White Papers

  • Nov 20, 2008 | Alcatel-Lucent
    Energy utilities are operating in an environment where significant market and operational challenges exist. The deployment and implementation of appropriate Information Communication Technology (ICT) solutions plays an intrinsic role in meeting these challenges.

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  • Nov 17, 2008 | Global Energy Decisions
    Regional transmission organizations or independent system operators dominate the major power grids of North America with the notable exceptions of the Southeast and Pacific Northwest. FERC has been a strong advocate of RTOs as a way of opening access to the power grids and improving system...
  • Nov 13, 2008 | Gentrack
    Across Australia and New Zealand loan defaults are rising. Experience has shown that a rising inability to service bank loans more often than not translates into an increased likelihood of consumers defaulting on their utility bills. Utility collections teams, often constrained by resource, are...
  • Nov 06, 2008 | Itron Inc.
    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the impact of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) on the business processes involved in load research and forecasting. It starts with a short overview of current load research and forecasting processes. Definitions and an overview of AMI technologies are...
  • Oct 23, 2008 | National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)

    This guide explains data preparation and execution with PreComp, a code developed to provide span-variant structural properties for composite blades. PreComp computes these properties with a novel approach that integrates a modified classic laminate theory with a shear-flow approach. The...

  • Oct 15, 2008 | Capgemini
    Capgemini has carried out its 2008 European Benchmarking study on the cost of efficiency of European electricity distribution companies based on 46 Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) in 13 European Union countries out of 15. Due to deregulation the Electricity and Gas Value Chain has become...
  • Oct 09, 2008 | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Commercial and industrial retail customers (C&I customers) doing business nationwide conduct business with many different energy companies, both natural gas and electric, that each has its own unique way of invoicing for services. The choice of composition and format for the invoice, in...
  • Sep 29, 2008 | Alcatel-Lucent
    Market forces are driving today’s utilities to provide better planning, administration, and management of electric service delivery. In order to meet this demand, diverse communications infrastructures must evolve to support improved collection, analysis, security and management of information,...
  • Sep 29, 2008 | Alcatel-Lucent
    Two-way wireless communications for mobile personnel is becoming a key requirement for streamlined operations within an energy plant. It enables the dispatch of personnel, provides them with the necessary documentation and drawings to perform their function, and allows them to collaborate, through...
  • Sep 22, 2008 | Accenture
    Leading Utilities are transforming themselves to become High Performance businesses by adopting a new mindset and approach to how they manage Transmission & Distribution (T&D). Accenture offers Utilities another way to achieve high performance by integrating asset optimization strategies...