The Truth About Field Data Management

The Truth About Field Data Management

Field data management: The value and challenge of asset health insight BY PAUL BARNETT, JOHN STEWART, Tennessee Valley Authority & PAT BROWN, Electric Power Research Institute Intelligent management and operation of assets is of major importance to electric utilities. In an era where assets are being kept in serv...Read More

Human Resource Strategies for Utilities

Human Resource Strategies for Utilities

Building powerful human resource strategies for utilities BY MICHELLE BRANIGAN, Electricity Human Resources Canada (EHRC) The electricity and renewable sector is part of what the federal government terms ‘critical infrastructure’ for Canada, a support to all industries on the economic front and the personal life ...Read More

The Guide to IEEE Utility Safety Standards

The Guide to IEEE Utility Safety Standards

A comprehensive review of IEEE guidelines and documents BY JIM TOMASESKI, IEEE, NESC Main Committee, PAR Electric Every day, utility workers are risking their lives in work environments that involve high-risk activities such as working at extreme heights, managing or repairing energized high-voltage power systems, tr...Read More

Respecting Customer Privacy

Respecting Customer Privacy

Achieving the gold standard in data protection for the Smart Grid BY ANN CAVOUKIAN, Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute The increased amount of information that is collected, used, and analyzed by the Smart Grid brings with it additional privacy and security concerns which must be addressed not only...Read More

Safety Awareness Rules for Utilities

Safety Awareness Rules for Utilities

Utilities ready for Ontario health and safety awareness training BY PHILL FELTHAM, Editor-in-Chief Electricity Today Magazine The Government of Ontario has implemented new regulations that require mandatory basic occupational health and safety training. The new regulations, “Occupational Health and Safety Awarenes...Read More

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Respecting Customer Privacy

Achieving the gold standard in data protection for the Smart Grid

BY ANN CAVOUKIAN, Ryerson University’s Privacy and Big Data Institute

The increased amount of information that is collected, used, and analyzed by the Smart Grid brings with it additional privacy and security concerns which must be addressed not only for regulatory compliance but, above all, customer satisfaction and trust.

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Electrical Substation Maintenance

Improving safety and methodology techniques to protect utility workers

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In 1990, many workplace safety hazards were consistently ignored as if they were “acceptable risk” and an expected part of a worker’s daily routine. Not surprisingly, many workers who performed routine testing and maintenance procedures in high-voltage substations experienced serious and, in some… Read More


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Advanced Energy Meters and Power Quality

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The increasing sophistication of commercial and industrial devices and equipment continues to drive the critical need for clean, dependable, stable electric power. As such, power quality continues to gain traction as a “front burner” issue for both utilities and ratepayers, primarily commercial, industrial, and other volume energy… Read More


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The Truth About Field Data Management

Field data management: The value and challenge of asset health insight

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Detecting Faults in Underground Networks

Enhancing protection using directional faulted circuit indicators

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Underground electrical networks provide reliable service to end users, but create problems for utility personnel in locating faults. Electric utilities who utilize an underground network could spend several weeks trying to locate a fault or potentially not even be able to locate it until a second fault… Read More


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Purchasing Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

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The Guide to IEEE Utility Safety Standards

A comprehensive review of IEEE guidelines and documents

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Every day, utility workers are risking their lives in work environments that involve high-risk activities such as working at extreme heights, managing or repairing energized high-voltage power systems, transporting dangerous goods, working on suspended access equipment, or the opposite, cramped underground with little… Read More