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BUSINESSDevelopments
Ivanpah Solar Plant Is Fully Operational
DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Nexant Join Association
for Demand Response & Smart Grid
First Cross-Border Power Interconnection Between Bangladesh
and India Complete
TECHNOLOGYUpdates
EstLink 2 HVDC Transmission Link Increases Power Threefold
FACTS Technology to Reinforce Stability of Qubec Grid
Con Edison Demonstrates AC-Integrated Energy Storage
ENERGYTransitions
Transformation, Anyone? This new monthly column will serve as a vehicle
to examine the forces that are driving change in our industry and to explore
possible future outcomes.
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yourself on over to Chicago, because from April 14-17, the
Windy City is the place to be!
The IEEE PES T&D team has been working diligently for
the past two years to get everything lined up for this week.
Front man Tommy Mayne and consummate show manager
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best event ever.
Tommy tells me that this event now celebrating its 50-
year anniversary started out as an underground show.
Remember back in the day, when underground residential
distribution launched itself on center stage? As an industry
old-timer, Im feeling that a personal retrospective is in order.
I was working in distribution at Georgia Power back in the
1970s when the IEEE T&D show came to Atlanta. I recall our
drafters drawing up the show mascot, the lowly mole. And I
was still at Georgia Power when the show came back to Atlan-
ta. I was on the technical tours committee and arranged bus
transportation. I also handled details for the tour of the AT&T
fber-optic manufacturing facilities. As some of you may recall,
that was one mind-expanding era when the broadband revela-
tion was in its infancy.
As a local boy, I loved it when the IEEE T&D expo came
to Atlanta, but my favorite show towns are New Orleans and
Chicago.
Remember when IEEE pitched one of the most lavish events
ever in New Orleans, with the opening parade and reception
right on the Mississippi riverfront? The IEEE T&D show had
expanded to such an extent that Tommy Mayne (with Entergy
then) and his cohorts decided that it was time to bury the mole
with a New Orleans-style jazz-infused funeral march. What a
blast! That mole went out in style.
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show was blown out when Hurricane Katrina blew in. So the
show team had to reschedule and put its efforts into overdrive
to relocate the show to Dallas. That event had a fusion of Loui-
siana and Texas with co-chairs Tommy Mayne and Jim Greer
(Oncor) moderating the opening session, which focused on
the Herculean efforts expended by the nation to bring the
Gulf region back from Katrina.

Chicago Is My Kind of Town
This year is actually my third trip to Chicago to attend
an IEEE show. My frst Chicago show, I was responsible for
signing up the Georgia Power Research Center (now Geor-
gia Tech NEETRAC) to exhibit. We offered testing ser-
vices to the greater T&D community, and exhibiting at the Editorial Director
show enabled us to meet new clients while affording us the
opportunity to reconnect with existing clients.
I was working for T&D World when the next Chicago show
came around. Our editorial team was scurrying around daily
to provide attendees with up-to-date news on the happenings
of the day. We interviewed IEEE execs, including past PES
President Wanda Reder (what a workhorse for our industry).

Whats in Store for Us in 2014?
First, a shout-out to host utility ComEd is in order. Volun-
teers, thanks for all you do. If past years are any guide, you
will fnd volunteers around every corner eager to help you fnd
your way to the various events and sessions.
I am thrilled that the mixer will be at the Chicago Museum
of Science and Industry. This place is quite a fne venue for
engineers, a social event with a technical slant. And along with
the 50-year look back, IEEE is bringing in a futurist to speak
at the opening session and share what the next 50 years might
have in store for our industry.
We are glad to bring you this show issue. Here you will fnd
all the motivation you could need to sign up for this world-
class event. With more than 750 exhibitors, you will fnd the
resources and contacts you need to make your T&D purchases.
Of course, IEEE is an international organization, and if
you are traveling to this event from foreign lands, take your-
self over to the International Visitor Center. IEEE will provide
meeting areas with interpreters to assist as needed.
Feel like doing a bit of a wander? IEEE will have fve techni-
cal tours available. Want a deeper dive? Five tutorials will be
available with instructors providing you with a pragmatic slant
on topics that vary from synchrophasers to distribution auto-
mation to smart substations. What else is available? You will
have access to forum sessions, panel sessions, poster sessions
and info sessions. What really caught my eye are the super ses-
sions that will address resiliency and aging infrastructure. And
speaking of aging, our workforce has a little of that going on.
To address this issue, IEEE has created an on-site job fair to
provide you with the opportunity to snag one of our graduat-
ing students coming into the industry.
So, whatever particular role you play in our dynamic elec-
tric energy industry, succumb to the siren call of the IEEE
T&D PES Conference & Exposition. See you in Chicago.
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BUSINESSDevelopments
DTE Energy, Consumers Energy and Nexant
Join Association for DR & Smart Grid
Three more leaders in demand response and smart grid have joined the Asso-
ciation for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national demand response
(DR) and smart grid organization. The new members are DTE Energy, Consumers
Energy and Nexant.
ADS is a non-proft organization based in Washington, D.C., that focuses on de-
velopment and exchange of information among policymakers, utilities, technology
companies and other stakeholders. It includes as members companies and organiza-
tions as well as individuals who consider themselves DR and smart grid professionals.
We are excited to have these new members join ADS and help us grow our ability
to serve the needs of the DR and smart grid community, said Dan Delurey, execu-
tive director of ADS. Together, DTE Energy and Consumers Energy provide power
to a majority of the state of Michigan. Both utilities have developed a number of
demand response programs and have important lessons from their deployments
that they can share with the larger DR and smart grid community. Nexant is a leader
in supporting companies in the energy industry in areas including DR, smart grid,
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Ivanpah Solar Plant
Is Fully Operational
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generat-
ing System, the worlds largest concen-
trated solar power plant, is now fully
operational. Ivanpah employs concen-
trated solar power, which uses hundreds
of thousands of mirrors to refect the
sun toward a tower. This heats a boiler in
the tower, which creates steam to drive
turbines and make electricity.
At full capacity, the facility can pro-
duce about 400 MW of solar power,
which should produce enough electric-
ity to provide 140,000 California homes
with clean energy while avoiding the
emission in the atmosphere of about
400,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide
per year.
Ivanpah, located in Ivanpah Dry
Lake, California, is considered the larg-
est solar project of its kind and accounts
for almost 30% of all solar thermal ener-
gy operational in the United States. The
project has been developed by NRG En-
ergy Inc., BrightSource Energy Inc. and
Google for a total investment of about
US$2.2 billion.
Visit www.brightsourceenergy.com.
At the heart of the power-tower solar
thermal system is an innovative solar eld
design, optimization software and a control
system that allow for the creation of
high-temperature steam.
First Cross-Border Power Interconnection
Between Bangladesh and India Complete
In March 2011, the Power Grid Com-
pany of Bangladesh Ltd. awarded Sie-
mens a contract to connect the power-
supply networks between Bangladesh
and India with a 500-MW back-to-back
HVDC system. This turnkey project in-
cluded engineering, civil works, deliv-
ery of all components, installation and
commissioning of the complete HVDC
system. In December 2013, the full
500-kW transmission power capacity was
achieved. The system is capable of fu-
ture expansion up to 1,000 MW.
The frst 175 MW of power fowed
from India to Bangladesh in September
2013. This frst electricity grid intercon-
nection among SAARC countries with a
400-kV AC link between India and Ban-
gladesh through a HVDC back-to-back
station in Bangladesh was formally inau-
gurated by the prime ministers of both
countries. The project was made pos-
sible under an India-Bangladesh power
exchange program funded by the Asian
Development Bank.
This monopole back-to-back HVDC
system links Indias eastern electrical
grid to Bangladeshs western grid. The
HVDC station in Bangladesh is connect-
ed to the countrys existing 230-kV grid.
A new 400-kV AC high-voltage overhead
line provides the cross-border connec-
tion to the 400-kV substation in India.
This project also enables the power gen-
eration of Bangladesh from less ineff-
cient diesel power plants to be reduced,
helping the country to lower emission
levels.
Indias state-run power trading arms
VidyutVyapar Nigam Ltd. and the
Bangladesh Power Development Board
signed a government-to-government
electricity purchase agreement for
250 MW that allows Bangladesh to buy its
urgently needed power at a competitive
rate. For the remaining 250 MW, Ban-
gladesh signed another power purchase
agreement with PTC India Ltd. in 2013.
The HVDC station in Bangladesh has
been identifed as part of this agreement
allowing a safe and reliable connection
of the power grids of both countries.
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BUSINESSDevelopments
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Duke Energy Issues RFP for New Solar
Energy Projects in North Carolina
Duke Energy issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 300 MW of new solar en-
ergy capacity in its Duke Energy Carolinas and Duke Energy Progress territories.
The new capacity would be in service by the end of 2015.
The RFP gives bidders the fexibility to offer power and associated renewable
energy certifcates as well as the option to provide a turnkey solution in which Duke
Energy takes ownership of the new facility. The RFP allows Duke Energy to further
its commitment to renewable energy, diversify its energy mix and meet North Caro-
linas Renewable Energy and Energy Effciency Portfolio Standards.
This proposal will practically double our current solar capacity for customers in
the Carolinas, said Rob Caldwell, vice president of renewable generation develop-
ment. It gives developers the opportunity to pursue projects for the long term, or
to negotiate for Duke Energy to acquire ownership of the new facilities once they
are operational.
The companys RFP is targeting solar facilities greater than 5 MW. It is limited to
projects that are in the companys current transmission and distribution queue, as
those have a realistic chance to be completed by the end of 2015. Duke Energy affli-
ates will not be allowed to participate in the RFP.
Caldwell added there are many eligible projects, with more than 2,500 MW of
capacity being proposed in the state by solar developers.
Our mission is to bring more renewable generation onto the Duke Energy sys-
tem in the most cost-effective manner possible, said Caldwell. This RFP allows the
company to take advantage of projects already in the planning stages.
Caldwell said the company should be able to have projects selected and negotia-
tions completed by Oct. 1, 2014. He said the ownership option gives Duke Energy
additional benefts.
For bidders who wish for Duke Energy to assume ownership, it will allow us to
better locate and integrate the new capacity into our energy mix, he said. We are in
the best position to manage the unique characteristics of intermittent solar genera-
tion into our existing system to assure cost-effective, reliable, dependable electricity
for our customers.
For more information, visit www.duke-energy.com.
Com Ed Customers
Issued Penalties for
Smart Meter Refusal
Commonwealth Edison customers
who refuse new smart meters will pay a
penalty. The Illinois Commerce Com-
mission (ICC) approved a US$21.53-
a-month tariff to the bills of ComEd
customers who do not let the company
install the new meters. Smart meters
are wireless digital devices that relay
electricity consumption information di-
rectly to utilities, eliminating the need
for meter readers.
If customers make the decision to
refuse a (smart) meter now and incur
monthly charges associated with this
choice it should be with full knowledge
that this refusal is simply deferring the
inevitable, the ICC said in its order.
ComEd is switching all 4 million
northern Illinois customers to the de-
vices by 2021 to help modernize the
electrical grid. The ICC says the extra
charge refects costs of reading and ser-
vicing the older analog meters. But the
commission says even customers who re-
fuse meters now eventually will get one.
ComEd says smart meters record usage
more accurately because its no longer
estimated. The meters eventually will
automatically alert utilities to an outage.
Visit www.comed.com.
NYSERDA Provides $5 Million for Innovative Technologies
to Reduce Energy Use of Data Centers and IT Systems
The New York State Energy Research and Development
Authority (NYSERDA) has launched a program to help busi-
nesses, universities, data center operators and research centers
develop innovative technologies to reduce the power needs of
information technology (IT) systems across New York state.
NYSERDAs Innovations in Data Center, Information and
Communications Technology Energy Effciency Program
looks to speed up the market readiness of early-stage technolo-
gies, products and techniques that reduce the energy impact
of IT systems.
Gov. Cuomo has made it a priority to reduce the cost of
doing business in New York state. This funding for innovative
technologies dovetails with that goal by supporting efforts to
reduce operating costs and increase the energy effciency of
vital IT services at businesses around the state, said John B.
Rhodes, president and CEO, NYSERDA. Energy improve-
ments in data processing have the added beneft of signifcant-
ly decreasing energy use and demand on the electric grid.
Innovations eligible for funding could include technolo-
gies to monitor and measure energy effciency that can be
used to improve data center effciency, novel energy-effciency
improvements from hardware or software, cutting-edge cool-
ing systems or on-site power generation. NYSERDA will select
projects through three proposal rounds through April 2015,
providing a total of up to $5 million:
$100,000 for a research or feasibility study
$300,000 for a pilot demonstration
$500,000 for product and technology development
$1 million for larger-scale demonstrations that show sig-
nifcant innovation in new, holistic approaches to improved
energy effciency of data centers.
A 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) study
determined that data centers of all sizes account for 1.5% of
electricity used nationally. The EPA estimates 3% of power
consumed in New York state is from data centers. In an IT-
heavy business, the cost of energy to run a data center can be
as high as 30% of the centers total operating costs.
For more information, visit nyserda.ny.gov.
March 2014 | www.tdworld.com 14
TECHNOLOGYUpdates
Con Edison Demonstrates AC-Integrated Energy Storage
EstLink 2 HVDC Transmission Link Increases Power Threefold
FACTS Technology to Reinforce Stability of Qubec Grid
When completed in 2016, the SVC upgrades at the
Albanel Substation will extend the life of the SVCs
and reduce electrical losses.
Eos Energy Storage has selected Ideal Powers 30-kW bat-
tery converter technology to be integrated with its Aurora en-
ergy storage system. This system will be connected to the grid
and deployed by Con Edison in a New York City pilot project
in the second quarter of 2014.
The Aurora system employs Eoss zinc hybrid cathode
(Znyth) battery technology and is designed to enhance re-
newable energy generation, increase grid effciency and re-
siliency, and reduce utilities costs and consumers electricity
bills. The compact design of both the battery pack and power
converter is suited for offce buildings and facilities with space-
constrained environments.
Eoss low-cost Aurora battery system is designed to meet the
requirements of the grid-scale energy storage market. With
many hours of discharge capability, immediate response time
and modular construction, the Aurora system may be scaled
and confgured to maximize proftability in utility, commer-
cial and industrial, and residential market segments.
Ideal Powers 30-kW battery converter offers high effciency
in a modular and easy-to-install solution that can improve the
economics for energy storage applications. It is based on the
companys Power Packet Switching Architecture, which pro-
vides electrical isolation without the use of a bulky and expen-
sive transformer.
The demonstration project with Con Edison is supported
by funding from the New York State Energy Research and
Development Authority.
Visit www.eosenergystorage.com and www.IdealPower.com.
Siemens Energy completed the EstLink 2 project, a
HVDC link consisting of converter stations in Anttila, Finland,
and Pssi, Estonia. Power is now transmitting by the custom-
ers Fingrid, the transmission system operator in Finland, and
Elering, the transmission system operator in Estonia. This
new link increases the power transmission capacity between
the countries by a factor of three. The new, more reliable joint
transmission capacity between the two countries is now in-
creased from 350 MW to 1,000 MW.
This project plays an important role in the integration of
energy markets between Baltic and Scandinavian countries,
opening up access to renewable energy sources and generating
revenue resources. It is also a major step toward meeting the
goals of the European Unions Baltic Energy Market Intercon-
nection Plan, which aims to integrate Lithuania, Latvia and
Estonia with EU transmission networks and energy markets.
The EstLink 2 project spans a total of 170 km (106 miles).
Power is transmitted over about 14-km (9 miles) of overhead
line in Finland, about 145 km (90 miles) of submarine cable
laid on the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, and approximately
11 km (7 miles) of underground land cable in Estonia.
Siemens designed the HVDC system as a monopolar con-
nection with metallic return conductor. This turnkey project
included delivering, installing and commissioning of the com-
plete HVDC converter stations, excluding the overhead line
and power cable part in between the stations. The value of the
converter station turnkey project was 100 million euros.
Visit www.fngrid.f and estlink2.elering.ee.
Hydro-Qubec has awarded ABB
a US$60 million order to replace vital
components of its ultra-high-voltage
transmission system that helps trans-
port clean hydroelectric power from
north to south Qubec. ABB will
upgrade two static var compensators
(SVC) located at the Albanel Substa-
tion, about 500 km (311 miles) north
of Montreal, that provide fast-acting
reactive power compensation for the
735-kV electricity network.
SVCs are part of ABBs family of
FACTS (fexible alternating current
transmission systems) technologies, which help enhance the
capacity and fexibility of power transmission systems and con-
tribute to the evolution of smarter grids. They compensate for
fuctuations in the voltage and cur-
rent of an electric grid, thereby allow-
ing more power to fow through the
network while maintaining network
safety and stability.
FACTS solutions allow more pow-
er to reach consumers through the
existing transmission network. This
results in lower investment costs and
shorter implementation times than
the traditional alternative of building
new power plants and transmission
lines, with the added beneft of mini-
mizing environmental impact. They
also help address voltage- and frequency-stability issues, and
enable the transmission system to run more effciently.
For more information, visit www.abb.com.
March 2014 | www.tdworld.com 16
TECHNOLOGYUpdates
Utility Uses High-Voltage Underground Cable
for Substation Expansion with Space Constraints
At a recent substation expansion project located near Buf-
falo, New York, U.S., where expansion of a substation yard
and extension of an overhead 115-kV bus was impracticable,
and relocating facilities within the substation was impractical,
Kerite Co. provided turnkey underground cable installation
services that allowed new capacitor banks to be installed and
energized in a reasonable amount of time and for a reason-
able cost.
NYSEG, a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA, needed to add ca-
pacitor banks to improve the electrical system to handle load
growth in the Buffalo area. The utility, which serves 877,000
electricity customers and 261,000 natural gas customers
across more than 40% of upstate New York, chose to install
two new 115-kV, 25-MVAR switched capacitor banks at the Big
Tree Substation, a facility constructed in the 1940s. The sub-
station feeds the Ralph Wilson Stadium, home of the Buffalo
Bills, and new capacitor banks were important to for ensuring
overall system improvements and supporting system voltage
in the area.
Consulting engineers Laramore, Douglass and Popham
were brought in to design the project. Senior substation en-
gineer Stan Bail explains that, while the Big Tree Substation
seemed large, it was actually impossible to add both banks
aboveground, as is commonly done with substation expan-
sions. There was a wide open space on the south side, but the
north side was very close to a fence, with a house just outside
the fence.
We came to the conclusion that the banks had to be under-
ground because transmission lines were in the way, said Bail.
We couldnt place the capacitor banks off the existing bus,
because it was 35 ft (11 m) in the air, and there was no room to
place the capacitor banks under the existing structure.
According to Bail, they had room within the substation
fence if they could have gotten the overhead wire bus extend-
ed to the area where the capacitor banks would ft. The issue
was that NYSEG needed two capacitor banks and two break-
ers. Since the bus was split, with one on the north end and one
on the south end, the best solution would be taking the two
locations from overhead to underground. They then ran the
underground cable, coming up at one central location, ter-
minating the underground cable and connecting to two dif-
ferent circuit breakers and two different capacitor banks. The
solution was an uncommon one for a substation; underground
cable transmission lines are more frequently used when an air-
port is nearby and it is important to keep circuits from inter-
fering with airport operations.
After deciding on the engineering approach, Bail began
discussions with Kerite, which had a reputation for high-qual-
ity, high-voltage underground cable and a great deal of recent
installation experience.
I explained the substation project and found it was a per-
fect match; we needed high-voltage underground cable, and
they had services to provide.
The design included a conduit system to facilitate cable
pulling from the bus area to the capacitor bank, including a
conduit plan showing how and where to place the 6-inch (152-
mm) PVC conduit, with one conduit per cable per phase. After
the conduit system was installed, Kerite brought the cable to
the site for the electrical subcontractor, Northline Utilities, to
do the cable pulls. Instead of working with one large 1,300-
ft (396-m) reel, Kerite cut each run individually to length on
smaller reels, which are easier to store and make pulling the
runs much faster and simpler. This allowed the subcontractor
the fexibility of pulling one phase and leaving it if necessary,
then returning the next morning to pull the next phase.
The north end connection cable was about 275 ft (84 m),
while the south bus connection underground cable link was
approximately 150 ft (46 m). Each end of the connections re-
quires three terminations (one for each phase), so there were
a total of 12 terminations at the substation. The terminations
for the end of the Kerite cable are 6.5 ft (2 m) tall and each
termination takes approximately eight hours to complete.
Kerites turnkey installation services included supplying
the cable, doing the terminations and conducting the test-
ing. The testing included both high-voltage DC high potential
testing at the factory to ensure that there were no defects and
additional lower-voltage feld testing.
There was a great deal of cooperation between Kerite and
Northline Utilities on site, said Bail. When you are termi-
nating cables, it is extremely important to avoid any wet con-
ditions. Each one of the terminations took hours of sanding
and dressing the cable after it was pulled, and Kerite needed a
shelter to keep the wind, mist and rain off while doing the ter-
minations. Northline built a shelter to keep them dry so they
could keep working through whatever conditions the weather
threw out there.
When space is limited, underground high-voltage cable is a
viable option when compared to other more expensive substa-
tion expansion alternatives.
For more information, visit www.kerite.com.
Additional capacitor banks were needed to improve the electrical
system to handle load growth in the Buffalo, New York, area.
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ENERGYTransitions
Transformation, Anyone?
By John Baker, Energy Editor
W
ith so many forces impinging on the delivery busi-
ness, our industry must be ready to make the trans-
formation required to not only remain relevant but
also to become vibrant deliverers of innovation. That said, I
am making a personal transition to writing a monthly column
for Transmission & Distribution World in which I will share per-
spectives from decision makers who impact the energy mar-
ketplace. Since I will be working with my good and longtime
friend Rick Bush, I know the ride will be exciting.
Today it is diffcult to read an industry article or hear a util-
ity executive presentation without the author or speaker dis-
cussing the important challenges that we face. While change
in this industry is nothing new, the speed and magnitude of
this current shift will make the fnal outcome diffcult to envi-
sion, much less predict.
I began my career almost 40 years ago as an engineering
intern in the distribution engineering department of the Low-
er Colorado River Authority. My frst task was to read circular
charts that were produced by ink-pin-on-paper analog record-
ers. After examining each chart and determining the peak, I
would apply the appropriate multiplier to calculate kilowatts,
kVar and power factor. I dutifully recorded the results of this
cross-eyed-inducing effort, along with the date and time of
the observation, into an industrial-size logbook. Each an-
nual logbook contained 260 data entries for each feeder and
served as the starting point for distribution forecasting and
planning efforts.

Weve Made Giant Strides
Todays engineering interns might think Ive described
how cave pictographs were made. Today our information and
communications systems gather, process and store many mag-
nitudes greater data in a fraction of a second than I could
have gathered in a whole year. This process of making the grid
smarter will continue as the costs of communication band-
width and computing power decline.
The application of intelligent digital technology to our
power grids is not the only change that separates the utilities
of my early career from today. Environmental concerns and
resulting energy policy, regulatory challenges, cybersecurity,
system reliability and resiliency, aging infrastructure and in-
creasing rates are some of the other change drivers in play. As
impactful as they may be, I believe none of the above will be
as transforming as what is happening on the customers side
of the meter.
In the future, utility customers will have real alternatives
to grid power available to them. Energy effciency and distrib-
uted generation are rapidly taking their place alongside tra-
ditional energy sources. Add in electric vehicles, and future
customers may present a far different (and at times negative)
load profle to the utility serving them. Already delivery sys-
tems with high concentrations of solar are experiencing ad-
verse operational impacts today.
Along with future challenges, we also have access to poten-
tial opportunities. Demand response still holds the promise
of being a controllable resource that may help to balance the
growing amount of wind and solar generation connected to
the grid. Electric vehicles could add to this demand response
potential. Advances in power electronics may allow solar con-
verters to become grid resources, as well. And electric energy
storage could become a valuable grid resource, or it might
even become the fnal element needed to remove some solar
photovoltaic customers from the grid altogether.
If looking back nearly four decades feels like an archeo-
logical expedition today, just imagine what the view will look
like when todays engineering interns contemplate their early
careers in 2050. Given all the forces at work today, the change
going forward will likely be massive when compared to that
experienced in the past. The technical challenges alone are
daunting enough, but they may prove to be relatively straight-
forward when compared to the regulatory and business model
changes that may be needed. The ability to anticipate such a
future will be diffcult at best, but it is a future that must be an-
ticipated if utilities are to remain relevant and indeed thrive.
Fortunately for my eyesight, I only spent a small part of my
career reading circular paper charts. Since that beginning, I
have been fortunate to have been involved in almost every as-
pect of the electric utility business: I have been an engineer de-
signer and utility executive; I have run system operations and
customer care; and I have been a consultant and a strategist.
Along the way, I have been blessed to work with many truly
remarkable people. The opportunity to write this column
adds yet another dimension to that experience.
It is my intent to use this column as a vehicle to examine the
forces that are driving change in our industry and also to ex-
plore possible future outcomes. I am calling on fellow explor-
ers to share your insights and opinions with me as our industry
journeys into uncharted waters.
Please contact me at jbaker@tdworld.com, and we will pro-
vide you with a forum for your perspectives to be heard.
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CHARACTERSwithCharacter
Mountain High
Rusty Bascom, Electrical
Consulting Engineers, P.C.
By James R. Dukart, Contributing Writer
B
y day, Rusty Bascom spends a lot of time thinking about
whats underground, specifcally underground cabling
for electrical transmission. Catch him on nights and
weekends, though, and his thoughts and actions are high
aboveground, often as high as the top of a ski resort, decked
out in the red and black outerwear of the National Ski Patrol.
Bascom is a principal engineer and founding partner of
Electrical Consulting Engineers, P.C., of Schenectady, New
York, U.S. After graduating with a degree in electric power
engineering from nearby Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in
Troy, New York, in 1990, Bascom worked for a couple of power
engineering consulting companies in upstate New York. Then,
four years ago, he and a partner struck out on their own to
form Electrical Consulting Engineers, P.C. and offer out-
sourced transmission systems engineering, with a focus on un-
derground power cable system planning, analysis and design.
We basically support electric utilities underground cable
efforts, Bascom explains. Back in the day, utilities had their
own cable groups. More recently, due to attrition and diverse
utility engineer responsibilities, they often outsource to spe-
cialists like us. Bascom adds that Electrical Consulting Engi-
neers also does work for research organizations such as EPRI
and CEATI.
Underground transmission, Bascom notes, is often the sec-
ond choice to overhead, but it is often the only feasible choice
for electric utilities planning new transmission today.
If a utility can build a transmission circuit overhead, it will,
because its less expensive, he comments. But if theres no
space or there are other challenges to put in an overhead line,
that drives a circuit underground. Projects we get involved in
are in tight urban areas, across a large water crossing or under
a highway.
Away from the offce, Bascom spends a lot of time far away
from underground transmission much of it, in the winter at
least, on the slopes of the West Mountain Ski Resort in Queens-
bury, New York, where he has been a member of the National
Ski Patrol for the past 10 years. For one weekend day and one
weeknight, on average during the downhill ski season, Bascom
drives 45 minutes north, straps on his skis and serves as a vol-
unteer patroller and outdoor emergency care technician.
I love skiing, and I like to get out and enjoy the winter,
Bascom states. Ski patrol training, he explains, involves a full
season of both classroom and on-slope instruction, covering
everything from individual skier safety tips to medical emer-
gency and rescue training. He likens being on ski patrol duty to
being an emergency medical technician in an ambulance, not-
ing that the medical issues a ski patrol faces are usually trauma
such as broken bones or sprained knees and elbows. The role
of the patrol, he says, is primarily to respond to accidents, sta-
bilize patients and hand them off to a higher level of care. At
West Mountain, Bascom explains, there are frst aid stations at
the top and at the foot of the slopes. The station at the foot of
the mountain receives patients injured on the hill and trans-
ported down by patrollers using toboggans, or walk-ins that
enter under their own power. When an incident happens on
the slopes, patrol is usually dispatched from the mountain-top
frst aid station to assist the skier or snowboarder.
Bascom says he enjoys the outdoors in the winter, appreci-
ates that ski patrol helps him engage his two teenage daugh-
ters in downhill skiing, and enjoys the social interaction with
fellow patrollers.
Its like if youve ever driven past a frehouse and seen all
the frefghters socializing and waiting for a call, except its on
a ski slope, he explains. People bring in food to snack on, you
catch up on what is going on in other peoples lives. We talk
about things that happen on the mountain. Its very social.
Other perks include free skiing at West Mountain for days
he is not patrolling as well as occasional day-long ski passes he
offers his daughters so the family can ski together.
My wife, she is not quite as interested in skiing as I am,
Bascom adds. She needs some encouragement to get out and
play in the cold.
Speaking of cold, one of Bascoms more memorable cold-
weather experiences took place during a winter Mountain
Travel & Rescue training class he took last January. Training
consisted of hiking snow-covered trails and camping out over-
night with only tents and the gear that could be brought in,
with a simulated search and rescue the following day.
Wouldnt you know it, the weekend we had training, the
temperature dropped to 5 degrees below zero, Bascom re-
calls. It was so cold my breath froze on the top of the inside of
my tent and came down on me like snow when I got up in the
morning. Then, the portable camp stove I brought and had
left outside my sleeping bag wouldnt work. The butane fuel
had frozen and gelled, and it was inoperable.
I had a cold breakfast that day; that was no fun, Bascom
sighs. On the other hand, now I know Im personally rated to
minus 5 degrees!
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IEEE PES T&D CONFERENCE
2014 IEEE PES T&D
Conference & Exposition
T
he IEEE PES Transmission & Distribution Confer-
ence & Exposition returns to the Windy City in
April after six years. IEEE is celebrating its frst 50
years of ideas, growth and success at the show as it
looks toward The Next Fifty years of innovation.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S., is an international hub for fnance,
commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications and
transportation, and is a ftting venue for this years conference
theme. The 2014 IEEE PES T&D Organizing Committee, the
City of Chicago, host utility ComEd (an Exelon company) and
hundreds of volunteers have dedicated their time and exper-
tise to present a conference and expo that will showcase the
technologies, products, companies and minds that will lead
the power industry into the future. Opportunities will abound
for hands-on experience with the latest in products and tech-
nology, combined with interactive programs and product
demonstrations. More than 750 exhibiting companies, nation-
al and international, are expected to present their equipment,
products and services at McCormick Place.
Conference and Exposition
The conference begins with a welcome reception on Mon-
day, April 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Museum of
Science and Industry. How much do you know regarding the
history of the IEEE PES T&D Conference? The IEEE Power &
Energy Society invites you and your colleagues from around
the world to look for clues around the museum, and then
enter your answers for a chance to win an iPad.
While searching, you will have to opportunity to view ex-
hibits such as Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives, a U-505
submarine and so much more. (Visit www.msichicago.org to
see whats in store.) What better way to remember 50 years ago
than by enjoying food and drinks with friends while listening
to hits by the Beatles, Beach Boys, Supremes and other greats.
Larry Kings Orchestra will bring it all back so you can dance
the night away.
Your badge is required for entry, so register early to have it
mailed to you in advance. Shuttle bus service will be provided
from McCormick Place and from all conference hotels.
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However, dont stay at the museum too late, because you
wont want to miss the opening session on Tuesday morn-
ing, April 15 at 8:30 a.m. in the S100 ballroom of McCormick
Place. The session What Technologies Will Shape the Future
of the Electric Utility Industry? features Daniel Burrus, who
is considered one of the worlds leading futurists on global
trends and innovation. The New York Times has referred to him
as one of the top-three business gurus. Addressing the open-
ing session, Burrus will discuss his vision for the breakthrough
technologies that will impact the world and, more specifcally,
affect the electric utility industry. This captivating speaker will
set the tone for the T&D Conference & Exposition theme of
The Next Fifty.
Afterward, the exhibits open at 10 a.m. One of the largest
meetings of engineers, manufacturers, buyers and suppliers,
the IEEE PES T&D Conference & Expo will include a large
number of veteran and frst-time exhibitors. As the utility in-
dustry continues to automate power systems to save money
and energy, integrate renewable energy into the grid and
build new transmission to keep up with the demands of the
progressing population, these exhibitors will feature the tech-
nologies to make that happen.
The Next Fifty
This years program consists of super sessions, technical
panel sessions, poster sessions, educational tracks, plain talk
courses, exhibitor info sessions, continuing education and
professional development.
The super sessions will cover topics such as design for re-
siliency, transmission and distribution technology innovation,
and aging infrastructure and asset development. The poster
and panel sessions, scheduled continuously throughout the
event, include the following main topics:
The smart grid, including communications, cybersecu-
rity, physical security, distributed generation and standard
developments
Energy and the environment
Energy storage systems
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Integrating wind and solar energy into the transmission
and distribution grids
Gas-insulated substation, gas-insulated transmission and
mixed technology switchgear
Flexible AC transmission systems
Electric vehicles and their impact on the grid and stan-
dards development
Innovations in transmission line design
Protection and control
Asset management
Operations and maintenance
Transmission and distribution systems analysis and soft-
ware tools
Power and energy education, collaborative research and
the aging workforce.
The conference also offers technical panel sessions sched-
uled each day; special interest sessions focusing on in-depth
issues that are timely and have a high level of interest to at-
tendees; plain talk courses for the non-power engineering pro-
fessional; an educational track designed to provide refresher
materials for attendees; and special info sessions that are con-
ducted by exhibitors and allow attendees to gather informa-
tion and ask questions of the experts as they demonstrate and
explain new and exciting dimensions of their business in an
uninterrupted setting.
Networking Reception
On Wednesday, April 16 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., attend-
ees will have the opportunity to make new acquaintances and
reconnect with old friends and industry associates at the net-
working reception. This reception will occur in both exhibit
halls, providing a relaxed atmosphere for national and inter-
national product specialists, experts and industry leaders to
come together. The event is sponsored by Cooper Power Sys-
tems and Leidos Engineering, LLC.
Technical Tours
Chicago offers some of the worlds best, modern engineer-
ing feats. IEEE PES T&D attendees are encouraged to partici-
pate in the technical tours of various industrial facilities:
ComEds Rockford Training Center and Lee/DeKalb
Cloud Gate is a polished stainless-steel sculpture in Millennium Park
that reects and distorts the citys skyline. Also known as The Bean, it
is said to have been inspired by liquid mercury.
Wind Energy Center: Located on the grounds of ComEds
Rockford headquarters on Energy Avenue, the new training
center and education center features 34,000 sq ft (3,160 sq m)
of indoor training space and 85,000 sq ft (7,897 sq m) of out-
door training space.
ComEds Operations Control Center: Attendees will
tour ComEds state-of-the-art Operations Control Center. All
dispatch activities for the ComEd distribution system, which
serves more than 3 million customers, take place from this
center. The tour will detail the physical layout of the facility,
including the emergency command center and dispatch
pods as well as an explanation of the IT systems in use.
Exelon City Solar, located in Chicagos West Pullman neighborhood,
is the largest urban solar power plant in the United States.
The Wallace Smart Substation, located in the Auburn-Gresham
neighborhood, uses state-of-the-art technology to reduce the fre-
quency and duration of power outages.
Exelon City Solar Combined with Wallace Smart Sub-
station: Situated on 41 acres (17 hectares) of former indus-
trial brownfeld property that has been vacant for more than
30 years, the site is now remediated and restored to produc-
tive use. More than 32,292 solar photovoltaic panels convert
the suns rays into clean electricity with zero carbon emissions
and generates more than 14,000 MWh of electricity per year.
SunPower Tracker technology rotates the panels to follow the
suns path across the sky to maximize panel productivity.
IITs Microgrid: The Galvin Center partnered with
the U.S. Department of Energy to build the frst-ever Per-
fect Power microgrid an electric system that will not fail
at IITs main campus in Chicago. Beginning in 2008, this
$13 million partnership has developed the frst functional
smart microgrid in the country. This fagship system will con-
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OVER 7 MILLION FEET
OF HV UNDERGROUND CABLE.
ZERO FAILURES.
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Sometimes its what you dont see that matters. Our greatest value in helping you keep the power
on lies beneath the surface.
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications has been providing SC (super-clean) insulation, jacketing,
conventional and super-smooth semiconductive compounds for high voltage (HV) cable construction
to the North American power industry for 15 years. And, we remain the only global producer of
world-class HV compounds that can be sourced locally in North America.
Underground HV cable made from quality materials proudly produced in the USA. Quality you
can count on for long-lasting, reliable service in your new and refurbished power transmission
infrastructure.
Ask us about our products and technical expertise for your next project. We help deliver peace
of mind for you and your customers.
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Schedule of Events
Monday, April 14
7 a.m. 5 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m. 5 p.m. International Visitors Center Open
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Tutorials (ticket required)
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Technical Tours
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Leadership Workshop
(sponsored by Women in Power)
6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. Conference Opening Reception
at Museum of Science and Industry
Tuesday, April 15
7 a.m. 5 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m. 5 p.m. International Visitors Center Open
8:30 a.m. 9:30 a.m. Opening Session
10 a.m. 12 p.m. Technical Sessions
10 a.m. 5 p.m. Educational Track Sessions (registration required)
10 a.m. 5 p.m. Exhibits Open
11 a.m. 4 p.m. Technical Tours
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Conference Luncheon in the Exhibit Halls
1 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Technical Sessions
1 p.m. 5:15 p.m. Educational Track Sessions (registration required)
3 p.m. 5 p.m. Super Session I
Wednesday, April 16
7 a.m. 5 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m. 5 p.m. International Visitors Center Open
8 a.m. 10 a.m. Super Session II
8 a.m. 10 a.m. Technical Sessions
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Technical Tours
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Educational Track Sessions (registration required)
8 a.m. 5 p.m. Info Sessions
9 a.m. 11 a.m. Student Job Fair (students only)
10 a.m. 1 p.m. Dedicated Exhibit Floor Only Hours
(no technical sessions)
10 a.m. 6 p.m. Exhibits Open
11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. Collegiate/GOLD/Industry Luncheon
(ticket required)
1 p.m. 3 p.m. Super Session III
1 p.m. 3:15 p.m. Technical Sessions
1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. Student Job Fair (students only)
4:30 p.m. 6 p.m. Networking Reception in Exhibit Halls
5 p.m. 7 p.m. Poster Session and Reception; Meet Your PES
Executive Committee (open to exhibitors at 6 p.m.)
Thursday, April 17
7 a.m. 2 p.m. Registration Open
7 a.m. 2 p.m. International Visitors Center Open
8 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Educational Track Sessions
8 a.m. 12:15 p.m. Technical Sessions
8 a.m. 2 p.m. Info Sessions
10 a.m. 3 p.m. Exposition Open
2:30 p.m. 4 p.m. Closing Reception and Rafe
front and model for other campus environments, munici-
palities, community developments and more a solution to
the nations energy crisis. The revolutionary smart microgrid
is designed to eliminate blackouts, cut its peak load by 20%
and integrate more distributed renewable energy resources.
Elmhurst Substation VAR Compensator (SVC): Two
Siemens SVCs are connected to 138-kV system at TSS 135
Elmhurst. Each SVC is rated for 300 MVAR in approximate-
ly 75-MVAR increments. One spare transformer is installed
and shared between the two SVCs. Each SVC can control two
57-MVAR, 138-kV bus capacitors.
Collegiate/GOLD Program
Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to the
popular Collegiate Program. Employers are invited to partici-
pate in the Student Job Fair and a variety of exclusive access
sponsorship opportunities. More than 200 students partici-
pated in the Collegiate Program at the 2012 T&D event in Or-
lando, Florida. Highlights of the program include a Student
Job Fair, a social media-fueled frenzy known as the Infnitely
Electrifying Energy Extravaganza (IEEE) Scavenger Hunt in
the exhibit hall, a collegiate reception, eight opportunities to
refuel from Monday dinner through Thursday breakfast, a
student poster contest with prizes, and a Collegiate/Industry
luncheon. These activities will provide networking opportu-
nities with roughly 750 exhibitors and thousands of industry
professionals.
International Visitors Center
The IEEE PES is an international organization with a desire
to attract a worldwide audience of electric utility professionals
and associates to the 2014 event. During the conference and
exposition, international attendees are invited to visit the In-
ternational Visitors Center located at the convention center.
Visitors to the center will be welcomed by representatives
of the show committee who will assist international attendees
with planning their visit to the conference and exposition and
Chicago. Translators will be available.
Looking Ahead to 2016
Join the crowd on Thursday, April 17 from 2:30 p.m.
to 4 p.m. to celebrate the success of the week and wave
goodbye to Chicago. The IEEE PES Organizing Committee
will be ready to point the way to the 2016 IEEE PES T&D
Conference & Expo and offer a small sampling of what
awaits you in Dallas, Texas. Attendees will be encouraged
to drop badges in the rafe for a chance to win exciting
prizes, including three iPads.
Follow T&D World editors on Twitter @tdworldmag
as they bring you live updates from the show.
And be sure to visit tdworld.com for more coverage
of the 2014 IEEE PES T&D Conference & Exposition.
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A. Eberle GmbH & Co. KG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4840
A123 Energy Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9421
AA Labels and Decals/Art Advertising Inc. . . 5822
ABB Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6725
ABEINSA Power Structures (COMEMSA) . . . . 3802
ABG Bag Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9113
Acero ATD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7604
Action Manufacturing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 748
Aditya Birla Insulators,
a Unit of Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 9105
Advanced Cable Bus Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9500
Advanced Control Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2418
Advanced Plating Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . 3731
Advanced Power Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . 2257
Advanced Rubber Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 1957
AEM Cores Pty Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2436
AEMC Instruments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4640
Aeron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9501
AFL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1516
AGS Anti-Galloping Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . 5800
AK Power Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7948
Albarrie GeoComposites Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4614
Alcad Standby Batteries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1806
Alconex Magnet Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1854
Aldridge Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1835
A-Line E.D.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9304
Allied Bolt Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8121
All-Pro Fasteners Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7203
Almetek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7001
Alpha Industrial Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9325
Alstom Grid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5425
Altran . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9330
Aluma-Form Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4852
AMEC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7006
American Electrical Testing Co. Inc.. . . . . . . . 2536
American Innotek Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9134
American Polywater Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9311
Ampirical Solutions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4943
Ampjack Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9511
Amran Instrument Transformers . . . . . . . . . . . 3625
AMSC-American Superconductor . . . . . . . . . 7551
Anderson Trucking Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4615
Angus GeoSolutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9233
Apar Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9436
APP Engineering Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2710
Arbiter Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2239
Arch Wood Protection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1656
Arga Controls, a Division of Electroswitch . . . 1919
Arteche . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1133
ASEC Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2157
Ashida Electronics Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6109
Ask Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2139
ASPEN Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6027
ASSET Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9000
AVEVA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9205
AZZ Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4657
Bal Seal Engineering Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2454
Balteau Produtos Electricos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6757
Baoding Tianwei Baobian Electric Co. Ltd. . . 1230
Baoding Tianwei Group (Jiangsu)
Wuzhou Transformer Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 6904
Barkman Concrete Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3759
Basler Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7538
Battelle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6801
BAUR Prf- und Messtechnik GmbH . . . 7859,7959
BCP Busarello + Cott + Partner AG . . . . . . . . 7735
Beckwith Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2136
Beijing Beikai Electric Co. Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8316
Beijing General Fitting Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 757
Beijing Hua Tian Mechanical Electrical
Institute Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6110
Beijing Hyliton Power Technology Co. Ltd. . . 2501
Beijing Jessie Industry & Trading Co. Ltd. . . . 9525
Beijing Sojo Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7207
Bekaert Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7517
Bell Lumber and Pole Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9528
Bentley Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7559
Beta Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2745
billets Elektro Werke Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8529
Birmingham Fastener Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2241
Black & Veatch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1830
Blattner Energy Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6360
BMK Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3757
Borealis Compounds Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9336
BPEG Reactors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5520
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Brainin, a Unit of Precision Engineered
Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3659
Bramateal SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9125
Brass Copper & Alloy (I) Ltd. - HEX . . . . . . . . 3500
Brazilian Pavilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6757
Bridgewell Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1833
Brooks Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2400
Brugg Cables, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9219
BTECH Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2107
Buffalo Pumps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7503
BURNDY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5125
Burns & McDonnell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5421
C Three Group, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1840
C&D Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6414
C.I.Agent Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2202
CAB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3503
Cable Technology Laboratories Inc. . . . . . . . 6400
Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. . . . 9502
Cambridge-Lee Industries LCC . . . . . . . . . . . 6448
Camlin Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2503
Canduct Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1940
Cantega Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7845
Carte International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8148
Case Foundation Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3959
CBS ArcSafe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9005
CE Power Solutions, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4837
CEATI International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 642
CEE Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3207
CELSA S.A.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Cembre Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9518
Centriforce Products Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9128
C-EPRI, a SGCC HVDC Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8031
CG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6018
CH2M HILL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7609
Chain Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7209
Champion Wire and Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7946
Changzhou Yingzhong Electrical Co. Ltd. . . . 3658
Chapel Mapping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3310
Chengdu Global Special-Glass Mfg. Co. Ltd. 1057
Cheryong Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1819
China Pavilion-China Great Wall International
Exhibition Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1244
China Zhenhua Electronics Group Moint
Technology Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6359
CHM Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9513
CI Electricos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Cindus Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7260
Cisco Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7149
Cixi Chenghe Pipe Industry Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . 9234
CK Composites Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4544
Clamper Indstria e Comrcio S/A . . . . . . . . . 6757
Classic Connectors USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9001
CMEC Henan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7506
COBRE 110, S.A. DE C.V.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2407
Cogent Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3246
Coil Innovation GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8119
COMANEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4842
Comisin Federal de Electricidad-LAPEM . . 9124
Commonwealth Associates Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 8033
CommScope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9530
Concast Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7815
Condumex Wire and Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6101
Condux Tesmec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9506
Connector Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2131
Connector Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1248
Cooper Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3818
CopperClad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5143
Corporacion Industrial Multico S.A. de C.V . . 7701
Corrpro Companies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9011
Cottrell Paper Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6309
CRC Press - Taylor & Francis Group, LLC . . . . 9335
Creative Global Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 949
Criem Imports Ltd.a. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6757
Cross Oil Rening & Marketing Co. Inc. . . . . . 6403
Crux Subsurface Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7646
Crystal Exports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7804
CTC Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8030
CTR Manufacturing Industries Ltd.. . . . . . . . . 6007
CUES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9140
Dalian Ceramic Technic Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 3409
Dalian Powtech Insulator Work Co. Ltd.. . . . . 9130
Danlian Hivolt Power System Co. Ltd. . . . . . . 3204
Davey Resource Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4514
Delta Star Connector Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8156
Delta Star Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4818
Dextra Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4937
DiGioia Gray & Associates, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 4513
DigitalGrid Inc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9100
DIgSILENT GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6006
DIS-TRAN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6335
DIS-TRAN PFB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7806
DiversiTech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1839
DMC Power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9023
DNV GL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9424
Doble Engineering Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5132
Dow Chemical Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6055
DryKeep USA, a Division Ardry Trading Co. . 9224
DSG - Canusa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6314
DTR Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 841
Dupont Building Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9339
DuraSystems Barriers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1026
Duratel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6206
Dynamic Ratings Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2127
E&J DeMark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9313
Eagle Eye Power Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6001
Eastern Green Power Pte Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9427
Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3818
Eaton Corp. - Vacuum Interrupters . . . . . . . . 9437
eCamSecure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1841
Eco-Electrical Systems, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 1837,1936
ECP Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1530
EDM International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1028
Efacec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2718
Eger Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9030
EJ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1555
Electric Energy Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7509
Electric Motion Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7510
Electric Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3948
Electrical Materials Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9017
Electro Industries/GaugeTech . . . . . . . . . . . . 3201
Electro Rent Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1844
Electrocon International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1533
Electrofocus Electricals Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 2129
Electromark Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3629
Electroporcelanas Gamma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Electroswitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1919
Elliott Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5431
Elmex Electric Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9504
ELTEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1857
EMA Electromechanics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
EMB GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9505
EMID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 759
EMTP-RV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7844
Enercon Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2229
EnerNex . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3206
EnerSys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6003
Engen Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2142
En-Liang Enterprise Co. Ltd. (ELEC) . . . . . . . . 6445
ENOSERV . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2448
Entec Electric & Electronic Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . 1255
E-Oil Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1933
EPRI - Power Delivery Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2532
Equisales Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4212
Ergon Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4257
ERICO Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1816
ERLPhase Power Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . 3200
Ermco Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1547
Esri . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3209
ETAP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9422
Eternal Sun Steel Mast Shanghai Co. Ltd. . . . 8516
Exel International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4232
Fabrimet Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5418
Falcon Steel Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3726
Federal Pacic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6029
FG Electrical Representatives S.A. de C.V. . . 7553
FIAMM Energy, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6304
Fibratore S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Filnor Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2509
FireIce . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2403
FLIR Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3304
Fluke Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6100
Fortune Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7515
Furukawa Electric Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3249
Futura Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7546
FWT, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6351
G&W Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3233
Gabes Construction Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9014
Gala Thermo Shrink Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6356
Galvan Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4516
Gammon India Ltd., T&D Division . . . . . . . . . 9106
GE Energy Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2425
GEA Renzmann & Grunewald GmbH . . . . . . . .8116
Gemini International Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7101
General Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2225,8658MR
General Switchgear & Controls Ltd. . . . . . . . . 9129
GeoDigital International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6810
GMI Composites Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9320
GNB Industrial Power, a Division of Exide
Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6210
Graybar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5801
Greenlee Textron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9431
Grid Power Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 955
GridSense Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6339
Guangdong Haihong Transformer Co. Ltd . . 2700
Guardian Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9222
Guilin Power Capacitor Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 3758
HAEFELY HIPOTRONICS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5128
Haina (Fuzhou) Import & Export Co. Ltd.. . . . 2409
Hamby Young . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9425
Harger Lightning & Grounding . . . . . . . . . . . . 6710
Hastings Fiberglass . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 651
Havereld Aviation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4812
HBL America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1935
HBM Test and Measurement . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2600
HD Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5717,8860MR
HDR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8118
Hebei Kanb Composite Material Co. Ltd. . . . 6313
Hebei Xinhua High Voltage Electric
Equipment Co. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3507
HEDRICH Group / HEDRICH GmbH . . . . . . . 9332
Heinrich Georg GMBH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1959
Helical Line Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7649
Helix Unifom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9434
Henan Huaxing Wires and Cables Co. Ltd. . . 3403
Henan Jingwei Electric Power Technology . . 7201
Hendrix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7548
Hengyang Wellwin Precision Mould Co. Ltd. 3606
Henkels & McCoy Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6703
Hercules Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9533
HICO America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6751
High Voltage Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4536
Hi-Line Utility Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4635
HindlePower Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5759
Hindusthan Vidyut Products Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 9340
HIOKI USA Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2401
HIT Tools USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9416
Hitachi HVB Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5835
HLI Rail & Rigging, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9104
HMV Ingenieros . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
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HNAC Technology Co. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7945
Hongshang Heat Shrinkable Materials Co. . . 6707
Hoppecke Batteries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6303
Host International Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3401
House Of Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6425
Howard Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2751
Huayi Elec. Apparatus Group Co. Ltd. . . . . . . 6706
Hubbell Power Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . 4330,4525
HUEBERS Verfahrenstechnik Maschinenbau
GmbH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1942
Hughes Brothers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5517
Hunan Electric Power Insulator & Apparatus
Factory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2158
Huntsman Advanced Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . 3936
Huskie Tools Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8231
HV Diagnostics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2204
HV Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8230
HVR Advanced Power Components Inc. . . . . 9401
Hydro-Qubec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9440
Hyundai Power Transformers USA Inc. . . . . . . 1846
I.C.M.I. (Inductive Components Mfg Inc.) . . . 9317
ICR Service Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6460
IEB Ingeniera Especializada S.A. . . . . . . . . . . 7156
IFD Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2259
ikeGPS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9028
Imbibitive Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4522
IMCORP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3210
IML Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7906
Impact Power Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1536
INCON Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6316
Indel Bauru Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8514
Induron Protective Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6009
Industrial Info Resources Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7301
Infratech Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9429
Insulboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9013
Integrated Engineering Software . . . . . . . . . . 1047
Intermountain Electronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9018
Intertape Polymer Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9239
INWESCO Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9027
IPS-ENERGY USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1633
Irby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2748
ITEC- Instrument Transformer Equipment
Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3725
Itron Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5756
J&D Electronics Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7307
J.H. Botts, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9126
JFE SHOJI STEEL AMERICA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 951
Jiangsu Tongguang Electronic Wire
And Cable Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6306
Jiangxi Central Sourcing Technology
& Trade Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6407
Jinpan International USA Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9524
JOC Machinery Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2125
Jordan Transformer, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9114
JS Hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5419
JSHP Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5721
Jyoti Americas, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6353
KH Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9410
Kaddas Enterprises Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1808
Kalpataru Power Transmission USA Inc. . . . . . 1906
Keidy Electro-Mechanical Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 2110
Kenny Construction Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2439
Kentucky Copper Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8113
Kerite. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7944
Keystone Electrical Manufacturing Co. . . . . . 5417
Kinectrics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7512
Kingsine Electric Automation Co. Ltd. . . . . . . 7160
Kirk Key Interlock Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1842
Klein Tools Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7204
K-Line Insulators Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7210
KoCoS America, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7000
Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute
(KERI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7841
KORPS Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2801
Kortick Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5144
KP Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2701
Krenz and Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7535
KRYFS Power Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 2108
KVTEK Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 7547
La Marche Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6413
Lake Cable, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9531
Laminated Wood Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2534
Lapp Insulators, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5255
Laser Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1834
Legnano Teknoelectric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4541
Leidos Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7507
Liling Huaxin Insulator Technology Co. . . . . . . 746
Liling Royal Insulators & Power Products Co. 7847
Liling Yangdong Porcelain Insulator Industry
Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7103
Lindsey Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 755
LIOS Technology Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1655
Littelfuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3404
LiveWire Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9235
LOCWELD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7010
Longsper Insulation Tech (Tainjin) Co. Ltd . . . 2901
LSIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6738
LumaSense Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3800
Luvata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3657
Mabey Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1909
MacKay Sposito . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9111
MacLean Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1239
Madden Bolt Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9135
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MADI, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 655
Madison Chemical Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . 9010
Magid Glove & Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9527
Magnetron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Manitoba HVDC Research Centre . . . . . . . . . 5821
Manitoba Hydro High Voltage Test Facility . . 1807
Manta Test Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2227
Mastec North America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1939
Matco Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6345
Matrix SME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6207
Maxwell Technologies SA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6346
McKim & Creed Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4844
McKinney Drilling Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5349
McWane Poles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7603
Megger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8025
Mehta Tech Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3938
Meister International, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9022
Melec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
Meramec Electrical Products Co. Inc. . . . . . . 2441
Mesa Associates Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6326
METALPOL S.A, de C.V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8313
MetPlas Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1934
Michels Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3928
Midsun Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3458
Midtronics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6203
Milsoft Utility Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6747
MindCore Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc. . . . . . 5746
MOCAP / X-Treme Tape . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6357
Modison Metals Ltd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9323
Modular Connections, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7522
Moloney Electric Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5252
Monitor Mapboard Systems, LLC . . . . . . . . . . 9038
Morgan Schaffer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6015
Mortenson Construction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9241
Mosdorfer NA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4644
Mosebach Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .8115
Movex Innovation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7606
MP Husky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1859
Multi-Contact USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 944
MVA Power Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9136
Myers Power Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3252
NAECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5140
Nanjing Insulator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5720
Nanjing Rinpar Electric Power Engineering . . 7107
Nanjing Zhida Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9541
NARI Group Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1228
National Strand Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4332
NDB Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6325
NEETRAC/Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3509
Nello Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1048
Network Mapping Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6301
New River Electrical Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 641
New South Access & Environmental
Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3504
NewBasis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9412
Newell-PSN, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2537
Newpark Mats & Integrated Services . . . . . . 9004
Nexans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7120
Nexo Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7504
NGK Insulators Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1036
Niagara Transformer Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3932
Nicopress Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6401
NOJA Power Switchgear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3225
Nomos Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2453
Nordic Fiberglass Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7821
North American Clean Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . 3303
NovaTech, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1606
Novinium Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4233
NR Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5753
NRECA TechAdvantage Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . 2703
Nucor Steel Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9515
Nynas USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4637
Ol Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5722
Okonite Co., The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7135
Oldcastle Enclosure Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . 2151
Oldcastle Precast Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2154
OMICRON electronics Corp. USA . . . . . . . . . 2739
OPAL-RT Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9123
Optisense Networks, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1544
Oriental Export Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9110
Origo Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9029
Orto De Mexico, S.A. De C.V. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2459
Osmose Utilities Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7620
OTC Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2209
P&R Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2142
Paradoxe Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7636
Park Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9435
Parkline Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7851
Partner Technologies Inc. (PTI) . . . . . . . . . . . . 2121
Peak Substation Services, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . 4329
Pelco Structural, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9411
Pennington Crossarm Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1822
Pennsylvania Transformer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1712
Pergam Technical Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7807
Psterer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7810
Phenix Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1851
Phoenix Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4059
Phoenix Electric Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8139
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IEEE EXPOExhibitors
Phoenix Manufacturing Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9315
Piedmont Bushings and Insulators, LLC . . . . . . 947
Pinggao Group Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1657
Pioneer Power Solutions Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4941
PLANSEE SE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5141
PLH Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4815
Plymouth Rubber Europa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2860
Polar Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9137
Polaris Electrical Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8106
PoleXpert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9019
Power Asset Recovery Corp.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9306
Power Consulting Associates, LLC. . . . . . . . . 9102
Power Delivery Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4935
Power Diagnostic Service Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 9318
Power Diagnostix Systems GmbH . . . . . . . . . 9328
POWER Engineers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2732
Power Line Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6025
Power Monitoring and Diagnosis Technology
Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
Power Monitors Inc. (PMI) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6012
Power Survey International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9414
Power Systems Integrity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9314
POWERGRID International magazine . . . . . . 2707
Powering America (NECA and IBEW) . . . . . . 9229
Powerline Hardware. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4025
PowerPD Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1810
Powertech Labs Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4231
Powertrusion Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9418
PPG Protective and Marine Coatings . . . . . . . 8315
Preformed Line Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6735
Primax Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4535
Primera Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3360
Priority Wire & Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1825
Proexport Colombia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7156
ProGlass Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7949
ProgUSA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9201
Prolec GE Internacional, S.de R.L. de C.V. . . . 2133
Prometek Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3728
Protective Industrial Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3926
PTMW Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4252
Public Utilities Maintenance Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 6010
PUPI Crossarms (GEOTEK) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2551
PYUNGIL Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9403
Qingdao Huixing Metals Products Co. Ltd . . 1910
Qingdao Tai Run Da Heavy Industry Co. Ltd . 7009
Qualitrol Co., LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1159
Quanta Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4225
R.L. Components Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3949
Radar Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9207
RANCAN Srl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4230
Raytech USA Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2243
Rea Magnet Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5939
Reason International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3603
Reinhausen Manufacturing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 5412
Reliable Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4835
Renkert Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6106
Resin Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4060
RFL Electronics Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7803
RHM International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7835
Richards Manufacturing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5015
Ritz Instrument Transformers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . 6342
Roechling Glastic Composites . . . . . . . . . . . . 5751
ROHN Products, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8518
Royal Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7607
RPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9334
RS Poles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9213
RTDS Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4621
S D Myers Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6744
S&C Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3223
Sabre Tubular Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6720
SAE Towers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1325
Saft America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2405
SAI Advanced Power Solution Inc. . . . . . . . . . .9116
Salisbury by Honeywell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4957
Sam Dong Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5012
San Jiang Electric Mfg Co. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . 4512
San Joaquin Rening Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9312
SA-RA Energy, Construction, Trade & Industry
Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2506
Sargent & Lundy, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3646
Satec Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2456
SAVER GMBH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1151
Schneider Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7152
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3240,8862MR
SCOPE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1943
Sediver, PPC and Salvi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7145
See Water Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6349
SEECO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9225
SEFCOR Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5817
SEI Industries Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4613
SensorLink Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3627
Sensus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1318
Sentry Engineering Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2601
SEPISA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7704
Shaanxi Herong Electric Group Co. Ltd. . . . . 4836
Shaanxi Taporel Electrical Insulation
Technology Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6447
Shaanxi Victory Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 2706
Shakespeare Composite Structures . . . . . . . . 3956
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Shallbetter Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1055
Shallco Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4940
Shandong Fitzory International Trade Co. . . 6404
ShanDong LuNeng MountTai Electric Equipment
Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2106
Shandong Zhaowei Steel Tower Co. Ltd . . . . 4838
Shaner Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9535
Shanghai Airic Cable Accessories Co. Ltd. . . 7007
Shanghai Huaming Power Equipment Co. . . 3459
Shangyu Fengfan Electrical Fittings Co. Ltd . 6358
SHENMA POWER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1828
Shenyang Hongji Electrical Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . 2210
Shenyang Hongyuan Magnet Wire Co. Ltd. . 7710
Shenyang Tiantong Electricity Co. Ltd. . . . . . .8110
Shenzhen Auto Electric Power Plant Co. Ltd . 3406
Shenzhen Chuangyin Technology Co. Ltd. . . 2410
Shenzhen Cotran Industrial Material Co. Ltd . 4641
Shenzhen Woer Heat-Shrinkable Material
Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6701
Shihlin Electric and Engineering Corp. . . . . . 5942
Shijiazhuang Fayun Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . .9112
Siba Fuses LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7838
Sibille Fameca Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9117
Sicame Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2412
Sichuan Yibin Global Group Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . 7907
Siemens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6712
Siemens Canada Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1420
Sigma Six Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3610
Silec, a Division of General Cable . . . . . . . . . 2225
Simplex Aerospace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1821
SINAEEX - Brazilian Manufacturers of Power
and Electric-Electronic Equipment . . . . . . . 6757
Sinoma Advanced Materials Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . 6907
Skipper Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6004
Slacan Industries Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9301
SLSB, LLC. DBA ST. Louis Screw & Bolt . . . . . 7206
Smart Wire Grid Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7543
SMC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8158
Smit Transformers Sales Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2206
Snell Group, The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9319
Snyder Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9012
Soenen Werkhuizen NV. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1559
SOFAMEL, S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7556
SOFTEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6757
Solidication Products International Inc. . . . . 2760
Solon Manufacturing Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5521
Southern States, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3228
Southwire Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1451
Speedwell Technologies Pvt. Ltd.. . . . . . . . . . 5803
SPIDAWeb, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3925
SPX Transformer Solutions, formerly
Waukesha Electric Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2712
Stanley Consultants Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4214
Stantec Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7818
STB Electrical Test Equipment Inc. . . . . . . . . . 4643
Steel City Bolt & Screw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6415
Sterling Lumber Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3640
STI Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9024
Strathmore Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9529
SUBNET Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6058
Sunbelt Transformer Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2118
SUND Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7003
Sunrise Technologies/Sun-Tech, a Division
of Electroswitch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1919
Superior Tray Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9300
SuperSeal Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5135
Surveying And Mapping Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2704
Suzhou Porcelain Insulator Works Co. Ltd. . . 7109
Switchgear Power Systems, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . 9329
System 3 Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7501
Systems Control, a Division of Northern Star
Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2809
Systems with Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6704
T&R Electric Supply Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6000
Taehwatrans America Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7849
Taihan Electric USA Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7541
Tatung Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9310
Tavrida Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1315
TAW Custom Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2806
TBEA USA Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6051
TDDL Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5819
TE Connectivity/Raychem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8143
Team Fishel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2451
Tech Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6410
Techimp HQ SpA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9519
Teikoku USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9341
Tellhow Sci-Tech Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3506
Terminal International . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9132
The Gund Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4229
The Lumry Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9016
Thermo Bond Buildings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6709
thermOweld . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2810
Thomas & Betts Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7525
Threaded Fasteners Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2445
ThyssenKrupp Materials NA AIN
Plastics Division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9539
Tollgrade Communications Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 3729
Toshiba Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2112
Tower Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6416
Trachte Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1528
Trafag AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6127
TransAmerican Power Products Inc. . . . . . . . 3952
Transgard Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3930
Transmission & Distribution World . . . . . . . . 3652
Trantech Radiator Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . 4518
Trayer Engineering Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3812
TRC Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7621
Trench Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 839
Trenwa Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4618
Triangle MicroWorks Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6312
Trimble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3947
Trinity Industries de Mexico, dba FORMET . . 4249
Trinity Poles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4349
Triple Crown Products Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1049
Tuboly-Astronic AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3358
TUF-TUG Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9211
Tulstar Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6700
Turner Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7854
TUV Rheinland (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 6200
UC Synergetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6427
Ulteig . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3410
Underground Devices Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2432
Unin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2159
Union Metal Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8530
UniSource Energy Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9419
Unitech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3630
University of KwaZulu-Natal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9507
University of Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2709
University of Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6310
Univertical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7909
URS Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5731
USF Fabrication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7004
UTC Overseas Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6458
UTILCO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4520
til Industria e Comrcio Ltda. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6757
UtiliCon Solutions Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7520
Utilidata Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9101
Utility Pole Solutions Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7648
UtilX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2804
V&R Energy Systems Research Inc. . . . . . . . . 6412
V&S Schuler Engineering Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5420
Vaisala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2907
Valmont Newmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2735
Vanguard Instruments Co. Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 9238
VANQUISH Fencing Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2553
VanTran Industries Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7536
VI Engineering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2434
Virginia Transformer Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7812
VIZIMAX Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9122
VON Corp., The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3649
W. E. Gundy & Associates Inc. (WEGAI) . . . . 6426
W.A. Chester, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8136
W.I.R.E. Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5820
W.S. Industries (India) Lte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9141
WEG Electric Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8526
Weidmann Electrical Technology Inc. . . . . . . 2756
Weschler Instruments, a Division
of Hughes Corp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6125
William Frick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4027
Williams Form Engineering Corp. . . . . . . . . . 3203
Williams Metals and Welding Alloys Inc. . . . . 4612
Wilson Bohannan Padlock Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 957
Wilson Construction Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3501
Windsor Communications Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3946
WPI Worcester Polytechnic Institute . . . . . . . 4540
Yizumi Rubber Machinery Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 6456
Yueqing Vorax Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . 6903
Zeeta Electrical Engineering Pvt. Ltd. . . . . . . 7306
Zenith Transformer Components . . . . . . . . . . 2140
Zhangjiagang Uhen Technology Engine
Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3400
Zhejiang Golden Phoenix Electrical Co. Ltd . 1557
Zhejiang Jinlihua Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 6204
Zhejiang Tailun Insulator Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 3407
Zhengzhou A1-Electric Import & Export Co. . 3507
Zhengzhou Orient Power Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . 7304
Zhuhai Comking Electric Co. Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . 3307
ZTT International Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 353
ZTZ Services International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . 2903
Exhibitor Booth # Exhibitor Booth # Exhibitor Booth #
In the last 50 years over 250 million automatic splices were installed on overhead power
lines in North America. Research reveals and recent tragedies confirm that a large portion of
them have reached the end of their design life and many electric utilities are developing plans to address this ticking time
bomb. ClampStar helps avoid potential catastrophes and expensive lawsuits resulting from failing overhead splices.
Over 60 North American utilities have already experienced
the benefits of ClampStar, isnt it time you did too?
ClampStar eliminates risk and prevents catastrophic connector failures before
they happen, without costly replacement, repair or expensive downtime, in just
minutes. ClampStar is the industrys only PERMANENT solution for protecting
overhead splices and connectors that exceeds the ANSI C119.4 Class AA Extra
Heavy Duty standard.
For all aluminum stranded conductors, e.g., ACSR, AAC, AAAC, ACAR, ACSS and
fiber composite core. IMPROVE SAFETY & PREVENT OVER-
HEAD SPLICES FROM FAILING WITH CLAMPSTAR!
Its the least expensive insurance you can buy.
Transmission & Distribution sizes available.
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All ClampStar
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pre-loaded with our
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IEEE Show - Apr. 15-17, 2014
Hands-on Demos - Booth 9001
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Power-Quality Systems
AMSCs D-VAR (Dynamic Volt-Amp
Reactive) system is a powerful, cost-
effective way to provide continuous
voltage regulation, improve voltage
stability, meet interconnection
requirements and dynamically provide
grid support where its needed. The
D-VAR STATCOM system regulates T&D
voltage and power factor, improves
post-fault voltage recovery and improves
power quality. The D-VAR system is
modular and compact, accommodating
areas with limited space availability,
requires no harmonic lters, provides
fast response time and displays superior
characteristics during low-voltage events.
To mitigate power-quality problems
and to provide voltage regulation on
distribution systems, AMSC also offers
the compact Distribution Static VAR
Compensator (D-SVC) system. The
D-SVC uses AMSCs transmission-level
D-VAR STATCOM control platform to
use a transmission-level solution to
solve challenges in the distribution
environment at distribution appropriate
prices. It is suitable for welders, motors,
pumping stations and other industrial
operations. The D-SVC system is easy
to install and maintain, and features no
external cooling requirements. Utilities
can place the D-SVC system at the
source of the power-quality problem or
on distribution systems to solve power-
quality challenges.
AMSCs Resilient Electric Grid (REG)
system provides urban power networks
the ability to interconnect substations,
which result in better use of existing
assets while increasing network resiliency
and reliability. The key component to the
REG system is AMSCs high-temperature
superconductor cable system that
combines high-power handling capacity
with fault current limiting characteristics.
By enabling utilities to serve more load
from existing substations, the REG
system can eliminate or defer substation
expansion or new construction. The
REG system enables utilities to improve
survivability following catastrophic
system events and provides backup for
loss of transmission.
AMSC | amsc.com
Booth 7551
PLC Communications
DigitalGrid has been a turnkey
designer and provider of reliable power
line carrier (PLC) communications systems
for underground distribution networks
since 2002. The company also provides
network protector relays. Two-way
PLC communications and secondary
monitoring are accomplished using
existing infrastructure.
DigitalGrid Inc. | digitalgridinc.com
Booth 9100
Aerial Power Line Inspection Services
Pergam introduces the new multi-sensor platform FLIR Corona C350 for the
economical aerial inspection of overhead power lines. The system contains
four sensors: an infrared camera to nd thermal problems, a UV-corona
camera to detect partial discharges and arcing, a high-
denition video camera to document the rights-of way, and
a high-resolution daylight zoom-camera to capture detailed
pictures of components. This system detects up to 64%
more faults than a standard visual inspection ight makes
possible. Local helicopters are contracted for enhanced
nancial viability.
Pergam Technical Services | www.pergamusa.com
Booth 7807
TCM Air-Cell Flexible Separator
SEI Industries Transformer Conservator
Membrane (TCM) Air-Cell exible
separator is specically designed for
the electrical transformer industry and
engineered to be used inside cylindrical,
elliptical, octagonal or rectangular-shaped
conservator tanks. SEI fabricates each TCM
Air-Cell to t a clients specic conservator
tank, specializing in quick delivery to meet
the demands of eld service operators. When
required, SEI can engineer and manufacture a new Air-Cell in as little as 24 hours from
an approved drawing, or reverse engineer the cell from a damaged tank.
SEI Industries | www.sei-ind.com
Booth 4613
Electrical and Power Test Equipment
Electro Rent has the solution to all your electrical and power test equipment
needs. With an inventory of more than 26,000 instruments from 174 manufacturers,
Electro Rent has the widest selection of power, substation, high-voltage and electronic
test equipment, all available on short-term rental and lease. Electro Rent carries the
top brands that you know and respect: Megger, Fluke, Doble, Dranetz, Vanguard
and more. With state-of-the-art labs and highly trained technicians, you can have
condence that the equipment will work when you receive it, and the rapid delivery
service ensures that youll receive it when you need it.
Electro Rent | www.electrorent.com
Booth 1844
Connector Corrector Technology
Classic Connectors CSR-0325L-007-P ClampStar
is designed to protect automatic splices on overhead,
copper conductor sized from #6 to #2 AWG. In addition
to torque-limiting nuts, each unit is supplied with nickel-
plated keepers and is prelled with a proprietary CC
inhibitor to prevent galvanic corrosion. The unit weighs
1.75 lb (0.79 kg) and can be installed on an energized
line with a hot stick or gloves. ClampStar helps avoid
potential catastrophes and expensive lawsuits resulting
from failing overhead splices. In minutes, this eliminates
risk and prevents connector failures before they
occur, without costly replacement, repair or expensive
downtime. Additional sizes for use with copper are available for splices, suspension
clamps, deadends and damaged conductor repair. ClampStar units are also available
for use on all aluminum stranded conductors, for example, ACSR, AAC, AAAC, ACAR,
ACSS and ber-composite core.
Classic Connectors | www.ClassicConnectors.com
Booth 9001
LEARN MORE TODAY
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POWER Engineers, Power Delivery
Innovations in HVDC are happening
at POWER Engineers with the talents
and leadership of Brian Furumasu, a
37-year veteran of engineering HVAC
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POWER Engineers team, Brian will
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Seasonal environmental changes; severe
weather conditions, corrosion from storm
run-off, incursions by plant material and
animals. These are just some of the things
your medium voltage switchgear has to
endure - and operate reliably for decades.
And thats why you should choose Trayer
Switchgear. Trayer gear is engineered to
handle the toughest challenges nature can
throw at it without fail for 30 years or more.
Corrosion resistant stainless steel
Welded seam construction and hermetically
sealed enclosure
Proven submersible reliability in urban and
marine environments
Robust electrical design, breaker or switch
models
Dead-front ultra-safe eld operation
Standard and custom-engineered designs
Contact Trayer today and get the facts on
switchgear designed to go the distance.
Storm Hardened Quality and Performance
for All Regions All Seasons
Trayer Engineering Corporation
898 Pennsyl vani a Ave. San Franci sco, CA 94107
800-377-1774 sal es@trayer.com
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Visit us at Booth 3812
Storm Ready
Insulating Materials and
Transmission Equipment
Longsper Insulation Technology
has more than 10 years of experience
providing insulating materials and
transformer parts, such as press paper
board, crepe paper, DDP, DMD, NMN
and bushings, air bag, dog bone, CT,
laminated products. The company also
offers power transmission equipment
including insulators and cable materials.
Longsper Insulation Technology
(Tianjin) Co. Ltd.
www.encgroupltd.com
Booth 2901
Foundation Analysis
DiGioia, Gray & Associates, LLC
is a dynamic engineering rm led by
experts in the elds of transmission line,
substation, geotechnical, environmental
and structural engineering. The rm
offers services in sustainable planning,
design and construction that begins with
project planning and continues through
the phases of siting, permitting, design,
construction, operation, inspection,
maintenance and rehabilitation.
The company is the exclusive licensee
for FAD Tools software: Foundation
Analysis & Design Tools. This product
was the result of collaborative research
performed by the Electric Power
Research Institute Inc. with technological
modications done by DiGioia, Gray &
Associates. FAD Tools include MFAD
for the design of foundations for
single poles, HFAD for the design of
foundations for H-Frame structures, and
TFAD for the design of foundations for
tower structures.
DiGioia, Gray & Associates
www.DiGioiaGray.com
Booth 4513
T&D Engineering
Burns & McDonnell has deep
historical roots in the power delivery
industry. As a 100% employee-owned
rm, Burns & McDonnell believes in
doing whatever it takes to make its
clients successful. It delivers innovative
design solutions, quality projects and
constructed value to electric utilities,
industries and a range of power providers
throughout North America and abroad.
With T&D professionals located in
more than a dozen ofces, Burns &
McDonnell provides design/build
(EPC), program management, SCADA
and telecommunications engineering,
studies, planning, routing, permitting,
physical and cyber security, and more.
Burns & McDonnell
burnsmcd.com
Booth 5421
Interest Groups and Training
CEATIs efforts are driven by more than 120 participating organizations (electric
and gas utilities, governmental agencies, and provincial and state research
bodies), represented within 17 focused interest groups and specialized task forces.
Continuously expanding its international reach, CEATIs participants represent 17
countries on six continents, a diversity that contributes to the strength of CEATI
programs and brings value directly to the participants.
In addition to facilitating information exchange through topic-driven interest
groups and industry conferences, CEATI International brings partners together
to collaborate on technical projects with a strong practical focus, and develops
customized software and training solutions to t the participants needs. To do this,
CEATI leverages a large network of technology suppliers, with representatives from
1,500 companies worldwide.
CEATI International | www.ceati.com
Booth 642
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RUGGEDCOM products will soon look different but the
technology inside will remain unchanged, ensuring the
best performance for the demanding communication
needs of our customers.
Fresh Look: The cases for the RUGGEDCOM product
family have been redesigned, consistent with the
Siemens product portfolio.
Trusted Name: The name RUGGEDCOM wont go away
and will continue to represent rugged communications
equipment designed for mission critical applications in
harsh environments.
Proven Technology: At heart, the RUGGEDCOM products
will remain unchanged the functionality, technical
specifications, and 5 year warranty that has forged our
reputation as the leading provider of rugged network
infrastructure solutions will not be affected by the
branding change.
As your partner, we understand your requirements for
fast, reliable, and standardized communication. We are
one of the worlds most tightly meshed service and
support providers always with an eye on your needs.
Innovation and our passion for communication will help
you to be competitive now and in the future!
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Measuring, Control and Recording
A. Eberle GmbH, a privately owned high-tech company founded in the 1980s
and located in Nuremberg, Germany, focuses on voltage regulation of tap-changing
transformers, transformer monitoring, low-voltage regulation of distribution
transformers, regulation of Peterson coils and earth-fault locating in medium- and
high-voltage networks, power-quality measuring and recording, early detection of
network breakdowns and monitoring of network dynamics and simulation technology
for multi-line systems.
With the declared purpose taking care of all measuring, control and recording
needs in relation to the power transformer, the company employs highly qualied
engineers and technicians. The A. Eberle staff is prepared to tackle and solve new, and
possible unconventional, tasks in the world of power utilities by working together with
customers and partners to ensure and improve the security of power generation and
transmission. At the IEEE event, A. Eberle GmbH is showcasing agship products such
as REG-D, REG-DP, REG-TMM, PQ-IDA Smart as well as the GDA system.
A Eberle GmbH | www.a-eberle.de
Booth 4840
Utility Supply
With more than 10,000 items in product
inventory, two convenient locations
(Chicago and Boston) and a variety of high-
demand services, Hi-Line Utility Supply has
been an integral partner for contractors,
utilities, linemen and wind farms since 1960.
In-stock orders placed by 4 p.m. EST ship the same day (unless testing or assembly is
required). Hi-Line services include tool repair, berglass renishing, custom grounds
and jumpers, and rubber goods testing in its NAIL accredited test lab. Hi-Line
warehouses also house the largest in-stock selection of Salisbury Rubber Goods in the
country, eliminating long lead times. If you cant nd it, Hi-Lines experienced customer
service team will work to get you everything you need, all in one place.
Hi-Line Utility Supply | www.hilineco.com
Booth 4635
Communications
Infrastructure
Cisco delivers an end-to-end IP-based
secure communications infrastructure for
the smart grid that helps utilities optimize
grid efciency through better correlation
of power supply and demand; reduce
energy network outages and disruptions;
increase the resiliency and security
of the power system; and increase
environmental sustainability.
Cisco Systems Inc. | www.cisco.com
Booth 7149
Precast Concrete
Concast will display several different
precast products, including: Fibercrete
trench systems, at pads, box pads, and
hand holes. Concast has specialized
in precast concrete products for the
electrical industry since 1969. The
products are fundamental to the wind-
farm, utility and general construction
industries. Concasts trench systems,
pull boxes and hand holes are used
for below-ground substation control,
communications and power cables, waste
water recovery systems and industrial
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Wireless Monitoring System
PD Flex is a permanent wireless monitoring
system for partial discharges (PD) on medium-
voltage installations. It is composed of a
self-powered acquisition module and a
data-logging unit for post-processing, data
storage and alarms. The self-powered
acquisition module uses one coupler
for each phase. A differential technique
is used (phase to phase) to remove
unwanted noise from the measurements and
provide reliable information about the PD
intensities (useful for trending). It also provides
a relation of PD with the phase of the network,
which helps in diagnosing an eventual problem. The
data is sent to the data-logging module using a wireless
communications link that can support up to eight acquisition
modules for each data logger. The data logger is in charge of conguring the
monitoring parameters, triggering the periodic acquisitions, and analyzing and storing
the data. Different sets of alarms can be congured to signal a level of PD above
normal or on an increasing trend in PD standardized values.
ndb Technologies | www.ndbtech.com
Booth 6325
Voltage Transformer Testing
Omicrons new Votano 100 voltage
transformer testing and calibration system
combines mobility with the highest level of
accuracy.
Voltage transformers in energy supply
networks need regular tests and calibration
in order to perform their protection and
metering duties correctly. These tests,
based on operator directives or national
regulations, always required complex
and heavy test equipment in order to be
accurate. This made the tests very time-
and cost-intensive.
With its software-guided measurement Votano 100 can test protection and
metering voltage transformers in less than 20 minutes. In a single pass, winding
resistance, short-circuit impedances, transformation ratio, and the magnetic
characteristics curve of inductive and capacitive voltage transformers are determined.
During this process, Votano 100 assesses voltage transformers with up to ve secondary
windings, both for no-load and standard load operating conditions. The measured
results are automatically assessed in accordance with international standards.
The VBO1 voltage booster comes with Votano 100. This amplier supplies the
primary side of the transformer with a maximum reference voltage of 4 kV for the
transformation ratio measurement. The VBO1 is positioned near the test object, while
the test engineer operates Votano 100 in a secure area outside of the high-voltage
environment. The compact dimensions and low weight guarantee easy and convenient
transport. The combined total weight of both devices is less than 33 lb (15 kg).
Votano 100 examines the voltage transformer as an electrical model that is
captured and then mathematically simulated. This electrical modeling method was
developed on the basis of Omicrons successful CT Analyzer. The measurement
method offers an impressive degree of accuracy. Votano 100 achieves measurement
tolerances of 0.02% to 0.05%. This allows voltage transformers with class 0.1 accuracy
to be precisely calibrated on site with regard to their transformation ratio and phase
error.
OMICRON electronics Corp. USA | www.omicronusa.com
Booth 2739
Steelwork Design and Fabrication
AVEVA Bocad is a powerful structural detailing for efcient steelwork design
and fabrication. Accurate and detailed design is essential for efcient and error-free
construction of any type of steelwork. AVEVA Bocad Steel provides class-leading
productivity in structural steelwork, enabling consistently rapid, high-quality design,
fabrication and construction, for on-time, on-budget delivery of a high-quality project.
AVEVAs Integrated Engineering & Design solution improves project efciency and
reduces engineering and design costs by offering complementary products that draw
on common processes, disciplines and deliverables.
AVEVA Inc. | www.aveva.com
Booth 9205
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Failing splices are a hassle for electric power utilities. They threaten power outages and can
cause dangerous downed power lines. But replacing them thousands in some networks
is a huge investment of time, manpower and money.
Splice Shunts from Preformed Line Products change all that. A quicker, safer, less expensive
option, Splice Shunts completely and permanently reinforce splices in a matter of minutes.
Linemen can easily install them over existing splices without disrupting power.
A proven solution to a growing problem
Splice Shunts have been a proven solution for decades, restoring 100 percent of electrical
conductivity and reducing temperature across automatic or compression splices. Today their
popularity is growing as utilities are pushing higher and higher currents through older lines.
Power Utilities:
Revive Failing Splices in Minutes with Splice Shunts
...and immediately increase capacity of existing power lines
Preformed Line Products offers free training, including
at customer locations and in the feld
Permanently repairs conductors from #4 AWG to
2156 kcmil
Installs directly over damaged or failing compression,
automatic or formed wire splices and compression
dead-ends
Made from lightweight aluminum alloy rods, coated
with conductive grit
Installs easily with hot sticks, so line outage isnt
necessary; no special tools required
Restores 100 percent electrical strength of conductor
Restores 100 percent mechanical strength of AAC
and AAAC conductors; restores 100 percent of the
aluminum strands of ACSR conductor and a
minimum of 10 percent of the steel core
Thermal rating (continuous): 125C ACSR, AAC,
AAAC; 250C ACSS, ACCR, ACCC
The Splice Shunt is light enough for one person
to handle, yet durable enough to last the life
of the conductor.
440.461.5200 www.preformed.com inquiries@preformed.com
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Medium-Voltage Cable
General Cable announces the
availability of its EmPowr Link CL
Advantage Cable, the next step
in medium-voltage technology to
deliver reliability and performance
for solar and wind energy collection systems.
The cable offers physical protection to endure the rigors of todays collection
system installation methods. This cost-effective cable solution is built on widely
accepted electrical advancements of cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) jacketing and
optimized neutral designs to provide a compact, lightweight cable delivering more
advantage than ever before.
Rather than conventional round concentric neutral wires, industry-proven at strap
neutrals encapsulated under the EmPowr Link CL Advantage Cables XLPE jacket
provide better mechanical protection for the insulated core to withstand the pressures
of automated cable-handling equipment and an armor-like force to resist potential
underground damages. This minimizes the risk of expensive repairs while enhancing
protability. Through extensive testing, the EmPowr Link CL Advantage Cable has
been proven to provide the equivalent physical properties, coefcient of friction and
easy installation characteristics of the companys traditional EmPowr Link CL XLPE
jacket construction, while offering enhanced ruggedized installation protection,
reduced weight and diameter, and highly efcient fault current protection.
General Cable | www.GeneralCable.com
Booth 2225
Aluminum Mounting Products
MacLean Power Systems aluminum mounting products were launched in mid-
2013 and are manufactured at the Trenton,
Tennessee, facility. They are used in the
industry to mount transformers, arrestors,
cutouts and other items MPS
manufactures to a wood pole. The
product lls a gap in the MPS portfolio,
strengthening its position with
customers and distributors.
The aluminum mounting products are
made up of four product lines: primary metering
mounts, equipment mounts, cluster mounts and
platforms. The aluminum is extruded and machined
locally, then shipped to Trenton, where it is assembled.
Time to market was only nine months. The design was
completed in Fort Mill. Spencer Arnold was responsible for creating around 700
drawings, creating 900 unique parts, for a total of 350 new catalog numbers. Wei-
Chung Lin lead the testing team in Alabama to load test the assemblies for design
validation. The customer service group did an excellent job answering questions and
getting the aluminum mounts on standards.
The aluminum mounting product line has been well-received by MPS customers.
MPS Canada has pulled in several large orders for aluminum platforms, and it appears
these orders will continue in the future.
MacLean Power Systems | www.macleanpower.com
Booth 1239
Production Machinery for Transformers
TUBOLY-ASTRONIC AG will present state-of-the-art production machinery for the
transformer industry. Learn how a mitre-cutting line can
optimize production and exibility. Save on material by
using the companys latest developed winding
machines. The product line includes wire
winding machines, foil winding machines,
vertical and horizontal winding machines,
mitre-cutting lines, automated
stacking solutions and bushing winding
machines.
TUBOLY-ASTRONIC AG
www.tuboly-astronic.ch
Booth 5605
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Multi-Busbar System
The B-PRO 4000 Multi-Busbar system provides protection
for any busbar conguration with three differential zones and
a check zone. Its scalable architecture allows exibility to use
the most cost-effective hardware combinations, based on the
actual number of zones and number of current inputs in the bus
system.
For example, protection for 23 feeders plus one bus
tie breaker can be provided using four B-PRO 4000 relays
communicating with each other. The B-PRO 4000 Multi-Busbar
system provides current differential bus protection, circuit
breaker failure protection, end fault protection, backup over
current protection, independent check zone, open CT and
advanced saturation detection for EHV busbars. It provides
control, automation, metering, monitoring, fault oscillography,
event logging and dynamic swing recording, with advanced
communications in a exible cost-effective package.
ERLPhase Power Technologies www.erlphase.com
Booth 3200
Cutout-Mounted Recloser
S&C Electric offers service center
congurability for TripSaver II Cutout-
Mounted Recloser, a self-healing solution
that reduces the scope and duration of
power outages on lateral distribution lines.
TripSaver II is an economical solution
for bringing self-healing capabilities to
secondary overhead distribution lines. In
the event of a short circuit, it will interrupt
the fault current and then reclose up to
three times to determine if the fault is
still present. If the fault remains after the
reclosing cycles, the device will open and
provide a visible gap in the power system,
helping to isolate the damaged section of
the grid and making it easier for utility personnel to locate the
fault physically and make repairs.
The new TripSaver II feature allows utilities to congure the
products protection settings at their own service centers or
other suitable indoor locations. Settings including time-current
characteristic curves, the number of reclosing operations before
the TripSaver II goes to lockout, the length of reclosing intervals
and customizable display screen selections. This functionality
provides utilities with signicantly more exibility to adapt the
TripSaver II settings for various applications of the device.
S&C Electric Co. | www.sandc.com
Booth 3223
T&D Project Delivery
With decades of experience serving clients in the power
industry, Henkels & McCoy has the experience, skilled labor and
effective management to deliver power projects safely, on time,
on budget and with care for the environment, particularly when
executing projects in sensitive areas.
With its extensive resources and national footprint, the
company is able to provide solutions in the following areas:
Transmission aerial/underground to 500 kV
Distribution aerial/underground to 69 kV
Substations/switchyards
Constructability review
Emergency restoration
Renewable energy (wind and solar farms).
Henkels & McCoy | www.henkels.com
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Copper Theft Deterrent
Copper thieves have become bolder,
causing more than US$60 million in losses
annually. Thefts account for 450,000
minutes of outage time annually and
more than 30 deaths. Tech Products
Inc. has teamed up with NW Electric
Power Co-Op Inc. to produce vandal-
resistant, long-lasting signage that will
outline the consequences of copper
theft. Using Tech Products unique sign
product, Everlast, electric substations are
armed with a powerful message to deter
criminals. Everlast has been designed
to withstand UV fading for more than
40 years, bullets pass through with little
effect and grafti can be wiped off easily.
Tech Products Inc.
www.TechProducts.com
Booth 6410
Professional Fasteners
All-Pro Fasteners Inc. is a full-line,
full-service fastener company that
distributes a complete line of bolts, nuts,
washers, screws and fastener-related
components throughout the United
States. The companys program has
been established to meet, in whole or
in part, the requirements of the ISO
9001:2008, Mil-I-45208, ISO|IEC 17025,
ANSI|ASME and ASTM specications.
All-Pro Fasteners is the parent company
for All-Pro Threaded, which manufactures
a wide variety of specialty fasteners that
are used throughout the steel fabrication,
pipe, OEM, industrial construction
and utility industries. All-Pro Threaded
can manufacture to most ASTM and
customer specications.
All-Pros product list includes
A325-A354-A449-A490 bolts, nuts and
washers; A394 tower and step bolts;
anchor bolts; U-bolts, J-bolts, V-bolts
and ladder bolts; 18-J rebar anchor steel
and cages; J-clamps and V-clamps; pole
line hardware; threaded rods and studs;
ANCO-PN loc nuts; per print machine
parts; turnbuckles and step clips.
All-Pro Fasteners Inc.
www.all-profasteners.com
Booth 7203
Precise-t Covers
Cantega Technologies uses
technology to design precise-t covers
to prevent animal and bird outages.
Greenjacket is cover-up intended for
substations. Reliaguard is cover-up
intended for high-volume applications
on the power line. Cantega improves
reliability through preventing outages.
Cantega Technologies
www.cantega.com
Booth 7845
Meter Pedestal/Box Pad Combination
Nordic Fiberglass introduces the GS-37-39-15-MP-
MG-22x22 meter pedestal/box pad combination.
Fiberglass box pad accommodates single-phase
transformers from 25 kVA up to 167 kVA. The box
pad can be direct buried up to 9 inches (229 mm) in
the ground. Underground raceway allows electrical
cables to run from the box pad to the meters (meters
not included). Up to three meter enclosures can
be installed on the meter plastic pedestal. A large
expansive meter pedestal interior makes installing
secondary connectors blocks and meters, or other
necessary equipment trouble-free. Penta-head locking
is standard for the pedestal and is pad-lockable ready.
Nordic Fiberglass | www.nordicberglass.com
Booth 7821
D-VAR

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Enhanced grid capacity on utility power networks and
cost-effective VAR compensation for renewable plants
Regulate T&D voltage and power factor
Improve post-vault voltage recovery
Prevent voltage instability
Interconnect renewable generation plants
Improve power quality
Distribution Static VAR Compensator
(D-SVC

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Mitigates power quality problems associated with large
loads on the distribution grid
Fast and accurate VAR compensation
Simple maintenance and set and forget operation for
industrial user
Fix source of power quality problems while improving power
quality to utility users nearby
Compact, cost-effective solution ideal for welders, motors, rock
crushers, sawmills, pipeline pumping stations, shredders, and
other industrial operations
Resilient Electric Grid (REG

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Systems for Urban Power Networks
Leverage superconducting cable technologies to interconnect
substations resulting in better utilization of existing assets
while increasing network resiliency and reliability
Serve more load from existing substations
Increase system reliability and control fault currents
Eliminate or defer substation expansion or new construction
Improve survivability following catastrophic system events
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With over 75 years of experience in the energy sector, CG is an
established manufacturer of three-phase distribution and power
transformers, and a strong competitor in the market of substations,
integrated solutions, automation systems and services. At CG we
continually focus on providing smart solutions to our customers
challenges.
www.cgglobal.com
Transformers. Switchgear. Substations.
Integrated solutions. Automation. Engineering Services.
Visit us at EWEA in Barcelona at booth 7D80 and at IEEE in Chicago at booth 6018
UM Die Sets
BURNDY has introduced the UM Die product
line. The UM dies with a unique M style design
straddles the brazed seam of the YAD series
lug to maintain closure during the crimp cycle.
This distinctive prole provides a consistent
and long term reliable connection. The UM dies
are designed to crimp YAD/YAV lugs accepting
copper cables sizes from 8 AWG to 4/0 AWG.
These dies can be used with DLO/Flex cable. CNC machined from stainless steel,
these dies are compatible with all BURNDY tooling that accepts a U die envelope.
Tools that BURNDY offers that will accept the UM dies are: Y35, Y39, Y750, and the
new OEM840NCP OEM Press.
BURNDY | www.BURNDY.com
Booth 5125
Silicone Polymer
Insulators
Advanced Rubber Products offers
silicone polymer distribution- and
transmission-class insulators that include
dead-end and suspension insulators, line
post, vertical and horizontal insulators
and the unique polymer pin-type
insulators.
Advanced Rubber Products is a
disabled-veteran-owned company that is
ready to supply state-of-the-art polymer
insulators to electric utility companies of
all sizes throughout North, Central and
South America.
Advanced Rubber Products
www.advancedrubberproducts.com
Booth 1957
Surge Protection Devices
CLAMPER produces surge
protective devices (SPD) for professional
applications in several sectors: energy
generation, distribution and transmission,
telecommunication, oil and gas, and
industrial automation. With more than
20 years of experience, and holding
leadership position in the Brazilian
market, CLAMPER exports SPD for more
than 15 countries.
CLAMPER provides low-voltage
lightning arresters; SPD for power circuits;
front guards; protection for voice and
data; coaxial line protections; control line
protection; and a plug-and-use line for
ofce and home use.
CLAMPER | www.clamper.com.br
Booth 6757
Monitor and Control
Dynamic Ratings is a supplier of
monitoring, controls, sensors and com-
munications solutions for electrical power
apparatus. The companys heritage in-
cludes core knowledge of the design and
operation of the equipment it monitors
and controls. This knowledge has gener-
ated new analytics and monitoring tech-
niques used by customers to continually
improve system reliability, provide main-
tenance savings and reveal additional
capacity from electrical equipment. The
Dynamic Ratings team provides complete
solutions from the initial design stages
through installation, commissioning and
aftermarket service to ensure custom-
ers achieve the benets they desire. The
company is continually innovating new
products that provide valuable solutions
so customers can extend the useful life of
their power systems, including transform-
ers, circuit breakers, generators, motors,
switchgear, bushings, isophase bus and
cables.
Dynamic Ratings
www.dynamicratings.com
Booth 2127
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Canted-Coil Springs for Wind, Solar Generation
Bal Seal Engineerings Canted-coil springs handle high current loads in wind and
solar energy generation equipment, and they ensure the smooth, efcient operation
of three-point switches and circuit breakers in switchgear that delivers power to
homes and businesses. These springs exhibit a wide working deection range that
accommodates large tolerances between mating surfaces and compensates for
misalignment. Their simple, robust design makes them easy to install and maintain.
Bal Seal Engineering Inc. | www.balseal.com
Booth 2454
Overhead Distribution Switch
Trayer Engineering Corp. has announced
the ALTA Series of storm-hardened overhead
vacuum switches for medium-voltage distribution
systems. Designed for mounting on steel-
reinforced concrete poles, Alta Series switchgear
are equipped to withstand Category 5 hurricane-
strength winds, heavy rain, dust and debris.
The ALTA System is made up of two pole-
mounted units: a liquid-insulated, motor-operated
vacuum switch and control cabinet designed to
meet IP68 standards. The vacuum switch unit
is equipped with eld-replaceable porcelain
bushings with provision for lightning arrestors and
visual indication of switch position. The linear actuator can be decoupled from the
switch handle to allow for manual operation. The heated control cabinet is designed
to remain operational under storm ood conditions. The unit features pendant control
access for eld operation, battery backup and easy access to the SEL relay control
panel and SCADA hardware. ALTA Series units are offered with 5-kV, 15-kV and 25-kV
ratings, and feature Trayers signature welded 304 stainless-steel, storm-hardened
construction and SEL relay controls.
Trayer Engineering Corp. | trayer.com
Booth 3812
Personal Voltage Detectors
HD Electric Co.s V-Watch Personal Voltage
Detectors are worn on the outside of clothing at
mid-torso and provide that extra level of safety
by detecting and alerting you to the presence of
electrical elds or energized electrical equipment.
In emergencies, crews can move in safely to quickly
restore power to customers.
HD Electric Co. | HDElectricCompany.com
Booth 5717
Conductor Accessories
Helix Uniformed manufactures wireformed and hardware products for transmission
and distribution. Helixs principal activities are the design, development, testing
and manufacture of conductor accessories that have a service life prolonged and
conceived to minimize the conductor fatigue failures. Helix is the Hydro-Qubec
license holder for the Spacer damper, Vibration damper, Interphase spacer and Aerial
marker all of them recommended for extended service under extreme climatic
conditions.
Helix Uniformed Ltd. | www.helix-uni.ca
Booth 9434
Batteries for Utility Standby Power Applications
HBL America will showcase its complete line of batteries for industrial and utility
standby power applications. Its extensive range of nickel-cadmium products include
pocket, sintered and ber plate technologies ranging from 10 Ah to 1,540 Ah. It also
offers vented and valve-regulated lead-acid products in pasted and tubular plate
designs from 60 Ah to 1500 Ah. All HBL products are manufactured in plants meeting
ISO quality and environmental standards 9001 and 14001. In addition, its service
capabilities extend from engineering and design to installation and maintenance.
HBL America | www.hblbatteries.com
Booth 1935
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With more than 50 years of experience in the
industry, the StressCrete Group is North America's
oldest and most reliable manufacturer of spun
concrete poles. Concrete poles are ideal for utility
and transmission distribution lines, offering the
following benefits:
Lifetime Warranty
Zero Maintenance
Easy Installation through Direct Embedment
Quick Lead Times
Three manufacturing facilities across
North America
Engineered to specifications
Available in all heights up to 110 feet
Environmentally Friendly
To request more information please phone toll free:
West & Midwest US: 1-800-837-1024
South & Southeast US: 1-800-435-6563
Northeast US & Canada: 1-800-268-7809
or visit www.StressCreteGroup.com
Concrete Solutions from
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help you navigate regulatory uncertainties, transmission bottlenecks
and public concerns. With planning, natural resources, land rights,
engineering and construction management professionals under one
roof, you get the power where you need it, and that helps you deliver.
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attractive, durable and maintenance free. Te worlds
largest electrical companies trust us to protect their
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Moisture Removal
DryKeep is an on-line, permanently
installed system that operates
continuously to remove moisture from
the oil and paper insulation of power
transformers:
DryKeep increases the lifespan of
both oil and transformer, and maintains
the dielectric strength. It keeps new
transformers dry and dries out the
oil and paper insulation of older wet
transformers to less than 10 ppm.
Designed by an electric utility to allow
higher operating loads at higher average
temperatures, DryKeep uses molecular
sieve dry-out technology now included in
IEEE Standard C57-140-2006, section 7.2.
Tht systems saturated cartridges
can be changed while a transformer is in
service and can be regenerated. DryKeep
is ISO 9001 certied; neither heat nor
vacuum are used, insuring the integrity of
the dissolved gas analysis.
DryKeep | drykeepusa.tripod.com
Booth 9224
Real-Time Thermal Rating
LIOS Technology develops and
supplies frequency domain-based
distributed temperature- sensing (DTS)
monitoring systems.
The LIOS EN.SURE DTS product
line includes long-range multi- and
single-mode ber-optic-based linear
temperature-measuring devices. One
single EN.SURE evaluation unit provides
fast temperature sensing proles with
high spatial resolution along the optical-
ber route with monitoring ranges up to
40 km (25 miles) per channel.
LIOS offers integrated real-time
thermal rating (RTTR) solutions for
ampacity predictions of underground or
overhead transmission line installations
with its DTS systems. Power cable
monitoring combined with RTTR provides
valuable data to operators:
Steady-state operation Power
cable conductor temperature at the core
of the conductor.
Transient operation Emergency
ratings, transient calculations for time/
current/temperature.
LIOS Technology
www.lios-tech.com
Booth 1655
Power System Studies and Consultants
BCP Busarello + Cott + Partner is part of the international NEPLAN-Consulting
group. The NEPLAN Consulting group offers a wide range of power system studies
and consultancies. The company has worked on more than 1,000 projects all over the
world.
The NEPLAN-Consulting group conducts studies to evaluate energy markets;
solve electric system design, planning and operations related problems; perform
system engineering; and provide equipment application expertise. It helps customers
to optimize the value of energy assets and transactions, and to better design, plan
and operate transmission, distribution, industrial systems and/or merchant plant
integration projects. Services include transmission capability analysis and distribution
system planning.
BCP Busarello + Cott + Partner | www.neplan.ch/html/e/e_consulting_default.htm
Booth 7735
CELEBRATING OUR FIRST FIFTY
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The Transmission & Distribution
Conference & Exposition brings energy
companies and professionals from around
the globe together to share the newest
and most innovative products, ideas and
technologies.
DESCRIBED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS
ONE OF THE TOP THREE BUSINESS GURUS
One of the worlds leading futurists on global
trends and innovation, Daniel Burrus, will discuss
what technologies will shape the future of the
electric utility industry.
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Recloser with Six Integral Voltage Sensors
G&W Electric Co. has announced the capability of
incorporating six integral voltage sensors to its Viper-
ST recloser line, permitting voltage measurement
on both the line and load sides of the recloser. This
increase in capability is important to customers
working on any type of distribution automation
project, including FDIR, automatic transfer, distributed
generation and open bus-tie breakers.
Six voltage sensing is accomplished through
capacitive voltage dividers embedded in the solid
epoxy insulation of each phase of the recloser. Having
both the current and voltage sensors built into the
epoxy module protects them from environmental
damage or contamination and makes for a cleaner,
less cluttered installation. Other manufacturers must use expensive, external add-
on sensors or potential transformers to accomplish the same functionality, which
can signicantly increase installation costs and result in a much more congested
appearance. Available through 38 kV, 800 A, 12.5 kA symmetrical interrupting, the
Viper-ST reclosers are designed to work directly with Schweitzers SEL651-R control.
G&W Electric Co. | www.gwelec.com
Booth 3233
Electrical Hardware
Mosdorfer NA Inc. is the North Carolina, U.S.-based organization of Mosdorfer
GmbH, a large electrical hardware company and part of the Knill Group of companies
who, this year, is celebrating 300 years in business. Mosdorfer will be displaying its full
range of transmission, distribution, ber-optic and substation hardware ttings.
Mosdorfer NA Inc. | www.mosdorfer.com
Booth 4644
Winding Wire
Shenyang Hongyuan Magnet Wire
offers advanced, completed and
highly automatic production technique
equipment and test instruments. The
leading products include bare copper
winding wire, enameled winding wire,
ber-wrapped winding wire, paper-
wrapped winding wire, combined
wire and CT. The products meet the
requirements of different kinds of wire
for 500 kV, ultra-high-voltage, large-
capacity transformers, reactors and
instrument transformers. The annual
production capacity reaches more than
26,000 tons.
The serial patented CTC supports
extra-high-voltage and super-capacity
transformers 500 kV, 750 kV, +|-800 kV,
1,000 kV and 1,700 kV independently
developed by the company to stop a
gap at home, of which 87-strand CTC has
reached international advanced level,
having passed national verication and
won the honorary title of well-known
products at both the provincial and
municipal levels.
Shenyang Hongyuan
Magnet Wire Co. Ltd.
www.hydcx.com
Booth 7710
FWTs dedication to knowledge, innovation
and service has helped us to develop a reputation
as strong as the products we manufacture. Our
extensive selection of transmission, distribution
and substation structures are custom designed
and engineered to suit any application. Every
product we build is backed by over half a century
of integrity, quality and expertise. Recognized
and respected for our on-time deliveries and
outstanding customer service, let FWT be the
solid foundation your next project is built upon.

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Aerial Intelligence
Where accuracy and intelligence intersect
Learn more at EagleView University
EVI 102E: Beyond Visualization Using
Imaging Solutions in Internal Workows
Image technology has advanced to the point where it provides
solutions to many challenges faced by electric utilities. Attend
this webinar to learn how metric ortho and oblique images allow
users to verify and validate existing eld conditions to support
various workows through the organization including corridor
assessments for new line design, encroachment and permitting
activity, general asset and right-of-way projects and more.

Thursday, March 27th at 12:00 p.m. EST
Register at www.eagleview.com/infrastructure
888.771.9714 | www.eagleview.com
Winding Wires
Sam Dong was founded in 1977 in
South Korea and today manufactures
various types of winding wires for the
energy industry, including transmission
and distribution in its facilities in Korea
and the United States. Based on using
oxygen-free copper, Sam Dong produces
continuously transposed conductors
(CTC), enameled round and rectangular
copper and aluminum wire, paper-
covered wire, bare wire, transformer
lead cable, special insulations as well as
specialty copper alloys and shapes.
Sam Dong has developed many
specialty processes, including the
production and use of oxygen-free high-
conductivity (OFHC) copper for critical
magnet wire applications.
Sam Dong
www.samdongamerica.com
Booth 5012
Simulation Software
INTEGRATED Engineering Software
has introduced the INTEGRATED API
(Application Programming Interface)
across its simulation software suite with
the release of the version 9.1 upgrade,
providing a powerful scripting tool.
The INTEGRATED API, which enables
smart automation scripting, provides
design engineers with an intuitive
method of controlling the interface. This
supplements the existing interactive,
parametric and batch modes. It provides
users with direct access to the internal
workings of each software program in the
suite, enabling them to write new analysis
applications specically to meet their
own needs and ability.
INTEGRATED Engineering Software
www.integratedsoft.com
Booth 1047
Transformer Cooling Fan
Paradoxe will be showcasing its
newest product, the PX3 Transformer
Cooling Fan. The fans are the only
AMCA-certied transformer cooling fans
with corrosion-resistant poly blades and a
three-year warranty provided exclusively
by Paradoxe Corp., a certied Women-
Owned Business Enterprise.
The fans offer low amp draw/industry
standard CFMs, superior air ow and a
superior noise-reduction design. They
are engineered for outdoor use and
feature corrosion-resistant motor and
impeller materials, as well as a superior
Class F insulation system for longer
motor life.
Paradoxe Corp.
www.pxecorp.com
Booth 7636
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Low-Impact Access Solutions
New South Equipment Mats offers responsible access solutions for the utility
industry using value-driven products and services. Its matting line includes emtek
mats (twice the strength yet half the weight of traditional wood mats); an eco-friendly
composite mat line (SureTrak, TuffTrak and TuffTrak XL); and the environmental award-
winning Wetlands Air Bridge. The company has a relationship with more than 200
reliable carriers to keep transportation costs to a minimum. New South is committed
to keeping customers in compliance and moving projects forward to meet deadlines
while keeping on budget.
New South Equipment Mats | www.newsouthmat.com
Booth 3504
Cable Rejuvenation Services, Cable Prep Education
Novinium is highlighting how utilities can cost-effectively extend URD and feeder
cable life an additional 40 years. The Ultrinium patented technology and Sustained
Pressure Rejuvenation (SPR) injection processes are safe, and the injected uid acts
quickly. Novinium also offers an improved Unsustained Pressure Rejuvenation (iUPR)
injection process that allows you to ow through splices. By combining both processes,
Novinium focuses on delivering customers the maximum benet.
Novinium is also introducing its cable reliability e-learning solution. Available at
knovinium.com, the online learning portal features a newly launched course based on
the IEEE P1816 Guide for Preparation Techniques of Extruded Dielectric, Shielded
Cable Rated 2.5 kV through 46 kV and the Installation of Mating Accessories drafted
by the Insulated Conductor Committee. The interactive course includes craftsmanship
video clips to deliver intuitive real-world instruction in a rich media format. By
implementing the craftsmanship best practices taught in the course, utilities can
reduce cable failures and improve system reliability. Vouchers available at Noviniums
booth will enable show attendees to complete the introductory lesson for free.
Novinium | www.novinium.com
Booth 4233
Substation Monitoring
Application
Tollgrade Communications Inc.
has announced its new substation
monitoring application as a cost-
effective way to avoid some of
the leading causes of preventable
transformer failures. The application is an
addition to LightHouse, Tollgrades fault-
detection and distribution monitoring
platform. With the addition of substation
monitoring, the platform enables
utilities to have much greater visibility
and reliability without installing costly
backhaul communications like ber-optic
lines.
Tollgrades LightHouse sensors have
integrated communications, are hot stick
deployable and only take a few minutes
to install. There is no need to roll ber,
de-energize substations or re-wire.
Congurable alarms and reports allow
utilities to know when transformers are
being stressed by overloading or are
in danger of aging prematurely due to
unbalanced load.
With sensors deployed at the
substation, utilities also can take
advantage of LightHouses fault-
detection capabilities to know when
outages occur and where to send crews
for faster power restoration. Information
ows directly and transparently into a
utilitys existing SCADA, Historian or
distribution management system. For
utilities that do not have these systems,
LightHouse can be installed in the utility
data center or hosted as a service.
This combined benet of substation
monitoring with fault detection is
especially valuable in rural environments
where crews have long drive times. By
eliminating truck rolls and crew time
spent in the eld, LightHouse can make
a nancial impact, removing operational
costs and allowing utilities to deliver safe,
affordable and reliable energy.
Tollgrade Communications
www.tollgrade.com
Booth 3729
Hot Line Tools
Hastings Fiberglass Products, a
worldwide supplier of berglass hot line
tools for the power and communications
industries for more than 50 years, will
be at IEEE PES T&D Booth 651 with
its display trailer showing all of the
new products the company has just
introduced. The company also will have
its tech guys available to answer any of
your questions concerning live-line tools.
The company provides tools for all 50
states and around the world.
Hastings Fiberglass | ww.hfgp.com
Booth 651
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8erving the utility industry since 1974.
PSE has extensive experience in the engineering and design of
electric transmission and distribution systems needed to help ensure
a utility's success.
We are a fuII-service consuIting rm and are driven to be your
trusted advisor. Our services include:
EIectricaI Engineering
Communications, IT, and Smart Grid Automation
Economics, Rates, and Business PIanning
PIanning and Design
Procurement, Contracts, and DepIoyment
www.powersystem.org or call 866-825-8895
APPA E&O Technical Conference - Visit us at booth # 210
Engineering and Design SoIutions
Tailored to Meet Your Needs
Power-Quality Analyzers
The Fluke 430 Series II three-phase power-quality
analyzers are the rst tools to use an algorithm to measure
energy waste and quantify its cost. The 430 Series II helps
facilities reduce electrical power consumption and improve
the performance and lifespan of electromechanical
equipment by providing the ROI justication to mitigate
power-quality distortion. Previously, only experts could
calculate how much energy was being wasted due to
power-quality issues. With the new Unied Power function
of the 430 Series II, engineers, technicians and energy
consultants can determine how much power is being
wasted and calculate what the extra consumption costs with a single handheld tool.
Fluke Corp. | www.uke.com
Booth 6100
Construction and
Maintenance Services
UtilX delivers reliable construction
and maintenance services/solutions
for electric, gas, telecommunications,
commercial and industrial customers.
UtilX Corp., a leader in life-extension
technologies, provides proprietary
CableCURE cable rejuvenation, along
with CableWISE system-wide condition
assessment.
For 20 years, more than 100 million ft
(30, 480,000 m) of unreliable power cable
has been restored to like-new condition.
These proprietary services can alleviate
the expensive cost of cable replacement,
allow the customer to prioritize their
maintenance dollars by identifying
the most unreliable components of
their electrical system, and prevent
unnecessary power outages.
UtilX Corp. | www.utilx.com
Booth 2804
Test Equipment
Kingsine Electric Automation Co. Ltd.
is a leading manufacturer of the electrical
testing instruments as follows:
Protection relay test set
CT/PT analyzer
Power-quality monitoring device
Standard power source
RTU tester
Multifunctional power meter.
Kingsine was founded in 1999
and employs 150. It has achieved
ISO 9001:2000, CE certication, SGS
certication and National Hi-Tech
Enterprise.
Kingsine Electric Automation Co. Ltd.
www.kingsine.com.cn
Booth 7160
Transformers
and GIS Switchgear
Shihlin Electric manufactures power
transformers, distribution transformers
and GIS switchgear. All transformers are
constructed and tested in self-owned
and operated facilities. Shihlin Electric
has a long history of constructing power
and distribution transformer as a main
subcontractor of Mitsubishi Electric, and
is licensed by Mitsubishi to sell directly to
the customer using the same Mitsubishi
designs. This results in huge cost savings
for customers.
Shihlin Electric has proven experience
in the industry and recently awarded
several hundred units of step-up pad-
mount transformers in different wind
farm projects.
Shihlin Electric | www.seecusa.com
Booth 5942
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- Single and three phase box pads for padmount transformers
give you extra room for cable training.
- ln case of an elbow failure, the extra cable slack allows
you to attach a new elbow without cable splicing.
- Nordic Sectionalizing Cabinets are produced of a reretardant resin with
woven roving glass reinforcement which adds greatly to its strength.
- 7arious cabinet models will accommodate a variety of 2 6 pt.,
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Quality Products for the Electric Utility Industry
P.O. Box 27 Warren, MN 56762 Tel: 218-745-5095 Fax: 218-745-4990 www.nordicfberglass.com
Synchrophasor Data Analysis Software
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories
Inc. has announced the release of
Version 1.7 of synchroWAVe Central
Software. synchroWAVe Central is the
only software available with protective
relay event analysis data that are
time-aligned with synchrophasor data.
synchroWAVe Central integrates local
and wide-area views of the electrical
power system. When combined with
acSELerator Team SEL-5045 Software, relay event data are automatically populated
and available for viewing in synchroWAVe Central. This allows users to access detailed
analysis for any event.
Engineers and operators use synchroWAVe Central to monitor wide-area measure-
ments provided by phasor measurement units. The latest release is available as a free
upgrade for existing customers. Additional enhancements in the release include elimi-
nating the need for a separate PDC, the ability to share information with colleagues
and comprehensive event analysis capability.
Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories Inc. | www.selinc.com
Booth 3240
Consulting Engineers
As leading consulting engineers to the electric power industry, Commonwealth
Associates Inc. routinely provides a wide range of services: owners engineering
services/program management; electrical system planning and analysis; power
generation and energy services; substation engineering; transmission and distribution
line engineering; environmental and permitting services; land and right-of-way
acquisition; and document management for projects of all sizes. Stop by and ask us
why choosing the professionals at Commonwealth is the right choice to help maintain
the reliability of your electrical system.
Commonwealth Associates Inc. | www.cai-engr.com
Booth 8033
Pole Tester and Designer
Reliable Lines will exhibit two
products for the inspection, maintenance
and engineering of overhead wood
poles. The products combine state-
of-the-art nondestructive wood pole
scanning technology, reliability-based
design algorithms, a software application
running on tablet computer and cloud
database.
The Pole Tester is a fast and
lightweight device that is attached to
the pole using a belt-like mechanism.
The device then sends a number of
mechanical pulses through the cross
section of the pole. The time of ight
values are automatically sent to a tablet
computer via Bluetooth technology. The
software application on the tablet maps
these values, shows the cross-sectional
plot indicating the anomalies inside
the pole and calculates the percentage
of original strength. The data capture
results are then e-mailed to a cloud
database for reporting and data analysis.
The Pole Designer is an engineering
tablet application that incorporates the
Pole Tester system and the extra load
information captured by an inspector on
the eld to nd a Reliability Index and
Time of Failure for the utility wood poles.
Reliable Lines | www.reliablelines.com
Booth 4835
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Grid Storage Solution
A123 Energy Solutions develops and manufactures
its Grid Storage Solution for reinforcing the distribution
grid ranging from 50 kW to several megawatts, with
one to four or more hours of runtime. Easily installed at
distribution substations around the world, this energy
storage product is exible in conguration and can t
into small or custom spaces. Providing full service, from
upfront application analysis, installation, commissioning
testing, maintenance and operational support, A123
Energy is your full turnkey energy storage system
integrator. Come see us at IEEE T&D Booth 9421 for
more information.
A123 Energy Solutions | www.a123energy.com
Booth 9421
Integrated Transmission and Distribution Services
North American engineering rm Stantec provides integrated transmission and
distribution services to the power sector from feasibility studies to commissioning.
With a track record for safety and adherence to ISO 9001 protocols, the company
offers planning, engineering and project management for substations, overhead
and underground transmission lines, transmission structures and foundations, and
distribution systems. Because of a deep industry knowledge, clients rely on Stantec
for strategic analysis and regulatory support, as well as a full suite of environmental
management and permitting assistance. The services also extend to design of systems
for wind- and solar-powered generation. Stantec is a choice for engineering services
and strategic guidance in building or re-engineering power facilities for tomorrows
markets.
Stantec | www.stantec.com
Booth 7818
Transmission System
Analysis
V&R Energy will present advanced
consulting services and demonstrate the
Physical and Operational Margins (POM)
Suite, a fast, exible and robust software
solution for transmission system analysis
and optimization in real-time, on-line and
off-line environments of electric utilities
and ISOs. The company offers several key
services:
Using phasor measurements to
predict system instability and generate
alarms.
Improving the transmission grid
reliability to facilitate integration of the
renewable energy.
Transmission system optimization to
maximize the existing infrastructure.
Automating and expediting NERC-
compliance studies, including analysis
of cascading outages, massive N-1-1,
N-2 contingency analysis, and transient
stability studies.
Prediction and prevention of
blackouts.
Automatic selection and ranking of
future system-expansion projects and
performing cost-benet analysis.
V&R Energy | www.vrenergy.com
Booth 6412
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Laminated Wood Systems will be highlighting its four
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structures have been used by countless utilities in North
America since 1992. LWS recently was awarded a patent on
the PentaTrate glu-lam manufacturing process. The PentaTrate
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treatment in the inner zone of the pole, signicantly
improving the already long life of E-LAM poles. The patented
PhaseRaiser Structure Lifting System has been used to safely
raise more than 8,000 energized wood transmission structures.
Utilities can increase conductor clearance an additional 5,
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Transmission Technologies
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The Meyer QuickPin Arm Connection
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In a case study, a pole with a
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Advanced Security Technologies
eCamSecure will demonstrate advanced security technologies including the
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Wireless Spotlight System
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Power Education
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results immediately. In contrast, other devices require
the use of post-processing software to view analysis
results later, rather than in real time.
The new card also lets Genesis high-speed recorders
calculate more precise results. Many data recorders
provide an average value for a block of data over a
certain time period. The 1-kV card, instead, provides
values per half cycle at sampling rates of up to 2 million
samples/second at voltages up to +1,000 V. Users,
therefore, can see dynamic data such as currents
and voltages produced when an electric motor is
accelerated, for example. This capability helps engineers more easily meet design
goals for optimization and efciency. The new card is also useful in the monitoring
of generators and inverters, all applications that require millions of data points to be
acquired, stored and visualized.
The systems sampling rate can be automatically switched following a trigger event
in the real-time calculation channels. Maximum sampling rates are then only used
for particularly critical measurement events. This results in smaller data les, so that
testing becomes signicantly more efcient.
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Oncor Portends a
Real-time dynamic transmission
line ratings deliver big efciency
by removing static assumption
constraints.
By Tip Goodwin, Oncor Electric Delivery Co.
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lbert Einstein said, A man should look for what is, and not for what
he thinks should be. While the quote referenced the disposal of prej-
udices in the context of the scientifc process, the same philosophy
applies to todays power system. Restated, The grid should be oper-
ated to what is, and not to what the assumptions say should be.
Oncors recent Smart Grid Demonstration Project (SGDP) cofunded by
the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) employs Einsteins counsel by jet-
tisoning assumptions for real-time information in a key area: thermal ratings
for overhead transmission lines. Through the SGDP, Oncor quantifed the eco-
nomic costs of thermally constrained lines and compared traditional line rating
methodology with real-time monitoring methods. There were several operations
breakthroughs of the SGDP, and the results are already being extended to new
areas.
Economic Costs
Oncor is a U.S.-regulated electric transmission and distribution service pro-
vider that serves 10 million customers across the state of Texas. The Oncor
transmission system consists of approximately 1,500 circuits (Figure 1). The
needs of the grid have tremendous variability across time. Texas has seen rapid
load growth in pockets as a result of oil and gas developments, while wind and
coal create more changes on the generation side. On top of these larger trends,
pricing varies day to day, which increases the unpredictability of the load-carry-
ing requirements on any particular line.
Dynamic Future
Fig. 1. This map of Oncors system shows potentially congested corridors highlighted in red.
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Figure 2 plots congestion over a three-year period. When
congestion is displayed by date and line, the volatility of con-
gestion in a market-driven environment is apparent. The plot
shows a few lines have chronic congested behavior and the
fnancial impacts vary from a few dollars to millions of dol-
lars over a days operating period. Each bar represents a days
fnancial impact for a given transmission line. Over the three-
year period, approximately 200 lines would experience spo-
radic to chronic congestion under
N-1, N-1-1 or N-2 conditions.
Since the Electric Reliability
Council of Texas (ERCOT) dis-
patches the system to avoid contin-
gency overloads, these constraints
account for approximately US$172
million in annual congestion costs,
even though the lines are seldom
loaded to their limits in actual
operation. If the utility could use
more thermal capacity from exist-
ing lines, customer costs could be
reduced not only through access
to lower-cost generation but also
through reduced transmission cost-
recovery charges.
The data in Figure 2 points to
the need for a fexible solution to meet
the uncertainty of transmission grid
needs. As grid topology changes due
to changes in load growth, generation
(construction, mothballing, market
pricing and distributed resources) and
transmission grid enhancements of up-
grades, rebuilds and new construction
the demand on individual transmis-
sion lines can be diffcult to anticipate.
Loads can appear and disappear within
the planning and construction duration
of a traditional upgrade or construction
of a new line.
Precisely and quickly meeting the
line-capacity requirements of todays
grids requires smart grid technologies.
In many cases, the latent capacity with-
in the existing transmission assets can
bridge this dynamic environment.
New Monitoring Systems
A transmission conductor acts as a
thermometer suspended in the air. The
conductor can vary in temperature al-
most foot by foot because of the infu-
ence of the solar radiation, ambient
temperature and wind. The dominant
factor of this variability is wind. Like
humans, overhead lines feel the same
soothing feeling from a breeze on a hot day or the bite of a
midwinter gust.
Figure 3 embodies Einsteins admonition and shows how
observation can yield insights not available to those who as-
sume. The graph shows three different line ratings plotted for
a three-day period: static, ambient adjusted and dynamic.
Traditionally, utilities have used a static line rating (SLR),
which is a fxed rating based on a set of severe climatic con-
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Tension: Surrogate for Temperature
The temperature of a line section can vary foot by foot because of the spatial vari-
ability of wind impinging on the conductor. Fortunately, the conductors performance
follows the physics and mathematical model of a catenary curve, making the determi-
nation of the average conductor temperature a straightforward and simple task.
The horizontal tension of the conductor catenary from suspension structure to
suspension structure will equalize as insulator strings swing to compensate for the
tension imbalance as one span is heated or cooled more than another. Thus, monitor-
ing the tension or the vertical position of the conductor captures the spatial variation
of weathers impact on conductor temperature and provides a means of determining
the average conductor temperature.
Several technologies are currently available in the industry to determine the
tension or sag (tension and sag are inversely related) in real time. Through measur-
ing these parameters, the average temperature of the line can be determined and
dynamic line ratings calculated in real time.
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ditions. SLRs often assume 0.6 m/sec
(2 ft/s) of wind perpendicular to the
line, 40C (104F) ambient temperature
and full summer solar levels.
Since 2004, ERCOT transmission op-
erators have had the option to submit an
ambient adjusted rating (AAR), which
follows the ambient temperature varia-
tion but maintains the same severe wind
and solar levels as the static rating. The
AAR generally follows the diurnal trend
of the day and night temperatures.
Finally, the dynamic line rating
(DLR) is shown in green as it adjusts for
the wind, solar and ambient tempera-
ture variation throughout the day. Note
there are times when the DLR dips be-
low the AAR and SLR. These dips occur when the wind speed
is less than 0.6 m/sec and temperatures are higher than the
static or ambient adjusted base temperature.
The curves in Figure 3 can be determined by using tension
monitoring or conductor position monitoring in real time to
establish the average temperature along the length of the con-
ductor. Then, this effective temperature is used to calculate
the effective average wind speed. Combining the effective av-
erage wind speed with real-time ambient temperature, solar
levels and loading on the line, the dynamic rating for the de-
signed maximum operating temperature of the line can be
calculated and applied during operations.
Conductor performance follows the physics and mathemat-
ical model of a catenary curve. The tension, sag and tempera-
ture perform according to a mathematical model. Knowing
one or two of the parameters allows defning the other pa-
rameters. So, knowing the position or tension of a conductor
characterizes the thermal performance and allows calculation
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of the dynamic rating of the line. Several technologies are cur-
rently available to determine the tension or position (sag or
clearance) in real time. Through measuring these parameters
and ambient conditions along the line, the full dynamic per-
formance of the line can be modeled and DLR calculated.
Economically Signicant
Thermal Capacity
When rating data is accu-
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(Figure 4). The curves differ
for each of the three lines dis-
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lines percent of static rating
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DLR requires real-time moni-
toring of a specifc line and in-
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Figure 4 also illustrates the percentage of time the DLR
capacity is above static. Horizontal lines on the graph demark
the 105%, 110% and 125% levels of capacity compared to the
static rating. Static ratings are exceeded more than 98% of
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Fig. 5. A lineman makes communications connections for a remote
monitoring system on an H-frame structure with tension and ambi-
ent condition monitors.
the time. Oncor currently applies an increment cap of 25%
above SLR to account for relay settings and the next-limiting
elements along the line section, such as current transformers,
switches and wave traps.
Many lines experience operating limits in the range of a
few percent above the SLR or AAR. State estimator models are
applied for N-1 contingencies in which the post-contingency
loads must be lower than the allowable line rating. Therefore,
typical operation of the grid begins adjusting generation such
that the N-1 contingencies remain in a reliably stable mode.
During the course of the DOE SGDP, studies found that
5% to 10% incremental capacity on selected lines would re-
duce a signifcant proportion of congestion costs. As Figure 4
shows, without DLR, 90% of the time, the additional capacity
would be hidden and unused. DLR has revealed more than
suffcient capacity to measurably improve grid economics.
From Sensor to Market
Figure 5 shows a typical feld application of a tension moni-
toring system on a wood H-frame. This example would be one
of the remote sites identifed on the top line of the deployment
schema shown in Figure 6. The remote monitoring systems
feed into gathering locations at substations where they are
introduced into the supervisory control and data acquisition
(SCADA) network or as an option transmitted to a data acqui-
sition system at the general offce through a different commu-
nications path, perhaps cellular.
The data is fed through an algorithm to generate ratings
for each monitor site and then for each line section, assessing
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the lowest rating for the element path. The energy manage-
ment system has an automated data quality and availability as-
sessment logic operation that determines if adequate rating
data has been received for a line section and if the data is in an
expected acceptable range.
If the quality checks pass, the data is posted to the telem-
etry system for operations. If the data quality assessment has
any questions about the data or its validity, a fag alert is passed
to an operations support desk for assessment. If necessary, be-
cause of logic validation failure, the ratings revert to the nomi-
nal rating system the utility uses.
This process integrates the real-time dynamic rating into
the data stream used for state estimator analysis on a regular
cycle (for example, two- to fve-minute cycles). The integrated
DLR (iDLR) provides the system with time-sensitive accurate
line ratings for optimum operation.
Because the system is constantly monitoring and updating
the rating based on real-time ambient and operating condi-
tions, passing that data to the security-constrained economic
dispatch (SCED) or equivalent state estimator analysis
and using the actual line capacity for reliability and economic
dispatch decisions, the iDLR system provides wide area situ-
ational awareness (WASA) that no other system can provide
today. WASA maintains the cyclic assessment and adjusts the
grid operations automatically to take advantage of the added
line capacity to most effciently and reliably maintain system
integrity and economic dispatch.
The major accomplishment from the DOE SGDP was the
market integration of real-time iDLR into the telemetry data
stream used for system operations. From the feld sensor to the
market operators economic dispatch systems, real-time line
ratings are constantly used to minimize customer costs. These
market benefts are derived at minimal expense compared to
capital investments, and with much shorter lead times. Further-
more, the transmission operator has the fexibility to respond
to newly loaded lines while increasing
line capacity, reducing transmission line
constraints, decreasing operating room
workload and providing WASA.
The Future Is Here and Expanding
Static assumptions were suffcient in
an earlier era where load and generation
were more predictable. Today, environ-
mental, economic and infrastructure
needs create volatility in all areas of the
power system, which in turn drives the
need for more operational fexibility. For
thermally constrained lines, DLR tech-
nology can provide the incremental ca-
pacity needed to meet this volatility with
short lead time to operation (in as few as
six months), fexibility to remove and ap-
ply equipment at a different location of
need on the system if needs change, and
minimal operations training and work-
load on the operations staff.
Following the success of the initial SGDP deployment, On-
cor installed a second system in West Texas to meet needs that
have arisen since the original DOE grant. By discarding as-
sumptions for observations, the grid is being modernized in a
way that would make Einstein smile.
Acknowledgement
The information in this article is the culmination of a co-
sponsored project between Oncor and the DOE for the SGDP
program. The work and article were the result of contribu-
tions by Ron Stelmak, Rob Mohr and Sandy Aivaliotis of Nex-
ans; Gary Ragsdale, Sean Mitchem, Gerardo Trevino and Joe
Loomis of Southwest Research Institute; Neal Hurst of EDM
International; Steve Syracuse of Promethean Devices; and Jus-
tin Johnson, Cale Smith, Eddie Clark, Mike Juricek and Raul
Espejo of Oncor Electric Delivery.
Tip Goodwin (tip.goodwin@oncor.com) is a consulting engineer
with Oncor Electric Delivery and is presently with the transmis-
sion standards group at Oncor. He has 24 years of utility T&D
experience from large utilities such as Pennsylvania Power &
Light, Entergy and Oncor. His experience also includes 16 years
in consulting engagements at GAI Consultants and PBS&J as
well as R&D engagements at EPRI and Sverdrup Technology.
Goodwin is a member of the IEEE Power & Energy Society and
has chaired or served on several IEEE task groups, working
groups and technical committees in the T&D towers, poles and
conductors area. He is a member of CIGR Study Committee B2
WG 06 Reliability and the U.S. technical advisor to IEC TC11.
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EDP Reinforces
Distribution Network
T
he Lisbon operations (DRCL) area is part of the
Portuguese distribution utility EDP Distribuio,
comprising an area of 2,896 sq km (1,118 sq miles)
with a population of some 2.7 million inhabitants. Al-
though the Lisbon operational area only represents 3% of the
Portuguese mainland, it supplies 28% of the customers who
consume 27% of the total electric energy consumption.
EDP Distribuio has launched Project OMDRCL in Lis-
bon with the main objective to ensure customers receive a high
reliability of supply and improved customer service in terms
of energy metering. This requires the need to optimize the
capabilities of the existing network with its new developments
and improved management processes, which also include sus-
tainability and environmental control programs. This proj-
ect satisfes the growth in energy demand and the drive for
improvement by addressing network equipment, workforce
management, information systems, automated metering and
microgeneration.
Workforce Management
To improve operational effciency, EDP Distribuio is im-
plementing workforce management (WFM) to replace the less
effcient processes in commercial services, network operations
and the follow-up on network incidents. The utility now uses
Internet-based systems to assign work to feld teams on site.
This new methodology is gradually replacing voice communi-
cations and former paper-supported processes, and offers the
advantage of retaining digital records of all communication
exchanges.
Work programs are managed from the offce, so the offce-
based team retains the authority and ability to issue individual
work assignments for special or urgent tasks. The system also
allows a work package assignment to be issued for immediate
action or for the following day.
All feld teams have a personal digital assistant (PDA) with
a specially developed application that receives work tasks from
the offce. These tasks contain detailed information of the
work needed as well as additional
data held in the corporative sys-
tems that might be useful for any
complementary job.
As tasks are performed, the
team achievement is updated via
the PDA device, according to pre-
defned stages. The updated infor-
mation is received and saved in the
offce, so all the information and
updates are immediately recorded
on all corporative systems. This re-
duces the possibility of errors that
can occur within manual updating
systems, and it allows call center op-
erators to provide customers with
detailed and accurate information
on the progress of any specifc feld
operation.
The New Way
The WFM-developed software,
together with the PDA being a
Portuguese utility optimizes operational efciency
with new technology and work processes.
By Paulo Lcio, Pedro Paulo and Miriam Boucinha, EDP Distribuio
The Lisbon operations area is located in the center of EDP Distribuios network.
Consumption:
Lisbon 27%
Other 73%
Area:
Lisbon 3%
Other 97%
Clients:
Lisbon 28%
Other 72%
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SCADA/
Genesys
Call center
Clients/
microproducers
Fault
Commercial
ISU Commercial
WFM Field team
Geographic
Information
System
Type
user-friendly interface, has helped to
reduce major errors in corporative
systems updating. Prior to the WFM,
these tasks were done by the feld teams,
and corporative systems were updated
manually. The WFM has increased ef-
fciency, as it is now easier and faster to
manage teams and to keep the corpo-
rate systems automatically updated. It
also allows quality improvements and a
centralized control system from which
effciency is measured. This previously
almost impossible task is now possible
because all the information is saved in
the system, and every stage of a process
can be thoroughly analyzed.
The WFM-PDA also includes a GPS
navigation tool to plan itineraries. To
increase effciency, the navigation tool
includes a record of all the medium-/
low-voltage (MV/LV) transformer cabi-
net locations. It includes a fast-response
facility for urgent tasks so teams can be
managed in a more fexible way, with-
out the need to consider whether they
are familiar with a particular geographical area.
The rapid response provided with WFM is also partially re-
sponsible for the improvement of MV network reliability mea-
sured by the main fault outage performance indicator: TIEPI
(Equivalent Interruption Time for Power Installed [minutes
of lost load]). The quality measured by TIEPI is defned by the
effects of outages verifed in a geographic area in a certain
period of time. This requires consideration of the number of
outages, their duration and the load lost due to the outage
related to the total installed capacity for the geographic area.
The decrease in TIEPI from 2008 through 2013 was 52%.
Corporative systems support all the work developed and
undertaken within EDP Distribuio; therefore, systems in-
tegration is a valuable tool to improve the overall effciency.
Together with WFM, there are some other systems that are
extremely important in the operations rollout.

New Tools
Power-On is an integrated system for operational manage-
ment at all voltage levels. This tool uses the geographic in-
formation system (GIS) for network status. By changing one
network element in Power-On, because of a line outage, for
example, the system automatically indicates the affected net-
work, the customers affected by the network outage and the
priority actions to be taken to restore supplies to the affected
customers as fast as possible. There was also a need to trans-
form the network data held in a schematic form from the prior
program in use to the new geographically based system.
Clients or energy producers contact specialized call centers either by continuity of energy supply problems or for commercial requirements.
The information received is reported in special corporate systems (Rede Activa for fault management or ISU for commercial operations man-
agement) that communicate in a bidirectional way with a WFM platform. The information is automatically sent to eld teams that use an online
platform that reports useful information to corporate systems as the work is being performed, such as the type of problem, expected time to be
at clients location and expected execution time in case a repair is needed.
PDA PDA
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Power-On also communicates with supervisory control and
data acquisition (SCADA)/Genesys, making network man-
agement faster and easier. So the combination of Power-On
together with WFM and the increasing number of remote-
controlled MV/LV transformer cabinets has resulted in major
improvements in TIEPI.
New projects for network expansion are developed with a
design tool as a starting point, Design Manager that al-
lows the use of the existing network on GIS.
The project design tool is used to guarantee a
fast and effcient network upgrade. However,
Design Manager is more than just a design
tool, as it helps in project management from
the planning stage to the direct integration of
the network expansion.

Third-Party Systems Integration
Many of the developed system tools are de-
signed to be compatible with the needs of the
external service providers (ESP). Examples of
this success option are the WFM offce com-
pared with the prior systems for fault and in-
cidents follow up, as well as the commercial
feld operations control. The commercial feld
operations control systems are developed to ft
the needs of EDP Distribuio and the ESP as
it is an activity that already controls 95% of the
external feld executions.
All DRCL customers are visited at least
once every three years, often at their own
request, for tasks such as evaluating the ade-
quacy of the metering system for new contract
options. This excludes meter reading visits,
which are conducted every three months.
To optimize commercial feld operation
processes, a simple contract was designed with
only a few payment rules that include a large
set of feld activities that might be developed
in association with metering equipment. Us-
ing this system, EDP Distribuio can associ-
ate the payment for each work order executed
by the ESP. This process has major advantages
for EDP Distribuio, which only needs to
control the quality of the work executed and
the type of payments for the work done in the
feld. The ESP has the advantage of fast pay-
ments for completed work.
Remote Metering
Focusing on the network optimization and management
to minimize the effect of outages, a large number of MV/LV
transformer cabinets are being equipped with remote-control
systems based on the importance of the customers supplied,
the network load and the diffculty to access the installations.
Power-On is an integrated system for the operational management of the network at all
voltage levels.
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The installation of remote-control metering
equipment is also contributing to the opera-
tions optimization project. In DRCL, all MV
clients are already equipped with remote en-
ergy metering. The most common method is
to attach a GSM modem to the energy me-
ter. This solution is being installed gradually
for special LV customers whose load exceeds
41.4 kVA and for microgeneration applica-
tions. Other solutions are being tested in
DRCL network using either GSM or power-
line communication systems.
Network Equipment
To optimize network assets, EDP Distri-
buio introduced a policy whereby existing
distribution transformers are relocated to
ensure that transformers with excess capacity are moved to
substations experiencing a higher demand. This simple pro-
cedure allows for network improvements without the need for
further capital expenditure.
In seeking to operate the network with optimal utilization
of MV/LV transformer capacity, achieved by loading the units
close to the nominal nameplate rating, the electromagnetic
losses are minimized. This reduces the need for additional
MV/LV substations, which is especially important in high-den-
sity neighborhoods where land is a premium and substation
sites are diffcult to locate. One of the utilitys more ambitious
undertakings, linked to environmental concerns, is the pro-
gram and the procedures used to verify and replace, wherever
required, those distribution transformers with insulating oil
containing PCB.

Microgeneration
In consideration of the aim to reduce CO
2
emissions
linked to energy production, and in accordance with Euro-
pean Union regulation and the normative levels established
in Kyoto Protocol, the Portuguese government has introduced
customer-based incentives. The new methodology will give LV
customers incentives to install energy production equipment
to produce energy for their own consumption. The renewable
energy sources to be used include solar, wind or cogeneration.
The process for a regular customer to become an energy
producer is easy. It requires registration in a specially designed
Internet portal, and the selection of the generation solutions
presented and the equipment installers, without the need for
the usual exhaustive project design and approval processes.
The selected solution is often connected to the existing LV
supply installation, so the energy delivered to the network is
measured via a meter with a GSM modem. This provides the
distributor with information when required. However, the en-
ergy infeed to the distribution network is limited to 50% of the
customers contracted demand for energy.
The existing regulations defne special monetary condi-
tions for those customers who simultaneously install equip-
ment for water and heating systems, if the maximum installed
load is less than 3.68 kW. The maximum allowable load that
The utility had crews removes a medium-/low-voltage transformer con-
taining PCB insulating oil to satisify environmental requirements.
Design Manager uses the existing network on GIS for network expansion projects.
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+10%
-10%
Without
microgeneration
Microgeneration
under consumption
Microgeneration
over consumption
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can be installed is limited to 5.75 kW, although values above
3.68 kW are no longer entitled to government monetary sup-
port. All the energy supplied to the existing LV distribution
network receives a payment based on each kilowatt produced
above the regulated threshold.
Therefore, regulation now allows customers who suffer LV
problems to install a microgeneration system to rectify the
problem. However, there is one limitation for self-produced
energy infow into the network: The summation of all the
power generated by microproducers cannot exceed 25% of
the installed capacity of the MV/LV transformer cabinet sup-
plying the area; otherwise, it would cause power fow problems
on the network.
Network Development
The representation and characterization of the electric
networks, jointly with the cartographic base in a digital for-
mat used for referential installations, constitutes a strategic
resource for network knowledge.
The technological developments are key tools to reinforce
network operations, opening the door for the standard net-
work development into smart grids through processes already
taking place in EDP Distribuio Inovgrid.
All the network development initiatives improve manage-
ment operations, which, when coupled with the increasing
knowledge of customer energy demands and expectations,
will help EDP Distribuio to deliver the level of service re-
quired to achieve the goal of being a network operator refer-
ence utility.
Paulo Lcio (paulo.lucio@edp.pt) was awarded an electrical
engineering degree from Instituto Superior de Engenharia
de Lisboa (Lisbon) in 1996 and joined EDP Distribuio. Lcio
began working on maintenance before moving to LV network
connections. In 2007, he moved into the Commercial Assis-
tance Lisbons department, responsible for energy metering
equipment activities and smart grid implementation. He joined
Network Planning Lisbons department in 2010, responsible for
the planning and design of MV/LV network projects in Lisbon
municipalities. Lcio now works in Commercial Operations on
activities related to energy metering equipment operations
and remote metering analysis. Lcio has coauthored technical
papers presented at recent CIRED conferences.
Pedro Paulo (pedrosilva.paulo@edp.pt) was awarded an electri-
cal engineering degree from Instituto Superior Tcnico (Lisbon)
in 2001 and joined EDP Distribuio, working initially on MV/
LV network design and project management. In 2004, Paulo
moved into the maintenance department for Lisbons network
area, working on CBM techniques for MV/LV cables. Currently,
Paulo works in the Commercial Assistance Lisbons department
on activities related to energy metering equipment and smart
grid implementation. Paulo has coauthored technical papers
presented at recent CIRED conferences.
Miriam Boucinha (miriam.boucinha@edp.pt) was awarded an
electrical engineering degree from Instituto Superior Tcnico in
2004 and joined EDP Distribuio. Boucinha started her career
on the maintenance activities, before moving to the metering
department, dealing with information validation and delivery for
the Iberia energy market. Boucinha has coauthored technical
papers presented at the CIRED conferences since 2007.
Microgeneration impact on network voltage levels.
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Peoples Electric Manages
a Tidal Wave of Assets
T
odays electric utilities are challenged with handling
numerous conficting issues. Infrastructure is aging
and reliability requirements are changing just as util-
ities are trying to control costs. Added to that, utili-
ties must handle operational uncertainties while simultane-
ously satisfying non-static regulatory agency requirements. All
of this can be a daunting balancing act. But, inject a sudden
infux of new substations that increases assets to be managed
and operated by 350%, and things get really complicated, re-
ally fast.
In 2012, Peoples Electric Cooperative (PEC) acquired 15
distribution substations and the radial transmission taps from
Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. Prior to the acquisi-
tion, PEC owned six substations and 30 miles (48 km) of trans-
mission lines. Therefore, the acquisition radically increased
the substation portion of PEC assets, creating a massive tech-
nical and management challenge.
PECs asset expansion normally would result in a commen-
surate growth in support staff and management. Instead, the
cooperative is relying on its current staff of skilled feld jour-
neymen and technicians to navigate the expansion success-
fully. The goal was to manage the increase in asset inventory
of 3.5 and not increase staff requirements. Realization of this
goal started with an immediate review of technology options.
A Relationship with Technology
Asset management seeks to stabilize and balance perfor-
mance, cost and risk. Achieving this equilibrium requires the
alignment of corporate goals, management decisions and
technical decisions. PEC has consistently used technology to
simplify operations.
In the early 1990s, the cooperative installed full supervisory
control and data acquisition (SCADA) capabilities in all of its
substations, including those owned by its power supplier. This
was long before the term smart grid was such a buzzword in
the cooperative market or the utility industry as a whole.
The SCADA implementation included both
hardwired and fber-optic status, telemetry and
control of all substation reclosers and voltage
regulation, in addition to monitoring of trans-
former alarms, metering accumulators and in-
stantaneous metering values at the substation
and feeder level. As a fuse-saving measure, con-
trol algorithms were developed to reprogram
the recloser controls for fast-trip capability
when storms approached. The appropriate up-
grades have been applied to keep up with cur-
rent technology.
With the introduction of Microsoft Windows
95, PEC installed laptop computers in its main-
tenance and construction vehicles. Updated
customer information and maps of the distribu-
tion system were downloaded on a scheduled
basis, allowing feld access to this information
along with other important cooperative-sup-
plied information regarding procedures and
specifcations. Today, more current and tech-
nologically advanced data is transmitted to the
Windows 7 truck laptops on a real-time basis
Kirk Langwell and Matt Cooley inspect a distribution substation transformer using an
iPad and infrared camera.
SMART tool provides platform to evaluate
asset conditions.
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through a radio link. Service orders are assigned, received and
completed by radio link while the vehicle location information
is displayed on a distribution system map within the dispatch
center.
PEC recently completed an asset identifcation project that
provided geographic information system (GIS) identifcation
and location information for all infrastructures in the feld
such as poles, units attached to the poles and wire. Every pole
is numbered with a unique identifer in the feld, which is tied
to the particular information about that pole. The informa-
tion electronically attached to the pole includes pole height,
class, framing, span footages, conductor size and other perti-
nent information. This allows staking to be accomplished elec-
tronically for any existing structure in addition to an accurate,
current feld inventory.
In 2010, PEC contracted with NewSpin to develop a photo-
graphic virtual tour for each PEC substation. Dispatch person-
nel now have a visual record that allows them to see exactly
what feld personnel see in a particular substation. In addi-
tion to a 360-degree view of the substation, close-up pictures
of the nameplates of the equipment and control panels are
accessible with a zoom feature so the fnest detail can be read.
Equipment details such as model number and rating are speci-
fed inside links posted within the 360-degree view. This tech-
nology puts dispatch personnel and feld technicians on the
same page, avoiding any miscommunication.
Assets such as poles, capacitor banks, padmounted trans-
formers and vaults are mapped on an integrated GIS applica-
tion. This information is used to group, assign and coordinate
service issues to area crews. This prevents sending resources to
a service call when other issues needing service are in the im-
mediate vicinity, thus saving the distribution services depart-
ment time and reducing the need for increased manpower.
Asset Management Requirements
Tracking the day-to-day and long-term conditions as well as
the potential maintenance needs of the newly acquired assets
was a priority for PEC. A computerized system was needed to
build an organized database of the assets. The coop began by
creating a must-have list of features in the new system.
PEC needed an inspection and asset management tool that
worked the way its feld technicians work. It had to be able
to store important nameplate details and additional data as
needed for each asset and substation as a whole. Additionally,
the tool had to be able to guide the feld technicians through
the inspection procedures step by step. Every inspection, work
order or service call needed to be handled in the exact same
manner and all of the results stored in such a way that com-
pliance and management reports could be easily and rapidly
produced.
In addition, the new tool had to reduce audit time by pro-
viding easy access to any data that has been observed, and
certain audit rules prohibiting changes of the gathered infor-
mation had to be built in. PEC wanted to be able to perform
analytics based on its inspection data. These studies shift the
maintenance practices away from condition- or time-based
Field technicians use an iPad to record readings from a Cooper Form 6
recloser panel.
activity toward reliability-centered maintenance.
The system needed to be role based, which would allow
feld engineers and managers to do their individual jobs. The
superintendent or chief engineer had to be able to create an
inspection procedure and have the inspection program build
the appropriate inspection process.
The system had to be able to train itself on how the user
inspects equipment inside and outside the fence. The applica-
tion would then need to learn the technicians path and hab-
its, and duplicate this pattern of inspection during subsequent
missions. Each technicians pathway needed to be memorized
to accommodate individual preferences.
All of the automatic processes would save time and increase
equipment reliability by eliminating errors. Increasing reli-
ability was the key objective that would allow PEC to manage
the dramatic increase in assets with its existing workforce.
Matt Cooley and Kirk Langwell conduct a visual and infrared inspec-
tion of the 138-kV side of a substation transformer.
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Getting SMART
In its search for innovative software solutions, PEC was in-
troduced to a powerful inspection and asset management soft-
ware called Substation Maintenance & Asset Reliability Track-
ing (SMART), designed and created by MinMax Technologies.
PEC learned that MinMax has worked with EPRI member
utilities and is known for its commitment to project success.
SMART includes a library of equipment categories and
the appropriate inspection procedures for each. These pro-
cedures have been specifed by the IEEE, Rural Utilities Ser-
vice, North American Electric Reliability Corp. and other
regulatory agencies. MinMax also has spent considerable time
studying these procedures and reviewing them with the Texas
Reliability Entity and Schneider Engineering to validate the
implementation of the software.
SMART is a mobile product that runs on any web browser-
enabled device. When in the proximity of a stable, secure Wi-
Fi connection, the application is in constant contact with its
database. This makes drawings, manuals, pictures and other
digital assets immediately available. Digital values of read-
ings can be validated to preset ranges and historical readings
can be checked. When a device is out of Wi-Fi range, SMART
downloads the necessary data and procedures, and then stores
the input data until the device is back in Wi-Fi range, where it
safely uploads the data to the cloud.
MinMax not only provides the cloud-based software system
through a secure third-party cyber center, but it also provides
the manpower to load or convert the asset data, drawings,
equipment manuals, computer-aided design drawings, one-
The SMART dashboard provides a full view of the current health of each piece of equipment at each substation as well as its performance history
and problem areas.
Kirk Langwell and Matt Cooley obtain readings for input into an iPad
from a Cooper Form 6 regulator control.
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Implementation of the PEC system involved listing the
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feld technicians while working with managers to achieve the
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GTC Builds Transmission
Across a Salt Marsh
High-ying construction techniques help utility
to overcome environmental and engineering
challenges.
By Vince Howard, Karl Ledford, Ashok Padman and Herb Payne, Georgia Transmission Corp.
S
afety is the top priority during the construction of
any high-voltage power line. For Georgia Transmis-
sion Corp. (GTC), safety took on a greater meaning
than ever as the cooperative that builds and main-
tains infrastructure on behalf of Georgias electric member-
ship cooperatives (EMCs) undertook construction of a 115-kV
line that crossed a pristine salt marsh. This project upped the
ante by requiring the project team to consider the safety of
the natural environment, motorists along a major East Coast
interstate highway, state-protected property and aircraft that
aided in innovative construction.
With a thorough planning process, deep involvement with
the local EMC, and close collaboration with state and federal
regulatory agencies from the Georgia Department of Natural
Resources (DNR) to the Army Corps of Engineers, GTC was
able to complete a 12.2-mile (19.6-km), 115-kV transmission
line on Georgias coast to shore up electric reliability and sup-
port an ongoing wave of economic development in the region.
System Fortication Needed
The economy of coastal Georgia is growing as more busi-
nesses seek to expand their operations, and steady growth at
the Port of Savannah is yielding economic dividends for the
entire state. Because reliable electric service must be in place
to meet the needs of area communities and to attract and
nurture continued economic development, GTC and Coastal
Electric Cooperative, the local EMC, identifed the need for
an additional electric transmission line to reinforce reliability
on a radial transmission system and help to prevent outages
in the region.
In 2007, GTC released a project for a transmission line that
would connect the Burnt Church Road Substation in Bryan
County, Georgia, to the Tradeport Industrial Park Substation
in Liberty County, Georgia. In addition, Coastal Electric Co-
operative would build accompanying distribution lines on the
new transmission infrastructure to support distribution load
shifting during substation outages.
The existing system serving the region includes a northern
tier of substations and a southern tier of substations. These
substations use radial lines connecting one another to a single
point of service. If one portion of the line fails, power is lost to
the remainder of the regional system. As a result, GTC wanted
to connect the northern group of substations with the
southern group of substations to create a dual feed.
The new transmission line would reinforce the
existing infrastructure in the coastal region, pre-
vent overloads and ensure reliable electric service to
Coastal Electric customers, including a major retail
distribution center and an aeronautical manufactur-
ing company. In addition to this existing commercial
development, planned development and land-use des-
ignations promised further use of the already taxed
system.
Siting in the Salt Marsh
Siting challenges were immediately apparent when
the project team frst considered where to route the
line. The route would inevitably cross through por-
tions of the coastal salt marsh, one of Georgias most
sensitive and strictly protected environmental areas.
The Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane, which is powered by two Pratt & Whitney turbo
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When routing a new line, GTC considers existing land use,
environmental conditions, historic and cultural resources,
population centers, existing transmission corridors, cost,
engineering factors, community input and specifc needs of
the electrical system to ultimately select the route that is the
most logical choice for the needs of the region. The coopera-
tive relies on a nationally recognized siting methodology and
software developed by GTC and the Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI) to help identify the preferred corridors for
consideration.
Originally, the transmission line was planned to connect
the systems easternmost substation and the Tradeport Substa-
tion. However, this plan would have required crossing through
an even greater portion of wetlands and salt marsh. As a result,
the decision was made to connect the Burnt Church Substa-
tion instead.
While the DNR initially suggested total avoidance of the
salt marsh, the resulting route would have been signifcantly
longer. Not only would a longer route have increased the cost,
but it also would have been much closer to the existing facili-
ties of the radial system, which would have reduced the reli-
ability benefts the new line was meant to achieve. Further, this
option would have required more poles and more construc-
tion, meaning more impact on the environment, local com-
munities and neighborhoods.
The DNR also requested an evaluation of building the
The S-64 Skycrane prepares to lower a steel transmission pole to the
caisson foundation. The Skycrane is operated by a pilot, a copilot and
an onboard engineer.
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transmission line underground. This option actually pre-
sented an even more intrusive approach, as conduits to house
underground cabling and the required periodic aboveground
cable splice vaults would have resulted in signifcant distur-
bance to the natural landscape and coastal marshlands.
The fnal route choice to connect the Burnt Church Substa-
tion to the Tradeport Substation presented the most effcient
route with the least impact on the environment and alignment
with other routing considerations. The fnal route crosses
approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) of salt marsh, and the major-
ity of the remainder of the transmission line parallels roads,
primarily the Interstate 95 corridor.
Heritage Preserve Property
As the project team proceeded with the routing process,
GTC faced another unforeseen challenge: A portion of the
planned route was classifed as Heritage Preserve by the state
of Georgia. Heritage property is state owned and classifed un-
der some of the most restrictive usage constraints; there were
no provisions for accessing this land and the restriction was
absolute.
To provide a means for utility corridors to cross the Heri-
tage Preserve property required legislative action, a process
that took approximately a year to complete. First, the DNR
sponsored and approved a change of use for the land that
allowed construction of the transmission line. The DNR held
GTC constructed almost 4 miles of the Burnt Church-to-Tradeport
115-kV line in Georgias coastal salt marsh, requiring innovative con-
struction techniques in the sensitive environment.
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a public hearing and then drafted legislation and presented
it to the Georgia General Assembly. The legislation passed,
granting access to the property.
Additionally, a revocable license was granted to GTC to ac-
cess a 100-ft (30-m)-wide portion of the Heritage Preserve and
salt marsh.
The Road to Construction
The natural environment was not the only challenge the
GTC team faced. The project also required road permits from
Bryan County, Liberty County and the Georgia Department
of Transportation (DOT). GTC worked closely with the Geor-
gia DOT to secure permits for temporary access on I-95.
The Georgia DOT permit allowed GTC limited access to
the salt marsh through the I-95 rights-of-way maintained by
the state agency. The permit required rigorous safety mea-
sures, including a detailed traffc-control plan designed to
slow traffc and keep it moving at a steady pace.
Drivers encountered utility work ahead signs along both
sides of the interstate within a mile of construction and the
fashing lights of local police vehicles located northbound and
southbound to prevent drivers from stopping and watching
the construction. While standard line construction might not
be a sight that stopped traffc, it is not every day a 70-ft (21-
m) skycrane can be seen lifting 80-ft to 100-ft (24-m to 30-m)
power poles next to the interstate.
Salt Marsh Challenges
Georgias salt marshes play a unique
role in maintaining the balance of the
states coastal estuaries. They are recog-
nized as one of the most valuable natural
resources, with great scientifc, ecologi-
cal, commercial and recreational value.
As a result, the DNR maintains strict
regulations and limited access to the salt
marshes to preserve and protect these
natural resources. In compliance with
these regulations, the team pursued a
construction technique that was a frst
in the state of Georgia: air-lifted steel
poles and slip-jointed vibratory caissons
placed in the salt marsh using powerful
vibratory hammers. This course of action
required engineers to be exceptionally
precise with the design and execution.
First, GTC took nine soil samples
along the 4-mile (6.4-km) stretch in the
salt marsh to aid in pole design. The com-
position of the soil would determine the
appropriate depths for setting the steel vi-
bratory caissons to ensure a strong foun-
dation and stability.
While nine soil samples seemed ade-
quate to develop a soil profle, engineers
quickly discovered wide variation among
A caisson foundation is locked into the vibratory hammer that oscillates
to create downforce and drive the infrastructure into the ground. The
process took approximately 5 minutes for each caisson.
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the samples. The tidal nature of the salt marsh meant there
would be further opportunity for a varied soil composition.
Engineers used the samples to ascertain the proper caisson
depths. With literal shifting sands in the construction environ-
ment, engineers called on years of experience to project the
caisson lengths and placement within the narrow margin for
error.
Construction Lifts Off
With environmental, transportation and engineering hur-
dles cleared, it was time to take to the skies for construction.
The primary contractor for the project was Irby Construction
Co. and the aerial subcontractor was Erickson Air-Crane. The
company used a Sikorsky S-64 Skycrane to position founda-
tions, and structure segments and equipment to preserve the
salt marsh and surrounding ecological resources. The S-64 is
manned with a pilot, copilot and engineer.
The payload capacity for the Skycrane is 25,000 lb (11,340
kg), with a maximum takeoff weight of 42,000 lb (19,051 kg).
The Skycrane carried mats, a power pack, a vibratory ham-
mer, vibratory caissons and the transmission poles into the salt
marsh during the construction period.
With the equipment in place, the Skycrane few caissons
and steel poles from the material yard along I-95 to the con-
struction sites. The caissons were eased into the wetlands us-
ing a vibratory hammer, which is essentially a weight on hy-
draulic pistons housed in a rectangular case. Inside the case,
the weight oscillates, creating downforce that drives the cais-
son into the soil. The movement of the weight is manually
controlled. The faster the weight moves inside the cabinet, the
more vibration and downforce are created. Using this meth-
od, most of the 32 caissons were driven into the ground, each
in less than fve minutes with minimal soil displacement.
Additionally, the construction team used a Hydratek
D2488B, a multipurpose, load-dispersing amphibious vehicle,
to transport personnel around the salt marsh while leaving the
lightest footprint possible. The 24-inch (610-mm) over-the-tire
Companies mentioned:
Coastal Electric Cooperative | www.coastalemc.com
Georgia DNR | www.gadnr.org
Electric Power Research Institute | www.epri.com
Erickson Air-Crane | www.ericksonaircrane.com
Georgia Transmission Corp. | www.gatrans.com
Irby Construction Co. | www.irbyconst.com
The Hydratek D2488B, a multipurpose, load-dispersing amphibious vehicle, carries
project personnel to the construction site in the salt marsh. The vehicle applies just
1 psi to minimize environmental disturbance.
rubber track system exerts just 1 psi.
Throughout the construction process, GTC and
Coastal Electric upheld their commitment to tread
lightly and minimize disturbance to the salt marsh-
es, spending only 10 days in the protected areas. For
the remainder of the project, an existing roadway
corridor was used with little to no environmental
impact.
Project Complete
While this innovative salt marsh construction was
a frst for GTC, the project team relied on tenured
experts and collaborated with the appropriate agen-
cies and construction partners to meet the unique
challenges presented by the Burnt Church-to-Trade-
port transmission line.
In the end, GTC adapted to dozens of complex
circumstances to complete a top-notch project that
improves reliability for existing customers and en-
ables future economic development in the region, all while
protecting the environment. The pioneering techniques em-
ployed and the cooperative approach between GTC, Coastal
Electric Cooperative, federal and state agencies, regulators
and stakeholders stands as a model for future projects to en-
sure the construction of effcient, safe and environmentally
responsible transmission lines.
Vince Howard (vincent.howard@gatrans.com) is the manager of
environmental services for Georgia Transmission Corp. He has
been with Georgia Transmission Corp. since it was formed in
1997. Prior to that, he was with Oglethorpe Power Co. for almost
10 years. He has more than 40 years of experience working in
the environmental compliance arena.
Karl G. Ledford (karl.ledford@gatrans.com) is the land and
legal rights coordinator for Georgia Transmission Corp. and has
more than 30 years of industry experience.
Ashok Padman (ashok.padman@gatrans.com) is a transmission
line engineer with Georgia Transmission Corp. He has ve years
of experience in transmission line design and more than 30
years of experience in structural engineering.
Herb Payne (herb.payne@gatrans.com) is a project manager for
bulk transmission line projects for Georgia Transmission Corp.
He has more than 35 years of industry experience and is a
member of the American Society of Civil Engineers.
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Self-Healing Networks
Come to the Netherlands
Stedin pilot project uses smart controllers
to introduce automation to 23-kV network.
By Edward Coster and Wim Kerstens, Stedin
E
conomic growth and an increasing population trans-
late into an increasing demand for energy. This situ-
ation, coupled with strict regulations on the quality
and security of supply, increases pressure on distri-
bution network operators (DNOs) to maintain the integrity of
the network. While huge investments are already being made
in replacing aging infrastructure to minimize the probability
of equipment failure, the chances of failure cannot be com-
pletely eliminated. Therefore, when network faults occur, it is
necessary for DNOs to minimize the impact by reducing the
outage time and number of customers without supply.
To minimize the fault outage time, the Dutch DNO Ste-
din has started a project to introduce automation to its dis-
tribution network. The frst phase of the project consists of
installing intelligent fault passage indicators, while the next
two phases use more advanced techniques such as remote-con-
trolled ring main units (RMUs) and a completely self-healing
distribution feeder.
Pilot Project
In the Netherlands, the distribution network consists of un-
derground cables, which means permanent faults can occur
that cannot be resolved by stand-alone automatic reclosers.
Stedin developed a self-healing network pilot based on a soft-
ware restoration routine that employs several remote termi-
nal units (RTUs). The RTUs communicate through a general
packet radio service (GPRS) network to identify the fault loca-
tion, isolate and restore (FLIR) supplies in steps automatically.
Automatic FLIR schemes can be implemented with several
different architectures. A fully centralized architecture uses a
distribution management system (DMS) that has a complete
picture of the network topology. Local, centralized architec-
ture uses intelligent master controllers, each of which commu-
nicates with a limited number of slave devices.
The architecture installed by Stedin is fully decentralized,
where the intelligence is distributed between several nodes.
The FLIR algorithm uses messages passed between numbers
of RTUs. Therefore, the communications architecture mir-
rors the electrical network, which makes it easy to add and
remove nodes.
Automated Network
For the Stedin self-healing distribution network pilot, a
medium-voltage (23-kV) network in Rotterdams city center
was selected. This network comprises 33 23-kV secondary sub-
stations connected in an underground cable ring operated as
two radial feeders by creating a normal open point.
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Ideally, all 33 secondary substa-
tions would be ftted with automatic
switchgear, but this is an expensive op-
tion. The cost-effective solution was to
select fve secondary substations and
divide the ring into two feeders, each
with three sections and each with ap-
proximately equal cable lengths and
number of connected customers.
The fve secondary substations all
are equipped with the following distri-
bution automation equipment:
Motor drive to operate the load
break switches
RTU in which the logic is pro-
grammed
Fault passage indicators
Voltage presence detection.
The 23-kV circuit breakers (V502 and V503) in the source
primary substation are automated with different equipment:
Protection relay to trip the circuit breaker
Supervisory control and data acquisition RTU for moni-
toring and control
Self-healing RTU, a smart controller, to initiate the FLIR
sequence and reclose the breaker.
The self-healing cabinet box is equipped with the RTU,
including a battery and a GPRS modem for communica-
tion purposes. The fault passage status is calculated within
the RTU using a current measurement on the incoming and
outgoing cables. Finally, a voltage presence indicator is con-
nected capacitively to each cable to detect whether the cable
is energized.
This pilot project has been undertaken in cooperation
with Schneider Electric, developer of the T200i platform, an
off-the-shelf RTU suitable for feeder automation. The T200i
The 23-kV low-voltage secondary substation showing the high-voltage switchgear and the wall-
mounted Schneider Electric T200 unit.
SMARTDistribution
RTU was installed in Stedins self-healing network pilot. For
this particular pilot project, Schneider Electric also developed
the software necessary to create the self-healing algorithm
that runs on the RTUs.
All of the automated secondary substations consist of a
RM6 Type RMU from Schneider Electric and are equipped
with Schneider Electric motor drives. The RMUs located in the
network open point are of a different type and are equipped
with a LINAK generic motor drive. The LINAK motor drives
can be adapted in such a way that they can be ft-
ted to almost every type of RMU.
Self-Healing Network
The purpose of the self-healing network is to
automate the manual fault-restoration procedure.
The self-healing system will rapidly restore two out
of three feeder sections and the connected cus-
tomers automatically, leaving one feeder section
isolated. Finding the location of the actual fault
within the isolated section and restoring supply to
the remaining customers are performed using the
traditional manual process.
The self-healing system is able to identify cable
faults as well as bus bar faults in the RMU. In case
of two simultaneous faults, the self-healing system
is able to restore some of the power supplies.
There are two main principles for the fault location and
isolation algorithm:
1. If the fault detectors indicate the fault is located between
two nodes, this is due to a cable fault, and the medium-voltage
switches are opened in both nodes.
2. If the fault detectors indicate the fault is located within a
node, then this is probably due to a fault in a cable box on the
RMU. In this case, opening switches within the node will not
guarantee the fault is isolated. Therefore, the system opens
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(or leaves open) switches in the two neighboring nodes.
The algorithm also has to take into account other features:
Safety. When any node is put in local mode, the self-heal-
ing scheme is automatically disabled at all the other nodes.
Robustness. If a switch fails to isolate a fault, then the sys-
tem will try the next switch.
Fault tolerance. This is the ability to handle missing fault-
passage indications.
Node Denition
In the normal restoration procedure, the faulted cable
section is isolated by opening two load-break switches. The
healthy sections are re-energized by closing the normally open
point or the circuit breaker. This has led to the defnition of a
two types of nodes, namely breaking nodes and making nodes.
The breaking nodes are used for isolating the faulted com-
ponent, while the making nodes are used for re-energizing the
medium-voltage network. The controllers at each location are
confgured with the appropriate node defnitions.
Fault Location and Isolation Algorithm
The sequence is started when a controller at the source
primary substation detects operation of the protection relay.
The algorithm works in two phases. Phase 1 is the upstream
isolation phase: Each node analyzes whether the fault is located
upstream of itself and, if necessary, isolates it. Phase 2 is the
downstream isolation phase: Each node analyzes whether the
fault is located downstream of itself and, if necessary, isolates it.
Operation of Phases
During phase 1, messages are sent downstream from the
feeder circuit node, from the breaking node to the making
node. As each breaking node receives a message, it analyzes
its own local fault-passage indicators to fnd out whether the
fault is upstream of itself. If so, it will open one of its switches
to isolate itself from the fault.
If a breaking node successfully isolates the fault, then it will
forward the message to the making node with the status fault
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upstream and isolated. If this status is received by the making
node, it will close the normally open switch.
During phase 2, a second set of messages are sent upstream
from the making node to the breaking nodes and back to the
feeders circuit breaker making node. During this phase, each
breaking node will complete its analysis of whether the fault is
downstream of itself. If so, then it will open a switch to isolate
on the upstream side of the fault.
If a breaking node successfully isolates the fault, then it will
forward the message to the feeders circuit breaker making
node with the status fault downstream and isolated. When
this status is received by the feeders circuit breaker making
node, it will reclose the circuit breaker.
At the end of each operational cycle, only the isolated will
remain de-energized. The status of each controllable node is
sent to the control center, which can send a repair crew di-
rectly to the isolated feeder section to locate the faulted cable.
The complete operational cycle of the self-healing net-
work takes about one minute depending on the number of
switching operations required and the speed of the load break
switch. Hence, the majority of the connected customers expe-
rience a power outage of one minute. This is a large improve-
ment in the average outage time of approximately two hours.
Lessons Learned
Started in October 2011, Stedins self-healing network pilot
project was completed and fully commissioned in June 2012.
Since the self-healing network has been in service, no faults
have occurred on this automated feeder network. So, in addi-
tion to not having practical experience in the automated feed-
er restoration, data on the anticipated reduction in customer
minutes lost is not available.
The GPRS communications system used for the project
was designed as a telephone network, so it also can be used to
transmit data. However, the system gives quality of service to
phone calls, which can adversely affect the availability of the
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communications network for
self-healing applications. Also,
as an energy-saving practice,
the telecom provider switches
off some antenna sites at night,
which can impact signal recep-
tion at some automated substa-
tions. These issues need to be
addressed during the planning
phase of the communications
infrastructure for self-healing
grids.
The majority of the down-
time of the self-healing network
is caused by the modem reset
invoked by the telecom provid-
er. The telecom provider resets all unused connections daily,
which results in a restart of the RTU modems. During this
reset, the self-healing network is unavailable for two minutes.
In general, for future developments of smart grid applica-
tions, greater attention has to be given to the performance of
the telecom network. Stedin anticipates the telecom providers
will adapt the performance of these types of networks by intro-
ducing different data contracts to make the network suitable
for these types of applications.
Network Design
Not all medium-voltage networks are suitable for self-
healing systems. In meshed networks, various possibilities are
available to restore the network following a fault. This com-
plicates the software routines and chances of malfunctioning
increases. Therefore, to maximize the benefts of distribution
automation, the automation functions should be incorporat-
ed in future distribution network design. This means the ring
structure with a single normal open point is preferred for self-
healing network functionality. Currently in the Stedin service
area, the design of the distribution networks is not ring-based
networks.
Future Developments
Stedin has started a second self-healing network project
that is not based on a fully decentralized architecture but
rather on a regional controller located in the source primary
substation with a number of local control units placed in the
secondary substations. Also in this project, the GPRS network
is used for communications between the regional controller
and local control units.
The core of the system is the regional controller where the
self-healing algorithm runs and identifes all the restoration
switching decisions. The local control units execute these
switching actions and provide the regional control unit with
an actual process image of network status.
Stedin also has started the implementation of a DMS in
its control center. This system also can be equipped with self-
healing algorithms, and Stedin plans to explore all of the
functional features of this system.
Overview of the self- healing grid display in the control center.
All projects are subject to a 12-month trial period, af-
ter which all projects will be evaluated. Stedin will then be
well positioned to decide on the design of future distribu-
tion networks, the self-healing algorithms required and the
new technologies to be installed to improve the reliability
of supply.
Acknowledgement
The authors wish to thank Dr. Tom Berry from Schneider
Electric for his close cooperation, which made this project a
success.
Edward Coster (edward.coster@stedin.net) was awarded
a BSEE degree from TH Rijswijk in 1997 and a MSEE degree
from Delft University of Technology in 2000. He joined Stedin
in 2000 as a senior specialist for network planning. In 2006,
Coster joined the electrical power system group at Eindhoven
University of Technology on a part-time basis to start a Ph.D.
research project, which he obtained in 2010. His main elds of
interest include distributed generation, power system protec-
tion, distribution automation, dynamic behavior and stability of
power systems.
Wim Kerstens (wim.kerstens@stedin.net) is an expert in asset
management with Stedin. He holds a BSEE degree in electrical
engineering and has 33 years of utility experience with super-
visory control and data acquisition and energy management
systems and information technology. Kerstens is a member of
the Dutch NEC 57 Committee and of the Dutch Data Informa-
tion Infrastructure Platform (Netbeheer Nederland). For the past
ve years, he has been responsible for the development of the
Stedin technical concept for substation automation systems
based on IEC 61850 standards and the rollout of these kinds of
systems in the primary substations.
Companies mentioned:
LINAK | www.linak.com
Schneider Electric | www.schneider-electric.com
Stedin | www.stedin.net
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Special Conditions Rule
The Minnesota River Valley oodplain crossing leads
to unique solutions to address a tight time frame
and a constrained environment.
By Mark Anderson, Great River Energy
A
migratory fyway, delineated wetlands, deer-hunt-
ing season and spring fooding presented challeng-
es and restrictions to a transmission line expansion
project in southern Minnesota.
The CapX2020 Brookings County-Hampton project is a
248-mile (399-km), 345-kV transmission line with seven new
substations and two substation expansions. The transmission
line is comprised of steel monopole structures, averaging
150 ft (46 m) tall, set atop drilled pier foundations with a
few exceptions. The line crosses the Minnesota River three
times, and one crossing traverses a lowland foodplain near
Belle Plaine, Minnesota, where the project team was faced
with a series of unique challenges.
Flying, Hunting, Thawing
Because of the high concentration of eagles in the area,
which also is a migratory fyway, the project was faced with
a stringent permitting process that, among other things, re-
stricted the height of structures to about 100 ft (30.5 m) above
the foodplain. This resulted in relatively short structures with
correspondingly short spans, which had to be set on founda-
tions extended above grade by about 14 ft (4.3 m) because of
the spring fooding that frequently occurs in this location.
The phases had to be rolled from a double-circuit vertical con-
fguration to a horizontal confguration suspended by three
separate poles.
An old hunting lodge with an existing trail provided ac-
cess for project crews. The project could not improve the trail
because of restrictions on importing granular fll into the
delineated wetlands, so conventional wood matting was used
to provide access where underlying soils were not competent
A vibratory hammer was used to install steel caissons in the marginal
soils of the Minnesota River crossing.
A view facing north through the Minnesota River crossing area shows the transition from three monopole structures with horizontal conductor
conguration to a vertical quad circuit conguration in the background, where the utility colocated with the adjacent lines.
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to support the traffc. Because of the deer
hunting season that occurs in the area each
fall, and the necessity to complete construc-
tion before the spring thaw, construction
was limited to between December 1 and
February 28.
Good Vibrations
The Belle Plaine crossing originally in-
cluded six structures. Early in the design
process, the team moved one of the struc-
tures about 100 ft to the south, far enough
to get it out of the foodplain and on high
ground so a conventional drilled pier foun-
dation could be constructed.
One foundation was located on the
north side of the river and had no extraordi-
nary requirements, so it was constructed as
a set of three drilled pier foundations with
anchor bolts. A vibratory casing was used as
a construction aid in poor soils as well as a
concrete form for pouring the reveal, or ex-
tended height above the foodplain.
Four structure locations were adjacent to a municipal
wastewater treatment facility, and there was great concern
about damaging the integrity of the clay liner because of vi-
Beaver Wrap
Great River Energy, one of the
CapX2020 project owners, had an older
wood H-frame 69-kV line on an adjacent
easement across the river bottom. The
construction team reported extensive
woodpecker damage to the poles and
offered the use of the access matting
to replace the structures. This project
also was successfully undertaken during
the same time frame as the Brookings
County-Hampton project.
Unfortunately, beavers in the area
gnawed nearly all the way through a
new wood pole in just one night. So,
the crews determined it was necessary
to wrap the base of the structures with
woven wire material normally used for
substation fencing, thereby inventing a so-called beaver wrap to complement
the woodpecker wrap used on the tops of these bottomland structures.
At the Minnesota River crossing near
Belle Plaine, CapX2020 crews used a
novel beaver wrap to protect wood
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this constraint, project managers and engineers decided to
use steel caissons driven directly into the marginally compe-
tent soils rather than conventional drilled pier foundations.
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Drilled pier foundations would have required hauling many
loads of spoils, rebar and concrete next to the facility. Vibra-
tion monitors were used throughout construction to continu-
ously monitor and record vibrations. The treatment cells were
tested before construction began and again after construction
was completed. The tests confrmed the clay liner remained
intact and the precautions taken by the team mitigated any
possible damage.
Construction, Beavers and Muck
Beginning in early December, crews began building the
matting system, soon to be followed by structure installation,
conductor and shield wire stringing, and removing the access
mats. The 100-year food elevation design criteria placed the
top of the caissons an average of 14 ft (4.3 m) above existing
grade. At one structure location, there was a pond formed by a
series of beaver dams. As the team started demolishing dams,
the beavers earned their reputation of being busy by replacing
demolished sections overnight, to the dismay of the team.
The beavers eventually relocated, and the
pond level receded to reveal a 15-ft (4.6-m)-
deep layer of organics (slimy muck) that
would not support a conventional wood mat.
The team was concerned any conventional
mats placed here would not be recoverable.
Further, barges could not be used because
the bottom of the pond was not level, leaving
parts of the barges resting on solid ground,
which the leasing company prohibited. The
project team relied on lessons learned from
a prior wetland crossing and called in the ex-
perts at New South Access and Environmen-
tal Solutions to provide an access solution.
New South was called on early in the plan-
ning process and developed a solution to ac-
cess the site in a manner that protected the
environmentally sensitive area and met the
projects strict timeline. The utilities on the
project required the access system be safe, have minimal envi-
ronmental impact, be competitively priced and meet the strin-
gent time constraints the seasons provided.
New South employed its emtek Wetlands Access system and
constructed a working surface that allowed the team members
to do their jobs safely and effciently, while applying minimal
ground pressure and protecting the wetland. In one key area,
New South found it necessary to provide a geotech fabric
underlayment beneath the mat platform. This provided for
a working platform that could support in excess of 500 tons
(453 metric tons).
The access system did not penetrate the wetland surface, so
every single mat was recovered. The New South team helped
the CapX2020 project team move the project forward by pro-
viding safe access, protecting the wetland and keeping this
project on schedule.
Given the many time constraints, the team put a great deal
of effort into calibrating the supply chain to orchestrate just-
in-time delivery of structures and caissons. Given the working
crews consisted of 40 to 50 workers with heavy cranes and buck-
et trucks, provisions had to be made to deliver the structures
and caissons without impacting the progress of the crews. A
one-lane access trail compounded this logistics problem im-
mensely, as the trail could not be improved in the wetlands.
Caisson Considerations
Four structure locations each had three separate caisson
foundations. Each caisson is approximately 90 ft (27 m) long
and 8 ft (2.4 m) in diameter with a 1-inch (25-mm) wall thick-
ness. Each caisson was shipped in three pieces that were weld-
ed together. Six welders completed one weld per day. Each
weld was tested and none were rejected. There was a total of
just more than 300 lineal ft (91 m) of welding. Each caisson
was galvanized and had a rust-preventive coating.
Additional coordination was required to install the cais-
son sections, weld the sections together and test them, then
frame and erect the structures, which were set 14 ft in the
A geotech fabric underlayment was installed under the matting to en-
sure protection of the sensitive wetland area.
Matting was placed throughout the river crossing area to stage equipment and install the
transmission line.
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air. The caissons were designed with a series of
drilled holes, with nuts welded to the holes so
bolts could be used to plumb the structures. Alas,
the nuts were fouled by the galvanizing process
and alternative means had to be devised on the
fy. The team employed scissor-type car jacks with
extended handles to operate them, as the socket
was about 8 ft deep and only about 1 ft (0.3 m)
wide. This enabled the structure to be set in the
socket, the car jacks to center the structure in the
socket rapidly and plumbing of the structure pri-
or to pouring the grout. As the grout was poured,
the jacks were pulled up because the grout only
took a matter of 10 minutes or so to set up, leaving
no margin for error.
Micromanagement
The river crossing area was managed as a
micro project because of the construction com-
plexity and given there was only one season to cross the river
bottom because of expected fooding. The team developed a
schedule that was more detailed than standard projects gener-
ally use. Daily briefngs, as well as discussion during weekly
look-ahead meetings, were used to track progress and prevent
issues from impacting the schedule.
Because of the complex nature of this work and the many
unknowns at the time of pricing the work, it was initially
priced as time and equipment (T&E) with a target price to
reduce risk and contingency for the bidders. As the team de-
veloped a plan, and permits and logistics were laid out, each
contractor was given a chance to convert to a fxed-price lump
sum bidding strategy.
The foundation contractor chose to stick with the T&E ap-
proach given limited geotechnical soil reports and the high
variability in subsurface conditions. The project team felt this
approach optimized the means, methods and productivity that
were in the control of the contractor while leaving unknown
soil conditions and adverse weather as owners contingency
to be spent when risk events were experienced rather than
included in the contractors pricing and retained as excess
proft. If this would have been bid as fxed price, then it would
have included a worst-case scenario to protect the bidder.
The aboveground electrical contractor ultimately felt com-
fortable enough with the detailed execution plan that it con-
verted to a fxed-price bid and dropped its price accordingly as
risk events were identifed and mitigated.
CapX2020 Projects
The Brookings County-Hampton project is part of the
CapX2020 projects, a series of more than 700 miles (1,127
km) of high-voltage transmission infrastructure serving Min-
nesota and the surrounding region. The three 345-kV projects
and one 230-kV project will meet projected electric growth
in the upper Midwest, ensure reliable service in communities
throughout the region and connect to new energy sources, par-
ticularly wind energy in western Minnesota and the Dakotas.
The 70-mile (113-km), 230-kV Bemidji-Grand Rapids
project was energized in 2012.
The 250-mile (402-km), 345-kV Brookings County-Hamp-
ton project has a projected completion of early 2015.
The 200-mile (322-km), 345-kV Fargo-St. Cloud/Monti-
cello project, with a 28-mile (45-km) St. Cloud-Monticello seg-
ment, was energized in late 2011 and has a projected comple-
tion of early 2015.
The 150-mile (241-km), 345-kV Hampton-Rochester-
LaCrosse project has a projected completion of late 2015.
In 2012, CapX2020 added an additional project in South
Dakota. The 70-mile Big Stone South-Brookings County 345-
kV project is expected to begin construction in 2015 with an
in-service date of 2017.
Originally proposed in 2007, the projects underwent sig-
nifcant regulatory review in each state where they are locat-
ed, with construction beginning on the frst project in 2010.
As of early 2013, nearly 100 miles (161 km) of lines are ener-
gized, with the remaining projects expected to be completed
in 2015. The frst half of the Brookings County-Hampton proj-
ect between Lyon County, Minnesota, and eastern Scott Coun-
ty, Minnesota, is scheduled to be energized in April 2014. The
entire project will be placed in service by early 2015.
Mark Anderson (MAnderson-02@grenergy.com) is Great River
Energys project manager for the Brookings County-Hampton
project. He has managed nearly 1,000 miles (1,609 km) of
high-voltage and extra-high-voltage multi-state and multi-year
transmission projects. Andersons experience includes work-
ing for electrical contractors as well as owners, and providing
consulting services to both.
CapX2020 crews set a structure in the Minnesota River crossing in February 2013.
Companies mentioned:
CapX2020 | www.capx2020.com
Great River Energy | www.greatriverenergy.com
New South | www.newsouthmat.com
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Condux Tesmec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66 www.conduxtesmec.com
Crux Subsurface Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .76 www.cruxsub.com
Dalian Hivolt Power System Co. LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .102 www.hivoltinsulators.com
Dow Electrical & Telecommunications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 www.dow.com
Eagleview Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 www.eagleview.com
EDM International Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 www.edmlink.com
Engineered Endeavors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70 www.engend.com
EuroSMC, S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 www.smcraptor.com
Fah Teeng Industrial Co. LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36 www.fahteeng.com.tw
FWT, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .59 www.fwtllc.com
G&W Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29 www.gwelec.com
GE Digital Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 www.gemoderizingthegrid.com
General Cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1a www.generalcable.com
Haefely Hipotronics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84 www.hipotronics.com
Hastings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 www.hfgpoverheadsafety.com
HDR Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 www.hdrinc.com
Henkels & McCoy Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21 www.henkels.com
High Voltage Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75 www.hvinc.com
Hubbell Power Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96o www.hubbellpowersystems.com
Hubbell Power Systems Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32a-d www.hubbellpowersystems.com
Hughes Brothers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 www.hughesbros.com
Huskie Tools Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96g www.huskietools.com
Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. LTD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 www.hyundai-elec.com
IEEE PES T&D . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57 www.next50tandd.org
Kiewit Power Engineers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .61 www.kiewit.com
Krenz & Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82-83 www.krenzvent.com
Lewis Mfg. Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100 www.lewismfg.com
Mabey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96k www.mabey.com
MacLean Power Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .77 www.macleanpower.com
Megger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79 www.megger.com
Meramec . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 www.meramec-electrical.com
Michels Corporation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33 www.michels.us
NLMCC/NECA-IBEW . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 www.nlmcc.org
Nordic Fiberglass Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63 www.nordicberglass.com
Okonite Co. The . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 www.okonite.com
Omicron Electronics Corp. USA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FC2-3 www.omicronusa.com
Osmose Utilities Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .96n www.osmoseutilities.com
Parkline Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 www.parkline.com
PLH Group Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 www.plhgroupinc.com
Power Engineers Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39 www.powereng.com
Power System Engineering Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62 www.powersystem.org
Preformed Line Products Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45 www.preformed.com
Quanta Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 www.quantaservices.com
Rauckman Utlity Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .105 www.rauckmanutility.com
RTDS Technologies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 www.rtds.com
S&C Electric Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23 www.sandc.com
Sabre Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 www.sabreindustries.com
Seves Canada Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43 www.sevespower.com
Siemens AG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1b www.siemens.com
Siemens Industry Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 www.usa.siemens.com
Southwire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19 www.southwire.com
Stantec Consulting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IFC www.stantecconsulting.com
StressCrete Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 www.stresscretegroup.com
TDW Grid Vids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .91 www.tdworld.com
TDW Vegetation Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .97 www.tdworld.com
Thomas & Betts Corp./Meyer Steel Structures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 www.meyersteelstructures.com
Townsend Tree Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96j www.townsendcorporation.com
Trayer Engineering Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40 www.trayer.com
TRC Companies Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 www.trcsolutions.com
Trinity Industries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94 www.trinitypoles.com
Underground Devices Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64 www.udevices.com
Utility Lines Construction Services Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96c www.ulcsinc.com
Vaisala . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .101 www.vaisala.com
Valard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .95 www.valard.com
Valmont/Newmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 www.valmont-newmark.com
ZTT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99 www.zttcable.com
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are pushing electric utilities to adopt a similar distributed
infrastructure.
Luckily, the same communications nodes that connect util-
ity and demand-side resources can also host the distributed
intelligence necessary to meet this challenge. Using this ar-
chitecture, Duke Energy has seen impressive results to date.
For example, we demonstrated the ability to locally manage
solar intermittency, making distributed optimization deci-
sions among battery storage, inverter, meter and photovoltaic
panels every 250 ms an unfathomable feat for centralized
systems.

The Critical Need for Interoperability
Similarly, lets examine Samsungs development of the
smart phone. Samsung believed consumers would prefer a
phone based on interoperability and a third-party ecosystem
of applications over a proprietary siloed phone. Samsung and
like-minded smart phone manufacturers now command the
lions share of the cell phone market and proprietary phones
have largely disappeared.
Utilities can internalize this lesson, building interoper-
ability into the smart grid by requiring vendors to make assets
interoperable via other companies communications nodes.
Today, Duke Energy uses this solution to make assets work to-
gether using open-source feld messaging (for example, pub-
lish/subscribe to any vendors assets). This enables interoper-
ability between 15 different devices while hosting third-party
analytics at an incremental cost of $50.
Military-Grade Cybersecurity
When connectivity, distributed intelligence and interoper-
ability come together on a single platform, we gain another
beneft: improved cybersecurity. Now each portion of the net-
work will be less vulnerable because it is a self-contained, fre-
walled security island with encryption and advanced security
capabilities. Duke Energy is actively partnering with leading
companies to implement these tools on the communications
node platform.
American scientist Alan Kay said the best way to predict the
future is to invent it. Im asking other utilities to join us in our
effort to enable new grid capabilities, reduce costs, manage
DERs and provide growth opportunities for years to come.
By Raiford L. Smith, Duke Energy
Smart Grid Manifesto
U
tility executives are nervous about the future. Most
believe distributed energy resources (DERs: renew-
able generation, battery storage, electric vehicles and
smart appliances) will continue eroding traditional kilowatt-
hour sales thanks to generous subsidies and strong customer
demand. Worse, as more DERs are installed, they put unprec-
edented stress on todays centrally managed electric grid.
Aside from working with regulators to ensure fair DER pol-
icies, how should utilities respond? Simply put, utilities should
enable more DERs. After all, if we dont take care of our cus-
tomers, someone else will. And the time to act is now.
The Electric Grids Version of the Smart Phone
But how can we accomplished this if current grid technolo-
gies are expensive, single-purpose and proprietary? We should
examine another grid telecommunications to determine
the way forward. Faced with deregulation, competition from a
substitute technology (cell phones) and declining sales, tele-
communications technologies evolved to meet their custom-
ers changing needs.
Consumers love telecom-enabled technologies, but lugging
around multiple devices GPS, MP3 player, camera, phone,
laptop proved inconvenient and expensive. So when smart
phones arrived, consumers bought them in droves. Similarly,
utilities should adopt a common smart phone platform to
achieve the same connectivity effciencies.
Duke Energy calls the electric grids version of the smart
phone a communications node, which connects generation,
transmission, distribution and demand-side resources using a
single, common platform. It also can reduce operating costs,
aggregate data and run third-party software, giving it amazing
fexibility to avoid quick obsolescence. Thanks to its connec-
tivity capabilities, the communications node can cut costs to
deploy and operate distribution automation infrastructure by
16% to 33%, and reduce remote transmission switch telecom-
munications costs by up to 90%. And it can be used for a wide
variety of use cases such as AMI, streetlight control and distri-
bution automation without replacing existing infrastructure.
Complementary Decentralized Intelligence
Unfortunately, bandwidth-hungry smart phones, like their
DER cousins, do not have a static, predictable impact on the
grid. To compensate, telecom companies decentralized grid
functions, mixing local optimization with complementary
centralized management. Because of their complexity, DERs
Raiford Smith (raiford.smith@duke-energy.com) is director of
Smart Grid Emerging Technology for Duke Energy.
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