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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 11 Issue 4
In theory, a transmission system can carry power up to its thermal loading limit, but in practice a number of other constraints come into play before that limit is reached.
Ernest Sanchez, PNM’s manager of electric station services, needed a more efficient way to dispatch crews to maintain high-voltage circuit breakers throughout New Mexico.
Geospatial information systems (GIS) and automated meter reading (AMR) are two of a power distribution utility’s largest IT investments, but most utilities plan, design, implement and integrate the two technologies into the utility enterprise independently: GIS to provide asset and customer location data and AMR to provide timely customer usage data.
Until a decade ago, the utility industry had very few communication technology options to choose from, and those that were available were usually limited to supporting one application.
Some parts of the Gulf Coast region may never be the same after the devastation caused by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
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