Steve Catanach – AMFC Executive Summary and Takeaways
Steve Catanach, Executive Sponsor for the Advanced Meters Fort Collins project, discusses the project, and what it took to bring together the perfect team of collaborative partners to execute this very ambitious advanced metering upgrade.
Vegetation Management Along Electric Utility Line Using GPS
Carl Livingood, President of GeoSpatial Innovations explains vegetation management along electric utility line using GPS. GeoSpatial Innovations provide field solutions for electric, natural gas and utilities. Before Carl goes out the to field, he's pulling the network locations of poles and electric wires from the GIS and making that available in the field.
Trees that grow near power lines can be dangerous and cause power outages. In fact, trees are involved in nearly 30 percent of all power outages. To prevent dangerous situations and avert outages, Consumers Energy trims and removes trees on a regular, rotating schedule. For more information, visit http://www.consumersenergy.com/forestry
Power system optimization for large industrials. How do large industrial plants save money on optimizing their front-end systems? By merging two technologies: medium voltage arc resistant switchgear and the electronically triggered fault current limiter (switch) into the medium voltage distribution system. Learn how these two technologies offer tremendous cost-saving opportunities. For more information on this topic, download the free white paper: MV system design: A...
Editorial Director Rick Bush discusses utilities' investments in innovation as they must do more with less and move to a smarter grid. For the associated photo gallery, see Advanced Technologies in Line Monitoring