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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 1 Issue 5

Digital Connectivity and the Water Industry

The face of the AMR industry is changing with the entrance of network communication providers. These telecommunications experts bring their two-way network expertise to the traditional, one-way network world of utilities. For water utilities, in particular, two obstacles impede their success. The first obstacle is the physical location of most water meters, and the second is the method of connection to the network. Once solved, water utilities will garner the many benefits that network communica

Telecommunications Strategy in the Face of Competition

The Telecommunications Act along with recent electric utility legislation is forcing many utilities to look at the way they have done business in the past and re-evaluate what tactics they need to employ to become more competitive in the future. As business requirements shift from operational considerations to customer service, brand loyalty and new revenue sources, the strategic use of telecommunications will play a key role in a utility`s ability to remain competitive in the long term. In a re