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Terry Wildman, Editor-in-Chief
If a biographer were to ask me to name one of the more dominant traits I possess, I'd have to say that I'm a true optimist. I have an inherent trust in the goodness of people.
The Grid Transformation Forum | How Operational Analytics can bring clarity and aid decision making for the smart grid
We are in conversation with Dr. Neil Rothwell, Director of Business Development, AssetWise Analytics with Bentley Systems.
If you're reading this magazine, there's a fairly good chance you're old enough (but not too old) to remember the phrase "Holy Cow, Batman!" The reason I bring this up is because the world of energy in whatever city, Gotham or otherwise, you happen to live in is more exciting, daunting, and incredible than any of us could have ever imagined.
Doug Dorr and Jared Green
Enter the Electric Power Research Institute's (EPRI's) Distribution Modernization Demonstration (DMD). The initiative aims to identify what can be done with existing data, gain insights from the data that were previously unknown or perhaps not yet conceptualized, and assist utilities as they become more versatile with big data analytics and associated activities.
UK Power Networks (UKPN) is on a mission to reduce system losses and is considering some unconventional means. Conventional wisdom is that electric distribution system losses are primarily from two sources; resistive losses and transformer excitation losses.
As electric utilities face ongoing demands for better service and fewer, shorter outages, they look to include the latest 'smart' technology in their operation centers.
Bala Venkatesh and Mohamed Awadallah
In modern power systems, energy storage has become imperative because of the increasing penetration of renewable sources, distributed generation and microgrids.
A recent visit with a utility customer provided an opportunity to tour their newly renovated 60+ terminal call center, designed to serve a population of more than four million.
Beginning with Thomas Edison's Pearl Street Station in the late 1800s, persistent economies of scale, declining prices, exponential growth in demand, and steady improvement in technology supported the development an electric utility grid architecture and industry business model that continued largely unchanged for almost a century.
Optimizing Performance across Operations, Maintenance, and Engineering with Connected Asset Lifecycle Management
Rick Nicholson and Chris Rittler
Once upon a time, data gathering was the problem; utilities had no way to see the big picture. With the advent of now-ubiquitous software systems and the rapidly growing convergence of IT and OT, there is plenty of data.
In the United States, nearly all municipalities have deployed or are considering deploying smart grid initiatives to deliver intelligent energy services to their citizens.
The electric utility continues to come to grips with achieving ZERO injuries. It's a journey that people at all levels in T&D organizations have their eyes on.
William T. (Tim) Shaw, PhD, CISSP / CIEH / CPT
In spite of regulatory pressures and government mandates and reading about cyber attacks and data breaches in the news almost daily there are still a surprising number of industrial facilities that have not implemented an effective cyber security program to protect their critical digital assets.
Bringing renewable energy to the grid is no easy achievement. Even with the savviest team of experts and a strong balance sheet, it takes a wealth of patience and resources to navigate through each project's complex roadmap.