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As the Smart Grid moves from concept to reality, it will not be business-as-usual for the world’s electric utilities. The utility sector will change more in the next 10 years than it has in the past 50 years. This section will lead you to the articles, discussions, white papers and resources to prepare for this tsunami of change.

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Snag your copy of our latest eBook: The Ultimate Guide to AMI

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Developed with leading industry experts, SGN's new eBook offering is a full-scale, start-to-finish, everything-including-the-kitchen-sink compendium of AMI best practices, lessons learned and future directions. Don't miss it; click to download your free copy.

Data analytics buying guide part 1: What's in Big Data for you?

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Why is Big Data such a Big Deal for electric utilities? Because many are starting to use advanced analytics software to turn the volumes of data streaming in from smart grid technologies into actionable business intelligence. In part one of our new buying guide, you'll discover some of the benefits they're seeing - including just-released results from Oncor's ambitious analytics initiative with IBM.

Strategic Asset Management: A Primer for Electric Utilities

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Utilities are now getting much more data about their equipment via meters, sensors and other intelligent devices and seeing the benefits of software that can pull together all that information and make sense of it. As a result, strategic asset management is entering its next phase, which is the focus of our latest eBook developed with the experts at UTILICASE. Download the free eBook to learn how your utility can glean the benefits of advanced analytics to develop a more strategic asset care program.

Electronomics: Reinventing electricity

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In the years after Edison brought forth Electricity 1.0, we continued to invent new ways to harness electricity to improve comfort, convenience and connectedness. Now as we move toward Electricity 2.0, the challenge is to combine updated technology with updated policy to enable not only better living, but better working as well. That's because Electricity 2.0 is directly tied to commerce and global competitiveness - and in this first segment of our new Electronomics series we'll explore the very interesting path that got us here.

A "perfect storm" that's good news. (Falling prices on comms and sensing)

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Prices for sensors like distribution transformer monitors have been falling dramatically for some time, enough to warrant utilities taking another look at their grid monitoring plans. They may be able to afford far more than they think to shore up their systems’ performance.

Britain: So what if solar is bankrupting Germany? Bring it on!

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The United Kingdom has announced its first strategy dedicated to solar and it is an ambitious one. Unfortunately, supporters of the plan seem to be ignoring the disastrous results of that approach elsewhere in Europe. And its potential for destabilizing the grid is far from the only concern.

When utilities fight back: PSEG to New Jersey regulators: If you're so smart, you fix it!

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The CEO of New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is exasperated with regulators and he’s not shy about saying so. Why? He’s having a hard time understanding why they have not approved the utility’s $3.9 billion grid hardening proposal, most of which would be used to strengthen facilities damaged by recent storms. Click for details.

The cost of a smart grid? In Illinois, it's $3 per customer per month

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ComEd has filed a proposal for a rate increase to recover initial investments in its ambitious grid modernization effort. If your utility is considering rate adjustments, it would be well worth the time to read how ComEd presents its program and communicates its benefits.

The top 3 U.S. utilities for Twitter and mobile apps. (Would you have guessed Memphis?)

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A new report ranks utilities according to their ability to use social media and create compelling mobile applications. It also underscores the need for utilities to get up to speed with social media if they hope to communicate effectively with their customers.

Solyndra be damned: DOE plans massive loan program for renewables

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Many industry observers may have thought the DOE loan program was quietly scuttled after Solyndra, which received a federal loan guarantee, went bankrupt. But the program is back in business with new loans expected as soon as year end. Get the details inside.

Lessons learned from North America's top smart grid

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Chattanooga’s smart grid has been widely hailed as North America’s most robust. Ever wonder how they did it? Guest authors from Chattanooga utility EPB and Schneider Electric share the details of the initiative’s continuing success, and include helpful advice and lessons learned along the way.

The future of energy storage in Europe. (Subsidies? A boom in Germany?)

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A European conference revealed a growing interest in energy storage for several reasons, including to help boost the adoption of solar power, and new regulations to make energy storage less difficult and expensive. And it also indicated that some observers in the region expect an energy storage boom in Germany.

Three cybersecurity resources you can put to work NOW

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NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel offers several useful resources to help utilities respond to the increasing number of cyber threats they face. Among them are a cybersecurity users guide and a webinar coming up later this week. Read on to get the details.

Utility CIOs: How you stack up against other industries

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has released the results of a worldwide survey conducted with CIOs from several different industries. It’s interesting because it reveals how utility CIOs see themselves and how their thinking compares with counterparts in other industries. And you can learn how to raise your Digital IQ.

Why California's new building code is good for Google (but dangerous for utilities)

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It appears that California’s new building energy efficiency standards will have primarily good implications for utilities. They are expected to eventually have a better way to reap the benefits of automated demand response, for example. But there are dangers, too. Click to get the details.

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