Canada’s IESO testing reliability in $1.4m smart grid pilot

In Canada, the Independent Electricity System Operator has announced C$1.4 million (US$1.1 million) in funding for a smart grid pilot that aims to integrate local energy networks with the provincial grid for reliability.

Smart utilities should have a smart antenna strategy for T&D

IoT devices rely on antennas to successfully provide the connectivity, often in challenging environments that are unique to the utility industry.

The future of utilities begins with long-range, low-power technology

With organizations looking to ramp up energy efficiency and reduce waste to be more sustainable, new Internet of Things (IoT) applications including smart metering leveraging long-range, low-power capabilities can provide a cost-effective solution.

Building More Sustainable Grids by Improving Renewables Forecasting and Integration

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During this session, hear from Robbie Berglund and Rob D'Arienzo of IBM, on how AI is helping achieve more accurate predictions due to the advantages provided by combining large-scale geospatial data and analytics with relevant data sources including wind and irradiance forecasts.

When Traditional Overhead Construction Is Not an Option

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This webinar we will review Aerial Spacer Cable applications relative to the many overhead circuit challenges faced by electric utilities today. These applications include limited right of way, multiple circuits, substation exits, long spans, weather extremes and vegetation management.

The Increasing Importance of Advanced Weather Technologies In Building Utility Operations and Field Services...

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In this session, we will share how the latest in artificial intelligence and machine learning in combination with modern modeling techniques, geospatial data and predictive analytics is enabling utilities to build greater resilience across their utility operations and field services organizations. John Villali from IDC will share his perspectives on the key benefits of these technologies while Rob Berglund from IBM will share examples of clients who are benefiting from their use.

Southern Company makes anchor investment in new EIP $1B fund

Southern Company, the founding member of venture capital firm Energy Impact Partners, announced the launch of Fund II., which received $1 billion in total commitments and will focus on investing in venture and growth companies advancing critical climate solutions. 

NREL completes validation study of private LTE for utilities

This week, Anterix said that the NREL successfully completed Phases I and II of its project validating the performance of a 900 MHz private LTE network for critical grid communications. 

Where are we on the path toward a carbon-free energy system?

Destination 2050 is theme of DISTRIBUTECH / POWERGEN conference and leadership summit, focusing on the greatest energy transition of all time.

GE to end its run as a conglomerate, split into 3 companies

General Electric, the storied American manufacturer that struggled under its own weight after growing to become a sprawling conglomerate, will divide itself into three public companies focused on aviation, health care and energy.

Maine residents brace for power rate hikes over 60%

Mainers are likely to see the rate they pay for home electricity increase, in some cases by a considerable amount.

Congress passes $1T infrastructure bill – but how does the government go about spending...

The infrastructure bill is the largest investment in the nation’s infrastructure in decades. So how does the government go about spending all that money?

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