White Papers

  • Sep 08, 2008 | Oracle
    Over the past year, technology advances and high energy prices have stimulated interest in Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI). Discussions are wide-ranging. Some focus globally: Australian and Canadian “smart metering”, new European Union requirements, the results of time-of-use pilots that...
  • Sep 04, 2008 | Delaware Public Service Commission
    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 requires state utility commissions to consider whether to have regulated utilities (and retail electric suppliers) implement a new PURPA standard related to “Time-Based Metering and Communications.” States are required to consider the adoption of a smart metering...
  • Aug 27, 2008 | ESRI
    This paper examines how a geographic information system (GIS) can dramatically improve a number of customer care processes. The new customer connect process is an example of how integrated information, both within and outside the utility, significantly improves customer service, shortens cycle...
  • Aug 20, 2008 | Aclara Power-Line Systems Inc.
    This material is provided in the spirit of fostering collaboration and a common understanding within the AMI community. Aclara™ intends to promote the use of common terminology, and invites other vendors to participate in the development of the IEC 61968-2 standard.
  • Aug 20, 2008 | Blue Coat
    It is a jungle out there, particularly now that millions of workers work remotely, placing new demands on their IT infrastructure and often unknowingly threatening their company’s security every day. Recent studies indicate that within three years, there will be over one billion mobile workers...
  • Aug 06, 2008 | U.S. Department of Energy
    The Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct 2005), Section 103, requires all federal agencies to install metering and advanced metering where found to be cost-effective, according to guidelines developed by the Department of Energy (DOE), in consultation with a number of interest groups. DOE has met...
  • Jul 29, 2008 | IFS AB
    In utilities and other industries GIS, SCADA, and CMMS/EAM systems require the same type of information, especially in respect of assets/equipment and related information. In collaboration with ABB and ESRI, IFS provides such integration by using ABB Industrial IT to allow seamless navigation...
  • Jul 23, 2008 | Utilipoint International
    Today more than 40 million North American utility customers are billed by utilities using the Customer/1 billing system developed in the 1980s- 90s. These outmoded and inflexible Customer/1 systems are costing utilities and utility ratepayers real efficiency and money, and can hinder regulatory...
  • Jul 22, 2008 | ESRI
    Utilities that initially use geographic information system (GIS) technology for facility management soon discover applications for customer service, business operations, and more. What is a utility's GIS potential? Ease of integration and options for scalability are helping many companies...
  • Jul 16, 2008 | E Source
    For the past two decades, proponents of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) have proclaimed that a wave of such systems is about to sweep through the utility industry. More recently, visions of the smart grid or intelligent grid—which include and go beyond AMI—have added to the excitement....