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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 21 Issue 8

6 Steps to Becoming a Utilities IoT Ninja

Can you remember a day in the past few months when you haven't seen a headline about how the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change utilities' world?

The Cloud in the Field is Taking Utilities by Storm

On-premise vs. the cloud is the dilemma utilities face when upgrading their field service solutions.

Have Sun, Will Travel

The sun also rises and it shines on everyone, both King Solomon and Ernest Hemmingway agreed in their respective poetic fashions.

Defending Against the Ransom Ware Threat

Electric power companies face a range of threats, from physical sabotage and malicious insiders to vulnerable network ports easily discoverable by almost anyone using the Shodan search engine.

Protecting Aging Substations From Cyberattacks

Cybersecurity threats are a serious and ongoing challenge for the energy sector.

Data Science Takes Byte out of Challenges

Regulated business environments inherently have less room to grow.

Paying Attention to Utility T&D Storage

The utility industry is just beginning to discover energy storage's potential to meet the needs of markets, grid operations and customers. 

Parting Thoughts

TALK "We are running at four to five megadeals every six months, which is historically very high." - -Joseph Fontana, EY Global Utilities Leader, Transaction Advisory Services, commenting about utility mergers so far in 2016 "While the...

Products

Online DGA Measurement Device Vaisala presents a new online measurement device for transformer dissolved gas analysis (DGA). The Vaisala Optimusà¢â€ž- DGA Monitor for transformers solves many current problems in transformer maintenance, including no false alarms....

Notes

NextEra Energy Announces $18.4B Deal to buy Oncor from EFH Florida-based NextEra Energy, moving fast after its bid for Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) was doomed only a few weeks ago, rebounded by making a move...