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    Electric vehicle charging station near an Alaska highway.
    Energy Storage

    EV Battery Strategies For Sub-Freezing Weather

    July 19, 2023
    With electric vehicles on the rise in Alaska, the University of Alaska Fairbanks investigates research questions on EVs in extreme cold temperatures.
    Photo by Salt River Project.
    SRP's Bolster substation battery system uses a series of batteries connected directly to the energy grid. The batteries can be recharged overnight then discharged during peak energy usage periods.
    Energy Storage

    SRP Learns From Past Storage Technology Deployments

    July 17, 2023
    Salt River Project makes new battery investments based on prior experience and hones its operational approach amid Arizona’s growing energy demand.
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    Vegetation Management

    Striving for Sustainability in Vegetation Management

    July 13, 2023
    SMUD achieves ROW Stewardship re-accreditation for its integrated vegetation management program.
    Matt Richardson (right) competes in Duke Energy Florida Lineman’s Rodeo in Winter Garden, Florida.
    Matt Richardson (right) competes in Duke Energy Florida Lineman’s Rodeo in Winter Garden, Florida.
    Electric Utility Operations

    Spotlight on the Line Trade: Matt Richardson

    July 13, 2023
    If Matt Richardson had to do it all over again, he would go into the power industry.
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    Texas’ DER Pilot Program will allow Texans with solar and battery solutions to contribute energy to the Texas grid during new bouts of extreme weather.
    Transmission Reliability

    Virtual Power Plants Could Ease Grid Woes in Lone Star State

    July 11, 2023
    There’s some hot news in Texas: Big innovations to maintain grid reliability are underway.

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    Distributed intelligence-enabled smart meters.
    Data Analytics

    Getting Smart at the Edge: AMI and Distributed Intelligence

    July 10, 2023
    Commonwealth Edison is working to evolve distributed intelligence alongside advanced metering infrastructure.
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    Smart Utility

    Transmission Vegetation Management Transformation Part II

    July 10, 2023
    In part two of this two-part article series, Duke Energy shares how its WorkPASS program has transformed the way it executes vegetation management work.
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    Collaboration Between Trucking and Utilities Is A Must

    July 1, 2023
    Most fleet depots do not have enough electric capacity on site to charge large numbers of EVs, and therefore they will need to have charging infrastructure added to their site...
    Photo by PG&E.
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    PG&E's Predictive Technology for Wildfire Prevention

    July 1, 2023
    The utility has worked with innovation partners to develop and refine a machine learning fire potential index model.
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    Vegetation Management

    Weathering Expanding Power Outages

    June 26, 2023
    AI-driven applications are focusing on reducing the growing problem of power outages.
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    Smart Utility

    The Future Is Nearer

    June 23, 2023
    Manufacturers are offering systems designed specifically for the needs of industrial segments like the power delivery system.
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    Distributed Energy Resources

    Microgrids: Utility Friend or Foe?

    June 23, 2023
    Whether a microgrid is a utility’s friend or foe relies heavily on application and state regulations.