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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 17 Issue 5

Industry Coalescence Key to Consumer Adoption

Modernizing the grid and optimizing our energy resources are essential to economic prosperity and society.

Smart Retail Energy Solution

Convergys Corp.'s Smart Retail Energy Solution, a next-generation billing and customer care solution for retail energy providers, is available.

Regulating Strategic Assets-The Puzzling Case of Electric Transmission

U.S. energy policies, especially those governing the power business, continue to proliferate by locale, state, region, resource base, across governmental entities and according to political philosophy.

Modern Transformer Maintenance, Life-extension Strategies

Transformer maintenance and life extension has been defined many ways in many markets. The perspective, however, is becoming more consistent and of universal concern.

Furthering IEEE 2030

In September, IEEE published the world's first system-of-systems, foundational standard created from the ground up to inform smart grid interconnection and interoperability.

Glendale Water & Power’s Wireless Network Provides Smart Grid Foundation

In March 2010, Glendale, Calif., became the first U.S. city to receive a Department of Energy (DOE) Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Cloud Communications an Alternative for Utilities

Much has been written about the benefits of cloud computing-centralized services from a third party that offer enterprise-class applications easily accessed and delivered over the Internet.

SDG&E Bucket List: Smart Meters?

The switch to smart meters doesn't always go as smoothly as it did in America's Finest City. Then again, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) approached its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployment by continually courting customers before swapping a single meter.

Vegetation Management Takes to the Airwaves

"Tree contact with transmission lines is a leading cause of electric power outages and a common cause of past regional blackouts, including the August 2003 blackout that affected 50 million people in the Northeast United States and Canada," according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).

Electric Utilities Consider the Cloud

 There's not a room big enough to house the data on-site, so