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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 6 Issue 6

Load Management Becomes Demand Response as Programs Evolve

Peak load management programs have undergone a fundamental change in the way they are administered and the choices they offer, according to the Association of Energy Services Professionals International (AESP).

ANSI Standard Revised

The National Electrical Manufacturers Assoc. (NEMA) has released ANSI C12.1-2001, the Code for Electricity Metering, a revision to ANSI C12.1.

International News: KEMA Consulting Opens Bulgarian Office

KEMA Consulting, a consulting firm to the electric power industry worldwide, has announced the opening of a new office in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Briefs

Alliant Energy of Madison, Wis., recently awarded a contract to Open Systems International Inc. (OSI) for implementation of a distribution SCADA system at Alliant's Cedar Rapids, Iowa, distribution operations center.

International News: Iberdrola Deploys Siebel e-Business Solution

Iberdrola, one of Europe's largest electricity providers, has standardized on Siebel eEnergy, the Siebel Industry Application tailored to the specific business practices of energy companies.

Hats Off to Con Ed

"Due to equipment problems in lower Manhattan related to the emergency at the World Trade Center, electric service between West Street and the Hudson River south of Chambers Street has been suspended.

Data: The Neglected Key to a Successful Integration Effort

When a system integration takes place, systems are not the only resources to be integrated.

Electric Utility AMR Deployments on the Rise

Utility meter managers have long understood the potential benefits attainable by automating the meter reading task: improved meter reading accuracy, a reduced number of estimated bills, safe access to hard-to-reach meters and reduced labor costs to name a few of the more obvious.

Understanding and Solving Power Quality Problems

Power quality disturbances, such as sags, swells, interruptions and other occurrences that do not allow equipment to function properly, are costing the U.S. economy more than $6.7 billion annually.

Evaluating Wireless Technologies for Distribution Automation

Several wireless communications options currently exist for automating equipment located down-line from the substation, such as capacitor banks, reclosers, line switches, fault locators and voltage regulators.