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Distribution Automation: Solving the Puzzle

Distribution Automation: Solving the Puzzle

When it comes to distribution automation (DA), pulling together a comprehensive solution is like...

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How One Rural Electric Co-op Gets the Jump on Power Outages

How One Rural Electric Co-op Gets the Jump on Power Outages

The dispersed population of most cooperatives presents unique challenges in servicing members. One...

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4 Takeaways from DistribuTECH 2019

4 Takeaways from DistribuTECH 2019

We spent last week in New Orleans at the #DistribuTECH2019 conference in New Orleans (and yes, the...

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How Real-Time Data Drives Smart Meter Deployments

How Real-Time Data Drives Smart Meter Deployments

Utilities that embark on long-term projects such as deploying meters often face resource...

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A Super Bowl of Power Quality

A Super Bowl of Power Quality

Each year as the Super Bowl approaches, the conversations around power quality begin to peak. Well,...

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Why Distribution Automation Can’t Be Ignored

Why Distribution Automation Can’t Be Ignored

Chances are, you already know you should eat at least three cups of vegetables and a couple of cups...

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10 Reasons to Choose Power Line Communication For Your AMI Job

10 Reasons to Choose Power Line Communication For Your AMI Job

I consider myself to be a reasonably adept DIY guy around the house. In the process of completing a...

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Protecting Overhead Lines: Why Transient Faults Matter and How to Minimize Them

Protecting Overhead Lines: Why Transient Faults Matter and How to Minimize Them

For residential customers, momentary outages may be just an annoyance, a reason to reprogram the...

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How To Select the Right Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Technology

How To Select the Right Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Technology

Rural electric cooperatives provide power for one in every eight Americans and provide power to...

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Early Leak Detection Made Simple with Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors

Early Leak Detection Made Simple with Underground Acoustic Leak-Detection Sensors

In 2017, Orlando residents saw firsthand the negative effects of what could happen when a...

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Live from AWWA: Latest Leak-Detection Trends

Live from AWWA: Latest Leak-Detection Trends

At AWWA ACE18, Dave Rubin, director of product management, and Josh Chaise, vice president of...

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6 AMI Benefits Beyond Billing for Gas Utilities

6 AMI Benefits Beyond Billing for Gas Utilities

Now what? In the past, you had one data point each month from your manual or drive-by reads. Now...

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Four Factors Driving Load Control Programs

Four Factors Driving Load Control Programs

Direct load control programs, which involve remotely switching consumer loads on and off, are a key...

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What Utilities Want and Need From Software and Analytics

What Utilities Want and Need From Software and Analytics

Aclara recently released AclaraONE™ (One Network for Everyone), a next-generation SaaS solution...

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3 Steps to Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

3 Steps to Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

This is the time of the year for ghouls, goblins, and things that go bump in the night. Of all the...

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