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Energy efficiency a cost-effective way to mitigate winter power outages – ACEEE

A new report released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) states that energy efficiency is a cost-effective way for utilities in the US to address cold-weather electricity challenges.

New Jersey utility addresses power outages with ‘TripSaver’ initiative

JCP&L is installing automated reclosing devices on its distribution lines to reduce the frequency and duration of power outages.

Pennsylvania utility installs sensors to address power outages

In a press statement, the utility firm said it integrated the new technology into its network to lower power outages. The system comprises smart grid...

Iberdrola reduces power outages by 18% in regional Spain

In Europe, Spain's largest utility Iberdrola claims that it has improved its service quality for customers in the Castilla-La Mancha area by 18% due...

Brazil’s power outages push case for smart grid technology

In South America, Brazil's energy suppliers are under pressure as national power grid operator ONS restricted electricity distribution during peak-time this week causing outages in...

Enhancing customer service during power outages

[img:UI_0.jpg| ]New Haven, CT, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- February 29, 2008 – The United Illuminating Company (UI), a U.S.-based electric transmission and distribution utility, recently implemented Oracle® Utilities Network Management System to automate and streamline its call management process during power outages. UI is also using Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Database and PeopleSoft Enterprise Financial Management.

Energy programme will help prevent power outages

Comverge Inc. has announced the roll-out of CoolSentry™, a free service offered to businesses and residents in its immediate area of operation. Participation in the programme reduces electricity consumption during peak demand periods through remote conservation cycling of central AC units.

CoolSentry is Comverge's new consumer brand for its load control programmes – over 5 million Comverge load control devices are deployed in utility-based programmes throughout the US. When supply problems are expected the regional power system operator alerts Comverge, and the company sends paging signals to small outdoor CoolSentry devices connected to central AC compressors, instructing them to cycle off.

Florida Power ranks high on performance in responding to outages

Based on performance data recently filed with the Florida Public Service Commission, Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has been ranked among the best...

Severe drought crippling Brazil’s power sector

Brazil’s power sector will record imbalances between generation and demand due to the severe drought that is affecting the region

Hurricane Ida wreaks havoc on New Orleans power supply

All eight transmission lines that deliver power into the New Orleans area are currently out of service due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Ida.

Three barriers to India’s power sector resilience and how to address them

A new report released by the Rocky Mountain Institute explores the resilience of the Indian power sector to climate change and provides recommendations on how to build a secure and reliable grid.

Smart metering and power line communications

Smart metering with two-way communications provides the critical foundation for establishing a smart grid - Networked Energy Systems.