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Michael A. Marullo, Editor in Chief
A few weeks ago, just before returning from our Fall Smart Grid RoadShow Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas, a somewhat disturbing bit of news hit my Inbox.
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Heather Rosentrater, Director of Asset Management and Process Improvement, Avista and Narasimha Chari, Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Tropos Networks
With the implementation of its Pullman, Wash., Smart Grid Demonstration Project, Avista stands at the forefront of comprehensive smart grid deployment.
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Ben Boyd, Vice President Regulatory/Policy and Doug Houseman, Vice President Technical Innovation
Our final GreenWays interview for 2011 is with two key executives from EnerNex, a dynamic and increasingly influential company nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee that has risen from a modest engineering services firm to national prominence in a relatively short period since its founding in 2003.
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Rodger Smith, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Oracle Tax & Utilities Global Business Unit
By focusing on individual electricity issues and addressing them with Advanced Distribution Management, utilities can help their communities advance incrementally toward grid modernization.
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Robert McFetridge, Strategic Account Manager, GarrettCom, Inc.
Ethernet and the IP protocol bring tremendous advantages to power utilities – and in particular substations – through international standardization.
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Scott Howard, Representative; Trusted Network Connect (TNC) Work Group, Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems have undergone a technological revolution over the past 20 years that has been nothing short of mind-boggling. Inexpensive, high-performance network connectivity combined with innovative software solutions on PC platforms have driven huge improvements in service quality as well as cost reductions.
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William T. (Tim) Shaw, PhD, CISSP
Welcome to this installment of Security Sessions, a regular feature focused on security-related issues, policies and procedures.
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Darin Sloan, Portfolio Manager, DuPont Land Management
Utilities face a difficult task when it comes to balancing the public’s desire for uninterrupted power and landowners’ tolerance for what it takes to deliver that service.

 
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