Energy Delivery

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March 27, 2012

PECO's intelligent response system improves storm-restoration times and is paying continuing dividends in many aspects of operations.

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March 19, 2012

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recognized PECO as 2012 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for outstanding contributions to energy efficiency through PECO Smart Ideas, the company’s full suite of energy saving programs.

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March 13, 2012

We have to ask ourselves as a utility industry if we can do a better job of creating and building our systems by considering this “unimportant” aspect of design, especially with the emphasis on today’s smart and efficient grid.

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March 12, 2012

Last week’s Insight (see Geomagnetic Storms Could Blow Away the Power Grid: Fixes are Possible When And If We Get Concerned Enough) discussed the potential of impacts of geomagnetic induced currents (GIC) on the power grid. I expressed the opinion that the utility industry usually takes major preventive action only after a disaster strikes, and that we weren’t doing enough to protect the North American grid.

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March 12, 2012

San Diego Gas & Electric and the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, Canada, have released a joint paper to document the incorporation of Privacy by Design into SDG&E's smart grid initiative.

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March 5, 2012

While smart meter developments are taking place in countries like Denmark, Finland and Norway, large scale rollout has been planned in countries such as UK, France, Spain and Portugal to meet the energy targets and environmental policies set by the EU. Currently Sweden and Italy are the only mature markets in Europe.

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March 5, 2012

Are solar flares and geomagnetic storms just more ‘the sky is falling’ scares? Or do we need to take action, and soon?

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February 28, 2012

UK Power Networks installs Lithium-ion battery storage system on a distribution network.

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February 28, 2012

Consumers Energy awarded $6.3 million in incentives in the fourth quarter of 2011 through its Business Solutions program to help Michigan commercial and industrial customers become more energy-efficient.