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...
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Posted By: Joyce Tam - Product Marketing Strategist, Trimble Field Service Management
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...
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Posted By: Joel Gordes - Consultant, Environmental Energy Solutions
On: October 13, 2014
Actions are taking place in several states to repeal or significantly alter what are called the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and/or net metering. The former mandates certain amounts of renewable energy be part of the electric mix. It was never the intent to provide incentives for mature technologies, like large  more...
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Posted By: Rudi Carolsfeld - Executive Vice President of Global Sales & Alliances, Awesense Inc.
On: October 6, 2014
Introduction Utilities face unique security challenges in that they cannot possibly track every possible “leak” in their distribution grids using smart meters alone. With yearly losses estimated to exceed US$200 billion worldwide and growing, utilities are under pressure to reduce risk and improve safety, increase efficiency and improve financial performance.  more...
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Posted By: James Romlein Sr. PE - President, R545.Org Corporation
On: September 11, 2014
When I proposed that the City of Watertown join the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) to Mayor John David, he was probably thinking to himself "Romlein, just why the heck a Wisconsin city with a population of 23,957 should spend $750 on annual membership in this group? What will it  more...
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Posted By: Prasanth Kumar - Consulting Partner, Wipro Technologies
On: September 8, 2014
Traditional Enterprise Asset Management in asset intensive utilities has grown into much wider dimension with the introduction of networked Smart Grids and installation of intelligent devices on the grid network.  Utilities that are in the asset intensive business have the challenging task of maintaining and monitoring their critical assets effectively  more...
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Posted By: Suzanne Jones - Vice President, Association of Energy Services Professionals
On: June 17, 2014
In his keynote address to the spring conference of the Association of Energy Services Professionals here, Roland Risser, of the Building Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy said that buildings should be, and are getting, smarter than ovens. But it will take some time. In his humorous comparison  more...
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Posted By: PJ Davis - Content Manager / Editor / Webinar Producer, Energy Central
On: June 12, 2014
How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The world of big data is getting bigger. The last few months have produced a number of insightful articles to help slice this topic into bite size pieces. This post brings together some of those articles for easy digesting.  more...
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Posted By: Howard Ng - VP, Techical Sales, Comverge
On: April 17, 2014
Several years ago, many utilities went down the path of attempting to use advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) for demand response (DR). As more pursued this option and implemented pilots that served to "kick the tires," we started to hear from utilities that saw limitations with this approach. Today we receive  more...
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Posted By: Marc Tannenbaum - VP, Big Data Energy Services, Inc.
On: April 1, 2014
In spite of all the potential value ascribed to Smart Meters, retail electric providers have yet to overcome the inertia that has prevented them from deploying detailed energy usage data in everyday business. The Smart Meter challenges and opportunities faced by the retailers have facets not found in the regulated  more...
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