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Extreme Weather Events Forcing Utilities to Innovate – New Research Shows

Utilities prioritize cybersecurity to ensure interoperability and connectivity for IoT projects AI offers opportunities to integrate energy forecasting and automated fault detection  February 26, 2024 – DistribuTECH, Orlando, FL – Advanced weather prediction tools, renewable energy integration, and grid modernization are some of the key initiatives currently being undertaken by utilities to ensure network resilience […]

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Renesas Electronics and Wi-SUN Alliance Lay the Foundation for Smart Meter Success

By Peter Knazko, Director Wi-SUN Alliance Board, Renesas Electronics Smart meters are revolutionizing the way we deliver power and water, but their global deployment still has a long way to go. Technology standards are an important part of that journey because they make utilities more confident in their infrastructure investments. That’s why Renesas Electronics and

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Smart Stormwater Management Programs Rely on IoT Technology

The winter of 2022/2023 brought heavy rains and snowstorms to the western United States. These events highlight the need for smart stormwater management practices that can help mitigate the impacts of extreme weather. Internet of Things (IoT) technology provides an opportunity to develop more effective strategies for managing stormwater collection and runoff, identifying mechanical failures,

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7 Ways Wireless Mesh Networks & Open Standards Will Benefit Energy Companies Over the Next Decade

From efficiency and reliability improvements to greater security and customer satisfaction, mesh networking and open standards should be considered critical elements of a growing and improving power grid system. Let’s look at seven reasons why mesh networks using open standards will make waves as they are integrated into the power grid in the coming decade.

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Can More Government Funding and Initiatives Help Drive Smart Utilities?

According to research commissioned by Wi-SUN Alliance earlier this year, and interviews at industry event DistribuTECH 2023, senior utilities professionals believe that more government funding and initiatives are the way forward. Along with the need for more pilot projects and implementations, and greater co-operation between the public and private sectors, it’s believed that government investment

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Utilities See Security as Most Exciting IoT Technology

Energy security was seen as very exciting for 79% of respondents, more so than the development of smart buildings and infrastructure (75%), weather and climate (73%) and disaster management (69%) systems. This is at a time when concerns are high among policy makers and industry leaders because of major economic and geopolitical turmoil, such as

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Tackling the Challenges of Energy Security in Smart Utilities

In the first of two blogs, we asked the question about whether government funding and initiatives can help drive smart utility development. In this second piece, we talk about the importance of energy security in smart utilities. But what is energy security and why does it matter? The International Energy Agency (IEA) defines energy security

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Energy Security is Most Exciting Area of IoT Technology Development, According to Wi‑SUN Alliance Smart Utilities Survey

March 14, 2023 – San Ramon, CA – Energy security tops the list of the ‘most exciting’ areas of smart utility development, ahead of climate-related and disaster management technologies. This is according to a recent survey among senior professionals at U.S. utility companies, and interviews at leading utility industry event,  DISTRIBUTECH 2023, last month. Commissioned

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Utilities Say Financial Incentives Plus Lofty Goals Is Recipe for Success

While government funding/legislation is seen as ‘very important’ for 70% of survey respondents, the need for more pilot projects and implementations (75%), and greater co-operation between public and private sectors (72%) is even more important to help drive development and innovation in the sector. Read more about the Wi-SUN Alliance at PowerGrid International.

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