March/April Utility Automation & Engineering to explore future of power distribution

Feb. 16, 2004 — The March/April issue of Utility Automation & Engineering/T&D will look at the future of electricity distribution, including innovations in electric power distribution hardware, equipment and automated systems.

Although often overlooked, a reliable power distribution system is essential to the health of the economy. The lead feature in this issue of Utility Automation & Engineering T&D focuses on innovations in electric power distribution hardware, equipment and automated systems. Through case studies and exclusive interviews, our editors provide a glimpse of the power distribution system of the future.

Other topics will include:

DistribuTECH 2004 Highlights

As the official sponsoring publication of DistribuTECH, Utility Automation & Engineering T&D will provide a special look back at all the big news and newsmakers from DistribuTECH 2004 in Orlando. This exclusive report will feature highlights from the 2004 Keynote Session, selected news announcements from exhibitors, and a look ahead to DistribuTECH 2005.

T&D News

Utility Automation & Engineering T&D’s News section features the latest news and research findings related to automatic meter reading, geospatial technologies, T&D engineering, utility automation and control, and more.

New Products

The New Products section is where readers will find information on the latest equipment, software and systems designed to keep power flowing to customers. A quick-read format cuts through the hype and focuses strictly on important product features.

Putting Geospatial Technology to Work

Through the use of geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and other geospatial technologies, utilities can increase efficiency, improve operations and provide more reliable power to customers. In this case study, one utility shows how the use of geospatial technologies has made a difference in its day-to-day operations.

Accuracy in Field Data: How Much is Enough?

When performing an inventory of a utility’s field assets, more accuracy is always better- but 100 percent accuracy may not be absolutely necessary. This article examines the cost of different levels of data accuracy and helps the reader determine how much accuracy they really need.

Getting the Most out of Transmission Equipment

The transmission system is being pushed to- and beyond-its limits, making the grid increasingly vulnerable to blackouts. The author of this feature examines several methods transmission owners and operators can use to extend the life of high-voltage equipment and improve the performance of the transmission system.

Improving Transmission without Harming the Environment

Environmental concerns have halted more than a few transmission projects in recent years. In this feature, one utility tells how it was able to successfully erect new transmission towers and site new transmission line without doing harm to an environmentally sensitive area.

Click HERE to read the entire issue announcement in PDF format.

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