19 Mar '12, 6pm

A Speed Record on the Power Grid

Electric Power Research Institute A traditional transformer, background left, and one of three smaller replacement units, right, at a switchyard near Houston. It’s not Guinness Book of World Records material, but electric company technicians and researchers may have set a speed record in replacing a transformer as part of a drill to determine how the power grid could recover from an attack or a natural disaster. As I wrote last week, the Electric Power Research Institute, a nonprofit utility consortium, joined with the Department of Homeland Security and CenterPoint, a utility in Texas, to ship transformers on an expedited basis from a factory in St. Louis to a switchyard, or substation, near Houston and then work as quickly as possible to set them up. The trucks left the ABB factory last Monday and reached Houston on Tuesday. The replacement transformers started running l...

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