Transmission & Distribution (T&D)
Transmission & Distribution (T&D)

Extending the useful life of existing infrastructure, maintaining system reliability, and leveraging advanced technologies pose increasing challenges for all distribution co-ops. Through the years, co-ops have shown a talent for cost-effective improvements and practical solutions to these current problems. These are the areas of focus for the T&D work group, which brings together more than 70 co-op engineers who provide direct support to RUS’ engineering and standards efforts for the benefit of all co-ops. This work group also supports and influences other key standards bodies, such as the National Electrical Safety Code (NESC). It also produces research in collaboration with industry partners such as the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and national laboratories.

Articles & Reports

tsmtemcamicasestudyaugust2017.pdfTackling the Big Technology Project: A Case Study of AMI Implementation and Project Management
Case Studies-Success with Unmanned Aerial Systems.aspxCase Studies: Success with Unmanned Aerial Systems
investigatingbroadbandservices1pager32017.pdfInvestigating High-Speed Broadband Services - Reference Sheet
broadbanduediligence32017.pdfDue Diligence of High-Speed Broadband Investment And Business Creation by an Electric Cooperative

Technology Advisories

techadvisoryanewtransformerforanewera.pdfA New Transformer for a New Era
Tech-Advisory-UAV-applications-Feb-2016.pdfUAV Applications
Tech-Advisory-Rural-Broadband-Feb-2016.pdfGeographic Analysis of Rural Broadband Opportunities for Co-ops
Tech-Advisory-Interconnection-Standard-1547-Feb-2016.pdfEvolution of the Interconnection Standard IEEE 1547
tech_advisory_der_inverters_safety.pdfDistributed Energy Resources (DER) with Inverters: Safe Work Rules and Procedures – July 2016
tech-advisory-saidi-sept-2017.pdfImportance of the SAIDI Number (Sept 2017)
memberadvisorydistributionoptimizationoct2017.pdfDistribution Optimization: It’s Not Your Grandfather’s Distribution Cooperative Anymore (Oct. 2017)