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Grid Modernization for the Future

The Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) is a collaboration across the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to create the modern power grid of the future. It represents a comprehensive effort to help shape the future of our nation’s power grid and solve the challenges of integrating conventional and renewable sources with energy storage and smart buildings. […]

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Grid Modernization: Updating the Way Utilities Work

In 2016, the United States Department of Energy proposed an investment of $3.5 billion over the following decade to modernize our electric grid. Smart grid technology promises to better align energy consumers and suppliers through the use of two-way digital communication. Researchers are now experimenting with smart grid technologies to overcome the shortcomings of the traditional […]

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Assessing the Safety of Utility-Owned Smart Grid Equipment

One of the biggest frontiers in electrical engineering today is the development and implementation of smart grid technology. Fueled by the global demand for greener technologies and alternative fuels, environmentally-friendly smart grid technology has the ability to stimulate stagnated economies and change the way power is delivered to electricity consumers around the world. Smart grid […]

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The Smart Grid Could Hold the Keys to Electric Vehicles

Globally, the use of Electric Vehicles (EV), a key component in the move to achieve overall sustainable urban mobility, is seeing strong growth and reaching record-breaking levels of sales. In anticipation of increasing challenges resulting from climate change and fossil fuel scarcity, utilities are faced with the challenges of decarbonizing electricity generation and meeting the […]

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Renewable energy technologies like solar and wind are delivering a steady stream of new distributed generation concepts and, along with new technologies related to Smart Grid and distributed energy resources, are changing the entire utility business model. Moreover, the build out of 4G and 5G small cell antenna systems that will enable the Internet of […]

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Is Your Community’s Electric Grid Prepared for a Malware Attack?

When you think of malware attacks, images of computers going haywire and networks being disrupted probably come to mind. But a malware attack can affect far more than that. In the Ukraine, an electric grid malware attack was recently discovered as the cause of power outages. Malware can have far-reaching consequences, affecting more than the computers […]

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