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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 14 Issue 8

AMI: Define It Before You Go Shopping

Adam Gopnik of The New Yorker wrote about communicating with his teenage son, Luke.

All Parties in Storm Restoration are committed to Success

Whoever you are, you have a personal interest in the success of restoration efforts after any storm or natural disaster.

AMI Communications Technology

Advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications is a central topic for AMI and smart grid technology evaluations throughout North American utilities.

Green Gab: Dow Agro Talks Vegetation

Vegetation managers have a new option for garnering job knowledge these days. Dow AgroSciences LLC has started VM Radio, a new series of podcasts that provides information for utilities managing rights-of-way.

A Telecom Framework for Supporting Smart Grid

Smarter electrical grids are getting a lot of attention these days. Utilities want to meet the growing demand for electricity while improving electric service delivery and being good environmental stewards.

A Washington Insider’s Advice for CIOs

National energy policy is changing faster than ever. GridWise Alliance board member Mark Maddox gives Utility Automation & Engineering T&D his top tips for utilities to navigate wisely to the coming smart grid era.

Using Waveshape Analysis for Fault Location in Distribution Systems

Locating faults quickly and accurately is important in distribution system reliability, and distribution companies continuously look for improved approaches to locate faults.

A Look Back Creates Optimism for the Future

A few weeks ago, our country celebrated the 40th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon.

Part IV: Will Industry Focus on New Power Vision?

Given that most every item and entity in the power industry is categorized, separated, compartmentalized and labeled, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) report “Vision for a Holistic Power Supply and Delivery Chain” envisions a 180-degree turn from how the power system is laid out under the choppy status quo.

Power 2.0 – Building Smarter Utilities

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act outlines plans to invest heavily in smart grid development along with grid storage, monitoring and other related technology.