White Papers

  • Apr 22, 2009 | Tripwire, Inc.
    Gene Kim, CTO of Tripwire, describes seven practical steps owners and operators of the bulk power system can take to meet the mandatory NERC-CIP standards, helping them avoid huge fines for non- compliance and protect North America’s bulk power system.
  • Apr 21, 2009 | Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc. (SEL)
    Arc-flash detection sensors provide a cost-effective way to reduce arc-flash energy by minimizing detection times. High-speed light detection and tripping can compromise protection security by misoperating during changing light conditions. Trip circuits using arc-flash light detection should be...
  • Apr 13, 2009 | Itron Inc.
    This white paper is meant to address the battery life of Itron’s 100G Datalogging ERT® Module. It provides a high-level technical overview of battery life determination for the module’s predecessor, the 100G Gas ERT Module. It serves to provide technical insight in determining allowable current...
  • Apr 13, 2009 | Echelon Corporation
    The ability to create automatic demand response systems in buildings and homes is a consequence of three key technologies and one key market driver – the LonWorks platform for device networking, the Internet, web services, and a doubling of the cost of electricity in many markets. Obviously, the...
  • Apr 10, 2009 | Relay Security Group
    The NERC CIP Cyber Security Standards have forced utilities to reevaluate the processes of identifying and protecting assets that are relevant to the reliability of the Bulk Electric System. However, these standards can be difficult to interpret and appropriately address given today's complex...
  • Apr 07, 2009 | Striata Inc.
    While customer adoption rates for self-service portals have disappointed, email delivery of secure bills and statements has been extremely successful at driving qualified customer traffic to biller websites. For billers tasked with online bill pay targets, the vision was never a mere...
  • Apr 07, 2009 | Advantech Corp
    There can be too much of a good thing, or so goes the old saying. Fortunately, new technology can come to the rescue, at least in certain cases. For example, an industrial enterprise can grow too big for efficient automation control using traditional technology. However, advances in industrial...
  • Apr 06, 2009 | Twenty First Century Communications Inc
    Hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes and other disasters consistently result in extended outages and lengthy restoration periods for utilities all over the United States. Changing weather patterns and earlier, longer storm seasons have exacerbated the problem. Winter storms from New England through...
  • Mar 31, 2009 | SmartSynch, Inc.
    It is estimated that sixty percent of the electrical load in the United States today is controlled by electronic devices of one sort or another. Due to this large penetration and our increasing dependence on the proper operation of these devices, Florida Power & Light (FPL) customers have...
  • Mar 31, 2009 | Oracle
    Billing has always been a mission-critical operation for utilities. For the utility with environmentally-aware customers, its importance is increasing. By combining environmental and financial information, "green billing" helps customers understand the long-term environmental effects of their...