NISC announces Operations Analytics with core modeling and analysis engine from EDD/DEW

National Information Solutions Cooperative (NISC), an IT cooperative serving utilities and telecommunications organizations worldwide, announced the launch of NISC Operations Analytics (OA), an integrated platform for engineers and system operators of electric systems, which harnesses hourly AMI reads and the granularity of time-series data for better decision-making. The NISC OA solution is powered by the…

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Clarkson University Chooses DEW/ISM for Distribution Planning Research Project

Blacksburg, Va.- Clarkson University chose Electrical Distribution Design’s DEW/ISM software for a distribution planning research project. The university has gained support by Orange & Rockland Utilities and National Grid. According to Clarkson University professor, Thomas Ortmeyer, the project is a study to identify the costs of service of supplying energy to battery electric vehicles in the…

Electrical Distribution Design’s Cost-Benefit Analysis of Orange & Rockland Utilities’ Smart Grid Investments Released by EPRI

Blacksburg, Va. – October 10, 2014 – The cost-benefit analysis Electrical Distribution Design performed using DEW/ISM with Orange & Rockland Utilities and Brookhaven National Laboratory was released by EPRI in early October. ORU had begun to implement automation on about five percent of its distribution system. When functional, the system would be represented in near real time…

A model-centric approach allows utilities to analyze more data than ever before

A mounting problem for utilities is the increasing amount of data produced by smart grid devices like Automated Meter Infrastructure and Radar Weather Data. These technologies are generating terabyte sized data sets, which utilities are struggling to, or failing to, analyze. The standard practice is to deploy different models to organize data and solve certain problems. This creates silo’ed organizations with…

EDD president discusses the smart grid at Greentech Media Soft Grid Conference

John Federowicz, president of Electrical Distribution Design, spoke with a group of industry professionals during the “Resource Planning in the Age of the Soft Grid: Targeted Investment in EE and DERs” panel session at the third Greentech Media Soft Grid conference at the Stanford Research Institute in Melo Park, California on Sept. 10. You can read the Q&A…

PV interconnection studies help utilities deal with the growth of solar generation

Photovoltaic (PV) solar systems are one of the fastest-growing energy sources being integrated into the utility distribution system. According to Clean Technica, solar energy capacity in the United States grew 418 percent from 2010-2014. This is in part because states that have Renewable Portfolio Standards (mandatory) or Goals (voluntary), are seeing a large increase of solar…