White Papers

  • 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.
  • Feb 16, 2009 | Western Electricity Coordinating Council
    This white paper is intended to provide background on the Reliability Center Strategic Initiative, describe the actions taken and explain how the task force arrived at their recommendations. In accordance with the WECC Board Guidelines adopted in April 2004, this papers will review the underlying...
  • Feb 11, 2009 | Utilipoint International
    In recent years, the utility sector has done a good job of refocusing on its core utility businesses. As utilities continue to focus on the core utility business, methods to improve customer service are increasingly being devised and implemented. Utilities are attempting new ideas and using...
  • Feb 04, 2009 | U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) initiatives are gaining popularity in the states as an important tool to modernize the electricity grid, reduce peak demand and reach energy efficiency goals. Often called Smart Metering, AMI is part of the foundation for utilities to implement a new “smart...
  • Jan 22, 2009 | Leonardo ENERGY
    Maintenance is a key activity for utilities in order to assure the proper operation of their networks. And it implies a huge amount of human and economic resources. Saving maintenance costs means that it is needed to invest in innovation. In order to improve the effectiveness of the maintenance in...
  • Jan 05, 2009 | Accenture
    Accenture believes an intelligent network is made up of three primary components: system operations, automation and the customer premise. Together, these components are keys to unlocking a utility’s ability to achieve high performance -- attaining enhanced situational awareness and responsiveness,...
  • Dec 29, 2008 | Calnetix
    An AMB supported, 140 kW energy storage flywheel has been developed to provide 15 seconds of ride-through power and UPS service in conjunction with a diesel generator set. The flywheel, which operates in a vacuum, is supported by AMB to minimize bearing losses, and has a high power motor/generator...
  • Dec 29, 2008 | CheckFree Corporation
    In January 2008, CheckFree Corporation sponsored its eighth in a series of online Consumer Lifecycle surveys of U.S. households that use the Internet to determine drivers and attitudes toward receiving, viewing and paying bills online. This survey was conducted through the Marketing Workshop and...
  • Dec 22, 2008 | ESRI
    Electric utilities face serious challenges. As normal demand continues to rise, the transportation sector looks to electricity to answer fuel concerns. The CEO of a major US electric company predicts te impending electrification of the transportation industry. We are seeing more and more hybrid...