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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.

7 serious smart meter security threats that do NOT involve hacking the network

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In the first installment of a two-part series, Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated defines smart meter security risks that don’t involve hacking into the utility network. They do involve the smart meter life cycle itself, and the possible consequences he describes are more than alarming.

Utilities: Borrow from this "civilized" approach to distributed generation

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The heated debate and contention over distributed generation, rooftop solar for example, has resulted in stakeholders taking sides and pounding each other rather than working to solve the problem. The Critical Consumers Issues Forum has released a report that outlines principles for an alternative: collaborative ways to resolve energy challenges, a “civilized” way of doing it.

Four ways utilities can fight back against Google

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There has been plenty of compelling evidence of Google’s intent to take over the electric grid. So Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck’s four recommendations on how utilities can transform themselves and successfully meet that challenge are very timely.

Will GE cash in on its Alstom acquisition? Or repeat its old mistakes?

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GE’s acquisition of Alstom Grid was a surprise for many observers. But now the questions are bubbling up. The big question? Can GE break loose from its previous tendencies and work with its new acquisition to successfully integrate their product lines? There are significant opportunities for GE if it can.

Con Ed will pay customers $150 million to save $1.1 billion

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At a time when flat or falling demand for electric power has been a cause for concern among many, it may be surprising to note that some utilities want to encourage customers to use less. Click to find out why Con Ed wants to give customers incentives to reduce their power consumption.

Three more reasons Google is serious about disrupting the grid

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Google has sparked a lot of discussion and speculation about its plans for the electric grid, specifically how and why it would want to take control of the grid. Read the story for three reasons the Internet giant is indeed serious about it.

Utilities: Take these 4 steps to avoid being crushed by distributed renewables

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Distributed renewable energy generation has been labeled a likely source of “disruptive change” for electric utilities, their “biggest challenge” and more. But there are steps utilities can take to benefit from the renewable energy surge, according to the American Council on Renewable Energy.

Should we be working on a strong grid instead?

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With the number of power outages growing steadily since 1990, is it possible we should be focusing more on a strong and resilient power grid and less on how green it is? Click to read an argument that advocates reliability and strength over other goals.

Putin targets U.S. power grid for attack

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A major hacking campaign has compromised computer systems at over 1,000 utilities in the U.S. and Europe, and some observers believe the attacks are Russian in origin. Read the story for details and to learn what one cybersecurity expert says utilities should be doing (and how much they should be spending) to thwart cyber attacks.

Two massive new revenue opportunities where utilities have a head start (but will they blow it anyway?)

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A new survey from Accenture says more than half of the world’s energy users would consider installing connected-home solutions or solar panels in the next five years. These are massive opportunities for utilities, even if they are risky and challenging. And utilities have natural advantages to capture these new revenue streams that shouldn’t be wasted.

The 3 steps to snagging a multi-billion-dollar "data dividend"

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There is a multi-billion-dollar opportunity electric utilities haven’t caught on to yet: the business value of data. Guest author Gary Wachowicz explains the “data dividend,” what it is, and how utilities can quickly get on board and be competitive.

The value signal that can revolutionize when and where utilities spend their money

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Determining the right time and place to make investments can be a tricky business for utilities, particularly when they don’t know the cost of providing service for each customer. Guest author Tom Osterhus shares some very interesting thoughts about a value signal that could completely change the way utilities determine how and where to make those investments.

Proof that Google intends to take over the power grid

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Google has made very clear its intent to carve out a major space for itself in the home energy management market. And while there has been no public announcement yet, it looks like the search giant also plans to disrupt the utility space. Click to read why we think so.

Distributed Marginal Prices

This whitepaper from Integral Analytics addresses Distributed Marginal Prices, the cost savings accruing across all of the avoided cost categories that exist in the varied and diverse silos of utility value (e.g., supply, ancillary services, bank deferral, line loss mitigation, KVAR support, voltage impacts, customer-specific avoided costs).

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