November 29, 2017

Why Smart Grid Sensors Are A Better Investment Than FCIs: Part 4

The final installment in our 4-part series on why smart grid sensors are a better investment than fault current indicators describes the reasons why sensors, in addition to providing superior accuracy and features, also offer lower costs. Read more November 20, 2017

Why Sensors Are A Better Investment Than FCIs: Part 3

This is Part 3 in our 4-part series on why smart grid sensors are a better investment than fault current indicators (FCIs, or FPIs in Europe). In our previous posts, we discussed how Aclara MV Sensors are more accurate and offer exclusive Predictive Grid analytics. Read more  November 13, 2017

The Secret Sauce of Next Generation Home Energy Reports

Next-generation HERs not only use data to provide more value to customers but use new techniques such as disaggregation to target the customers who can benefit the most from utility programs designed to reduce usage and costs. Read more October 30, 2017

3 Steps to Scare Off Non-Revenue Water Loss

Of all the scary things that your water utility might confront on all hallows ‘eve, however, the most chilling might be unforeseen non-revenue water losses from leaks, theft or meter inaccuracies. Read more October 23, 2017

How to Benefit from Consumer Engagement Today

Advancements in the smart grid have both increased grid reliability and allowed utilities to offer in-depth information to consumers.These trends have converged in consumer engagements solutions that facilitate utilities' interactions with their customers. Read more  October 12. 2017

Why Sensors Are A Better Investment Than FCIs: Part 2

This blog is the second installment in our 4-part series on why the Aclara Grid Monitoring Platform is a better investment than fault current indicators. In this post, we will focus on the second reason why utilities should choose sensors: the Aclara Grid Monitoring Platform is the only solution offering Predictive Grid analytics. Read more  September 20, 2017

Why Sensors Are a Better Investment Than FCIs: Part 1

Both FCIs and smart grid sensors are used by utilities to detect faults on the distribution lines. However, FCI’s do not have the necessary analytics to filter out false alarms. As a result, utilities accumulate unnecessary operational expenses from sending crews to chase these false alarms. Read more  September 19, 2017

An Open Letter to Employees, Customers and Suppliers: How You Can Help With Hurricane Relief

The Aclara family – our employees, customers, and suppliers – is always ready to face challenges and solve problems for those around us. We know that many of you are interested in in helping the thousands of people in stricken communities that are suffering the effects of two devastating storms in as many weeks. Read more  June 12, 2017

Four Key Factors to a Successful AMI Project Rollout

Every step of the implementation process is fraught with risks, but using workforce management software can significantly reduce those risks. Read More June 7,2017

The Skinny on Curbing Apparent Water Loss

Apparent losses caused by inaccurate meters, theft or billing problems occur at the final retail cost of water. Find out how to kick these losses to the curb with water analytics. Read More May 23,2017

5 Reasons RF Communications Networks Help Rural Electric Co-ops

Implementing advanced metering infrastructure using wireless RF-based networks poses special challenges for rural electric cooperatives. But there are five core reasons cooperatives should consider this technology. Read More AclaraConnect 2018 - San DiegoApril 11, 2017

Save the Date: May 14-17 2018 is Our Next AclaraConnect Conference in San Diego

Join hundreds of key personnel representing gas, water, and electric utilities for one of the best gatherings for utility professionals! In spring 2018, AclaraConnect will be coming to San Diego, May 14 to 17, with four packed days of educational content, inspiration and networking opportunities. Read More AclaraConnect17 - NewOrleans (Feature)April 6, 2017

6 Can’t Miss Sessions for Utility Leaders #AclaraConnect

AclaraConnect is less than a week away! We’ve selected these 6 sessions from a rostrum of important thinkers and leaders to open your mind to the technology and policy issues facing the electric, gas and water industries today and in the future. Read More city-scape-and-connection-concept-and-4g-LTE-featureMarch 10, 2017

5 Reasons to Switch to LTE

If you are a utility company that depends on cellular service for data backhaul, and if you have not done so already, you need to plan now for a transition to LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology. Read More 2012-02-21-mardi-gras-1xxx-v2-1January 14, 2017

Top 6 Reasons Not to Miss AclaraConnect 2017

How do you learn about the new technologies that will help you move forward your next project or idea to improve your electric, water or gas distribution grid? You can attend webinars, listen to podcasts, watch videos, read blogs or take part in a LinkedIn group, to name just a few. Read More January 11, 2017

How Utilities Can Fight Back Against Obsolescence

Our electric power grid is under stress. A conglomeration of loosely interconnected systems that was built out more than a half century ago, our electric network is entering its dotage. Read More October 26, 2016

Can Smart Grid Sensors Solve Today’s Distribution Grid Monitoring Challenges?

Have you ever gotten stuck in traffic? You know there’s a problem, but you can’t see far enough ahead to know what it is or the best options for avoiding a three-hour delay. Read More newsrotator2_2224x1245 October 20, 2016

What It Takes to Be a Platts Global Energy Awards Finalist

The Platts organization recently announced the selection of energy companies from 25 countries as finalists for the Platts Global Energy Awards. Read More PowerPoint Presentation October 15, 2016

3 Reasons You Should Invest In Smart Grid Sensors to Improve Circuits Performance

Here are a few facts you may not have realized until now…
  • Electric lines are blamed for 9% of wildfires
  • 5 to 10 arc-flash explosions occur in electrical equipment daily within the U.S
….. these numbers all relate to one subject: Reliability. Read More DTE Energy Smart Grid Sensor integration - Aclara October 12, 2016

How to Modernize Your Distribution Network without Breaking a Sweat, or the Bank? Ask DTE Energy

We often take it for granted that when we flick a switch or push a button, the lights will automatically turn on, phones will recharge and computers will power up. Read More