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Information Technology and the Power Grid

Ten information technology trends transforming the power industry BY PHILL FELTHAM, Editor-in-Chief Electricity Today Magazine Information technology is a term that almost sounds like a cliché. However, information technology, or IT, has affected almost every industry worldwide. For example, the...

Grid Communications

How to Improve Crew Management

Utility implements new system to expedite restoration process BY BILL PERRY, MARCH 24 Media LLC Assembling and deploying utility crews for major events is often a manual, cumbersome process for utilities. When executives or the media ask the status of crews in the wake of storms, it can take some...

Smart Metering


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


Smart Meters & Transactive Energy

Smart meters and transactive energy: Examining the benefits and addressing the concerns BY JOHN CASKEY, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Smart meters are beneficial to consumers and utilities. What makes this meter “smart” is its two-way communication system and ability to...

Customer Billing

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 expected to improve efficiency and customer service, delivering more with less and in increasingly rapid ordering cycles. Faced with...


Smart Grid, Smart Metering, T&D Automation

Deterrence Drives Next Gen Security

Theft, destruction, disablement, vandalism, and terrorism: any of the aforementioned words receive the attention of organizations with susceptible critical assets. Physical security and its costs, benefits, and risks are becoming more important as each day passes. Important, not only from a safety and security point of view, but also from the perspective of its value to operations, strategy, and even the overall bottom line.
Electric utilities want to avoid intrusions which, consequently, cause...

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