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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 7 Issue 3
Much has been written about the opportunities distributed generation (DG) technologies offer the energy marketplace, and how proliferation of these "backyard gensets" will not only alleviate the supply and demand crunch in many regions, but also empower customers by enabling the creation of a true demand-side exchange.
With energy bills taking an increasingly large bite out of their budgets, companies large and small are scrutinizing operations and looking for ways to control energy costs. That puts pressure on utilities, especially those in deregulated markets, to provide customers with value-added services that enable them to run their operations more efficiently.
Location, location, location. The three most important considerations in making a real estate purchase are also critical factors in a utility's management of its mobile assets.
Over the years, Kansas City Power & Light (KCP&L) has been very successful in its distribution automation projects, realizing significant cost savings and improving service to its customers.
Perched atop the proverbial double-edged sword of decreasing customer care costs while increasing customer service and revenues, utilities find themselves hard pressed to focus on cost minimization and revenue maximization in their strategic planning.
For more than 180 years, Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), has supplied power to residents and businesses in central Maryland. BGE is the nation's first gas utility and one of the earliest electric utilities.
Coherent Networks Inc.'s FastGate Mobile data capture software, which incorporates the data-editing and manipulation features of its parent FastGate gateway product, is designed for use in Pocket PC handheld devices to accelerate collection and maintenance of network data for any GIS, CAD or other asset repository system.