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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 able to sign up for new programs and access their electricity usage data. In early 2013, the Illinois Energy Infrastructure and...

AMI Enterprise Integration

Setting the foundation for Smart Grid enterprise enhancements BY SCOTT STEIN, Utility Integration Solutions, Inc. Integration of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) host system and meter data management system (MDMS) into the utility enterprise is critical to set the foundation for future...

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, widely distributed energy delivery network, the Smart Grid, is characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and...

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Designing Successful AMI Implementations with Data Analytics

How to design successful AMI implementations with data analytics

BY KEVIN CORNISH & ROB YOUNG, Black & Veatch

Electric utilities embarked on their smart meter programs envisioning the delivery of quantifiable benefits as well as strategic value. Initial business cases were developed to identify cost offsets, operational savings and expected return on investment (ROI). Project management techniques were used to ensure that identified requirements were delivered and benefits obtained.

However, accuracy of the project...

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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, widely distributed energy delivery network, the Smart Grid, is characterized by a two-way flow of electricity and...

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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 U.S. can be challenging. Despite generally high reliability numbers, power outages are occurring more frequently and the U.S. Department of...

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In the past 100 years, customer interaction with electric utilities has not changed significantly. However, with the introduction of smart meters, customers are now able to sign up for new programs and access their electricity usage data. In early 2013, the Illinois Energy Infrastructure and...

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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 U.S. can be challenging. Despite generally high reliability numbers, power outages are occurring more frequently and the U.S. Department of...

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 in-home displays, have been studied repeatedly over the past decade. Recent studies such...

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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. Electric utilities and their regulators are increasingly concerned with upgrading all aspects of the...

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