August 2016

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Siemens helps Brazil reduce non-technical losses in the electrical power grid

As head of a consortium that includes Itron and Telemont, Siemens is supplying the Brazilian power utility company Eletrobras with smart grid solutions to reduce non- technical losses. To this end, Eletrobras has initiated the Energia + proje

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GE’s Digital Wind Farm unlocks higher production for two aging wind power plants in Japan

GE’s Digital Wind Farm concept extends to a wide variety of existing turbine models, and the apps are also compatible with the company’s new 2 MW and 3 MW wind turbines.

A Georgia Power employee replaces a mechanical meter with a digital "smart" meter in 2009. The meters are a part of the company's smart grid, which is reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. (PRNewsFoto/Georgia Power)

New smart grid technologies mean fewer, shorter power outages for Georgia Power customers

In addition to new smart grid technologies, Georgia Power has invested more than $1 billion over the past five years on equipment and facility improvements including cyber and physical security, modernization of grid protection and control sy

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Power Sector Performance Still Hampered by Transformer Monitoring Inefficiencies

The financial severity of transformer failure is well known to the industry. An extensive service costs more than €100,000, while a replacement transformer can cost up to €4 million.

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ABB to showcase smart technologies for a digital grid at Cigré event in Paris

Another focus area is high-voltage power transmission, where ABB will highlight its MACH control and protection technology for high-voltage direct current (HVDC) and Flexible Alternating Current Systems (FACTS).

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SDG&E To Add More Energy Storage To Improve Regional Reliability

"We were in the process of a competitive solicitation for energy storage and already had completed a pre-evaluation of respondents," said James P. Avery, SDG&E's chief development officer.

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30:  A hard hat sits on the ground at a Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) work site on July 30, 2014 in San Francisco, California. A federal grand jury has added 27 new charges, including obstruction of justice, the criminal case against Pacific Gas and Electric for the 2010 fatal natural gas explosion in San Bruno, California. The new indictment charges PG&E with felonies and replaces a previous indictment of 12 charges related to the utility's safety practices.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PG&E Becomes First Natural Gas Utility to Receive Process Safety Certification

PG&E is also one of the first utilities in the world to hold both the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 55001:2014 and Publicly Available Specification (PAS)55-1: 2008 certifications for its asset management.

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Romeo Power Launches A Brighter Energy Future

At SpaceX, the technology expert spearheaded the development of batteries for the F9 rocket. He also contributed to the development of the Crew Dragon Spacecraft life support systems.

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Trellis Energy Enables NAESB 3.0 Compliance for Natural Gas Pipelines

Over the course of the last year, Trellis worked with a number of multinational pipeline operators to develop a compliant platform.

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ARCOS LLC acquires mobile damage-assessment software provider SAMsix

ARCOS LLC, the North American leader in emergency resource management software for utilities, has acquired SAMsix, an innovator in utility mobile software. The acquisition combines ARCOS’ industry leading abilities to quickly activate and m