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Terry Wildman, Editor-in-Chief
As we motor along through autumn, everything around us seems to be doing just what it always does.
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Nicholas Abi-Samra, DNV GL, Senior VP, Electricity Transmission and Distribution, Energy Advisory
We are in conversation with Nicholas Abi-Samra, Senior Vice President, Electricity Transmission and Distribution, Energy Advisory for DNV GL.
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Dr. Mladen Kezunovic
Plug-in hybrid vehicles and battery electric vehicles pose a number of challenges for aging power infrastructures, including the potential to accelerate the aging of power transformers.
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Nikki S. Heck, P Biol. and Todd Sutherland, P.Eng.
Wildlife, such as small animals and birds, has been a burden to utilities and system reliability for as long as the modern electrical grid has existed.
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Dr. Siri Varadan, P.E.
The business case for AMI deployment has often been made palatable to the regulators on the basis of widespread business benefits for the utility and the ratepayer.
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Bob Biggs
The 2014 NERC audit season is soon upon us.
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Dr. Werner Hopf
Few would argue that the age of Big Data has arrived. The promise of previously unavailable insight and analysis is a driving factor behind the Big Data proliferation, and with good reason.
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Jeff Meyers, P.E.
As long as there has been a commercial distribution grid, non-utility-owned distributed generators (DGs) have presented operating challenges.
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Bernadette Corpuz, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Ontario Power Authority (“OPA”) launched draft rules for the third series in Ontario's Feed-in Tariff Program (“FIT 3.0”) on September 4, 2013.
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Doug Westlund, P.Eng.
Cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure sectors in general and the energy sector in particular have escalated at an alarming rate in recent years.
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Christine Easterfield
At the heart of every utility is the customer. Not the regulator, not the government, not even necessarily the shareholder – for without a contented customer, shareholder value is hard to sustain.
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Brian Bradford
Many industries are beginning to realize the full potential of big data and the role of analytics.

 
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James W. Dow
Prudent vegetation management, as applied to electric power transmission, embodies prudent risk management.
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Edward H. Kennedy
Ten years ago an overgrown tree near Cleveland, Ohio started a chain reaction that caused the blackout of 2003, a cascading power failure that caused most of the Northeastern United States and neighboring parts of Canada to lose power.
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Dan Zapotok, industrial vegetation management portfolio manager, DuPont Crop Protection
One overgrown tree can interfere with electrical transmission and bring thousands of businesses and homes to a standstill.
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Bradley Williams
Hurricane Irene and Superstorm Sandy, almost a year apart, walloped the east coast of the United States like a one-two punch.
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Jeff Grosshauser
Disasters of every kind prevail at movie theaters and on TV. Hollywood is skilled at portraying the chaos and life or death drama of disasters of both man-made and natural kinds.
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