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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 7

Can Wind Power Plug into the Grid?

The buzz on wind power continues to grow in the U.S., with even the end-consumer becoming interested in the possibility of making their energy choices more “green.”

Five Areas of Cyber Security You May be Overlooking

Much has been written lately about cyber security and the NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) cyber security standards.

Solving Peak Issues through Demand Response

Austin, Texas, is known for a great university, lots of music, and one of the largest, most progressive municipal utilities in the nation.

Eye on Europe: Visualizing the Network

Although much has changed in Europe since the post-World War II reconstruction efforts of the 1940s and 1950s, the objectives of the Messina declaration, written more than 50 years ago, are remarkably similar to those found in recent reports such as “An Energy Policy for Europe,” which was issued earlier this year by the Commission of the European Communities.

NERC/CIP Compliance: Headache or Opportunity?

The cyber security compliance challenge is like that of the Y2K event in enterprise computing nearly a decade ago.

Raising the Bar for AMI Technology

In “Crossing the Chasm,” the widely read book on marketing high-technology that was first published in 1991, author Geoffrey Moore asserted that for new and innovative technology to “cross the chasm” from a few early adopters to broad market acceptance

How Vendor Mergers are Shaping T&D

The energy delivery industry has seen its share of major mergers and acquisitions (M&As) over the past few years among companies such as MidAmerican-PacifiCorp and Duke-Cinergy.

Reducing SF6 Emissions and Consumption

The installed base of electric utility equipment using Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) continues to increase.

NEW PRODUCTS

With a minus-40 degree to plus-85 degree Celsius operating range, Uber-Rugged MACH1000 Ethernet switches from Hirschmann are applicable to electrical power generation and distribution, and a variety of other demanding and mission-critical applications.

Con Edison Launches “Project Hydra”

Consolidated Edison Inc. has contracted American Superconductor Corp. to develop and deploy a new high temperature superconductor (HTS) power grid technology in Con Edison’s New York City power delivery network.