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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 16 Issue 12

DistribuTECH Drives Power Pros to San Antonio

Running Jan. 24-26, 2012, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, DistribuTECH covers the smart grid from end to end.

The Protective Relay Evolves

The need for real-time process data has grown in the past decade. As the appetite for data intensified, the data's importance has increased dramatically.

EPRI gives Glimpse into Research

It's no secret that the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is out to change the future of power. If EPRI's trying to keep that a secret, the nonprofit isn't doing a very good job of it.

Precise Timing’s New Smart Grid Role

Every second of every day, thousands of events occur between generators, transmission lines and power substations scattered across thousands of miles.

The Choice of a Savvy Customer Validates Smart Grid Investments

A recent Frost & Sullivan customer survey of U.S. homeowners illustrates that, if given a choice, the vast majority will sign on to a utility's demand response program.

Meter Testing

The CMControl, the flexible front panel control for the OMICRON CMC test sets, now provides a completely new test tool for meter testing. With this tool, CMControl users now have the possibility to test not only various power system protection devices but also electricity meters on-site in an easy and cost-efficient way.

DistribuTECH Expands to Brazil; A Country Serious About Energy Efficiency

During the past few weeks, I've made two trips to Brazil. Travel, occasionally to faraway places, is a perk (or sometimes a curse) of my job.

Rural Electric AMI Serves as Smart Grid Platform

Talquin Electric Co-op was more than ready to leap to an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) after 70 years of serving the power and water needs of a largely rural customer base in the Florida panhandle.

Building a Transmission Line in Southeast Alaska

Alaska is blessed with immense energy resources including fossil fuels and renewables. Its unique geography and sheer size coupled with a relatively small population, however, create challenges in transporting or transmitting these resources to the population base.

Smart Metering Exec Talks Difference, Similarities Between U.S. and European Initiatives

A recent Institute for Electric Efficiency survey revealed that more than one in five U.S. households has a two-way communicating digital electric meter, and that by 2015, more than half of U.S. homes will have smart meters.