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SF6 replacements: switching how we think about power transmission

The effort to replace this potent greenhouse gas in switchgear could also open the door to a new reliable, cost-effective and greener option for electricity transmission. In a post last year, I discussed how the T&D industry can combine economic ...

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Cisco Critical Warning

During a recent WikiLeaks dump of CIA cyber-vulnerability exploits a vulnerability in Cisco’s IOS software that was disclosed and it has resulted in the company releasing a critical warning to its Catalyst customers. The vulnerability allows an ...

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Are you prepared for the transformation?

Are you prepared for the transformation?

DNV GL identifies the complex dynamics underway in the industry as the transformation of players (both established and new), energy solutions, and decisive financing. Identities must be redefined. Trends must be acknowledged and evaluated. Will you b ...

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Cybersecurity and IT Security are NOT the same thing

Cybersecurity isn’t about one threat or one firewall issue on one computer. It's about getting a bigger perspective on what's going on in an IT environment. To keep your company safe from attackers you must look at more than the technical issues ...

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The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

The two minute energy opinion - Which technology trends in renewables gives you reason to be optimistic about 2017?

Looking back at 2016, it can be easy to get distracted by all the news about politics. In the realm of technology, things are nonetheless progressing at a rapid speed – for example, many positive developments have continued to gather speed in th ...

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IT Policies and Procedures

When creating Policies and Procedures it can be difficult to know where to start.  Some companies have templates to help in detailing the Policies and Procedures, but remember, the goal is always to get something that is easily understood into the h ...

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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

What is a Low Impact BES? A simple definition of a facility rated as Low Impact to the Bulk Electric System Systems (BES) is a system that is not categorized as being High or Medium Impact.  At a high level, the Bulk Electric System is: The ...

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Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging is one of the latest developments to spark global interest in the world of electric mobility. The concept sounds as simple as it is attractive – simply drive your vehicle over a charging plate, and it starts charging itself. ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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