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    Power to protect
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    A combination of approaches allows data related to each transformer to be classified into one of several predefined classifications or states: normal, monitor, service, stable, replace and risk identified.
    Digital Innovations

    Duke Energy's Hybrid Approach to AI

    May 16, 2023
    Duke Energy’s hybrid model of engineered analytics and ML has proven to be an excellent but imperfect tool — more accurate than either pure AI/ML tools or engineered analytics...
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    Many DERs deployed in the past either did not have communication capabilities or used proprietary communications where there was limited ability to understand if they met various requirements or provided the cybersecurity protections needed.
    Distributed Energy Resources

    A Look At IEEE Standards For DERs And The Grid

    May 16, 2023
    With the growing use of distributed energy resources comes growing considerations in cybersecurity, communications and interconnections.
    Fifteen DMACC students enrolled in the first Electric Utility course session offered using the digital training materials, and the class size will double in the fall of 2023.
    Electric Utility Operations

    Augmented Reality Training in Line Work

    May 15, 2023
    MidAmerican Energy partners with community college to launch augmented reality training.
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    Electric Utility Operations

    Spotlight on the Line Trade: Randi Blaser

    May 11, 2023
    Line work runs in the family for Randi Blaser, who has both a mom and a dad who worked in the trade.
    Wind Turbines Phase 1 & 2 Project around the Lam Takong Jolabha Vadhana Reservoir.

    Thailand Harnesses Wind Energy Potential

    May 10, 2023
    Thailand’s EGAT installs a wind-hydrogen hybrid system with fuel cell technology at the Lam Takong Jolabha Vadhana power plant.

    More content from May 2023

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    Utilities clearly have an incentive to encourage customers to switch to EVs. They offer a tremendous growth opportunity.

    AES Indiana Powers The Future of Transportation

    May 8, 2023
    The utility partnered with Motor to accelerate electric vehicle adoption in its service territory by offering a unique program to residential customers.
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    Smart Utility

    Community Engagement Essential to Building Puerto Rico Grid Resilience

    May 4, 2023
    The importance of community is at the forefront in Puerto Rico. With a massive reconstruction of the grid underway, it is not just about replacing poles and lines, but re-designing...
    Agricultural regions of REA’s service territory tend to have high seasonal loads from grain dryers. This image shows grain bins in one of these regions. Photo by Runestone Electric Association.
    For REA, GRE and other Midwest utilities exploring green ammonia applications, intriguing possibilities exist for collaboration with agricultural entities and fertilizer companies on ammonia production, storage, transport and use.

    How Zero-Carbon Ammonia Reduces Costs

    May 3, 2023
    Runestone Electric and Great River Energy work with University of Minnesota researchers on the use of portable, ammonia-fueled engines to defer costs.
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    Chattanooga EPB Microgrid Serves Emergency Response Center

    May 2, 2023
    A microgrid at the Chattanooga police and fire administrative headquarters provides continuity and ensures a swift response in emergencies.
    F gas-free Blue GIS in Norwegian substation. Courtesy of Siemens Energy.
    SF gas-free Blue GIS in Norwegian substation. Courtesy of Siemens Energy.

    The Power Grid’s Gas Problem

    April 18, 2023
    When it comes to combating global climate change, decarbonization is only part of the challenge.
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    Smart Utility

    A Smarter Grid With AI

    April 14, 2023
    Businesses not taking advantage of sophisticated AI enhanced tools will place themselves at a tremendous disadvantage over those who are using them.