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North American Power Education newsletter | April 2018

Power Update


Investing in assets

Recent indicators show investment trends in T&D infrastructure are up and will continue to expand for the next decade. Digital technology has paved the way for a new emphasis in technologically enhanced asset management schemes. These schemes are designed to provide utilities with end-to-end asset tracking. Investments in asset management are streamlining operations, lowering maintenance costs and reducing risks to reliability, while adding resiliency, and are the next logical step in the digitization of the grid.


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There is no shortage of business buzzwords to describe the impact of our economy’s shift to an interconnected, data-driven information age. Central to this discussion for utilities is the application of more advanced analytics to improve utility business operations. So, how are utilities prioritizing today’s technology investments regarding the adoption of advanced utility analytics? 

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A consortium consisting of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science & Technology Directorate (S&T), transformer manufacturing company ABB Inc., CenterPoint Energy Inc. and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) have developed a prototype new transformer that could replace a damaged or destroyed transformer in about a week instead of several months, to prevent sustained power outages. 


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Free, six-part series that dives into the safety, reliability, durability and efficiency of power transformers for a stronger, smarter and greener grid. 

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White papers

Software solutions and cloud services will play a key role in successful integration of renewables to the power grid, while increasing real-time reliability and economic efficiency of generation and transmission investments. Better cooperation between regulatory entities and more efficient long-term plans are needed to coordinate future generation and transmission investments.

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ABB Conversations

Lowering transit system utility bills starts with understanding how they’re calculated

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Feeding the data beast: Keeping up with the exponential growth of data

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How the hard-won lessons of IT are helping IIoT leapfrog to a better state of security

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Connecting the unconnected: Bringing global industry into the autonomous age

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May 28-June 1
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EEI Conference
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