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Utilities and Grid Operators Will Invest More Than $42 Billion in Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems from 2014 to 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research

BOULDER, Colo., Jul 29, 2014 -- BUSINESS WIRE - The first flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), which mitigated voltage drops on the power grid, were deployed in the late 1920s. More...

NStar lights irk Bourne residents

Jul 28 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Patrick Cassidy Cape Cod Times, Hyannis, Mass. - Jennifer Richards had a great panorama from her home on Dogwood Road overlooking the Cape Cod Canal. More...

Avista restores power to nearly all customers

Jul 27 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Nina Culver The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. - July 27--Local power companies made more progress restoring power on Saturday, but hundreds still were without electricity by nightfall in north Spokane and northern Spokane County. More...
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Thousands remain without power from fire; floods still a danger

Jul 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Joseph O'Sullivan The Seattle Times - With utility poles charred and transmission lines down in the trail of the Carlton complex wildfire, about 7,000 Okanogan County customers remained without power Wednesday, according to the Okanogan Public Utility District. More...

City Light investigating morning fire at Broad Street substation

Jul 24 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Christine Clarridge The Seattle Times - Seattle City Light is trying to determine the cause of a fire Wednesday at a power substation near Seattle Center that left 325 customers without power, including the Monorail. More...

Obama promises electricity aid in Washington fire areas

Jul 23 - McClatchy-Tribune Regional News - Jim Camden The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, Wash. - The federal government will provide emergency assistance to help restore electricity in areas of Central Washington where wildfires have knocked out power, Gov. More...

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By Carin van Vuuren
On: July 10, 2014
Consumers everywhere are using their mobile devices to make life easier, gain quick access to information, and manage their day-to-day activities. Smartphone adoption and usage is not limited to certain age groups, markets or demographics; more...
By Ronald Willoughby
On: June 2, 2014
In recent months, many of you have visited the 9's of reliability and are in the process of setting strategic goals on how many 9's will be needed in tomorrow's power system. The "9's" refer more...
By PJ Davis
On: May 20, 2014
From BYOD, to giving field workers immediate access to information, to the policies and technologies that make it all work; the changing state of mobile work force management is top of mind at utilities. more...
By Dr. Nokhum Markushevich
On: March 27, 2014
The notion about the near-real-time information exchange between the Energy Management Systems of advanced microgrids and Distribution Management System of the area Electric Power System and some examples supporting this notion were introduced in 'What more...
By Dr. Nokhum Markushevich
On: March 20, 2014
The Distribution Management Systems (DMS) of Electric Power Systems (EPS) with a high penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) will require near-real-time two-way information exchanges with advanced microgrids connected to the distribution system to adequately more...

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