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Five Uses for Reliability Data

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Despite the fact that electricity is such a critical commodity for every aspect of our lives, its importance is often overlooked. From school children watching educational videos, to the working adult using computers to national leaders taking selfies with their electorate, the electricity that enables it all is given little thought.

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The Intelligent City of Tomorrow

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The term “smart city” is becoming increasingly common, especially in the public services sector. Cities of all sizes have interdependent systems, from electricity, water, and gas utilities to transportation systems to municipal lighting systems. Read more

Data Analytics

Geo-targeting with Data Analytics

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How to reduce peak load in constrained areas of the grid

BY W. HUGH GAASCH, Retroficiency

With an aging infrastructure, rising demand, and an increasingly stringent regulatory climate, utilities across the country face some tough decisions in the coming decade. The American Association of Civil Engineers calculates that it will take a $107 billion investment by 2020 to keep the over-100-year-old power grid intact. Read more

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Advancements in Electricity Metering

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Taking metering technologies to the next level

BY BRIAN SEAL, Electric Power Research Institute

Between 2004 and 2009, the production of traditional electromechanical electricity meters in the U.S. was gradually shutdown in the wake of the successful introduction of solid-state electronic meters. This transition was the most significant change in metering technology in over a hundred years. Although it has been four years since the last electromechanical meters rolled off assembly lines, solid-state meters are still new from the utility perspective, and the industry is still becoming accustomed to their capabilities and limitations. Read more

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