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Posts posted in January 2012

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KEMA analysis: LED costs dropping

What can energy efficiency programs tell us about the cost of LEDs? Recent analysis of program data at one utility shows LED costs are dropping. KEMA reviewed two years of invoices and specification sheets from more than 50 paid screw-in lamp proje ...

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Can your entity meet ERCOT compliance requirements?

Can your entity meet ERCOT compliance requirements?

Scheduling entities and transmission operators within the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region are subject to protocol compliance audits. Texas Reliability Entity, Inc. (Texas RE) monitors compliance with ERCOT Protocols and Operating ...

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How advanced metering has rocked the utility revenue protection world

Utility revenue protection activities are not like they used to be. Advancements in meter technology, reading, and data collection have had a major impact on revenue protection department operations, and for some utilities, present opportunities for ...

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Managing supplier risk for smart grid implementation

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Utilities contemplate investments of tens to hundreds of millions of dollars for the procurement of advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart grid systems. Their objectives vary from power system opti ...

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PV effects on distribution systems

PV effects on distribution systems

Distributed generation (DG) is being implemented across the nation's electric grid in ever-expanding ways. During the last few years alone, we have seen major increases in grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) DG. Nearly 1 GW of installed PV capacity is n ...

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Power system automation drives the need for smart grid

As more devices are implemented throughout the power system, the amount of information exchange increases, as well as the demands on transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure. Utilities not only face the challenge to process data into pr ...

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Overcome smart grid interoperability testing challenges

Testing a smart grid product for compatibility and compliance with existing standards and specifications often involves only the product and associated test equipment in a sterile environment. To realize the smart grid vision, networks, systems, prod ...

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