Here’s Looking at You, Grid: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Grid Network – October 22, 2021

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The grid is often called the largest and most complex machine that engineers have ever created, and that was before the advent of smart grid technology, modernized solutions, and more taking place across T&D infrastructure all the time today. Keeping up with the developments on grid technology, associated grid markets, and appropriate regulations and policies can be a full-time job, but with the aid of the Grid Network on Energy Central (composed of the Grid Professionals Group and the Transmission Professionals Group) you can be privy to the best shortcut to stay up to date on the news, musings, and debates shaping the grid today.


Low Voltage Ride Through with Software Simulation using Digsilent Power Factor

Mohan Kumar

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Technology on the grid is being redefined from the bottom to the top in this modern utility landscape, from the broad transmission to the smallest of components. IN this article, Mohan Kumar of Power Systems Engineer Power Projects highlights software simulation software that opens up new possibilities to grid planners and operators, and you’ll want to review this work to see if your organization should be adopting the low voltage ride through opportunities.


Smart Siting and Energy Infrastructure Development: A Challenge to Decarbonization

Paul DeCotis

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The decarbonization challenge is overhanging across the entire utility sector, and grid planners must indeed take it into account when planning the large-scale infrastructure that’s continuing to be built to connect new supply with demand. In particular, Paul DeCotis (Senior Partner at West Monroe) highlights how the intelligently chosen siting of key infrastructure will be a key tool for the decarbonization battle—see his whole published paper that he’s posted to the Energy Central Community.


A Federal Investment Needed to Harden Nation’s Power Grid

Greg Domingue

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If there’s another key challenge hanging over the grid professionals community, it’s hardening and improving resilience. As Greg Domingue of AWC highlights, these efforts would benefit greatly from federal investment and has been part of the discussions in many Congressional debates about funds to revamp and modernize the grid. Whether those funds become available or not will be critical to watch to close out 2021.



This wraps up another edition of ‘Here’s Looking at You, Grid.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue. Make sure you don’t miss out on these shared insights in the future.

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