Case Studies

  • Nov 06, 2007 | IBM Corporation
    In addition to being expensive to maintain or replace, the existing transmission network configuration offered minimal communication and control capabilities. Centralized monitoring of the power line communications network at any given moment was not possible. This case study discusses the...
  • Oct 23, 2007 | Itron Inc.
    In 2002, Niagara Mohawk, an energy distribution subsidiary of National Grid USA, wanted to increase efficiency by using a mobile automatic meter reading (AMR) system that could pay for itself and reduce operation costs. This case study explains the details behind their decision.
  • Oct 22, 2007 | Kinectrics
    The objective of this project for a large North American distribution utility was to provide guidelines for loading of Distribution Station power transformers, along with detailed background rationale for these loading recommendations. The work covered Distribution Station power transformers up...
  • Oct 19, 2007 | Microsoft
    Energy service company Energywise, based in South Africa, advises customers about how they can reduce their power usage. Its engineers visit companies around the country, auditing energy consumption and recommending energy-efficient alternatives. In the past, engineers used paper-based...
  • Oct 12, 2007 | Itron Inc.
    City of Colton improved their meter reading efficiency with CENTRON solid-state meters and FC200R handhelds.
  • Oct 10, 2007 | Aspect Software
    Utility company sees integrated contact channels, expanded self-service capabilities, and improved customer service with Aspect Software products.
  • Oct 09, 2007 | ESRI
    Power companies around the world are using new business strategies to better manage and improve service. GIS offers generation and transmission organizations a method of quickly accessing and producing maps, leveraging database information, and automating work processes. ESRI's GFIS software...
  • Oct 09, 2007 | IBM Corporation
    evu zählwerk is the accounting company for several public utilities companies in Germany, like Stadtwerke Bochum and Stadtwerke Herne. The competitive pressures within the unified Germany and a deregulated European marketplace have highlighted the importance of cost-efficiency and the ability...
  • Sep 27, 2007 | eMeter
    In summer 2005, following a detailed review of business and functional requirements, TXU Electric Delivery selected the Power Information Platform by eMeter, or PIPe, to support TXUED's development of fixed- network Automatic Meter Reading. TXUED plans to deploy AMR to all of its three million...
  • Sep 18, 2007 | Microsoft
    The Guangzhou Power Supply Bureau oversees the largest power transmission network in southern China, servicing over 10 million customers through 170 lines and more than 7,600 poles. Due to growing demands for power and subsequent expansion of the network, the Bureau needed to improve testing...