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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: September 16, 2014
If you’ve participated in a demand response (DR) event before, you probably have a reduction strategy already in place.  But what if you’re forgetting something?  What if there are more ways to reduce energy and get an ever larger payment?  We’re about to share with you the top 10 reduction ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Joyce Tam
On: September 15, 2014
The increased integration of machine to machine (M2M) technology is providing the field service industry with excellent opportunities to offer new services and increase revenue, while enhancing the overall quality of the customer experience. M2M links devices through wired and wireless connections to collect, transmit and store data. For instance, ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Joe D’Orazio
On: September 12, 2014
Weather and nature are unstoppable forces but the results of their power are the same - the power is down and getting the lights turned back on is top priority. When the power goes down, often the damage is more than just downed lines. From breakers, outlets and lighting to ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: James Romlein Sr. PE
On: September 11, 2014
When I proposed that the City of Watertown join the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) to Mayor John David, he was probably thinking to himself "Romlein, just why the heck a Wisconsin city with a population of 23,957 should spend $750 on annual membership in this group? What will it ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Rob Adams
On: September 10, 2014
Utilities, like other industry sectors in today's technology-driven economy, rely heavily on networked communications to support practically all their business operations. Among the external operations that depend on the network are advanced metering infrastructure, customer billing, home-automation systems and monitoring of gas pipelines or electricity generation/distribution infrastructure. The network also ... more...
Filed under: Communications & Security
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: September 9, 2014
Picture this: you’re in the kitchen assembling a tasty sandwich.  You pull out the turkey, unscrew the mayo jar, and start to slice the tomato.  Just as you begin to un-twist the bag of bread, your electricity goes out, leaving you utterly ravenous and perhaps a bit frightened.  You should ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Prasanth Kumar
On: September 8, 2014
Traditional Enterprise Asset Management in asset intensive utilities has grown into much wider dimension with the introduction of networked Smart Grids and installation of intelligent devices on the grid network.  Utilities that are in the asset intensive business have the challenging task of maintaining and monitoring their critical assets effectively ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Katrina McMurrian
On: September 5, 2014
At the recent National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) Summer Committee Meetings, public utility commissioners from around the country gathered to discuss a number of energy issues and challenges. Among the issues discussed was the integration of renewable energy sources, particularly distributed generation (DG) technologies such as solar panels ... more...
Filed under: Distributed & Cogeneration
Posted By: Tom Hulsebosch
On: September 4, 2014
Co-author Tricia Anklan   Utilities face increasing pressure from stakeholders and communities to improve their financial performance and profitability by minimizing write-offs for uncollectible accounts. West Monroe Partners recently benchmarked clients to identify best practices used to improve utility collections performance. While collections performance is highly measurable, visible, and actionable, ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Andres Carvallo
On: September 3, 2014
Co-Author: George Koutitas (PhD), CEO of Gridmates Smart Grid 3.0 (or SG3) 1 is considered a user-centric power grid that allows end-users to hold an active participatory role in the network and potentially in the retail energy market. SG3 will have all the necessary foundations for novel business models and ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care

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