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    Dec 18, 2012 | Debadutta Sahu
    AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) programs are typically quite complex and burdensome for the utilities, fraught with risks and challenges during their journeys towards successful implementations. Managing and mitigating the multitude of challenges and risks during an AMI implementation life cycle can drain the utilities of their energy and shift their focus away from their core day to day business activities. In this situation, AMI Managed Services...

  • Dec 11, 2012 | Tripati Subudhi
    In today's world, with the internet revolution, customers anticipate everything to be executed real time at their door step. This in fact has posed a challenge for diverse business entities ranging from Banking...

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    Dec 06, 2012 | Prasanth Kumar
    Transmission and Distribution utilities which operate and maintain huge network of infrastructure assets will have business and technological challenges in the near future due to ever increasing needs of managing real-time information. Availability of low cost tablets and smart devices in the marketplace with improved processing power is triggering bigger investments from utilities in this area and hence would require better focus and attention in the coming days.

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    Dec 04, 2012 | Joao Gomes
    I think that it is common sense that the definition and understanding of the problem is always the first step to creating a solution. The main obstacle to the implementation and development of an "Intelligent Network" is that it is designed, engineered and thought to be used by the "Consumer of the Future", but who must support and pay the "Bill" are the "Current Consumer".

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    Nov 29, 2012 | Michael John
    As European countries move closer to wide-scale adoption of Smart Metering technology, the need for a co-ordinated approach among product vendors, solution designers, communication technologists and individual utilities has never been clearer. If diverse technologies are to work together seamlessly, then standards for various aspects of the optimal system design are required.

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    Nov 13, 2012 | Jeff VanZwol
    The communications system -- which may include SCADA equipment, transceivers, and backup batteries - affiliated with a utility's Transmission and Distribution lines will require protection from the elements, thermal management to maintain the proper operating temperature ranges, and security to prevent malicious access and tampering.
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    Oct 25, 2012 | Harry Valentine
    While there is much interest in developing various forms of energy storage at the present day, the popular contemporary technologies involve high capital cost. Many researchers have actively been seeking alternative mobile and stationary technologies that involve lower capital costs. Part of this research has revolved around increasing the energy storage capacity of classical thermal energy storage technologies.

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    Sep 27, 2012 | Irshad James
    A Meter Data Management System (MDMS) is a key software component of any utility's smart grid advanced metering infrastructure. It has many moving parts that need to work together and communicate well in order to operate effectively and provide error-free and efficient performance.

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    Sep 25, 2012 | Jason Jungreis
    Electric vehicles (EVs) have numerous advantages, but of course they must be charged. How do you charge your EV if you live in a common interest development such as a condominium, community apartment project, or planned development, operated by a homeowners association (HOA)? California now has a law that requires HOAs to allow EVs to charge, and helps establish standards for this arrangement. This article will generally explore EV advantages and EV charging, and then focus on HOA EV charging requirements: installing a charging device requires certain steps, but they are common-sense and to the mutual benefit of all parties.

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    Sep 18, 2012 | Sambit Bisoi
    Google charges zero cents to use when we do a Google search or check our Gmail account or use Google maps, but still the company makes a lot of money. As we all know most Google's revenue is generated through personalized advertisement programs like 'AdWords' and 'AdSense'. When a user searches for something, Google stores the search predicates and maps them with the IP address of the computer.