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POWERGRID_INTERNATIONAL Volume 9 Issue 3

The Outlook for Transmission Investment and Ownership

When it comes to electrical transmission, it sometimes seems as though FERC is from Venus and state regulators are from Mars.

Multi-Network: A New Requirement for C&I Data Collection

Prior to the introduction of multi-vendor commercial and industrial (C&I) data collection systems, utilities were required to implement multiple systems to utilize multi-function C&I meters from different manufacturers.

Mobile Workforce Management: South Kentucky RECC Puts GIS and AVL to Work

With portions of 13 counties to cover in south central Kentucky, the management of crews and outage restoration efforts has traditionally been a cumbersome chore for managers and dispatchers at South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation (RECC).

Ethernet in Substations Helps SRP Build for Today and Plan for Tomorrow

SRP is the nation's third-largest public power utility, providing power to more than 800,000 customers throughout a 2,900-square-mile service territory in central Arizona.

Progressive Strategies to Improve Vegetation Management

The significant value that utility vegetation management adds to an electric utility and its stakeholders is well-documented—particularly in the wake of the Aug. 14, 2003, blackout and subsequent blackout investigations.

Leave the Shovels at Home: Subgrade Inspection of T&D Structures without Excavation

Business consultants will tell you that you nurture and maintain the assets you own because it is by far the cheapest way to manage your investment for continued success.

New Products

NightHawk Systems Inc. introduces the ST1500, a satellite-based remote control system that is fully integrated and ready-to-install.

News

In early April, the final report of the U.S.-Canada Power System Outage Task Force was released.