2020 Smart Utilities SDR

2020 Smart Utilities SDR

Insights articles contained within the 2020 Strategic Directions: Smart Utilities Report

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New Black & Veatch eBook Navigates the Global Shift to 'One Digital World'
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., July 8 2020 /3BL Media/– Advanced communication networks are changing the way people interact with data, technology and one another. At no time in history has this been more apparent than during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is forcing entire communities to conduct much of their lives online, from classes to appointments and workdays. Resilient, reliable...
Jul 8, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Delivering Resiliency as a Service
When it comes to grid modernization, where utilities want to spend money — and where they have approval to spend money — are not the same thing. Under today’s regulatory models, utilities typically do not have a way to recapture all the fixed costs required for critical upgrades. This can mean the choice between keeping the lights on today and preparing the...
Mar 31, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Key Risk Evaluations of Assets by Utilities Focus on Regulation, Evolving Customer Expectations
With great power comes great responsibility, meaning it falls to utilities to ensure that their transmission  and  distribution  (T&D)  assets can — and will — perform at the appropriate reliability and safety levels while continuing to meet regulatory and environmental standards. So, what are utilities doing to manage risk while still providing reliable service amid the surge in...
Mar 24, 2020 9:00 AM ET
Utilities Must Constantly Be on Offense in Cat-and-Mouse Game Against Hackers
For power suppliers wanting to be vigilant about the threat that hackers pose to the grid, a March 2019 intrusion may have been a benign warning about vulnerability. When hackers disabled a Utah-based  renewable  energy  developer’s control system for about a dozen solar and wind farms in the  West, the grid’s operators were left blinded for more than 10 hours to those 500 megawatts of...
Mar 17, 2020 9:00 AM ET
For Utilities, the Road Map to Resilience Must Be Focused, Holistic
As climate change continues to flex its catastrophic muscle, a storm is brewing for U.S. utilities. The scourge of extreme weather events — prolonged droughts, pounding hurricanes and deluges blamed for unprecedented flooding — are joining wildfires as challenges that have utilities scrambling to harden their assets to provide the resilience that consumers...
Mar 10, 2020 9:00 AM ET

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