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«8» Industry News
«20» Metering Equipment Showcase Section
«30» Autovation: The AMRA 2004 International Symposium
September 26-29, 2004
«57» IEEE PES Power Systems Conference and Exposition
October 10-13, 2004
«70» Product Showcase
Read about new products available to the industry.
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Francis Bradley, Vice-President, Canadian Electricity Association, bradley@canelect.ca
This past summer, 50 million people in Ontario and the midwest and northeast United States remembered the historical electricity blackout that left them without power.
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Robert W. McMichael, Jr. Ph.D., Datamatic Ltd.
Due to the hard work of a group of dedicated individuals in the ANSI C12.17 working groups, a set of five standards for data communications with Commercial and Industrial metering devices have been developed.
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Jeffrey R. Jowett Megger®
In its common form, grounding is typically thought of as no more than a rod driven into the earth in order to provide a safe diversion of lightning strokes.
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Benton Wilcoxon, Chairman & CEO, Composite Technology Corporation
On August 14, 2003, the world was once again reminded about the importance of electricity as a blackout struck the northeast United States and eastern Canada.
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Richard E. Brown, KEMA
IN THE PAST, the distribution aspects of electric utilities were part of vertically integrated monopolies responsible for generation, transmission, distribution, and customer service.
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Jean Mahseredjian – HQ IREQ, Sébastien Dennetière – HQ IREQ, Omar Saad – TransÉnergie Technologies, Bahram Khodabakhchian – TransÉnergie Technologies
Combined with the powerful graphical user interface (GUI) EMTPWorks, EMTP-RV—the new restructured version of the well-known electromagnetic transient program EMTP—sets a higher level of capabilities in the simulation of large-scale electrical networks.
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William T. Shaw, Cyber SECurity Consulting
In the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy, and with the ever-growing threat of "cyber terrorism", a very important question has arisen concerning the vulnerability of the computer-based,
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Greg Wolven, Director of Engineering for WIN Energy REMC
WIN Energy – based in Vincennes, Indiana – is a 16,000 member rural electric cooperative operated by 42 employees working out of three different offices and covering approximately 2,500 miles of distribution lines.

 
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