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More scary news about grid vulnerabilities (and how utilities are getting the blame)

Amid all the news stories focused on grid vulnerabilities comes this gem: the owner of a small technology firm found that breaching the grid is easy, surprisingly easy. His warning? If he can do it, a country or someone with more resources certainly could.   More >>

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smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, AMI, Advanced Metering Infrastructure, metering, outage management systems, Smart Grid News webinars, electric utilities

Integrating AMI and OMS: Avoiding the landmines (from those who've gone before)

The benefits of integrating AMI with outage management systems can yield tremendous benefits. But it’s not a simple process and there are problems and pitfalls to watch for. Sign up for our free Smart Grid News webinar, “Integrating AMI and OMS: Avoiding the landmines,” and join us April 22 to learn the tips, tricks and tactics for successful AMI and OMS integration.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid trends, smart grid markets and pricing, Ventyx, electric utilities

Utility professionals: If you work on the market side, you'll want to tap this new tool

How many utility professionals can find the time to follow all the latest news and numerous reports to keep up with industry trends and markets? Probably not many. Click to read about a new offering from ABB subsidiary Ventyx: the “Energy Markets Intelligence” website. It can make keeping up with North American industry trends and market opportunities downright convenient.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, energy efficiency, customer engagement, electric utilities, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Two ways the smart grid is unfair to low-income customers (better have answers before your regulators start asking)

Smart grid benefits are many. But what about people who don’t have access to them? That’s the way it stacks up for a lot of low-income consumers, according to a new report from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. Click to find out why.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid data, data analytics, electric utilities

Why and how to convert Big Data into little data (aka actionable data)

Could it be that utilities have been using the wrong approach to deal with the huge amounts of data the smart grid produces? Guest author Steve Ehrlich explains a better way to squeeze value and actionable insight from all that data. And it’s not rocket science.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, power outage prevention, S&C Electric, electric utilities

A new tool to improve utility resiliency. (Did you know about fully submersible switchgear?)

Many communities are pushing to bury their power lines underground to minimize weather-related outages. But that’s not going to do much good in the many parts of the U.S. susceptible to flooding. One part of the solution is flood-resistant equipment. Read on to learn about S&C Electric’s new offering: submersible, water-resistant switchgear.   More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid companies, smart grid projects, mergers, partnerships, metering, transmission

Smart grid wins: Sensus snags Verdeeco and more industry news

This week’s smart grid wins roundup offers a variety of newsworthy projects and developments. Read about a milestone, an acquisition, awards and projects ranging from Itron’s smart grid platform for National Grid’s Worcester, Mass. pilot to GE Digital Energy’s work in Brazil and additional news from the smart grid sector.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, grid optimization, electric utilities

Utilities: Time to get on the optimization bandwagon

There are more ways to meet increasing demand for electric power than firing up new generating plants to provide it. Guest author Roei Ganzarki shares details on new grid optimization technologies, what their capabilities are and how they can be immensely beneficial now and in the future.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, solar power, rooftop solar, markets and pricing, electric utilities

Goldman agrees -- solar will soon dominate electric power

The cost of solar power installations and energy storage batteries are going to fall, and keep falling, according to cleantech analysts from Goldman. That of course is another ‘yes’ vote supporting other predictions that solar will soon rule the electricity sector.   More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid strategy, smart grid markets, Google, Nest, energy storage,

How Google's disdain for utilities could ruin its Nest acquisition

When Google attempted to move into the home energy management space a few years ago, it first tried to work with utilities but rejected that approach when it decided utilities were too balkanized. Guest author Tom Osterhus explains in detail why that may have been a bad strategy. And he has several insights to share about energy storage and time-of-use pricing.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, customer engagement, Silver Spring Networks, customer education, electric utilities

Utilities: Here's a proven consumer engagement tool you can tap into

Customers who know more about electric power generally appreciate their utilities more. But how do you get there? Invest a lot of money in consumer energy literacy programs and educational resources? Fortunately, there is a cost-effective and proven solution: the Power Over Energy customer literacy campaign. Read on to learn more about it.  More >>












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