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Issue 3 • Date May/Jun 1998

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  • A systematic approach to the replacement of an aging distribution system

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):32 - 36
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    Cass County Electric Cooperative (CCEC) provides electric service to all or parts of eight counties in southeast North Dakota. CCEC's rural area customer base has caused some concern in the past, because the number of agricultural-based customers has continued to decline, while the size of those remaining has continued to increase. To compound this situation, these rural area customers are being s... View full abstract»

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  • Taking full advantage of utility deregulation

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):47 - 56
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This article describes how a major midwestern US cement plant began a long-term plan to take advantage of electric utility deregulation. Primarily, it focuses on negotiations with the utility company, in combination with in-plant enhancements of equipment, operating procedures, training and team development. Successful results have already produced significant savings for the plant and will contin... View full abstract»

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  • Raptor electrocutions

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):25 - 31
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    Distribution power line raptor electrocutions have been studied extensively since 1971. Numerous methods to modify power line structures to eliminate the potential for electrocutions have been developed, published, and utilized by the electric utility industry. Some of the modified overhead distribution line construction units have been adopted as standards by investor owned utilities and the Rura... View full abstract»

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  • Rural electrification: the long struggle

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):6, 8, 10 - 17
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    Bringing the benefits of electricity to farms and rural areas was mostly a dream in the early 20th Century. Many obstacles had to be overcome before the widespread use of rural electric power became practical. Today, many people in the United States have the mistaken idea that rural electrification suddenly appeared in 1935 when the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) was established by exe... View full abstract»

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  • T2 ACSR conductors: lessons learned

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):37 - 39
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Electric utilities are under increasing pressure to provide better quality service to the customer. In the information age, even momentary interruptions are now unacceptable. The Central Iowa Power Cooperative (USA) has 10 years of experience using variable cross-section ACSR conductor (T2) in an attempt to improve line performance. This article presents a summary of the lessons learned during tha... View full abstract»

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  • Micro-turbine generators for distribution systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):57 - 62
    Cited by:  Papers (24)
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    This presentation provides an overview of gas turbine generators, beginning with their long history and moving on to their physical, electrical, operating and cost characteristics. The presentation concludes with a selection of important gas turbine generator applications, including cost estimates. The example applications include providing base load power, utility peak shaving, customer peak shav... View full abstract»

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  • Establishing a lightning protection evaluation program for distribution and subtransmission lines

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):18 - 24
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    Union Electric (UE) began a project in December 1994 to evaluate the performance of existing types of lightning protection, identify deficiencies, and recommend changes that will result in improved performance. UE employs two basic types of lightning protection-static wire and arresters. The authors discuss ground impedance, the National Lightning Detection Network, and the Lightning Protection De... View full abstract»

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  • Utility deregulation and its impact on industrial power systems

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):40 - 46
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    In this article, the author introduce the current development of electric utility deregulation in the USA and discuss its potential impact on the operation of an example industrial power system View full abstract»

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