Automation’s Role in Distribution System Reliability Improvement

Service reliability has become one of the hottest issues facing today's electric utilities. Customers are particularly sensitive to outages and disturbances on the electric distribution system, which are usually due to permanent or momentary faults on distribution feeders.

Regional Utility Goes Global in a Deregulated World

How the Internet allowed a Canadian utility to apply out-of-the-box thinking for substation management.

Utility call centers are the behind-the-scenes heroes when severe weather interrupts the flow of...

It was one of the most widespread, most damaging weather events to ever hit Oklahoma Gas & Electric's (OG&E's) transmission and distribution system-and that's saying a lot. Oklahoma is no stranger to bad weather.

NTUA Works toward Ambitious Multi-utility Mapping Project

As access to geospatial information becomes almost essential to the delivery of power, many utilities are finding it absolutely necessary to have a thorough understanding of the topographical makeup of their service territories and the location of physical assets within those territories.

DistribuTECH Returns to California-The Land of “Absurd and Chaotic” Energy Markets

As was expected, the 11th annual DistribuTECH conference and exhibition held in San Diego in early February couldn't have occurred at a better time or place. DistribuTECH began its second decade amid the "absurdity and chaos" of the California energy crisis.

DistribuTECH vs. DSM: Is It Time to Make Another Name Change?

As I said in my last "From the Editor," this year's DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition promised to be one of the best yet, and I was right.

Illinois Power Realizes The Power of Going Wireless

Illinois' second largest utility, Illinois Power serves 650,000 natural gas and electricity customers in a 15,000-square-mile territory. The company, which has been providing energy services to customers of all sizes throughout Illinois for more than 75 years, is part of the Dynegy performance team.


Power Measurement's 6200 ION three-phase power meter is only 4 inches wide and 2 inches deep but offers a full range of measurements and communications options.

Alabama Power Gives Thumbs-up to C&I Network

A wireless network that collects advanced data from solid-state commercial and industrial electric meters has received formal systems acceptance from Alabama Power Co., one of five U.S. utilities operated by Southern Company.

Study Shows Compaq Servers Dominant in Electric Power

Compaq Computer Corp. servers run the systems that control two-thirds of the world's electric power supply, according to a study released by the Newton-Evans Research Company.