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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 13 Issue 12

Advanced Metering Without the AMI

Including its surrounding area, the population of Tucson, Ariz., recently exceeded one million people.

Enterprise GIS: Realizing the Dream

Today’s changing business and regulatory environment require utilities to be diligent about their IT investments.

The Evolution of Geospatial Technology: From Enabling Technology to Critical Foundation for the Smart...

Today’s utility is faced with greater challenges than ever before. Even as demand for energy grows, utilities must seek to more efficiently and reliably distribute power, while maintaining or reducing present generation levels.

A Short Overview of Hydro-Québec’sDe-icing System Control Unit

Hydro-Quebec’s power system is exposed to severe weather conditions. For example, the utility experienced a severe storm in 1998 when more than 150 towers collapsed due to ice accumulation.

Smart Grid Distribution Automation for Back-feed Network Power Restoration

Smart grid refers to electric power systems that enhance grid reliability and efficiency by automatically anticipating and responding to system disturbances.

D-TECH Brightens Sunny San Diego

In 2009, DistribuTECH enters its 19th year, and we’re happy to celebrate this milestone in one of our favorite destinations, San Diego.

Letter to the Editor

I used to work just outside the Loop in Chicago, and can really identify with the great work ComEd has done with their substation facades—an excellent article by Kathleen Davis.

Products

SensorTran, a developer of distributed temperature-sensing (DTS) technology, has a new, commercially available family of DTS systems.

A Chat with NREL Director Dan Arvizu

Editor’s note: This is part four of a four-part UAE news series. Senior editor Kathleen Davis talks with NREL director Dr. Dan Arvizu about connecting renewables to the grid.

Help Is On the Way

The year 2008 will soon be history, and its legacy is likely to fill a large chapter in most history books.