Laying the Groundwork with SCADA

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By Michael Thesing A Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system is the proven first step toward greater reliability and situational awareness of an electrical network – big or small. It also provides a firm…

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SCADA Light

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P&D’s Michael Thesing, manager of SCADA engineering, discusses SCADA LIGHT with RE Magazine’s John Vanvig as a pilot solution to provide Dixie Electric Power Association in Laurel, MS with real-time access to information needed to prevent problems or…

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Who Owns That Old, Abandoned Pole?

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By Steve Conover Joint-use agreements between power companies and telephone/cable companies have been around for many years. Nearly all old joint-use contracts contain at least some verbiage that has become outdated over the years, and…

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Setting Your Retail Rates Correctly

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Retail rate setting has become much more challenging in recent years in response to time-differentiated wholesale rates and demands by consumers for more rate options. These challenges have only been exacerbated by seasonal weather variations,…

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Geomagnetic Disturbances

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What is a Geomagnetic Disturbance (GMD)? A GMD is a disruption of the earth’s magnetic field caused by sunspots. Sunspots are places on the sun where a magnetic dipole field pokes through the sun’s ambient…

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P&D Goes Green

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By Mike Kline Recently P&D installed a 100 kW DC solar photovoltaic (PV) plant on top of our roof at our Norcross, Georgia headquarters. The array consist of 334 ReneSola America 300 watt solar panels,…

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