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Turning GPS into location intelligence

The utility industry quickly adopted location intelligence technologies, including global positioning system-based (GPS-based) fleet management, routing/navigation and work order management software applications
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Weekly News Wrap-Up
  • Energy Secretary Chu will testify before Congress about Solyndra
  • APS, First Solar complete 17 MW solar power plant
  • Gov. Quinn's smart grid veto is overturned
  • Lisa Jackson sparks fighting words on coal power
  • Find out more about the EL&P Executive Conference Click to continue
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  • Illinois back in the smart grid game
  • Solar outlook sunny despite Solyndra
  • Illinois' smart grid soap opera
  • Obama wants to build a better grid right now
  • Autovation shows innovation
  • Utilities contribute backbone and Benjamins to the economy Click to continue
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    Here are this week's most-read stories, chosen by our readers at elp.com.
  • The time for solar is now
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  • Protocols driving smart grid interoperability
  • Seizing microgrid opportunities Click to continue
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  • Features
    Turning GPS into location intelligence
    The utility industry quickly adopted location intelligence technologies, including global positioning system-based (GPS-based) fleet management, routing/navigation and work order management software applications Click to continue
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    Smart grid improves mobile workforce efficiencies
    During the next five to 10 years, mobile utility workers' world likely will change, bringing new applications and efficiencies to their jobs while improving overall customer service Click to continue
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    Situational intelligence keeps crises from turning catastrophic
    Every utility has access to the data it needs to avert disasters—from SCADA, meter feeds, enterprise applications, energy management systems, weather forecasts and other third-party sources Click to continue
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    Industry news
    Great Lakes Energy upgrades with GIS system
    Installing the client-server based StakeOut 7.5 was part of a technology upgrade that saw them transition from paper to digital after commissioning a Milsoft WindMilMap GIS Click to continue
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    California ISO uses Space-Time Insight geospatial software
    Information collected by Space-Time Insight's geospatial software is displayed on the 80 ft. x 6.5 ft. video wall that fronts the California ISO's control center Click to continue
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    BELCO picks Bridge Energy Group as smart integration grid partner
    The EAM-to-GIS integration, supported by BRIDGE, will allow BELCO to leverage more advanced asset management practices in the field, ensure improved data quality and leverage more actionable business intelligence Click to continue
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    Tallapoosa River Electric Cooperative deploys GIS network
    TREC is migrating from legacy CAD to enterprise GIS using 3-GIS's geospatial asset manager Network Express Click to continue
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    Utility Products
    Vehicle laptop mount installs fast
    RAM Vehicle Laptop Mount for trucks and fleet vehicles requires no drilling, installs quickly Click to continue
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    Liberty MSE battery is space efficient
    C&D Technologies introduces Liberty MSE 2V valve regulated lead acid battery product line for telecommunications, UPS applications Click to continue
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    Duplex compressors feature ASME certified air tanks
    Jenny Products introduces complete line of single- and two-stage duplex compressors Click to continue
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    Telogis Fleet 9 fleet management software is scalable
    Telogis' Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) fleet management system drives rapid return on investment for fleets of all sizes Click to continue
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