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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 1

Solving the Smart Metering Puzzle

Smart metering technology is far enough advanced, and enough large-scale implementations have been undertaken, to allow utilities sufficient proof that smart metering is indeed “smart”-both for them and for their customers.

New Siting Model Helps Utilities Address Power Line Controversy

The use of geographic information systems (GIS) in the electric utility industry took a leap forward in 2006 with the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI’s) publication of a new methodology for siting transmission lines.

High-voltage Technology Taken to the Max

In mid-November, ABB kicked transmission system technology up a notch with the unveiling of its ultra-high voltage DC (UHVDC) test facility in Ludvika, Sweden.

Is Your Attitude Hazardous to Your Health?

Why does a worker make the decision to bypass a safeguard, take a shortcut or not wear personal protective equipment?

DistribuTECH 2007 Show in Print

The average high temperature in Milwaukee, Wis., in February is below freezing.

Getting Equipped: Anaheim Plants Park above Underground Substation

In October of last year, Anaheim Public Utilities unveiled Park Substation, the first underground electric substation in the United States.

NEW PRODUCTS

The Fluke 345 Power Quality Clamp Meter from Fluke Corp. is a tool for servicing and commissioning electronic switching loads including variable frequency drives, electronic lighting and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems.

Siemens Wins Largest Order in PTD Group’s History

Siemens Power Transmission and Distribution (PTD) has been awarded an order worth more than 700 million euros by Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa) as part of Qatar’s continuing power system expansion.

New Technologies for T&D -and for News Reporting

This issue of Utility Automation & Engineering T&D is packed with articles that I think get to the heart of what this publication is all about: new technology and the use of older technology in new and exciting ways.

Why Europe’s Smartest Favor Smart Meters

Until recently, North America has been the hotbed of advanced metering.