DER and Energy Storage To Take Precedence Over Energy Efficiency & Demand Response

According to new research from the Association of Energy Services Professionals, DER and Energy Storage will become the forefront for…

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California Utilities to Use LiDAR Drones to Prevent Future Wildfires

Utilities in California are using Drones with LiDAR sensors to help evaluate thousands of poles and power lines to determine…

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Energy Storage Market in USA is Expected to Reach 3.9 GW or $4.5B by 2023!

The US energy storage market is expected to reach 3.9 GW or  $4.5B by 2023! Research analysis provided by Wood…

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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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A Good Article On CIGRE Recently Published in T&D World

Looking forward to the growth and improvements at CIGRE!

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Dominion Energy Sweetens the Deal for SCANA

Dominion Energy has sweetened the deal for acquiring SCE&G / SCANA. Dominion is offering existing SCANA customers a 15% rate…

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Will the Distribution Grid Become the Next Sector to be Deregulated?

Some distribution utilities are planning ahead in case it becomes the next sector to face deregulation. 3phaseassociates.com  

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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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USDA Provides $1.6 Billion in Loans for Rural Electric Cooperatives to Improve Grid Resiliency

The Department of Agriculture will deliver loans to Electric Cooperatives in 24 states for $1.6 billion in order to increase…

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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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Will MLGW Trade Cost for Reliability in leaving TVA?

TVA CEO, Bill Johnson, explains that MLGW is performing “the riskiest decision the city-owned utility could do.”

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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 & Industrials – Be Aware of GreyEnergy Malware!

Utilities and Industrial Companies – Be Aware of GreyEnergy Malware! GreyEnergy Malware is similar to BlackEnergy Malware and is designed…

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