Transforming the way we live and work, the Internet of Things (IoT) allows you to connect and monitor assets from virtually anywhere for almost any industry.
We are servants of the public and we are also members of that public, people who are served by others in places such as retail stores, gas stations, supermarkets and government offices.
In today's world, it seems that technology supports every facet of our life and business. Despite proven results, many are still hesitant to adopt some of the technological advancements available, specifically for business operations.
On a muggy July day in the mid-Atlantic, an independent system operator (ISO) requested additional capacity from a partner utility to meet increased demand.
For as long as the electrical grid has existed, there have been numerous outages caused by wildlife such as birds, snakes, raccoons and squirrels.
Electrical substations present many unique challenges, ranging from theft, vandalism and safety concerns to complying with increasingly enforced regulations from the National Electrical Reliability Commission's (NERC) Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) program.
Physical protection of electrical substations is more critical than guarding against copper theft. Recent terrorist attacks on substations and the potential for simultaneous attacks across the US puts the entire country at risk for power interruption.
Public and private utilities in the developed world face many challenges. The components of the power grid are getting older and need regular predictive maintenance (PdM) to keep them running efficiently and to avoid costly and dangerous failures.
Weather-related power outages have doubled since 2003 at an annual cost of $20 billion to $55 billion, and 147 million customers have lost power since 2003, an average of 15 million each year.
My family gave me another incredible gift recently. My youngest son and his wife surprised us with the announcement that my wife and I would once again be grandparents.
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AEP’s Meter Socket Jumper offers a safe and easy means of bypassing a meter socket. The Socket Jumper can be used with either Ringless or Ring style Meters.
AE Product’s Meter Socket Converter (CNV) converts various Meter Forms to fit the desired application. 14S, 15S or 16S Socket to accept 2S Meter. Optional features available.
AEP’s Service Disconnect Adapter disconnects customer load but maintains power to the electronic meter. The meter maintains reading and communications links for AMR/AMI operations while only disabling the load side.