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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 17 Issue 12
Reliability will be the top priority for grid operators no matter whom or where they serve. From a tree branch that takes out a single home to a complex, multifactor event that cuts power to 700 million people–as a two-day event did in India this past summer–rapid outage detection and speedy restoration play critical roles.
When the conversation turns to smart grid or grid modernization, typically people discuss the ability to install more distributed resources, work with customers or improve distribution or transmission.
DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition 2013 boasts 14 conference tracks, 77 conference sessions, 350 industry speakers and 26 Utility University courses. Mark your calendars to attend Jan. 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center.
Smart meter and smart grid technology deployments are creating exponentially more data for utilities, providing the opportunity for granular insight into customer usage patterns and the status of the distribution network.
Most commercial enterprises have standardized their networks on Internet Protocol, but utilities have more factors to consider when transitioning network technologies.
Although residential electricity consumption is increasing, a national survey finds Americans blame their utilities or inefficient homes for their rising energy bills rather than themselves for using more power.
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