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Energy Storage & Grid Integration

Smart Grid Technologies and Implementation

Advances in information and communication technology (ICT) have been utilized over the year by utility industry in order to improve power quality, reliability, efficiency and security. Growing concern for environment, increasing complexity in managing convectional grid, energy sustainability and...

Asset Management & Maintenance

Aging Infrastructure and Grid Modernization

Asset and risk management for electric utilities BY SIRI VARADAN, UISOL, & SERGE VANASSE, Clevest Aging transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure is a critical issue for electric utilities, resulting in the need for utilities to make decisions regarding the replacement, repair, or...

Substation Automation

Distribution Grid Monitoring Technologies

How to improve situational awareness of grid operations BY MARK FEDERLE, QinetiQ North America The adoption of Smart Grid technology in recent years has accelerated the modernization of the electric utility grid. This is a positive development given that the grid infrastructure in North America is,...

Distribution Automation

Grid Modernization Strategies

Moving utilities toward a modern energy system BY RONNY SANDOVAL, Environmental Defense Fund The need to build a smarter energy infrastructure has never been greater. Storms and other extreme weather events such as Hurricane Sandy continue to test the limits of the existing, century-old electric...

Utility Automation & Monitoring

How Much DER Fits?

The electric power industry is increasingly having to evaluate the growing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER). New sets of challenges exist for planning and operating the grid, especially with the distribution systems in which these new resources must be integrated. Now electric...

Smart Metering

Writing Smart Grid Requirements

Managing change with positive thinking to make the most of investments BY JOHN MCDONALD, IEEE Senior Member, GE Energy Management - Digital Energy The process of writing requirements for Smart Grid-related technology purchases may appear simple and straightforward. It is not. As the technology...

T&D Automation

Utilities Bank on IoT for Network Reliability Improvement to Decrease Lost Revenue

Power grids around the world are getting smarter thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT). While Smart Grid technologies are making the headlines, and poised to grow to more than $118 billion by 2019, according to November 2015 research from analyst firm Transparency Market Research—many utilities just aren’t ready to make the jump to full Smart Grid capabilities. In many cases, it’s the smaller improvements and IoT implementations in addition to larger-scale Smart Grid deployments


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