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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 8 Issue 5
Let's be honest. Before that blackout that took out a solid chunk of the Northeast this summer, call centers and outage management articles were probably the ones you flipped past with little interest.
The electric energy infrastructure—from power generation sites through the transmission system to distribution points—is currently built (or updated) to include supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems as a critical component of its basic instrumentation.
Utilities have spent millions over the past decade on substation automation, but in many cases they have neither realized the projected return on investment nor taken advantage of the improved system performance these projects could provide.
You have to give Michehl Gent a lot of credit. If you were president and CEO of the North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC), you likely would have been tempted to disconnect your telephone, cancel all public appearances, rent some DVDs and hole up in your basement for an indefinite period of time beginning about 4:15 EDT on Aug. 14.
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