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Outage Management & Restoration

Smart Meters for Outage Management

Reviewing the benefits and addressing the obstacles BY RON CLANTON & MARK HOLLIDAY, KPMG LLP The outage management process has undergone remarkable changes over the last several decades. The need to respond to power outages when they occur has been around since the first lines were run from...

Infrastructure & Technologies

Utility Pole Showdown: Wood vs. Steel

A recent study that takes an in-depth look at the environmental performance of wood and steel utility poles challenges current perceptions on the sustainability advantages of wood poles when compared with steel poles. The detailed study, titled “Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Southern...

Underground Distribution

Intelligent Underground Distribution

Unearthing the potential in Smart Grid technologies BY DOUG HOUSEMAN, IEEE Senior Member, EnerNex Corporation After Hurricane Sandy, resiliency became a key factor in the modernization of the power grid. In looking at modernization and resiliency, underground was the first item on many lists....

Case Study

EFACEC case study

The EFACEC Group is leading the supply of integrated solutions and equipment in the market of power generation, transmission and distribution. The Group forms a complete value chain, from building turnkey projects to equipment manufacture, where integrated solutions are developed and designed in...

Lateral Fuses and Reliability

Improving protection and control for distribution systems BY STEVE GREEY, S&C Electric In 2008, Toronto Hydro completed a study of its worst performing feeders (distribution system feeder lines). This study identified the utility’s distribution feeders with the poorest reliability. The study...

T&D Technologies

Facing Climate Change Challenges

Overcoming everyday challenges with modern solutions

BY DAVE BRYANT, CTC Global Corporation

Utilities constantly face challenges associated with climate change. While coal plants are being retired as natural gas and renewable sources are being brought online to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, climate change is creating more extreme weather conditions—all of which continue to impact grid efficiency, capacity, and reliability. Fortunately, experience and technical advances are making the substantial challenges less daunting. This issue’s Bulletin Board...

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