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  • Texas Power Market Heats Up, Along with Risks

    Since the start of the year, the Texas power market has been heating up.  In January, there were signs that this year was going to be different when energy prices in the Electric Reliability...

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  • How Energy Efficiency Saved Pacific Ethanol Nearly $300K Annually

    In the United States, the industrial sector accounts for about one-third of the country’s total energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. On a global scale, this...

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  • No- or Low-Cost Improvements: Energy Efficiency at Blessing Hospital

    Healthcare facilities are one of the top five energy-consuming commercial building types, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. These facilities often have opportunities for no-...

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  • Leidos Receives Patent for AMPLIFY Energy Efficiency Tool

    Leidos Receives Patent for AMPLIFY Energy Efficiency Tool

    Leidos developed AMPLIFY™ -- a tool that enables businesses to identify the energy efficiency savings that offer the best bang for their buck.

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  • Transforming Utility Asset Management with GIS Conflation and Virtual 3D Modeling

    Transforming Utility Asset Management with GIS Conflation and Virtual 3D Modeling

    Many utilities now rely on geographic information system (GIS) data and analytics to identify and plan for maintenance, replacement, and modernization of their aging assets.

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  • How to overcome the system planning challenge

    How to overcome the system planning challenge

    Through advanced distribution planning, utilities can regain control of the planning process and allocate spending to identify those areas that manage the most certain risks.

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  • Utility Asset Management is Evolving: The Three Tools Utilities Need

    Utility Asset Management is Evolving: The Three Tools Utilities Need

    Utilities are looking for technological solutions that will transform their asset management programs, allowing accurate modeling and remote investigation.

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  • Energy Treasure Hunt Uncovers $200K in Savings

    Energy Treasure Hunt Uncovers $200K in Savings

    OSF HealthCare, an 11-hospital health care system serving Illinois and part of Michigan, has been committed to reducing its energy usage for almost a decade. In fact, Ameren Illinois recognized...

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  • Impacts of NFPA 70E 2018 on Arc Flash Studies

    Impacts of NFPA 70E 2018 on Arc Flash Studies

    Are you ready to comply with the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2018 edition of NFPA Standard 70E for electrical safety in the workplace?

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  • Why impact studies are vital for successful DER interconnections

    Why impact studies are vital for successful DER interconnections

    Leidos hosted an interactive webinar to discuss the value of performing site-specific interconnection impact studies to help ensure a successful integration of DER into an EPS.

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  • 7 Keys to Successful Automation

    7 Keys to Successful Automation

    As a manufacturer, you want to build your product faster, better, and safer. But with so many potential automation solutions available, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start.

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  • Preparing Utility Infrastructure for Extreme Weather

    Preparing Utility Infrastructure for Extreme Weather

    Customer service is a valuable part of any utility business strategy. When the power goes out, customers aren't concerned with how the power will be restored - they just want it back on.

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  • Top 4 Ways to Recognize Utility Energy Efficiency Contractors

    Top 4 Ways to Recognize Utility Energy Efficiency Contractors

    Nearly all utilities rely on third-party contractors to promote and implement energy efficiency programs.

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  • Manufacturing Day: 3 Questions Next-Generation Manufacturers Should Ask

    Manufacturing Day: 3 Questions Next-Generation Manufacturers Should Ask

    Manufacturing Day is celebrated on October 6 this year to recognize advances in manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

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  • The Effect of Design Lite Consortium 4.2 on Your LED Rollout

    The Effect of Design Lite Consortium 4.2 on Your LED Rollout

    LEDs have taken the energy efficiency industry by storm. It’s no secret that LED light bulbs last longer, are more durable, and offer comparable or better light quality than any alternatives.

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  • Is your Existing Lattice Box Structure Ready to be Replaced… or Reused?

    Is your Existing Lattice Box Structure Ready to be Replaced… or Reused?

    Utilities’ use of lattice box structures is not a new concept. In fact, utilities have used the design in substations for well over a hundred years.

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  • The Unique Challenges of Industrial Energy Efficiency

    The Unique Challenges of Industrial Energy Efficiency

    According to the EIA, industrial sector energy use accounts for more than 30 percent of the country’s total energy consumption.

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  • A Risk-Informed Approach to Vegetation Management Reduces Cost, Increases Reliability and Safety

    A Risk-Informed Approach to Vegetation Management Reduces Cost, Increases Reliability and Safety

    Whenever a utility puts up a power line, they also must manage the vegetation that surrounds that line.

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  • The Keys to Grid Hardening: How to Implement an Effective Solution

    The Keys to Grid Hardening: How to Implement an Effective Solution

    Grid hardening is a combined system of actions that create a strong infrastructure to better protect utility customers from weather-related outages.

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  • Why Upgrade Your HVAC unit with VFDs

    Why Upgrade Your HVAC unit with VFDs

    VFDs in HVAC units currently provide one of the more effective ways organizations can invest in energy efficiency.

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