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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 13 Issue 8
August marks two dates of historical interest in the power industry: the fifth anniversary of the massive 2003 blackout that spread across the northeastern United States and Canada, and the three-year anniversary of the U.S. Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct).
When examining the capstone issues facing utilities who have begun, are on the verge, or are still deciding how and when to begin their “smart grid” journey, it is clear that the central challenges and opportunities are really not confined to advanced metering infrastructure/automated meter reading (AMI/AMR) or “smart grid.
Over the past several decades, the role of maintenance in electric utilities has made a transition from being a supportive activity in the shadows of capital expansion initiatives to a central activity responsible for ensuring full functional life from expensive assets.
Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of special articles on the “ins and outs” of demand response (DR).
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of special articles on the “ins and outs” of demand response (DR)—and one of two on DR for this issue.
Do serious risk analysis.Determine what your exposure is to identified threats, their consequences, cost of mitigation and risk tolerance.