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Investigador de Con Edison de Yonkers gana un premio por un proyecto de confiabilidad

Hallazgos en subestaciones para ayudar a los servicios públicos de EE. UU.: Un ingeniero de Con Edison de Yonkers obtuvo un reconocimiento prestigioso por los hallazgos de investigación que ayudarán a que la industria de servicios públicos continúe brindando un servicio eléctrico confiable a los clientes.

Luciano Villani, a Con Edison employee since 1982, was one of 10 company researchers to receive the Technology Transfer Award from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a national energy research organization.

"Electricity plays a greater, more crucial role in American life than ever before," said Craig S. Ivey, the president of Con Edison. "Our security, economy and quality of life all depend on safe, reliable power. The findings our researchers have made with EPRI will help utilities provide the high-quality service customers need."

Villani, department manager in Project Engineering, led a Con Edison team that studied the potential damage to the concrete and steel structure of substations resulting from a fault on an electric circuit.

When a fault occurs, breakers open to remove the circuit from service. But this creates shockwaves that impact substations.

The team created computer models of substation equipment and the support structures, and simulated faults to determine the potential stress and damage. The findings will help Con Edison and other utilities determine the most cost-effective types of protections to build into substations.

Con Edison es una filial de Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], una de las compañías de suministro de energía propiedad de los inversores más grande la nación, con aproximadamente $13 000 millones de ingresos anuales y $46 000 millones de activos. La empresa de servicios públicos proporciona electricidad, gas y vapor a más de tres millones de clientes en la ciudad de Nueva York y el condado de Westchester, Nueva York.