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By Michael A. Marullo, Contributing Editor
Well, it’s a new year and as we all know, this is the time when we’re supposed to leave the old behind and focus on the new. It’s a time to look toward the future. But the title for this editorial is meant to be more than just a clever twist on an old cliché.
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By Caroline Lofthouse, Communications Specialist for Rodan Energy
Ontario’s electricity industry faces a number of challenges over the coming years. The growing concern about greenhouse gas emissions from coal-powered generation, and aging infrastructure that requires the replacement of 80% of its generation assets must be balanced against increasing electricity demand.
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By Michael A. Marullo, Automation/IT Editor
Our first interview of this new year is with Aegis Technologies, a Phoenix-based company. Aegis CEO, Robert Sill, and Andrew Bartels, the company’s CTO, bring a fresh perspective to the series in a candid exchange that focuses on some of the most onerous challenges of our times.
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By Steven A. Radice, Vice-President, Utility Solutions, Ventyx
Few people in the utility transmission and distribution business need convincing that the above- and below-ground asset infrastructure—be it electric, gas or water—is a critical component that is today showing unmistakable signs of age.
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By Craig M. Preuss, Engineering Manager-Utility Automation, Black & Veatch Corporation
Utility substation integration programs have continued to grow since the 1990s. Although most utilities claim to have substation integration at some level, some have simply continued to install electromechanical relays and RTUs.

 
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