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Posted By: Joyce Tam - Product Marketing Strategist, Trimble Field Service Management
On: September 24, 2014
The pressures of running a fleet leave managers little time for strategic changes because they spend most of their workday reacting to the constant demands of tracking and maintaining field vehicles and keeping technicians on schedule. To make things as efficient as possible, managers have learned that they need to  more...
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Posted By: Sarah Battaglia - Energy Consultant, Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.
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...
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Posted By: Andres Carvallo - Founder and CEO, CMG
On: August 26, 2014
Co-Authors: Bob Barker, Andy Bochman, Bruce Hamilton, Dr. Erfan Ibrahim, David Shpigler, and Dr. Mani Vadari   Innovations in the 20th century drove the fastest and most disruptive transformations in economic history. The automobile devastated the horse-and-buggy industry, railroads consumed large market share from shipping, and airplanes later took passenger  more...
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Posted By: David Rizzo
On: August 18, 2014
How much can you afford to lose? For any CEO or manager in charge of a plant that purchases electricity in bulk, that question must be faced when considering the replacement of a power transformer. If one goes down, the loss of operational capability is always crippling. The process gets  more...
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Posted By: Ken Collison , Heidi Pacini , Jake McMurtry , Kiran Kumaraswamy
On: August 14, 2014
Executive Summary Opposition to new transmission lines is nothing new.   Concerns about cost, sensitive habitat, safety, and aesthetics are a constant in the debate over all large infrastructure projects.  However, significant new challenges are now facing the electric grid as utilities prepare for greater integration of renewable energy resources, a  more...
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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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