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The Smart Grid and Natural Disasters

Each new large-scale natural disaster delivers its own unique cocktail of heartache and damage, but the need to modernize the electrical grid is a common denominator—growing only more glaring with each new setback.More than 8 million people along...

Posted December 13, 2012    

Managing the Magnitude of the Smart Grid

The envisioned, next-generation smart grid is an evolution that builds on decades of accumulated engineering lessons learned to make the ways that we deliver and receive electricity more intelligent, robust and reliable. But utilities, industry,...

Posted October 1, 2012    

Paving The Way For Technology Innovation and Market Growth

Standards over the boundaries of international boundaries, increase technical evolution and help vendors and users wisely plan infrastructure/product roadmaps. So, by paving the way for innovations to be more cost-effectively developed and...

Posted June 21, 2012    

Can the Utility Industry Keep Its Momentum?

The necessity of modernizing the world’s electricity-delivery grids has captured worldwide consensus over the last decade, and important and informative strides toward that goal have been taken around the globe.But, as we enter a critical period of...

Posted May 3, 2012    

Why Smart Grid Technology-testing Standards are critical

In the last four years, a great deal of time, creativity, engineering and sweat have been invested in jumpstarting Smart Grid rollout in the United States. A lot of money, too.To a large extent, the U.S. research-and-development dollars that have...

Posted March 2, 2012    

The Value of Government Involvement in Standards Development

Very early on, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized the direct, cause-and-effect linkages among consensus-based standards development, seamless interoperability across the interstate electricity grid and the historic, far-ranging potential...

Posted February 1, 2012    

Toward 2 Way Powerflow on the Smartgrid

 In the rush to realize some of the Smart Grid’s promise today, there looms the risk ofminimizing or at least delaying some of its long-term potential good.Through Smart Grid rollout over decades, the world could bring reliable...

Posted December 6, 2011    

Interoperability Puts Smartgrid Engineers, Stakeholders on the Same Page

Until work intensified around the Smart Grid over the last three years, engineers in power systems, communications and information technology (IT) did not have much reason to talk with one another. And, even if they had, they would not have been...

Posted October 7, 2011    

Boosting Electricity Reliability and Availability via Microgrids

In addition to reducing carbon footprint, empowering customers to more cost-efficiently manage their energy usage and fueling new business opportunities, the Smart Grid offers tremendous promise in terms of improving the reliability and availability...

Posted September 9, 2011    

The Smart Grid’s Cyber-Security Questions

The stakes are steep. The challenge is nuanced and evolving. And, at this point, there areat least as many as questions as there are answers about how the job should be carriedout.Together, those factors make cyber-security one of the most talked-...

Posted August 3, 2011    

Smart Grid Data Management Provides New Challenges For Industry

Overlaying the power grid with a communications and control network will provide utilities with terrific new business capabilities. The Smart Grid figures to enable utilities to more effectively offset service theft, to monitor for and blunt the...

Posted June 30, 2011    

Sharing Lessons Learned in the Global Smart Grid Movement

The promise of the Smart Grid is defined differently in different parts of the world, but the lessons learned in realizing that promise in the various markets are being globally shared—through standards development.   Utilities, manufacturers,...

Posted May 25, 2011