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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 12

Designing the Utility of the Future: Duke Energy Takes a Holistic View of Distribution

A number of utilities are beginning to take what might best be termed a “holistic” approach to distribution system improvement.

Remote Disconnect Programs Proving Successful for America’s Rural Utilities

Remote disconnect devices are giving rural utilities the ammunition to combat those consumers that are more than willing to take advantage of their neighbors.

Protecting Infrastructure from Insider Threats

Utilities have made significant progress in guarding themselves against external IT security risks such as viruses, worms, Trojans and spyware.

LiDAR Imaging Takes Flight in Canada

As a girl excited about the possibility of getting a free helicopter ride for this issue’s aerial inspection article, I was more than gung-ho to take on the topic when assigned.

DistribuTECH Powers Up with Launch of TransTECH

As its name implies, the DistribuTECH conference and exhibition has had the power industry’s distribution side as its main focus for most of its 18-year existence.

An Insider’s View of PG&E’s IT Transformation

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), headquartered in San Francisco, is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States.

The Need for Field Testing of Transformers

Field-testing of power transformers provides the maintenance engineer with a group of tools to assess the transformer’s condition and to identify problems before they become catastrophic.

New Products

InsulBoot announces a new addition to its Wildlife Outage Protectors product line.

Nova Scotia Power Awards Contract

Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) has been awarded a contract to supply a next-generation energy management system (EMS) to Nova Scotia Power, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Vendor M&A’s Continue at Steady Pace

Back in our July issue, we published an article titled “How Vendor Mergers are Shaping T&D.