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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 20 Issue 8

Leveraging the Internet of Things for Always-On Utility Companies

In the future, almost every piece of hardware a company owns will be connected.

Tennessee Electric Cooperative Shapes Customer Opinion Before Smart Meter Deployment

Tennessee electric cooperative Duck River Electric Membership Corp. (EMC) made sure its members reacted positively when it deployed its advanced metering infrastructure (AMI).

ComEd Puts Career Enhancements At Employees’ Fingertips

Have you ever wondered what skills and strengths are needed to move into a different role, but didn't know where to find that information?

Determining the impacts of volt/VAR optimization: a tale of two approaches

Volt/VAR optimization (VVO) is a process of optimally managing voltage levels and reactive power to achieve more efficient gird operation by reducing system losses, peak demand or energy consumption or a combination of the three.

CASE STUDY: Russian Utility Invests in Cable Undergrounding

Lenenergo is one the largest electric power distribution and network companies in Russia. Its mission is to supply reliable, continuous, high-quality and clean electricity to consumers in Saint Petersburg and the Leningrad region.

Break Free- Intelligent Fault Handling

Faults and outages always have been features of the power network. As well as inconveniencing customers, unplanned outages can cost major utilities several million dollars a year in regulator fines.

PRODUCTS

Real-Time Automation Controller Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has released the SEL-3555 Real-Time Automation Controller (RTAC). It provides an Intel Core i7 2.5 GHz dual-core or 2.1 GHz quad-core processor. For substation automation projects, it includes...

NOTES

Ongoing communication efforts and increased price satisfaction are key drivers behind the third consecutive year of improved overall customer satisfaction with residential electric utility companies, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Electric Utility Residential Customer Satisfaction Study.

You and Your Team Deserve Recognition for Your Hard Work

Before I start on the main topic of this editor's letter, I want to confess that it's going to sound a lot like the letter I wrote in last August's issue.