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A Simple ‘Pulse’ Technique to Improve Grid Reliability

In a previous blog item, I discussed the benefits newer technologies are affording to expand feeder segmentation through enhanced communication systems and coordination. However, it is not always possible to deploy the communication infrastructure to support this advanced type of device-to-device coordination because of the speed requirements necessary. It’s particularly problematic, for example, for customers […]

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PEER: Achieving Smart Cities, Utilities, and Campuses

Electric utilities nationwide are facing some very serious challenges—growing electricity demands, rising operational costs, and concern over unpredictable weather. A strong electrical infrastructure is the first step toward achieving a modernized grid, and a standard to build toward can help measure that progress. To fill that gap, Green Business Certification Inc. administers the Performance Excellence […]

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When Solar+Energy Storage Makes Dollars and Sense

S&C generated media attention recently for its completion of one of Ohio’s largest energy-storage projects, in Minster, Ohio. I’d like to explain why this project is so important. It would be simple to cite the fact that, for the first time, a municipal utility combined solar power with energy storage. That’s noteworthy, but the real […]

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