Vegetation Management for Cooperatives

Arborcision-offered exclusively through ACRT to help cooperatives identify and prioritize workloads, analyze costs, enhance system management, improve reliability, manage risk and make more effective decisions-is a secure, Software as a Service (SaaS) management tool that combines real-life circuit samplings and algorithms to give cooperatives powerful insights into their vegetation management programs.

Smart Grid Demand Response Communications – The Need for the Right Standards

Rolf Bienert of the OpenADR Alliance explains the advantages of OpenADR: lower costs, assured interoperability, greater reliability and enhanced flexibility.

Case Study: Hawaii Electric Light Keeps Employees Safe, Reduces Operating Costs With Telematics

Gregory Van Tighem explores how telematics influence driver behavior and helped Hawaii Electric Light reduce its fleet's diesel fuel consumption by more than 40,000 gallons without cutting annual mileage.

Demand Response – The New Customer Engagement Language of Smart Grid

Schneider Electric's Phil Davis writes that demand response has become the Swiss Army knife of grid management, but that sells it short.

CASE STUDY: North Carolina Co-op Saves Using SaaS for Vegetation Management

Wil Ortiz of Union Power Cooperative shares how the co-op's Software as a Service uses circuit samplings and algorithms to compare its vegetation management program with those of other co-ops.

Why Electric Utilities Should Invest in Grid Modernization

Todd Jackson of GE Digital Energy shares how Holly Springs, Mississippi; Skiatook, Oklahoma; Leesburg, Florida; and Norcross, Georgia, have moved toward modernized grids with SaaS.

Smart Grid Asset Management-an Integrated Approach to Maximize Asset Utilization

Scott Sidney and David Groarke of PA Consulting explain that utilities should consider more complex asset management systems to deal with the impact of new smart grid technologies on facilities.

Substation Asset Performance Management

Mark Biagi of Bentley Systems writes that owner-operators need a better strategy for managing and maintaining their complex assets.

Case Study: Thermal Energy Storage Saves California Winery Nearly $30K a Year

Wilson Creek Winery in California's Temecula Valley is best known for its award-winning Almond Champagne, yet the winery's commitment to environmental agriculture and facilities management has led the winery to an equally innovative approach to energy management.