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HTS Turns 25

Twenty-five years ago, high-temperature superconducting (HTS) compounds were discovered, and the race to commercialization began.

Reseller Agreement

On-Ramp Wireless has signed an agreement with Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to become a reseller and systems integrator of On-Ramp's Ultra-Link Processing (ULP) wireless systems in North America and the U.K. As SAIC deploys smart grid as a service (SGS) for utility customers, this agreement will enable the companies to offer complete system solutions to address all aspects of the grid from smart meter and AMI to distribution automation and risk mitigation applications.

Creating a Smart Utility

The average age of U.S. electric grid transformers is 42 years. Electromechanical meters still in use to measure energy consumption were expected to last 30-50 years.

Creating a Smart Grid Road Map

The world is going somewhere new with the smart grid. It will be a long trip, and not everyone will take the same path from here to there.

Migrating Teleprotection Systems to Next-generation Networks

Teleprotection signals from protective relays are critical, even paramount, in this industry.

Building Brains Behind the Smart Grid

Progress Energy cut the System Average Interruption Duration Index (SAIDI) 20 percent. CPS Energy united supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and outage management systems (OMS), allowing operators to monitor and control the distribution system more efficiently via one user interface.

Information Critical to Vegetation Management Programs

Put a few utility maintenance people or foresters together, and there will be a lot of answers.

Smart Meter Market Thrives Despite Setbacks

The benefits of smart meters finally are resonating with utilities, leading to healthy penetration rates for smart meters across the U.S.

ARRA Paves Smart Grid Path With Cash

President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) into law in early 2009. Since that flourish of the presidential pen, utilities, regulators, associations and vendors have benefited from an influx of funds into the smart grid vision.

PSO Trims Some Trees

Electricity consumers in the northeastern Oklahoma region known as Green Country didn't welcome the state's mandatory 4-year tree-trimming cycle.