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Transmission Accomplished: Monthly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Transmission Professionals Group in Energy Central- March 27, 2020

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I hope everyone in our Energy Central community is staying safe, healthy, and smart in the uncertain and anxious times created by the coronavirus pandemic. I know many people are newly working from home or without their typical jobs to do, which can be stressful. Similarly, the power industry is seeing numerous changes and adjustments needing to be made. To try to help in a small way with this situation, Energy Central has created a central hub Q&A where we’re encouraging our community members to ask questions, share insights, and provide resources about how the utility industry is responding and advice for how to continue to move forward given the whole situation. If you have anything to ask or contribute, I’d love to encourage you to check out this Q&A section and share.

Aside from that, the transmission community moves forward, and I still want to maintain checking into it with a periodic digest that highlights the best and most engaging content that was submitted to our Transmission Professionals Group recently. So if you’ve been a bit distracted lately, here’s what you may have missed!

Note for our regular readers: This digest is shifting from a once-every-two-weeks cadence to a once-every-four-weeks cadence to allow for more time in between digests and to really highlight the most hard-hitting, can’t-miss content for your consumption.

Matt Chester

Community Manager


Temperature Rise Limits in IEC 61439, IEC 62271-1 and IEEE C37-20 series. Can anyone compare the expected lifetime of equipment tested by them?

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Sergio Feitoza Costa, a Director at Cognitor Consutlancy, submitted this interesting post on the technical aspects of what he describes as “a clear, old and strange deficiency in IEC 61439 standard that impacts the worldwide market of low-voltage gear.” Those who are similarly working on the technical equipment related to the transmission & distribution sector will no doubt find his insights fascinating, so I give it a recommendation.

Energy Storage as Transmission Asset - MISO

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Energy storage continues to be one of the most transformative aspects of the modern and future grid, and dealing with how these assets will be treated on the grid and in the market is an important area for discussion and decisions early on. As such, Paul Dumais, CEO of Dumais Consulting and member of our Energy Central network of experts, highlights recent updates to the FERC proposed changes to the MISO tariff that would accommodate energy storage as a transmission asset.


In another major advancement of conductor technology, CTC Global has launched the ACCC InfoCore System

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Lastly we come to this submission from Dave Bryant about how technology is advancing in an exciting and impactful way across T&D infrastructure. In particular, Dave recounts how the ACCC InfoCore System is able to reduce risk and improve reliability. I know he would also welcome your questions and comments on the technology, so head over there now!


Thanks once again for taking in this edition of ‘Transmission Accomplished.’ If you want to be featured in this spot in future issues or if you think I missed a story, let me know in the comments or reach out at See you right here in four weeks!

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