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 From Transmission & Distribution World | A Penton Media Publication |  December 28, 2011 Vol. 10, No. 52 
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Table Of Contents

Connecticut Light & Power Submits 345-kV Transmission Upgrade Proposal to Regulators
Japan-based Mitsui & Co. to Invest $12 Million in Tres Amigas
Independent Transmission Company Becomes Newest Member of California ISO Grid
U.S. Department of Justice Clears the Way for Exelon-Constellation Merger
Eastern Interconnection Grid Planning Completes First Phase of Study
Energy Department Awards Nearly $7 Million for Research to Reduce Costs of Electric Vehicle Chargers
Closing the Knowlege Gap
The Smart Meter Competitive Edge
This is Our Town
Calendar of Events
Job Opportunities

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News Flash

Connecticut Light & Power Submits 345-kV Transmission Upgrade Proposal to Regulators
Connecticut Light & Power has submitted an application to the Connecticut Siting Council for a $218 million transmission solution that will improve transmission reliability in southern New England and provide direct access to readily available, less costly and cleaner power sources.

Japan-based Mitsui & Co. to Invest $12 Million in Tres Amigas
Mitsui & Co., Ltd. has agreed to invest $12 million in the U.S.-based national grid interconnection project known as the Tres Amigas SuperStation.

Independent Transmission Company Becomes Newest Member of California ISO Grid
The California Independent System Operator Corp. (ISO) Board of Governors gave approval, Dec. 15, 2011, for Citizens Sunrise Transmission, LLC to become an ISO participating transmission owner. C

U.S. Department of Justice Clears the Way for Exelon-Constellation Merger
The U.S. Department of Justice has cleared the way for the merger of Exelon Corporation and Constellation Energy, in connection with its review of the transaction under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act.

Eastern Interconnection Grid Planning Completes First Phase of Study
The Eastern Interconnection Planning Collaborative has completed the first phase of study of “resource expansion futures” defined by stakeholders as part of an electric system transmission planning effort funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Energy Department Awards Nearly $7 Million for Research to Reduce Costs of Electric Vehicle Chargers
U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu yesterday announced awards totaling nearly $7 million in research and development funding that will help to reduce the current costs of electric vehicle chargers by 50 percent over the next three years.


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In-Depth

Closing the Knowlege Gap
T&D World
We all know we are approaching a crisis in power engineering education. A generation gap has developed in the electric power industry, resulting from years of low hiring levels in its professional ranks.

The Smart Meter Competitive Edge
T&D World
Electric utilities will deploy 588 million smart meters by 2015, and by 2020, the global deployment will reach 1 billion, according to Pike Research. At that point, the saturation point will only be 56%.


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T&D TV

This is Our Town
Empire District Electric Company’s video about the May 22 tornado that impacted Joplin, Missouri. The ten-minute video highlights the experiences of line operations personnel and the Company through the first weeks of restoration of our system.




Conferences and Conventions

Calendar of Events
T&D World's complete 2011 event calendar can be found at: 2012 Calendar of Industry Events.

Jan. 23-25: International LiDAR Mapping Forum, Denver, Colorado, U.S., (303) 332 5407; www.lidarmap.org

Jan. 24-26: DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, Texas, U.S., (918) 832-9265; www.distributech.com

Jan. 30-31: Renewable Energy Investment & Grid Development Strategy, Toronto, ON Canada; www.CanadianInstitute.com.renewable






Careers in T&D

Job Opportunities
To post your job opening in Energizing and on the T&D World website or magazine, call 484-478-0154 or e-mail: susan.schaefer@penton.com. Visit Jobzone to view additional career opportunities.

Utilities Electrical Engineering Manager
Riverside, CA
There is one current non-classified vacancy in the Energy Delivery Division of the Public Utilities Department...

Line Foreman/Forewoman
Poughkeepsie, NY
Central Hudson Gas & Electric is looking for a Line foreperson to plan, schedule, coordinate, evaluate, and supervise the activities and functions of company and contractor crews engaged in the construction, operation and maintenance...

Engineer II-IV
Denver, CO
(Civil/Structural) (Transmission Line) Responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating civil/structural engineering design activities and implementing design policy for the construction of transmission, substation, and facilities...

Substation Line Design
Naperville, IL
The City of Naperville’s electric utility seeks a competent & experienced professional Line Electrician to perform skilled work in installing & maintaining electric substation equipment...

Electrical Substation Design Engineer
Gaithersburg, MD
If you like working on a variety of projects, and with other intelligent, hard working people, then this is the place for you...

Power System Coordinator
Wellington or Hamilton, New Zealand
We are looking for talented individuals with power systems experience who are keen to learn the specific requirements of our national power system and develop their careers in New Zealand...

Sr. Transmission Planning Engineer
Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO or Fargo, ND
Ulteig is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Transmission Planning Engineer, within the Power, Planning and Communications market for the Energy sector...

Sr. Protection Engineer
Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Fargo, ND
Ulteig is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Senior Protection Engineer, within the Protection and Control market for the Energy sector in their Denver, CO, Minneapolis, MN, or Fargo, ND location....

Transmission and Distribution Engineer
Minneapolis, MN, Denver, CO or Fargo, ND
Ulteig is seeking a Transmission and Distribution Engineer for their Energy sector in their Minneapolis, MN and Fargo, ND offices...

Protection & Control Engineer
Fargo, ND
Ulteig is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Protection & Control Engineer in our Fargo Office...

Senior Relay Technicians
OH, MI, PA, NC And GA
If you are looking for an opportunity to oversee construction, commissioning and start-up of electrical power systems then this may be the position for you...




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