Table of Contents

Electric Light & Power

Volume 17, Issue 12
  • Features

    • Utility Networks in Transition from TDM to IP Not if but When

      Most commercial enterprises have standardized their networks on Internet Protocol, but utilities have more factors to consider when transitioning network technologies.

    • ZigBee Propagation for Smart Metering Networks

      The U.K. government requires energy suppliers to take all reasonable steps to deploy smart meters in customer residences in Great Britain by 2019, with the mass rollout to start in 2014.

    • Brazil's Light Characterizes its AMI Customers

      Executives at Brazilian electric utility Light Serviços de Electricidade S.A. (Light SESA) recognized that a smart grid wouldn't be so smart if it couldn't meet the needs of its customers, society and the utility, itself.

    • Integrated System, Social Media Improve Grid Reliability, Customer Satisfaction

      Reliability will be the top priority for grid operators no matter whom or where they serve. From a tree branch that takes out a single home to a complex, multifactor event that cuts power to 700 million people—as a two-day event did in India this past summer—rapid outage detection and speedy restoration play critical roles.

    • Take the Next Steps‐ Monetize Smart Grid Investments Through Analytics

      Smart meter and smart grid technology deployments are creating exponentially more data for utilities, providing the opportunity for granular insight into customer usage patterns and the status of the distribution network.

    • US Navy Uses Secure Wireless to Take Control

      In October 2009, the secretary of the Navy laid out aggressive goals to improve energy security and efficiency, increase energy independence, and help lead the nation toward a clean energy economy.

    • The Impact of Smart Grid and Traditional Generation

      When the conversation turns to smart grid or grid modernization, typically people discuss the ability to install more distributed resources, work with customers or improve distribution or transmission.

    • Utilities: Is the IT Outlook Cloudy?

      Cloud offers utilities many benefits, but it's not a one-size-fits-all solution. Each is associated with significant pros and cons that depend on the application, operations, service-level agreements and security and contractual requirements.

    • DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition Sails Into San Diego

      DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition 2013 boasts 14 conference tracks, 77 conference sessions, 350 industry speakers and 26 Utility University courses. Mark your calendars to attend Jan. 29-31 at the San Diego Convention Center.

  • Departments

    • From the Editor

      • Utilities and Green Buildings

        I often use this last letter of the year to voice my predictions about the industry in the coming year, but this year, I want to discuss an addition to POWERGRID International's editorial coverage.

    • Notes

    • Products

      • Mobile Cloud-based Platform

        Fotobabble Inc. has launched FotoNotes, an innovative mobile and cloud-based platform that transforms how businesses capture, manage and share information.

    • Perspectives

      • Investing in T&D—Connecting Digitally With Customers in 2012

        As an owner and operator of transmission and distribution systems across a diverse geographic region subject to federal and multiple state regulatory frameworks, Pepco Holdings Inc. (PHI) takes the security of the bulk electric system seriously.


SolarCity: Buffalo factory to make efficient solar panels


New York is spending $750 million to build a 1 million-square-foot manufacturing plant for SolarCity

India agrees to cut carbon intensity as part of climate change pledge


The world's No. 3 polluter currently gets 60 percent of its power from coal

Package causes explosives scare at Ft. Calhoun nuclear plant


The vehicle was just outside what the district called the protected area of the power plant 

Siemens snags wind turbine order for 151 MW Oklahoma wind power project


Installation of the turbines is scheduled to begin in October 2015    

Calpine closes purchase of Champion Energy


Calpine purchased the business from a unit of Crane Champion Holdco    

Saft will add energy storage to BrightSource concentrating solar power project

10/02/2015 Under this contract Tadiran will provide rechargeable energy packs to power more than 50,000 controllable mirrors 

WeatherBug, Honeywell, Nest, Samsung launch app for home energy efficiency


Consumers can now connect to their preferred smart home services 


How certified T&D components help to improve power network performance

Electricity is the life blood of modern society. Any interruption to its supply can have a huge i...

Moisture in Transformer Oil Behavior – a Deeper Look into a Complex Phenomenon

As our understanding of how moisture movement in transformers improves, so does the evolution of ...

Connecting the Physical and Digital Domains: Intelligent Integration for a Smart City

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Leveraging Intelligent Infrastructure to Achieve Your Smart City Vision

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Successfully Integrating Solar: A Proactive Approach

•      What does the increasing solar penetration mean to you as a utili...




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Swage Bus Accessories

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Decontamination & Decommissioning

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Nuclear Horizontal Modular Storage (NUHOMS®)

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LD Poles

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Standard H-Frames

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Meyer - Engineered Poles

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Systems & Utility Technology Selection

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