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  • If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there

    Oct 02, 2015 | Mike Caranafa

    When it comes to grid modernization, we’ve come a long way from one-way energy delivery and communication networks to multi-dimensional information flows and now to intelligence that’s being pushed to the furthest edges of the grid.

  • Poor electricity distribution facilities across the country may jeopardise plan by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission to see on-grid electricity generation hit 6, 000 megawatts by the end of 2015, the regulatory agency has revealed.
  • Insights from UAI

    Sep 17, 2015 | Kim Gaddy

    Analytics in the utility industry have come a long way since conversations first began about the formation of the Utility Analytics Institute (UAI) in late 2011. Utilities are beginning to recognize and treat data as a strategic asset, and there is an intense effort underway to maximize the value potential of the data asset. 

  • May 13, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    “We are reaping some of the benefits we thought we would get from smart grid. We’re not reaping all of the benefits we thought we would get from it,” said Jason Handley, director of smart grid emerging technology and operations in the emerging technology office at Duke Energy. Handley spoke at Energy Central’s Smart Cities Conference in Charlotte this week.

  • May 07, 2015 | Paul Netter

    Our friends at SCE are sending up a warning on party balloons and your power lines, which may sound trivial, but SCE reveals their outages caused by metallic balloons are up this year—up 55 percent, in fact. Something to remember when you send mom those flowers and balloons on Sunday.

  • May 02, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    A key to smart grid development is taking proactive steps to ensuring the whole grid is weather ready, according to Schneider Electric’s Shylesh Muralidharan.

  • Mar 16, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Paul Hofmann, chief technology officer at Space-Time Insight, discusses sensors, analytics and having confidence in data quality.

  • Mar 07, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    Findings from the Newton-Evans Research Company study completed in February 2015 indicate that a substantial number of electric utilities are using distribution automation technologies such as FDIR/FLISR and VVC/VVO/CVR.

  • Feb 04, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of our Utility2Utility series, we spoke with Dr. Nisheeth Singh, senior expert in grid applications at the utility about Swissgrid’s history, partnering on a grid across the EU, and new software that helps them manage this multi-country system.

  • #smartgrid & #smartcities are set to change the world

    Feb 02, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    In case you didn’t get the memo, the Smart Cities lab at MIT---yes, that MIT---isn’t called the Smart Cities lab anymore. It’s now called the City Science Initiative, but it’s intent is still the same as it was with the original 2003 founding—namely, to find all the best, most efficient ways for humans to live together in urban environments. We talk to the head of that lab about how the power industry fits into this vision.

  • Jan 15, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this installment of C-suite Insider, we continue a conversation with Sandy Fisher, director of electric system project management at Pepco Holdings, that began with our women-in-energy series. Here she examines just what the industry is doing right (and wrong) these days.

  • Jan 06, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    We asked: What were the biggest, most powerful elements in our power industry history? Utilities, analysts, vendors and consultants answered. Part one covered AC vs. DC, digital tech, DR and battery storage. Who know what's in part two? Take a look and ping us if you agree (or disagree) with their choices. Tell us on Twitter with the #powerbreakthru. 

  • part two: counting down 7-1

    Dec 29, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    This list may not be exactly scientific. We paid attention to articles that garnered comments on social media, the chatter and how readers reacted. Part two covers the monsters of crowdsourcing, the biz model, zombies and even Godzilla.

  • part one: counting down 14-8

    Dec 28, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    It’s that time of the year again---time to reflect back in cutesy, numerical ways. CNN does it.  So, we admit to caving to journalistic peer pressure and joining in. Part one covers data, regs, customer psychology and more. 

  • Dec 22, 2014 | Tim Probert

    The enormous volumes of intermittent generation have made the role of grid balancing ever more crucial, and this has given rise to a new breed of utility, one which points to the future, perhaps, for Europe’s behemoths.

  • Dec 08, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    This issue is dedicated to the ongoing passion of the subjective debates that keep the fires of technology burning away. In these pages, we’ll banter about NASPI synchrophasors, new tech centers, smart grid demo projects, microgrids and even what the single greatest power breakthrough was in the last 100 years. So, don’t sit on the sidelines for this one. Jump right into the fray and swim around in those details. We welcome that. That’s what the #techHEAD issue is all about.

  • Nov 12, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    The second day of Energy Central’s 9th annual Knowledge Summit looked at the future of utilities by specifically calling out how one utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), is using unmanned aerial vehicles---more commonly known as drones.

  • Oct 23, 2014 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    For this edition of our Utility2Utility article series, we spoke with Vince Dow, president of distribution operations for DTE Energy, about their predictive grid project.