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Smart Grid


Implications of smart grid development, projects, and policies for the power industry

The Growth of Renewables Calls for Scalable Approaches to OT System and Device Integration

Reports from U.S. agencies indicate the use of renewable energy continues to grow. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, the U.S. consumed a record amount of renewable energy in…



Microgrids with Propane-Fueled Backup Systems Deliver Reliable, Resilient Power

With the increased value of distributed capacity in various energy markets, there is a growing demand for generators in microgrids, which are local energy systems that can be disconnected from…


Three Cybersecurity Steps Integral to Building a Better Grid

In January, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) launched its new Building a Better Grid initiative. The DoE’s stated intention for the program is to create a more robust transmission…


Why Smarter Grids Start with Mesh Networks and Open Standards

Smart grids have been with us for over a decade. But for many power industry stakeholders, they’re associated almost exclusively with smart meters. Remote meter reading is certainly a compelling…


Improving Power Networks: How Smarter Grids and a New Generation of Electricity Can Prevent Blackouts

Power networks today face two major challenges: aging infrastructure and complex intermittent power flows caused by the worldwide transition from fossil-based fuels to zero-carbon resources. With some of the world’s…


Innovative Device Brings Fault-Testing to the Edge of the Grid, Improving Power System Reliability

S&C Electric Co., an employee-owned company with global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, rolled out an innovative solution designed to mitigate nuisance outages for power customers located on the grid edge.…