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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 20 Issue 12
Maintaining and updating aging power distribution infrastructure can create a huge strain on utility resources, with maintenance of transmission lines often running into hundreds of thousands of dollars per kilometer.
When you, the substation expert at your utility, enter an aging installation and see a 40-year old transformer, 30-year old circuit breaker or the 50-year old fence that is falling apart, the old remote terminal unit (RTU) sitting in a corner might not be your first concern.
Smart grid technology's ability to improve quality of life for consumers and their communities is no longer an abstract concept.
Today's consumers have grown to expect the personalization they receive from Amazon, Netflix, Google and others within every aspect of their lives-even from their utility providers.
Severe weather is the No. 1 cause of power outages, which costs the U.S. economy billions of dollars a year in lost output and wages, spoiled inventory, delayed production, inconvenience and damage to grid infrastructure.
The nation's biggest annual gathering for the electricity transmission and distribution (T&D) sector is just around the corner.
Hackers are not the kind of secret agents who need to sneak over borders to attack U.S. energy infrastructure.
Cybersecurity has become a critical part of power grid operations as infrastructure ages and industrial control systems become more integrated and connected.
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