Benefits of the New Digital Substation

As many utilities migrate from an analog world of protection, controls, monitoring and communications towards an all digital substation provides enormous…

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TVA Is Considering Closing More Fossil Plants

TVA is looking to close more fossil plants in TN and KY: at Bull Run FP and Paradise FP. TVA’s vision…

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NextEra is Buying San Francisco Trans Bay Cable for $1 Billion

NextEra will purchase the 53-mile underwater transmission cable that helps power San Francisco from Trans Bay Cable from Steel River Infrastructure…

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Alabama Power Builds its First Energy Efficient and Smart Neighborhood

APCO’s Smart Neighborhood is located in Birmingham, AL and is comprised of 62 advanced homes featuring 35% more energy efficiencies…

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Transmission Investments in the US Soars!

Investments in the transmission power grid for utilities in the US nearly exceeded $21 Billion in 2016 and continue to…

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North Carolina Utilities Commission Approves the Dominion Energy – SCANA/SCE&G Merger!

This combination will provide the larger utility with nearly 94,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, 6.5 million regulated customers…

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AEP to spend $33 Billion in T&D Upgrades with Renewable Generation Included

AEP will be investing $33 billion in capital expenditures over the next 5 years on T&D Upgrades and Renewable Generation…

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DOE Exercises Electrical Grid’s Resiliency Against Cyberattacks

Beginning on Nov. 1, the U.S. Department of Energy will run the Liberty Eclipse exercise to test the electrical grid‘s…

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Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry found on ICS USB drives

BEWARE! Stuxnet, Mirai, WannaCry have been found on ICS USB drives! https://www.zdnet.com/article/almost-half-of-usb-drives-in-industrial-settings-pose-severe-security-risk/

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Looking Forward to MIPSYCON (Nov 6-8)

Looking forward to Minnesota’s Power Systems Conference at the Saint Paul River Centre – November 6-8.

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3 Phase is a Certified Small Business Enterprise (SBE)

3 Phase recently received its company diversity certification for a Small Business Enterprise (SBE) classification. 3 Phase has also been awarded…

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Utilities Worry about FCC’s Plan to Open Up Wireless Spectrum

Utilities worry FCC plan to open wireless spectrum could compromise their communications for the utility and its customers. https://www.utilitydive.com/news/utilities-worry-fcc-plan-to-open-wireless-spectrum-could-compromise-communi/540433/ 3phaseassociates.com…

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The Importance of Protection & Controls (P&C) and IEDs

Protection & Controls (P&C) Engineering Protection & Controls (P&C) engineering is a division of electrical power engineering that deals with…

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Is Your Legacy SCADA System Secure?

Is Your Legacy SCADA System Secure? – by Matt Cole, President of 3 Phase Associates, LLC      SCADA stands for Supervisory Control and Data…

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