White Papers

  • 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...
  • Dec 18, 2008 | Itron Inc.
    This document describes the challenges that have kept prepaid metering from becoming a viable option in North America, and how AMI initiatives and robust meter data management are changing the landscape for prepaid metering going forward.
  • Dec 03, 2008 | IBM Corporation
    Timely collection, validation and verification of data provided by outdated meters can be costly and even logistically impossible. IBM is helping utilities to implement "smart" meters as a core component of a new intelligent utility network infrastructure, using digital technology.
  • 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.

    The key take-away points of...