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Why California's new building code is good for Google (but dangerous for utilities)

It appears that California’s new building energy efficiency standards will have primarily good implications for utilities. They are expected to eventually have a better way to reap the benefits of automated demand response, for example. But there are dangers, too. Click to get the details.

April 18, 2014 / SmartGrid News

Smart grid wins: a first for Tollgrade, a multi-million dollar deal for Pulse Energy

It’s been a huge week for several smart grid companies. Read about an array of projects and developments, including a first in the sensor market, a merger, a multi-million dollar contract and other news from several smart grid sectors.

April 18, 2014 / SmartGrid News

Utility CIOs: How you stack up against other industries

PricewaterhouseCoopers has released the results of a worldwide survey conducted with CIOs from several different industries. It’s interesting because it reveals how utility CIOs see themselves and how their thinking compares with counterparts in other industries. And you can learn how to raise yo...

April 18, 2014 / SmartGrid News

Eleven states generated electricity from nonhydro renewables at double U.S. average

About 6.2% of total U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, up from 5.4% in 2012. But 11 states produced electricity at more than twice the national average from these sources—accounting for between 14% ...

April 18, 2014 / Energy Information Administration - Today in Energy

TradeWind acquires Oklahoma wind farm for $60M

TradeWind Energy has purchased the Osage wind farm project in Oklahoma from renewable energy company NTR for $60 million.

April 17, 2014 / Power Engineering

How Synchrophasors are Bringing the Grid into the 21st Century

Have you ever heard of a synchrophasor? It may sound like a word out of science fiction, but these mailbox-sized devices are already changing the electrical grid as we know it. The grid was born over a century ago, at a time when our needs were simpler and our demand much lower. More complex need...

April 17, 2014 / AOL Energy

GE Digital Energy's Kerry Evans on 145kV GIS

Paul Mauldin of T&D World Magazine interviews Kerry Evans, Director of Strategic Marketing at GE Digital Energy on the 145kV GIS product, part of the high-voltage portfolio.

April 17, 2014 / Transmission and Distribution World

Leidos' Rick Shumard Reminisces About T&D World Editor Rick Bush

Rick Shumard, Vice President of Utility Services at Leidos Engineering, discusses his most memorable experience on a European trip with Rick Bush, Editorial Director, of T&D World Magazine.

April 17, 2014 / Transmission and Distribution World

3M Debuts Sensored Accessories

3M's Alex Davies debuts the company's new sensored accessories, which are highly accurate voltage and current measurement systems for underground systems and medium-voltage distribution.

April 17, 2014 / Transmission and Distribution World

The Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice

3M's Alex Davies introduces the latest product, the Cold Shrink QS4 Integrated Splice.

April 17, 2014 / Transmission and Distribution World

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