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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 16 Issue 8

NERC Reliability Standards Compliance

On June 18, 2007, the electric utility industry in North America experienced an epic change. That's the day the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) mandated that all users, owners and operators of the bulk electric system (BES) comply with the North American Electric Reliability Corp.'s (NERC) reliability standards or be subject to civil penalties for non-compliance.

DR Pilot Project Results from Oklahoma, Ontario

Energate Inc., a provider of residential demand response home energy management solutions, revealed the results of two successful pilot projects undertaken in Oklahoma and Ontario, Canada. These projects are among more than 25 smart grid pilots across North America featuring Energate's technologies.

After Summer’s Heat and Washington’s Dysfunction, We’ve Still Got D-TECH

I usually love summer, but I've had a hard time embracing this summer. I read recently that the website thedailybeast.com ranked Tulsa—the location of PennWell's corporate office—one of the five hottest cities this summer. I knew it was hot here, but because most of the country has been sweltering in the heat, I didn't feel especially bad, at least not until I read that I've been sweltering more than most.