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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 20 Issue 6

Behind-the-Meter Microgrids-Virtual Batteries Cheaper Than Physical Batteries

Commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities don't need physical batteries for microgrids. 

Airborne Lidar Helps Chinese Electric Utility Implement Smart Grid

Work is underway to implement the smart grid in China. The world's largest electricity consumer, China gets 70 percent of its electricity from coal-fired power plants. 

Case Study How Marietta Power Runs its Control Room

You don't have to be a big electric utility to provide great service.

From Smart Lighting to Smart Cities: The DOLL’s Living Lab Experience

Contemporary cities are looking increasingly for smart, flexible solutions to save energy, improve livability and sustainability and boost urban economy.

Using Asset Analytics to Drive Capital Efficiency

Research from Northeast Group recently gauged the global transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure market at $148 billion annually.

Utility Industry Targets Growing Concern: Momentary Outages

Yesterday's electricity reliability is unacceptable to today's consumers. 

Electric Utilities Adopt New Technologies, Use Old Business Processes

The electric utility industry's adoption of new technologies such as smart metering is faster than its adoption of new business processes. That combination means some of the expensive technology utilities are buying isn't meeting the expected ROI-at least for now.

4 Steps to Get Power Outage Information to Utility Customers in Real Time

Weather-related utility power outages are on the rise. Recent studies indicate that electricity outage frequency has increased 125 percent during the past 15 years. 

Products

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Notes

After another harsh winter, customer satisfaction with gas and electric service providers is down 2.7 percent to an ACSI score of 74.3 on a zero-to-100 scale, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI).