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Electric Energy T&D Magazine serves the fields of electric utilities, investor owned, rural and other electric cooperatives, municipal electric utilities, independent power producers, electric contractors, wholesalers and distributors of electric utility equipment, manufacturers, major power consuming industries, consulting engineers, state and federal regulatory agencies and commissions, industry associations, communication companies, oil & gas companies, universities and libraries.
Terry Wildman, Editor-in-Chief
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, DistribuTECH 2014 in San Antonio, Texas reinforced the reasons why I love this industry.
The Grid Transformation Forum: How Utilities Can Batten Down their Operational Hatches in the Fight against Mother Nature
Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities
We are in conversation with Rodger Smith, senior vice president and general manager, Oracle Utilities. He and his teams work tirelessly to establish new ways to mitigate Mother Nature's wrath by helping utilities keep customers aware and, in the aftermath of severe weather, help them get electric power restored as quickly and as painlessly as possible.
Will Kirby, ENV SP, PE
Utilities are entering an era of change that could significantly enhance the sustainability of the projects we build. Stakeholder involvement and demands for more sustainable business practices are becoming more important, and for good reason.
From Research to Action: Communication Research and Actions to Enable the Future Electric Power System
Matt Wakefield, Director, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI); Joe Nowaczyk, Director, Salt River Project (SRP); and Jason Handley, Manager, Duke Energy
Customer satisfaction continues to be a key priority for the electric power industry and two key drivers for customer satisfaction are reliability and affordability.
To improve emergency response operations, utilities across the United States and Canada are increasingly adopting the Incident Command System (ICS).
Increasingly, utilities are deploying intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) and other smart apparatus in substations and along distribution feeders as well as equipping field workers with laptop, tablet and handheld computers.
Dr. Bala Venkatesh, PE
Ryerson University founded the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) in September 2010 along with founding sponsors, Hydro One, Ontario Power Authority (OPA), and Toronto Hydro. Ryerson University has invested about $1.5 million towards the Centre's infrastructure and devoted significant manpower towards its development and operations.
Everything that could possibly go wrong in AMI rollouts already has… and we've learned from it
New mobile workflow optimization approaches are rewriting smart meter deployment best practices
Problems associated with poor installations of advanced meters have done tremendous damage to public perceptions about the utility industry.
As we all know (as much as we may hate to admit) California has often been ahead of the times. It is the state that gave birth to the personal computer, punk rock, and martinis after all.
Generation, transmission, and distribution owners and operators (Registered Entities)1 all have compliance responsibilities related to NERC and NERC CIP standards, aimed at improving reliability of the bulk electric system and securing appropriate cyber assets and supporting infrastructure.
If utility personnel responsible for cyber security compliance have had any exposure to the Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program sponsored by the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), then there is a good chance that the term ‘weak ciphers' has been mentioned in some sort of fashion.
Joe Moran, PE
Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) has been a mainstream mission critical utility real-time system for decades, primarily used to monitor and control the generation and transmission system in real-time.