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Electronic EHS management system maximizes compliance for electric utility industry facilities

Steve Haroz, SingleClick

For those at electric utility facilities who work with it daily, environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance is synonymous with long, confusing, and stressful hours of sorting through paperwork and regulations. Trying to navigate through the maze of EHS regulations and requirements can create disorganized havoc in a company, and when multiple facilities are added into the mix, the confusion is only amplified. EHS regulatory compliance requires continual maintenance and the focused attention of management. From properly disposing of waste streams to sufficiently capturing particulate matter and minimizing chemical emissions, the plant manager’s time is regularly demanded by EHS compliance tasks. This constant workload must be managed efficiently, or a facility’s valuable time will be wasted and compliance problems will result.

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Meter data management at Northeast Utilities

Cliff Demczuk, Northeast Utilities, Geoff Gowan, ABB Inc. and Bob Fesmire, ABB Inc.
Interval meter data—it’s the basis for utility revenues, but as information technology has advanced it has become a valuable commodity in its own right. The rising demand for customer usage data has put legacy utility IT systems to the test. Most of these systems were developed at a time when speed and throughput requirements were much different than they are today, and meter data was used in a more limited set of applications.

What’s your plan to make 2004 a great year for customer service?

David Saxby, Measure-X
In some situations, your utility customers have a choice between you and a competing utility. If your competition is less expensive, will your customers remain loyal even though you aren’t the cheapest provider? Learn six tips on how to improve your utility’s quality of service and the overall experience your customers have.

Slashing the cost of generator monitoring on the grid

Ginni Stieva, Power MeasurementWhen power producers look to connect to the electrical grid, they must meet the information needs of all involved parties: generator owners, transmission companies or ISOs, and facility operators. Addressing these challenges requires the right kind of power-monitoring solution. Power producers can save as much as $250,000 per metering point by carefully monitoring factors such as combined instrument/transformer loss compensation, aggregation and scaling of real-time data, power factor, and integration of MV90 applications.

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