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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 12 Issue 8
For most of the 20th century, the city of Pittsburgh was synonymous with power. George Westinghouse arrived there in 1868, looking for cheaper steel for his railroad products.
Recent developments with communication media and protocols, networking technology, computing devices and substation equipment have presented major new opportunities for utilities to improve their electric systems, operations, and business process automation.
The convergence of networked communication systems and technologically advanced utility devices is propelling utilities toward a future with highly intelligent, multi-functional smart grids that will replace aging, non-networked systems.
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