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Grids Become Highly Vulnerable

Increasingly violent weather, probably caused by global warming, is increasingly taking down electricity distribution lines and poles and cyberattacks are increasingly taking out electricity, apparently just as trials for major terrorism of this sort. Little wonder that the price of grid...

Cyber Security Strategy is a Must-Have for AMI/MDMS and DA Systems

Over the past decade, utilities around the world have taken advantage of the many clear benefits that Automated Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and subsequently Distribution Automation (DA) can afford. In addition to the proven cost savings of automated and remote meter reading, utilities have been...

Electric Vehicles Overview

Electric vehicles (EVs) are still considered a new source of transportation/technology, and may even seem somewhat futuristic. In reality the electric vehicle has been around for more than a century. In the 1830’s Robert Anderson invented the first electric carriage, powered by non-rechargeable...

FROM SMART GRID TO NEURAL GRID

NEURAL GRID TAKES SMART GRID INTO THE CLOUD The Neural Grid represents more than Smart Grid v2.0—much more. Today, the smart grid implies the legacy mechanical power transmission and distribution (T&D) networks enhanced by pockets of automation, connectivity, and centralized IT systems. The...


Smart Grid Software & Apps

Utilities worldwide are adopting innovative technology to embrace the potential of the Smart Grid while conquering a myriad of new challenges posed by it, and by a new host of financial and regulatory challenges. In order to take advantage of the opportunities presented, while at the same time,...

Growth & Innovation

Empowering Futures Is For You

Empowering Futures is the work-integrated learning (WIL) program that is exclusively dedicated to the electricity industry in Canada. Funded in part by the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program, Empowering Futures provides subsidies of up to $7,500 per student position to employers that create co-ops, internships, placements and other WIL opportunities. Empowering Futures enables our industry to manage the three intersecting forces that are reshaping the Canadian electricity sector.
First, Canada has made international...

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