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2014 – Issue 2

In depth: Water, energy and the smart city – a US perspective

Intelligent management of a city and the shared resources of that city is progressively becoming a reality as increased communication and data analysis is included in a city’s infrastructure. What challenges are being overcome...
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In depth: Grid resilience to cyber and physical attack tested: GridEx II

Testing of the resilience of the US grid against cyber and physical attacks was the purpose behind GridEx II. Key outcomes included the need to continue building on communication across the industry, improve on...

In depth: Assessing the potential for smart grid in emerging markets

Briefly put: Smart Grid investment in emerging markets will outpace that of developed countries, yet smart grid readiness and benefits still vary from country to country. Currently, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe; and...

System metering as an additional strategic tool for reducing commercial losses

System metering can make a significant difference not only to managing, operational losses but also to identifying non-technical losses. A 2008 World Bank draft report indicates that the median utility in sub-Saharan Africa gets paid...

Karachi embracing smart technology

Briefly put: The introduction of smarter processes, a completely new level of engagement with stakeholders, and targeted investment has made K-Electric profitable for the first time in more than 17 years. K-Electric Limited (KE), previously...

In depth: Metering communication – Don’t bet on the wrong standards

Examines the role of current interoperability standards and calls into question whether these are truly interoperable. Examining PRIME, G3-PLC, and OSGP and determining whether the interoperability is truly across the entire system, or just...

The new energy dynamic and the increasing need for smart meters

Rising energy and infrastructure costs, plus the growth of renewables driving system balancing issues, are increasing the need, from that originally perceived, for a GB smart meter rollout. Examining the challenge of system balancing...

Is technology the key to the utility industry transformation?

By Sharelynn Moore, Itron Briefly put: Over 50 percent of utility executives and customers questioned in a recent survey feel utilities are operationally inefficient. They all, however, believe that technology is the key to greater...

Powering communications with TLI batteries

Smart meter applications require some kind of power engine that enables the meter to communicate with the utility and – ultimately – the consumer. Tadiran’s new TLI battery is an ideal solution. Some smart electricity...

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