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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 18 Issue 6
Industrial control systems (ICSs) are technologically and administratively different than information technology (IT) systems.
Relay and substation maintenance technicians are in high demand as the current work force nears retirement, but utilities and vendors can do something besides waiting for the perfect candidates to walk through their doors.
In recent years, much attention has been paid to the supply side of the electric grid and to smart grid technology and processes applied to the production, transmission and distribution of electricity to consumers.
Many electric distribution utilities are considering deploying distribution automation as part of their grid modernization strategies to improve reliability, efficiency, asset utilization and performance of the power delivery system.
The past 30 to 40 years have seen Seattle develop into a major technology hub with a host of companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. setting up shop in the Pacific Northwest.
Which are the most mature smart grid utilities in North America, and how are their respective smart grid technology road maps evolving?