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The SCADA Security Challenge

    The SCADA Security Challenge

          By Chris Stoneff, Vice President of Technical Management, Lieberman Software Corporation One of the less well-known aspects of information technology – but arguably one of

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3 Steps to Securing Your Utility

    3 Steps to Securing Your Utility

  By Gabe Authier, Senior Product Manager, Tripwire   In June 2017, the radiation monitoring system at Ukraine’s Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant went offline due to the Petya cyberattack. Several Ukrainian ministries, banks,

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New Electricity Market Analysis Platform for Renewable Energy Developed By Rocky Mountain Institute

    New Electricity Market Analysis Platform for Renewable Energy Developed By Rocky Mountain Institute

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and its Business Renewables Center (BRC) have created and recently launched a new software tool, the BRC Market Analysis Platform.  Designed to assist buyers and developers

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Zero Tolerance for Equipment Failure? GE’s Test System Can Help Provide Confidence

    Zero Tolerance for Equipment Failure? GE’s Test System Can Help Provide Confidence

The U.S. does not shy away from new technologies and innovations. With a strong innovative culture, the country was early adopters of commercial aeroplanes and the pioneer of futuristic, more

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Utility Post Exclusive: Q&A with Southern California’s Economic Development Consultant

    Utility Post Exclusive: Q&A with Southern California’s Economic Development Consultant

Tell us about your role at Southern California Edison (SCE) and how long you have been at the company? My role at SCE is to attract, retain and increase the

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What’s Better Than Saving Money? Saving the Planet

    What’s Better Than Saving Money? Saving the Planet

Why utilities should start focusing on the environmental benefits of saving energy If we were to gather up energy efficiency program marketing materials from a sampling of utilities across the country

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Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

    Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

The data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency is massive. According to the latest U.S. Data Center Energy Usage Report published last year that examines data from 2014, data

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Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

    Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Ten years ago, the landscape was very different. Driverless cars were just something you saw in sci-fi films. We didn’t have film streaming services (can you even imagine a life

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Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

    Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Originally published by the Rocky Mountain Institute – view here. The regional power-grid operator Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has quietly become a leader in renewable energy, and recent improvements to its

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Five Reasons Your Company Should Buy Off-site Renewables in 2017

    Five Reasons Your Company Should Buy Off-site Renewables in 2017

Originally published by the Rocky Mountain Institute – view here. Corporate interest in renewable energy is skyrocketing as companies realize that off-site projects can offer the flexibility and scale necessary to

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Innovations In The US Solar Industry That Will Impact 2017

  Innovations In The US Solar Industry That Will Impact 2017

The solar industry has come a long way from its early roots at the turn of the last century. Early

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New Jersey’s Best Kept Secret: Low-Cost Power

  New Jersey’s Best Kept Secret: Low-Cost Power

Originally published by Sentinel Data Centers – view here. New Jersey is often perceived to be a high power cost

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Utilities Reaching Out Through Analytics

  Utilities Reaching Out Through Analytics

By Carl Weinschenk Building management systems, energy management systems and similar software-based tools and platforms clearly create efficiencies and save

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8 tips for preventing ransomware

  8 tips for preventing ransomware

by John Zorabedian Chances are you know someone, or some organization, who has suffered a ransomware attack – it could

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The Path to Energy Resilience

  The Path to Energy Resilience

  Energy Resilience re·sil·ience: The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. The capacity to

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What Are ‘Hybrid Grids’, A Brief Primer

  What Are ‘Hybrid Grids’, A Brief Primer

I want to explain to you the widely used and often misunderstood term ‘hybrid grids’, what do people actually mean

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Reducing Energy Consumption Through Leading Edge Submetering Technology

  Reducing Energy Consumption Through Leading Edge Submetering Technology

Paul Mertes, CircuitMeter Reducing Energy Consumption Energy conservation and carbon reduction are being adopted as broad public policy goals in

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Las Vegas Utilities Really Don’t Want the Strip to Go Solar

  Las Vegas Utilities Really Don’t Want the Strip to Go Solar

by Daniel Hernandez The glittering Las Vegas strip is not an obvious model for energy conservation. Yet hidden above the glowing Eiffel

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Few clouds in that blue sky for utilities

  Few clouds in that blue sky for utilities

by Kathleen Wolfe Davis The clouds—however you may define it—has morphed most of the modern world, but utilities are still

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5 key ingredients for a successful AMI rollout

  5 key ingredients for a successful AMI rollout

AMI rollout BY NICK PAYTON Is the smart grid yesterday’s news? As REV, rates, and distributed energy resources have soared

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5 Ways the Internet of Things will improve the energy sector

  5 Ways the Internet of Things will improve the energy sector

by Robert Spence Reduction in energy demands In 2016 and beyond, the Internet of Things (IoT) will greatly change the

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High-Tech Toys for Utilities Aren’t Ready Yet—But Getting Close

  High-Tech Toys for Utilities Aren’t Ready Yet—But Getting Close

High-Tech Toys by Stephen Lacey Electricity consumers have more technology choice than ever before: rooftop solar, batteries, smart appliances and

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Smart Water Meter Adoption Rates On The Rise

  Smart Water Meter Adoption Rates On The Rise

By Sara Jerome. Smart Water Meter A major survey of utility executives shows that smart water meter adoption rates are

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6 Things Your California Water Utility Should Do Right Now, The Heck with El Niño

  6 Things Your California Water Utility Should Do Right Now, The Heck with El Niño

R.F. Hemphill El Niño It seems a bit strange, I will admit, to sit here writing about water shortages and

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