Tag Archives: Smart Grid

Grid Security

Survey finds cyberstrikes are #1 concern of utilities In Utility Dive’s fourth annual State of the Electric Utility Survey, more than 600 utility professionals named cyber and physical security the most pressing concern for their companies, with 72% saying it is either “important” or “very important” today. Whereas security issues ranked sixth among utility concerns […]

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Upgridding Illinois

State kicks off ambitious ‘utility of the future’ process The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved a process yesterday called “NextGrid” to begin building what it calls “a smarter, more dynamic electric system that allows for greater customer choice and control.” This means more advanced technologies—rooftop solar, electric vehicles, and energy storage—will be deployed at scale due to Illinois’ […]

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Outages, But Also Advances

Hurricane Matthew leaves damage; Smart Grid shows promise  Despite its unpredictable path and a nonetheless damaging imprint, Hurricane Matthew’s effect on the Southeastern United States could be a sign of improvements in utilities infrastructure as well as an indicator of the promise for recent implementations of Smart Grid technology. As of Monday, October 10, Matthew, […]

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NEMA keeps the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts going

Stormy weather did not deter the crowd at the National Electrical Manufacturers Association‘s Hurricane Sandy: Rebuild Smart event on June 13th, which aimed to present disaster preparation and improvement in the power grid. Speaking at the event were NEMA CEO Evan R. Gaddis and New York Representative Peter King. Both men stressed the importance of […]

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GE and Systems Control form partnership to provide electrical grid services

GE Grid Automation and Systems Control, a GE customer, announced that they have signed a letter of intent to form a strategic relationship designed to provide utility and industrial customers in North America with a “complete, modular packaged solution that can be ‘dropped in’ to new or existing distribution electrical grid infrastructures.” According to GE, […]

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Over 600 million lose power in India after three power grids collapse

Three regional power grids in New Delhi, India failed Tuesday, leaving 620 million people without electricity for several hours in what has become the world’s largest blackout. Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde blamed the crisis on states taking more than their allotted share of electricity, which is supplied by the government. This failure, which followed […]

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GE demonstrates grid modernization technologies at utilities trade show

This week, the Digital Energy business of GE will demonstrate grid modernization technologies at DistribuTECH 2012 in San Antonio, Tex. DistribuTECH is one of the largest technology tradeshows for utilities in North America. GE is showcasing the grid modernization technologies that meet 21st century energy challenges such as increasing energy demand and aging infrastructure. “From […]

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IEEE holds online conference on green technologies

The IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) recently held its first fully-virtual, online event in late September with professionals worldwide participating in 12 separate sessions dedicated to the latest advances in energy-efficient  communications and green technologies. Webcast internationally to attendees and then published at IEEE Xplore, the first annual IEEE Online Conference on Green Communications (GreenCom ’11) […]

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