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Outage Data Is Everywhere

Social media and nontraditional data sets create transparency of when, why, and where major grid events occur.

Covering a densely populated territory of millions, the emergency response team at Public Service Electric & Gas Co. has seen everything firsthand. In an emergency or even during general operations, nontraditional data like social media and community alerts can provide the event detection, situational awareness and intelligence a utility needs to plan and act quickly. Public Service Electric & Gas Co. (PSE&G) is one of the first utilities in the world to

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