The smart grid has changed how utilities generate, manage and deliver electricity and has transformed the interaction between utilities and their customers.
Security issues have attracted more attention as smart meter rollouts have progressed.
Energy drives the lives of billions of people worldwide, and when the power goes off, customers want it back on, and fast.
The advent of grid analytics is proving to be a boon to transmission and distribution (T&D) asset management, offering distinct opportunities for better and more efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) spending, particularly in predictive and proactive maintenance rather than the more historic, run-to-failure operation of assets.
A session at the inaugural Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) meeting in 2013 included a presentation from several electricity subsector representatives regarding President Barack Obama's Executive Order (EO) 13636: Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
Although fleet and asset tracking are becoming more common, many business operators and fleet managers do not realize these fleet-tracking solutions can do much more than pinpoint a vehicle's location on a map.
Fleet managers across the country are turning quickly to AVL software, also known as GPS tracking, but many of them don't know how to introduce the program to employees.
There are many new, helpful technologies, aren't there? In one afternoon's reading, I must have come across dozens of devices that promised they could make utility fleet management more efficient.
Identifying the risk of arc flash is not easy, but it is essential so utility workers can protect themselves.
Rural cooperatives' positive impact on U.S. economic development and quality of life post-World War II cannot be ignored or overemphasized.
New York state regulators will conduct an independent operations audit at the major energy utilities in the state, focusing on the utilities' internal and external staffing levels of core utility functions.
Doble Engineering Co.'s Delphi Mini is a cost-effective dissolved gas analysis monitor designed as a "check engine light" for transformers.