White Papers

  • Oct 05, 2009 | Portland Energy Conservation Inc. (PECI)
    This paper examines how utilities and the energy efficiency industry can design and implement a smart grid that achieves greater energy savings. While many years of research and development have focused on smart grid technologies, there is a gap in the awareness of how energy savings fits in. Our...
  • Sep 23, 2009 | Oracle
    Utilities face the imminent retirement of many of the most dependable and experienced workers, hired from the large cohort of the population born immediately after World War II. Maintaining utility efficiency, reliability, and safety during this period of change is particularly challenging for...
  • Sep 17, 2009 | Trilliant Inc.
    The question addressed in this white paper is whether or not this integration of the HAN gateway function into the smart meter is a smart architecture for the Smart Grid? Before examining the architectural alternatives for the HAN gateway, some background information is provided in the next two...
  • Aug 31, 2009 | Space-Time Insight
    Moving toward a Smart Grid future means that utilities must improve in three basic technology areas: communication networks, sensors and analytics. Utilities and Independent System Operators (ISOs) are faced with a need to understand the grid in a spatial context, mainly because of the grid’s...
  • Aug 31, 2009 | S&C Electric Company
    Pulse closing is a new technology for overhead distribution system protection. It uses a new method for verifying that a power line has cleared a fault before initiating a closing operation. Pulse closing is an alternative to conventional reclosing. It is expected to significantly reduce stress on...
  • Aug 25, 2009 | Itron Inc.
    In the United States alone, it is estimated that over the next 20 years $880 billion will be spent by utilities on metering, communications, and distribution and transmission improvements. Business cases abound, projecting savings from how personnel, energy, and infrastructure can all be used...
  • Aug 24, 2009 | New York Independent System Operator (NYISO)
    This paper proposes an innovative approach to manage wind plant output, when system reliability requires it, through the evaluation of economic offers submitted by the wind plants. Incorporating these improvements into wind power dispatch is necessary in order to maintain reliable operations of...
  • Aug 17, 2009 | Innominate Security Technologies AG
    Malicious code, a Trojan program deliberately inserted into SCADA system software, manipulated valve positions and compressor outputs to cause a massive natural gas explosion along the Trans-Siberian pipeline, according to 2005 testimony before a US House of Representatives subcommittee by a...
  • Jul 30, 2009 | Oracle
    Your customers are always changing. New business models. New facilities. New technologies. To keep pace, you will need to upgrade your customer care and billing system. Over the entire life of your customer care and billing system, upgrades are a significant cost. You can vastly reduce...
  • Jul 30, 2009 | Oracle
    Prepayment for electric, gas, and water is a way of life for many countries - and for good reason. It helps customers budget their utility money and helps utilities avoid bad debt without the need to collect and track deposits. Prepayment has gained increased attention in the last several...