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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 20 Issue 3

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Collection of new products of special interest to the electric power transmission and distribution automation systems, engineering and information technology markets.

Distributed Intelligence Provides Resilience in Storms

S&C Electric Company's Chris McCarthy shares how smart grids have saved utilities and their customers money, specifically at EPB of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Florida Power & Light and BC Hydro.

Managing Complex Storm Assignments at Consolidated Edison Company of New York

Andy Tiao and Michelle Gionta of Consolidated Edison Co. of New York share how the utility created the Municipal Liaison Program to support municipalities during emergencies. It worked fine-until Superstorm Sandy.

Staying Ahead of Renewables

Cameron Etheridge of City Power Development explores small grid disruptions and their large consequences. Distributed generation, anyone? And how about that buzzword again: energy storage?

Energy Storage: Designing for Performance

John Jung and David Miller of Greensmith discuss the power industry's big buzzword: energy storage. But there are some kinks. Only with careful planning can companies get the most out of storage.

ERCOT 2014 Energy Use up 2.5 Percent From 2013

Electric use in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region increased 2.5 percent in 2014 compared with 2013 while peak demand during the hottest part of summer decreased a little more than 1 percent.