Pokemon Go? It’s the latest game craze where you go out to “capture” Pokemon creatures using an augmented reality overlay on your smartphone. And, in less than a week, it’s taken over the world, we swear. (OK. It just got released in Europe and has yet to be released ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted on: July 27, 2016
From our contacts at Con Edison:  Con Edison is developing a mobile battery system that will supply neighborhoods with clean power when high demand for electricity causes equipment problems on the grid, increasing the potential for power outages. The energy company, taking advantage of fast-evolving energy storage technology, plans to have ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted on: June 8, 2016
So, I’ll tell you a little secret: I’m no journalist. I do have a lot of degrees in English and in crafting pretty words, but the most advanced degree in my tool belt has nothing to do with scoops and interviews and pesky little deadlines. It’s in poetry writing. (Yes, ... more...
Filed under: Industry Structure
Posted on: March 30, 2016
When you run a smart grid magazine, it makes you nervous when your boss says he hates the term “smart grid.” It makes you knee-knocking nervous, like that cemetery caretaker character in Disney’s Haunted Mansion ride. The boss doesn’t hate it because the term is amorphous—though it is. It grows and ... more...
Filed under: T&D Automation

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