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Vandalism reported at Minnesota energy facilities

Mar 26 - McClatchy-Tribune Content Agency, LLC - David Unze St. Cloud Times, Minn. - Minnesota had three reported incidents of attacks on its power grid between January 2011 and December 2014, according to a review of federal data about cyber attacks. More...

APS power grid has endured 9 minor acts of sabotage in recent years

Mar 26 -YellowBrix - More than 350 physical or cyber attacks have been recorded in recent years on the nation's power grid, including nine acts of sabotage on equipment owned by Arizona Public Service Co., according to records obtained by USA Today and The Arizona Republic. More...

M.C. Dean Named Siemens Solution Partner for Protection Systems, Smart Grid Division

Siemens Energy, Inc. - CIM Automation Systems, a division of M.C. Dean, Inc. has been appointed an "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner. M.C. Dean is the first "Energy Automation-Smart Grid" Siemens Solution Partner in the United States. more...
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ABB provides Public Power utilities with a broad range of new Smart Grid solutions

ABB Inc. - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, today announced plans to help empower Public Power and rural electric utilities with future-proofing their systems for a reliable, efficient and sustainable grid. more...

Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. and Tendril Partner to Deliver Smart Energy Applications - Companies will present combined solutions at DistribuTECH 2013 in San Diego

Tendril Inc. - Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc. (Hitachi CTA) and Tendril® today announced that the companies are partnering to deliver a wide range of smart energy applications to consumers via an array of set-top boxes, wireless gateways and other devices that are already in the home. This dramatically improves the economics of home energy management by providing an economical and operational alternative to special-purpose gateways and other specialized hardware for each application used by the subscriber. more...

Tantalus Joins Alcatel-Lucent's ng Connect Program

Tantalus Systems Corp. - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced that it has joined Alcatel-Lucent's (EURONEXT and NYSE: ALU) ng Connect program, a multi-industry ecosystem dedicated to the creation of the new generation connected user experience. more...

Articles 

By Joel Gordes
On: December 29, 2014
Frequently we have been exposed to the terms "redundant," "distributed generation," and "decentralization" but they are rarely, precisely explained or the properties that may or may not make them candidates as a likely solution for more...
By Malcolm Loro
On: October 16, 2014
The primary goals of any national electrical Smart Grid program are to add monitoring, analysis, control and communication capabilities to a nation's power delivery system to maximize the system's efficiency, streamline operations, and upgrade security more...
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 more...
By pradeep pathak
On: April 2, 2014
Communication Systems are used in automation to pass data between device level (sensors, actuators, transducers etc.) and control level (PLC's, RTU's, IED's etc.), between different control level devices, or between control level and supervisory level more...
By Kimberly Klemm
On: February 3, 2014
Utility data communications are facing some important changes as the world of networking communications evolves. According to "intelligentutility" author Kathleeen Wolf Davis, "In late 2012 91% of international utilities said they used fiber to connect more...

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