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Posted By: Carin van Vuuren - CMO, Usablenet
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; from millennials to baby boomers, the smartphone has become the go-to device to access information  more...
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Posted By: Ronald Willoughby - Executive Consultant | Electric Power Systems Planning & Operation, Willoughby Consulting
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 to system availability. A system that is 99.9% available (or three 9's available) will experience  more...
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Posted By: PJ Davis - Content Manager / Editor / Webinar Producer, Energy Central
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. This post brings together some of those articles for easy reference. Please enjoy this rewind edition.  more...
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Posted By: Dr. Nokhum Markushevich - President, Smart Grid Operations Consulting
On: March 27, 2014
The notion about the near-real-time information exchange between the Energy Management Systems (µEMS) of advanced microgrids (µG) and Distribution Management System (DMS) of the area Electric Power System (EPS) and some examples supporting this notion were introduced in 1. Several other examples illustrating the need in advanced analyses by the  more...
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Posted By: Dr. Nokhum Markushevich - President, Smart Grid Operations Consulting
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 perform their advanced applications. It is assumed here that an advanced microgrid, in addition to  more...
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Posted By: Chris Evanich - Senior Applications Engineer, Elastimold, Fisher Pierce and Joslyn Hi-Voltage
On: March 19, 2014
New Page 1 Background:   A typical distribution circuit is most susceptible to outages from weather, lightning and automobile accidents which are measured by Customer Minutes Interrupted (CMI) and relate to the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI). Adding Faulted Circuit Indicators to existing distribution switches is an economical way  more...
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Posted By: Ross Shaich
On: March 6, 2014
Introduction Testing an Outage Management System (OMS) is a critical part of a successful implementation.  Outage Management is a mission critical system where its greatest value comes when it is under great stress of a major storm.   Electric utilities are dependent on OMS stability, reliability, quick responsiveness, and user confidence  more...
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Posted By: Kristopher Settle
On: January 10, 2014
It’s tough to believe that a little over one year ago, Superstorm Sandy struck the Atlantic coast.  The devastation from the massive storm was wide-spread and unyielding, knocking out power to over 8.5 million people in a matter of hours.  Recovery efforts have been arduous to say the least for  more...
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Posted By: Scott Braynard - VP, Sales, Bomgar Corporation
On: December 26, 2013
The continued string of recent corporate security breaches has caused many enterprise organizations to evaluate their security practices in an effort to better protect their data and that of their customers. But what about the threat cyber attacks pose to utilities?  To underscore the severity of this issue, the US  more...
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Posted By: S. Jasjeet Singh
On: October 29, 2013
Utilities are embracing the 21st century digital technologies and bringing innovation to their businesses. Fortunately, the century old grid infrastructure has got attention of advanced communications and information technology service providers. Though it has come at relatively late stage when energy sustainability has become global concern, nevertheless the adaption rate  more...
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