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Future of Utility Communications

Increasingly, electric utilities are deploying intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) and other smart apparatus in substations and along distribution feeders as well as equipping field...

The Smart Grid Prophecy

For years, industry publications have touted Smart Grid cost-benefit study results that show Smart Grid investments paying for themselves with reduced utility costs. The...

The Power Of Microgrids

Navigant Research forecasts that the worldwide microgrid market will grow to more than 4,000 megawatts in capacity by 2020. However, policymakers must emphasize standards...

ADVANCED ANALYTICS

Recent technological and economic events are poised to transform the electric utility industry. Described as “game changers” by industry thought-leaders, these “disruptive challenges” stem...

BIG DATA ADVANTAGES

Currently, modern electric utilities are facing an avalanche of new data. Each new system deployed presents a tremendous amount of information that can provide...

2015: The Year on Fast Forward

The year 2015 has come and gone so quickly. Those who work in the power industry will concur that time might move faster than...

Outage Management Review: Outage Intelligence

The permeation of intelligence into the medium-voltage network is continuing apace, bringing the reality of the Smart Grid ever closer. One target of the...

Utilities Share Greatest Moments of 2015

DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT UPGRADES Duke Energy Upgrades and development of the distribution management system (DMS) at Duke Energy has been an area of significant focus during 2015. E-BILLING...

2016: The Electricity of Tomorrow

THE GRAND CHALLENGE Design an electric power system that takes full advantage of the convergence of energy, communications, sensing, and computing technologies in a cyber-physical...

Outage Management: Restore Power in Less Time

Improving power grid reliability is a major goal of the electric power industry and can reduce economic losses, lost productivity, and customer inconvenience from...

The Art of Communications Technology

North America’s critical infrastructure grabs headlines in two ways. First, if catastrophe occurs (a switch opens or a transformer blows) or power grid equipment...

The Intelligent City of Tomorrow

The term “smart city” is becoming increasingly common, especially in the public services sector. Cities of all sizes have interdependent systems, from electricity, water,...
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