The Impact of EPAct 2005 on AMR and AMI

Six months after the enactment of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct), industry response has been mixed.

10 Years of Results: AmerenUE’s AMR Business Case Evolves to Support AMI

The year was 1995, and automated metering and wireless communications were still in their early development stages.

Yeah, It’s Got a HEMI: High-end Results from a Low-cost Geospatial Package

Readers of a certain age will remember when Chrysler introduced the HEMI engine.

Time to Make a Move on Mobile Asset Management

The days of paper-based communication and manual processes are over, and a new era of automation and wireless communication has arrived.

Tiny Dreams for the Future of Transmission Capacity

It's a concept difficult to grasp: the nanometer. A billionth of a meter. A measure of space so small it doesn’t seem to take up any space at all. It’s smaller than a breadbox, smaller than a human hair, smaller than a blood cell.

NERC CIP Compliance at Cinergy

Editor’s note: The following article was completed in mid-March 2006. At the time of this writing, the Cinergy-Duke Energy merger had not yet closed.

Mobile Computing Devices on Display at DistribuTECH 2006

Only a small percentage of the 220-plus exhibitors at DistribuTECH 2006 were vendors of mobile computing devices and peripheral equipment.


S&C’s IntelliRupter PulseCloser is available with S&C’s new SpeedNet Radio-required by S&C’s IntelliTEAM III Automatic Restoration System.


Arizona Public Service Co. (APS), National Grid USA and the Wyoming Infrastructure Authority (WIA) have made plans to collaborate in development of new electric transmission lines between Arizona and Wyoming.

Does Competition Breed Innovation?

I recently attended a conference in Washington D.C. where attendees debated the future of energy competition in North America.