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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 6 Issue 4
More than 320 users of Intergraph's utilities and communications technologies witnessed at least a couple of firsts at the company's international users' conference this year. A change of scenery was the most noticeable enhancement.
ALSTOM has unveiled a new generation of high-performance vacuum equipment. The company says its new VPR pole-mounted auto-recloser for overhead lines offers regional electricity suppliers a cost-effective solution to help them improve the quality and consistency of supply and cut down on the length of service interruptions-particularly in rural areas, which are more prone to power failures.
As California struggles to find the right mix of solutions to its (and maybe our) energy crisis, the response to date from consumers, businesses and the utility industry has been, for the most part, decidedly low-tech: voluntary energy conservation, rolling blackouts and higher energy prices.
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