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Commentary from Industry Pros
The utilities (electricity) industry has seen a revolutionary change over the last few years, with the implementation of smart meter (AMI - Advanced Metering Infrastructure) and smart grids.
Many millennials aren't paying attention to their bills, according to a recent survey.
Electric utilities focus every day on ensuring an efficient, sustainable, reliable and affordable energy supply. We encourage Americans to think about using that same energy to power a greater portion of our transportation. This is especially important in light of our country's climate goals.
Followings are some of the functional requirements that must be met in a typical Outage Management System application.
We're still a year away from the 2016 presidential election, but I'm ready for it to be over. The non-stop, clown-car cacophony of debates, news cycles, spin, polls, charges, counter charges, and breathless (sometimes brainless) commentary about who's up and who's down today has worn me out.
If we had affordable and reliable utility-scale battery systems our energy problems would be over.
Smart Grid, Smart Meters, Smart Cars, Smart Appliances, Smart Watch-the term "Smart" is commonly used to describe the next technological innovation or application. Over the past decade, the maturity and proliferation of Information Technology (IT, sometimes referred to as Information Communication Technology, or ICT) has enabled these smart digital systems.
The Expected changes to the CAISO (California Independent System Operator Corporation) wholesale power market, as well as the necessary integration of new renewable resources (Ex: solar energy, wind, hydroelectric energy, biomass), requires an utility company to make investment in a centralized application (e.g. analytical evaluation tool) to improve information transparency for outage decision-making.
Keeping the grid up and running isn't an easy job, and it sometimes takes maintenance workers into environments where animal encounters are likely.
Multi-factor authentication should have played a much larger role, and there is no guidance on how to deal with privileged identities and their impact on security.