Research Challenges Conventional ROW Management Wisdom

Close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades; not with herbicides. For years, conventional thinking assumed that cut-stump and basal treatments on rights of way (ROWs) resulted in less herbicide deposited off-target than foliar applications.

Metering Data Aids Asset Optimization

According to Kevin Cornish, director of utility solutions for Distribution Control Systems Inc.

Mobile Workforce Management Powers the Carolinas

Driving forces in our industry are changing the way utility companies like Duke Power must compete with rivals, work with suppliers, and offer services to customers to stay competitive.

Energy Policy Act of 2005 Gives Transmission a Boost

In the relatively small amount of space devoted to it-roughly 70 pages out of 1,724-transmission received a much-needed boost from the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005.

Cybersecurity for Legacy SCADA Systems

The security of legacy supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems has come under intense scrutiny as a result of homeland security initiatives being put in place to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure.

Getting Equipped

Power system test equipment is essential to the continuing safe operation of T&D equipment.


Mikron Infrared’s new DualVision Ultra substation monitoring system combines airborne ultrasound sensing with visual and infrared video for continuous substation monitoring in an environmentally hardened, Internet-enabled package.


Projecting growth of their primary load base to increase by 5.9 million square feet of educational facility over the next decade throughout their 700-acre campus, University of North Carolina facility managers initiated a study in 2001 to improve system reliability as well as meet increased load.

Katrina Tragedy Overshadows Energy Bill Triumph

When you write an editorial column for a magazine that comes out every other month-like this one does-you occasionally run into a situation where you have too many interesting options to write about.