News & Commentary
Intelligent Utility Insights
Brought to you by our editorial team.
- Jan 27, 2015 |
- Jan 26, 2015 |
- Jan 25, 2015 |
- Jan 22, 2015 |
- Jan 21, 2015 |
- Jan 20, 2015 |
- Jan 19, 2015 |
- Jan 18, 2015 |
- Jan 15, 2015 |
- Jan 14, 2015 |
Commentary from Industry Pros
Electricity power outages result from weather conditions, intentional or accidental damage to distribution lines and poles, and transmission line and generator impairments. Managing an electrical power outage correctly is critical to the restoration and recovery of fully functioning power systems.
While Industrial Control System (ICS) vendors are quite practiced at finding and fixing implementation bugs, many have minimal experience with design bugs. In the near future, we can expect the attacker community to leverage this weakness, as it did with earlier technologies.
In December 2014, the Port of San Diego became the first demonstration site in a series of regional public-private smart building initiatives to advance the region's smart city goals.
Owning a home is no easy task. Sure, you build equity, make it your own, and have some really memorable parties, but the investment of time and money can drain you both physically and mentally. If you couple that with raising a family and working full time, the last thing on your mind will be reducing your home's energy consumption. Until now...
Using Real-time Visual Analytics to Prevent, Detect and Respond to Physical and Cyber Security ThreatsWe expect utility services to be everywhere we are: charging our electronics in airports, flame-grilling our meals in restaurants, and filling drinking fountains in our public parks. To provide this level of service and convenience, utilities build networks of wires and pipes and communications channels that for the typical utility total in the tens of thousands of miles. Because of their ubiquity and importance, utilities face challenges in securing these networks from physical and cyber attack.
A Smart Investment for Smart Meters: the Long-Term Benefits of Implementing LTE into Smart Metering NetworksSmart meters are coming. However, the question remains, how will utility companies ensure that their investment dollars make sense?
Demand response is making national news thanks to some disconcerted utilities and a New Mexico senator. Utilities, including FirstEnergy and several New England generators, are petitioning the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to eliminate demand response as a resource in capacity energy markets.
A recent article explores the expectations for what the "next big thing" will be in the energy industry. The piece discusses how not one person in attendance at a recent energy conference could have guessed ten years ago that shale gas would be such a significant aspect of today's energy industry. This led to the question, "What is the next shale gas?"
Engaged customers represent the Promised Land for utilities facing a myriad of business and regulatory pressures. They enable more effective demand-response and efficiency programs, which achieve regulatory goals.
Many residential consumers are currently unaware of one of the easiest ways to reduce their cost of living. Some spend hours researching different smartphone data plans and cable services to save only a few dollars a month. By understanding what utility tariffs are and which ones are available, residents can unlock a new way to save more money in less time.