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Transmission Accomplished: Monthly Digest of the Top Content Submitted to the Transmission Professionals Group in Energy Central- August 14, 2020

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For all the updates, investments, and innovation going on in how and where power is both generated and consumed, a key item that sometimes gets overlooked by popular media is the middle step—how said generated power will be transported to its final destination for us.

But not here—not in the Transmission Professionals Group!

As the following ‘Transmission Accomplished’ digest highlights, this group of the Energy Central community has been active in discussing how the T&D infrastructure must keep up with innovation taking place elsewhere in the industry. Enjoy these key stories and keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss any critical utility developments.

Matt Chester

Community Manager

 

Black Sea Transmission System Operators Sign USAID/USEA Sponsored MoU Reaffirming Commitment to Cooperation & Regional Network Planning

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/pip/black-sea-transmission-system-operators-sign-usaidusea-sponsored-mou-reaffirming

The first article to highlight from the past four weeks comes from William Polen, Senior Director at the United States Energy Association. In discussing this agreement come to in the Black Sea region, William highlights some important developments that could be taking place on an engineering and market basis and can serve as a compelling test case for other regions to undertake similar efforts. William can explain better than I can, so be sure to check out his full post.

Billionaires invest in giant Australian solar farm to supply power to Singapore

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/tr/billionaires-invest-giant-australian-solar-farm-supply-power-singapore-renewable

Taking transmission international (and no, we’re not talking about from Maine across the Canadian border), this story about Australian renewable energy potentially being used to directly power Asian customers via massive undersea cable is one to keep an eye on for sure. Check out the story shared by Deepak Seth, Principal Director at Accenture, and be sure to check out the compelling discussion taking place in the discussion of this post as well to learn more about what industry insiders are thinking.

 

Grid Modernization is Coming Down to the Wire and Policy Makers Are Paying Attention

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/tr/grid-modernization-coming-down-wire-and-policy-makers-are-paying-attention

Upgrading the grid isn’t about just bringing the infrastructure to new places, but modernizing the equipment where it already is so that it can carry power in a smarter, more efficient way. Dave Bryant of CTC Global shares his take on how the criticality of such grid modernization is finally getting the public attention and political support it has long deserved.

 

Chill

Link to original article: https://energycentral.com/c/tr/chill

Finally, we come to another great research compendium and analysis from John Benson. John is known for breaking down these complex topics and rapid-moving developments for the rest of us, and in this article on superconductivity and what it means for the future of the transmission systems in utilities is no exception. Once again, John explains better than I could, so I highly recommend adding his paper to your weekend reading list.

 

 

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 mchester@energycentral.com. See you right here in four weeks!

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