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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 20 Issue 9

Unleashing the Power of GIS

What is a geographic information system (GIS)? If you were to ask five people at the same utility, you could get a slew of different answers: a digital mapping system, a network documentation system, an as-built data processing system or a tool to create work orders, to name a few.

The True Cost Of Storage

Energy storage is in a period of rapid adoption and it is time that the reality replaces the rumors when it comes to understanding the true cost of energy storage.

How to Deliver the Most Value Through Your Smart Meter

With cryptic units of measurement, overwhelming spreadsheets and antiquated pricing, evaluating energy consumption is something that's often overlooked by consumers. The smart meter, however, will make this analysis clearer, easier and more useful.

Developing a Smart Work Force

As the largest transmission and distribution utility in Texas, Oncor serves more than 3.3 million points of delivery via more than 121,000 miles of transmission and distribution lines, and does so employing more than 3,400 employees.

Cyber Security and the National Power Grid: A battle for control systems

USA Today recently completed an investigation suggesting physical or online attacks to the national power grid in the United States occur "almost once every four days."

10 Years After: Remembering How Entergy New Orleans Survived Hurricane Katrina

Entergy New Orleans employees and customers could be forgiven for wondering if they would ever wake up from the logistical and personal nightmare that was Hurricane Katrina.

Welcome Senior Editor Rod Walton

Welcome Senior Editor Rod Walton I'd like to use this month's column to let Senior Editor Rod Walton, the newest member of our team, introduce himself. The entire staff is thrilled to have him. TERESA HANSEN Once...

PRODUCTS

Regenerative AC Load Bank Reduces Energy Costs by 90 Percent Intepro Systems, a provider of power component and power system automated test equipment, announces the PEL Series Regenerative AC Electronic Load Bank. Built around a...

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.