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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 13 Issue 1
The power industry buzzes with talk of transformer prices. Sometimes, the issue gets laid at the feet of the metals industry; sometimes not.
Most large electric utilities have had at least one project “try out” the industry-standard Common Information Model (CIM).
Recent challenges to energy supply, highlighted by events such as the 2003 Northeast blackout, the California energy crisis, Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, have exposed the vulnerabilities of the nation’s aging utility infrastructure.
As marketing buzz terms go, “smart grid” and “intelligent grid” are pretty good ones.