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Sales Order Automation for Electric Utilities

In today’s technology driven society, the pace of business is faster than ever. With access to new tools and innovations, electrical distributors are continuously...

Smart Meter Deployment & Transitions

In the past 100 years, customer interaction with electric utilities has not changed significantly. However, with the introduction of smart meters, customers are now...

Tracking Smart City Trends

Already, smart city technologies are strong in Europe and the Middle East. Now, cities all over North America are joining the smart cities movement...

The Demand Response Revolution

For decades, utilities have been deploying demand response to achieve a variety of load shaping objectives, most notably peak reduction in response to grid...

Wireless Technology for Electric Utilities

The electric industry is making the transformation from a centralized, producer-controlled network to one that is less centralized and more consumer interactive. An automated,...

Demand Response Communications

Weighing choices from AMI to Zigbee to Wi-Fi and cellular BY HOWARD NG, Comverge The demand response industry is currently experiencing some of its greatest success...

Geo-targeting with Data Analytics

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...

How AMI Can Improve Grid Reliability and Outage Response

Leveraging AMI to improve grid reliability and outage response BY TIM WOLF, Itron Getting a handle on overall grid reliability and outage trends for the entire...

Historical facts on Ontario’s peaksaver PLUS

Many electric utilities in Ontario have been providing the peaksaver PLUS demand response program to their customers. According to the peaksaver PLUS website, this...

In-Home Display Connectivity

Optimizing conservation benefits through AMI BY MELODY TOMKOW, Aztech Associates The conservation benefits of ‘real-time’ electricity consumption information provided by home energy monitors, also known as...

Neighborhood Area Networks

Standardizing communication to achieve plug-and-play interoperability BY RYAN MALEY, ZigBee Alliance All over the world, there is increasing demand for standardizing communication in the Smart Grid....

Advanced Energy Meters & Power Quality

Addressing concerns from the utility and end user’s perspective BY DAVID BOVANKOVICH, E-Mon The increasing sophistication of commercial and industrial devices and equipment continues to drive...