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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 2
Geographic information systems (GIS) help power companies put their data to work in ways that make their businesses more efficient and effective.
Who do you go to when you want to discuss managing disaster-related outages? Well, a utility that juggles hurricane season seems a natural choice.
With the continued expansion of commercial high-speed data networks (3G cellular, WiFi, WiMax, etc.), utilities are tempted by the pleasing marketing melodies of this fat-pipe (high-bandwidth) world, but it is unclear whether the fat-pipe world can bring measurable business value.
When computer manufacturers like Panasonic, Itronix and Xplore Technologies tout their machines as “rugged,” it’s not just an empty marketing term.
How can we ensure that the United States doesn’t suffer another major blackout in the coming years? The answer to this question is multi-faceted and not easy to arrive at.
The Newton-Evans Research Company four-volume research series “The World Market for Substation Automation and Integration Programs in Electric Utilities: 2005-2007” has found that more than 80 percent of global utility respondents indicated that they have substation automation and integration programs under way.
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