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Posted By: Trilochan Sahoo , Mukul Sarkar
On: November 26, 2014
Introduction: Smart Grid connectivity continues to gain momentum as global utilities embrace the technology and invest in the infrastructure. Bulk of the investment is seen in replacing manual read, AMR meters with Smart Meters, capable of two-way communication. According to a new report from Navigant Research 1 , worldwide shipments ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: Joyce Tam
On: November 25, 2014
1) 1 in 10 field service managers still collect data via paperwork alone. 2) Nearly 30 percent of managers believe that their organization is ineffective or extremely ineffective at using the data they collect to make decisions 3) 1 in 5 believe they get the information they need from field ... more...
Filed under: Metering
Posted By: James Mater , Jim Zuber , Rolf Bienert
On: November 24, 2014
Let's begin under the premise that you (end-user, utility, aggregator, etc.) want to acquire technology from different vendors, specify the communications interface between products and have all such products install and work together easily and quickly (similar to adding a new printer to your PC - sometimes it's called "plug ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: November 21, 2014
Ripping open a heating bill during the height of the holiday season is worse than unraveling a string of twinkle lights. Since when does it cost more to heat a 600-square-foot apartment than it does to feed a family of eight? Alright, that may be a bit of an exaggeration, ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Paul Rosengren
On: November 20, 2014
A little over a year ago, PSEG launched an employee electric car incentive program. As part of the program, the company set aside 13 spots at its Newark, New Jersey headquarters for electric cars. Participants would get free charging and free parking (important in Newark) guaranteed for three years (matching ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Michael Keller
On: November 19, 2014
Seems to me nuclear power is essentially a 1950's vintage technology entering the twilight stage of life. However, 21st century advancements can solve the shortcomings of the earlier atomic age. It is time to move on. Conventional reactors are unable to overcome troubling economic issues and lingering safety concerns because ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: PJ Davis
On: November 18, 2014
On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy moved in on the Jersey shore. Local and national crews rallied to restore power to over 2 million. Impressively, power companies managed to cut that number by almost half in just under a week. Two years later, utilities across north America continue to asked ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Mike Varney
On: November 17, 2014
As a former U.S. Navy captain with over 20 years' experience in operating nuclear-powered submarines, Mike Varney draws insightful parallels between commanding a submarine and operating a utility. He offers relevant lessons learned from his time with the Navy, as well as a glimpse into the cutting-edge naval technologies that ... more...
Filed under: Nuclear
Posted By: Sarah Battaglia
On: November 14, 2014
To assist our readers who are looking to become experts at managing their facility's energy consumption, we turned to Hines Interests Limited Partnership, which has one particular technique that not only leads to lower energy bills, but also a personalized check in the mail. Located in the heart of Manhattan ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Katia Lundy
On: November 13, 2014
Business leaders have traditionally focused on productivity, competition and the bottom line. But these days, they must also focus on what might now be their biggest cost - energy. And to do that, they need what is known as an energy management policy. Simply put, an energy management policy is ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency

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