White Papers

  • Mar 16, 2009 | ESRI
    Many utilities will implement smart grid technology to cope with changes and challenges. In December 2007, United States president George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). Title 13 of this law is called Smart Grid, so the United States government officially...
  • Mar 16, 2009 | Oracle
    Utility missions are changing. Yesterday, they focused on delivery of reasonably priced energy and water. Tomorrow, they will encompass both supplies and the services that facilitate sustainable use. Long-term strategic technology planning, led from the top, is the only way to control the...
  • Mar 09, 2009 | Alcatel-Lucent
    Today’s electrical power industry is under intensifying pressure to curb unconstrained energy use. Electricity-generation infrastructures are struggling to keep up with intense seasonal demand peaks. While simply expanding that infrastructure might seem a logical solution, in reality doing so is...
  • Mar 04, 2009 | Capgemini
    Until recently, utilities often undertook metering or demand response projects separately. Today most utilities embark on Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) projects which include both metering technology as well as Demand Response (DR) functionality and often advanced in home devices such as...
  • Mar 02, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    This paper describes the modernization and energization of Guarujá 2, an electrical substation integrated with the IEC 61850 suite of protocols. This was the first of 30 substations in a modernization project for Elektro Eletricidade e Serviços S.A., a large electric distribution utility in Brazil.
  • Mar 02, 2009 | Motorola, Inc.
    With the wide range of RTUu (Remote Terminal Uunits) and PLlC (Programmable Llogic Controllers) currently on the market, SCADA system engineers and decision makers face several challenges. Which classes of units provide the optimal functionality, expandability, and cost effectiveness for a given...
  • Feb 26, 2009 | CheckFree Corporation
    With rising costs that threaten to erode profit margins, billing organizations are constantly looking for ways to decrease expenditures without sacrificing customer satisfaction. Companies that incur significant expenses associated with the delivery of recurring bills are fully aware of the cost...
  • Feb 18, 2009 | Telit Wireless solutions Inc.
    Anytime-anywhere access to key resources, by field workers and managers has become a modern business “Holy Grail”. This paper looks at the value of wireless connectivity in utility operations and how real time information is having a transformational effect on the utility industry.
  • Feb 18, 2009 | Cooper Power Systems
    This paper will discuss the use of automation functions (PLC functions) in a substation data concentrator/gateway. It will focus on the economical advantages, the technical challenges and will be concluded with a case study. As more and more substations are using IEDs for protection and measurement...
  • Feb 16, 2009 | Aeris Communications, Inc.
    As the world accelerates the march towards a more energy efficient and connected model, service fleets will undoubtedly need to be reconfigured in order to meet the new rules of the game.