A photo of the Philadelphia Electric Co.'s Wayne substation, which supplies power for the Reading Railroad electrification, shows part of the switching structure and the housings of the two outdoor 15,000-kW frequency converter sets.

GPS Fleet-tracking Software

GPS Insight, a technology provider of GPS fleet-tracking software, has upgraded its dashboard mapping and browser-based mapping to Google Maps.

Utilities Need Test Bed to Evaluate Legacy Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Technologies

Industrial control systems (ICSs) are technologically and administratively different than information technology (IT) systems.

Utilities, Vendors Can Help Fill Power Industry Jobs

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.

Enterprise Smart Grid-Turning the focus to the demand side of the energy equation

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.

Developing a Business Case for Distribution Automation

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.

A Provocative Look at the Utility of the Future

Demand response continues to teach lessons about customer interaction.

Performing Brain Surgery on Seattle City Light’s Distribution 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.

Report: CenterPoint Energy, PG&E, SDG&E Lead Smart Grid Maturity Curve

Which are the most mature smart grid utilities in North America, and how are their respective smart grid technology road maps evolving?