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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 18 Issue 7

July

Coal unloading at a pulverizing plant in Colorado

Optimizing Building Efficiency

Schneider Electric's SmartStruxure solution maximizes building efficiency and reduces operating costs across the entire life cycle of a facility.

Next in GIS-in the Field and in the Cloud

The explosion in the use of mobile devices and subsequent blurring of the line between personal and business use have some utilities examining ways to leverage this trend to their advantage, particularly for field crews.

Asset Management – Data, Analysis & Decisions

There is dawning realization in the electric power industry of the value of applying formal asset management principles.

Benchmarking Results: T&D Crew Size and Equipment Analysis

First Quartile Consulting (1QC) has surveyed utility crew productivity practices as part of its annual questionnaire for the past five years.

Combining Utility Efforts for a Single Smart Grid Platform

As the smart grid continues to develop, what practical benefits can be gained by the integration of multiple utilities in a single shared architecture?

Utilities can Prepare for Disasters More Efficiently

Recent surges in severe weather and an increased frequency of cyberattacks have clarified two points: Electric utilities no longer can afford a short-term approach to business continuity and disaster recovery and they should be better prepared for unexpected disruptions.

Newton-Evans Study: 43 Percent of Utilities Plan to Increase 2013 Capex on EMS/SCADA/OMS

The Newton-Evans Research Co. released preliminary findings from "Global CAPEX and O&M Expenditure Outlook for Electric Power T&D Investments: 2013-2014 Funding Outlook for Smart Grid Development," its fifth study in the multiyear tracking research program that looks into electric power utility capital expenditure (Capex) budgets related to smart grid investments and infrastructure spending plans.

Get Ready for Industry Changes

The electric utility industry is changing quickly.