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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 11 Issue 5

ROW Management: High-quality Results from Low-volume Herbicide

Vegetation management, as most utility managers know, is a gargantuan challenge.

Power and Data Restored in Mississippi, But Rebuilding Continues

The power is out at every home and every business. It’s the kind of nightmare electric utility managers, field technicians and customer service personnel wake up from in a cold sweat.

OG&E Goes Wireless with Substation Monitoring

Critical substation equipment must be inspected periodically to ensure system reliability and efficient operation, but the application of technology allows utilities like OG&E to go beyond periodic inspections.

No GIS? No Problem! Outage Management without GIS

The Belfast city fathers were a foresighted group. In the late 1800s, they inaugurated an electrical system that has been growing for more than 100 years.

Can Transmission Stand on Its Own Two Feet?

Those apron strings linking generation and transmission are coarse, tough, thick-difficult to sever.

SMART ENERGY PERSPECTIVES

Last month I introduced one conception of the smart grid. This month I want to explain why the smart grid is a question of when, not whether.

GETTING EQUIPPED

After a long hiatus, major electric transmission projects are once again under way.

NEW PRODUCTS

A new Serial-to-Ethernet Converter that converts RS-232, RS-422 or RS-485 asynchronous data to packets for poll/response transmission over Ethernet networks is now available from TC Communications.

NEWS

In March, Infocast conducted its eighth annual Transmission Summit in Arlington, Va. FERC Chairman William Kelliher was on hand for the keynote address and outlined the major issues that panelists would grapple with during the summit.

Automation Separates the Successes from the Failures

“The success or failure of utility companies is measured by their efficient handling of outage situations i.e., restoring services with minimum downtime.&rdquo