Intelligent Utility Magazine Fall 2015
In This Issue
  • OMG AMI
     We've known AMI a long time now in the power industry -- well, if not AMI, then perhaps its predecessor AMR. That's been around since the mid-'80s, really, since the time of The Breakfast Club and big hair bands. But AMI has certainly evolved since those big hair days. We were once impressed with one-way info that kicked in once in awhile and helped figure load around the edges of things at...
  • Utility2Utility: Dayton Power & Light
     Dayton Power & Light serves over 500,000 customers in the Dayton, Ohio area.  For this installment of our Utility2Utility series, we spoke with Mary Ann Kabel, director of corporate communications, about DP&L's work on a new outage center and taking outage portable and mobile.When did DP&L's outage center go live, and how was it developed?Kabel: The outage map was developed...
  • Tweets, trends & trouble: National Grid’s social muscle
    National Grid's main Twitter feed in the U.S. has over 22,000 followers. As a grid magazine approaching 5,000 followers, we might admit to a little social media envy.And those 22K are only for the utility's overarching feed. It doesn't include individual employee feeds such as communication manager Heather Romero's (@hmr_ngrid), media rep Patrick Stella's (@stellapds) or Rafael Sulit's (@...
  • Blue-sky social media
    It's three days after a hurricane first hit your region. The winds have finally calmed down, power has been restored to all customers, and your utility is returning to normal operations. You're a communications manager settling into a normal day when you check your utility's social media channels and realize that your network grew exponentially during the storm. Your small community swelled...