The $1 Billion Prize to Build a Better Battery

The U.S. government and X-Prize Foundation should offer a $1 billion prize to the person who develops an energy storage unit that can compete with gasoline in power density.

RF Savvy SMART Meter RF Coupler

Alpha Micro Wireless introduces the RF Savvy Series Nona-band Radio Frequency (RF) Coupler.

Preventing Arc Flash Injuries

Within today's medium-voltage metal-clad switchgear, the reduction of arcing incident energy—resulting in a reduction of arc flash calories per centimeter squared—can be achieved through a combination of personnel preventative action and switchgear design.

How to Make the Most of Your AMI Investment

More than 52 million smart meters will be installed in the U.S. by the end of 2012, signaling an industrywide expansion of the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), according to the 2012 Smart Grid Executive Survey from Zpryme Research and Consulting.

Three DA Initiatives That Leverage AMI Investment

Now that you've deployed or are on your way to deploying an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution, how can you leverage it to meet your distribution automation (DA) needs?

Latest Advancements in Distribution SCADA

The knowledgeable work force is retiring, systems are aging and needing upgrades, and an unknown entity is hacking networks at unprecedented rates and sophistication.

The Smart Grid-Turning Challenges Into Success

Providing electricity requires more than power generation, transmission and distribution.

Ventyx, Largest Electricity Provider in africa ink $7 Million Deal

Ventyx, an ABB company, has signed two software license agreements worth more than $7 million with South African utility Eskom.

DA Article Underestimated Risks

In "Secure Wireless Technology for Distribution Automation Applications" (Powergrid International, July 2012), Curt Goldman correctly states secure communication networks are critical to efficient, effective power delivery.

Snatching Defeat From the Jaws of Victory

When viewed side by side, the simultaneous market penetration of smart meters and smart phones is stunning.