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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 16 Issue 10
The utility industry is reaching an inflexion point in smart tariff and metering initiatives' development, and enhanced customer communications will be vital to the programs' successes.
Efforts are underway to create a smarter grid by adding intelligence to the electrical infrastructure. According to calculations by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the electrical grid consists of 10,000 generating units with a generation capacity in excess of 1 million MW and more than 300,000 miles of transmission lines.
Cyber Sciences has new capabilities in its line of CyTime sequence of events recorders, model SER-3200, for power and automation systems. The version 1.10 update, available to existing customers for free download, adds automatic time sync with an NTP network time server and other enhancements requested by customers.
Microgrid systems attract interest due to enhanced reliability and self-reliance. From technical and economic perspectives, microgrid development poses challenges and opportunities. Integrating system management makes it possible to realize smart operation—to maximize system efficiency and security while lowering operational costs.
People pay little attention to electricity meters. The monthly bill comes and goes. As long as there is not a noticeable rise, the use details are not interesting to consumers. With a little help from utility companies, however, consumers can learn to decipher bills, save money and be more energy-conscious.
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