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AI is at an Investment Tipping Point. These Are the Three Main Trends Shaping AI Solutions Development.

The AI industry is facing both headwinds and tailwinds, and this state of uncertainty is best represented in investment numbers. Recent data published by the Stanford University Institute of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence shows that while generative AI private investment is skyrocketing, overall global investment in AI solutions dipped for the second year in a row […]

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From Old to Gold: Reconductoring Breathes New Life into Aging Grids for Renewable Integration

As our world moves towards a greener future, the challenge of updating and expanding the capacity of the aging U.S. power grid has become a pivotal concern. Recent studies suggest that reconductoring—replacing old transmission lines with new, high-capacity conductors—can double or triple capacity without new rights-of-way, offering a quicker, cost-effective path towards integrating renewable […]

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The Palisades Nuclear Plant Demands a Clear Risk-Based Analysis for Successful Reopening

The debate around restarting mothballed nuclear power plants is gaining momentum in the U.S., illustrated by the decision to revive the long-dormant Palisades Nuclear Plant. This pioneering move, marking the first such initiative in the nation, underscores a broader conversation about energy resilience and the strategic recalibration of America’s energy assets. Experts say to […]

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As Palisades Nuclear Power Plant Prepares to Reopen, Workforce Continuity Sets Up Operations for Success

As the world grapples with the urgent need for sustainable and clean energy solutions, nuclear power emerges as a vital component of the global energy mix. Years of nuclear energy fear-mongering and dwindling funding led to the closure of a significant portion of U.S. nuclear power plants over the last 40+ years. But in […]

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Voices of ChargeExpo 2024: Lilypad EV Unites Grid Expansion with EV Charging for a Better User Experience

At ChargeExpo 2024, a pivotal discussion unfolded, shedding light on the integral relationship between grid expansion and the future of electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. As electric vehicles continue to surge in popularity, the spotlight has turned to the supporting infrastructure, underscoring a critical challenge: the need for significant grid expansion to accommodate the […]

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Empowering a Greener Tomorrow: The Urgent Need for Enhanced Safety Protocols in the Electric Vehicles and Advanced Battery Technologies Sector

As the world gravitates toward cleaner energy solutions, electric vehicles (EVs) and advanced battery technologies stand at the forefront of this transformative journey. The shift towards electrification underscores a global commitment to reducing carbon emissions, with the EV market experiencing unprecedented growth​​. Innovations in battery technology, crucial for extending EV range and reducing costs, […]

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Grid Modernization is Bringing Utilities and Internet Providers to the Table. How Will Collaboration Shape the Grid?

The power grid is in for an exciting era of improvement as it embraces Industry 4.0 and mass digitalization. That doesn’t mean modernization isn’t a tough ride. As the grid grapples with blackouts and shut-offs, one thing is clear: The U.S. needs to modernize its aging grid and embrace technologies that make better use […]

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A Look Into MG2’s Sustainability Impact Report
April 22, 2024

When businesses invest in building strategies around a sustainability impact report, it’s a win-win for the environment, the company, and the community the business serves. The architecture and design industries face renewed pressure to innovate sustainably in an era marked by rapid environmental shifts and an escalating climate crisis. As businesses and individuals become […]

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Facilities Housing Vulnerable Populations can Utilize Facial Recognition Technology to Detect and Locate
April 19, 2024

As technology demands evolve and see changes, the area of facial recognition technology can be of great use for vulnerable populations. As it stands, the integration of facial recognition technology and behavior analytics can enhance the safety and operational efficiency in sensitive environments like assisted living facilities.  Avi Golan, CEO at Oosto, and Dieter […]

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Seizing the Narrative: The Transformative Impact of Storytelling on Women’s Empowerment
April 19, 2024

With gender equality becoming a significant global agenda, the narrative around women’s empowerment is more relevant than ever. Amid rising awareness and shifting societal norms, women are increasingly seeking avenues for self-expression and empowerment. A recent study by the Global Gender Gap Report highlights that while progress is being made, substantial efforts are still […]

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Plug into the Future: Decoding V2G for Utility Applications
April 19, 2024

Brian Rudy from Verizon IoT and Melissa Chan of Fermata Energy explore the cutting-edge potential of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology at DISTRIBUTECH 2024. Their discussion highlights how this innovation transforms electric vehicles into dynamic energy storage units, capable of stabilizing the grid by storing and discharging power as needed. This technology represents a significant shift […]

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Act Now: Forge the Future with Electric Trucks Through Utility-Trucking Alliances
March 25, 2024

Electric trucks are at the forefront of the trucking industry’s journey towards sustainability and technological innovation. The North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) is spearheading efforts to transition the industry towards a greener future, notably through initiatives like the “Run on Less – Electric DEPOT.” This project is a showcase for the electrification […]

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Voices of ChargeExpo 2024: Verde Mobility Puts a Jolt into the EV Charging Ecosystem
March 25, 2024

In a rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles (EVs), the race toward a more efficient, accessible, and innovative EV charging ecosystem is on. Recent advancements have highlighted significant strides in EV charging technology, including the integration of renewable energy sources, the expanding vehicle-to-grid technology, and the exploration of wireless charging capabilities. Amidst the backdrop […]

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Industrial Drones and Comprehensive Data Analysis Pave the Way for Safer Inspections in Utility Management
March 25, 2024

In the rapidly evolving world of industrial drones, collaborations between industry leaders like Exertis Almo and DJI are setting new standards in efficiency, safety, and innovation. While Exertis Almo is recognized for its strategic move to cater to sophisticated surveillance and security solutions through expanding its product offerings, DJI has been pushing the envelope […]

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Setting New Standards in Utility Resilience: Predictive Maintenance Leads the Way
March 25, 2024

Predictive maintenance is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of the utility industry’s strategy to combat the escalating threats posed by climate change and natural disasters. The Grid Resilience and Innovation Partnerships (GRIP) Program, backed by the US Department of Energy, marks a pivotal move toward reinforcing wildfire prevention and bolstering energy resilience across the United […]

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From Drones to Smart Grid Technology: How to Ensure FCC Compliance in the Telecom Industry
March 23, 2024

In an era where technological innovation is accelerating, the telecommunications industry faces a myriad of regulatory challenges, particularly in compliance with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The rise of smart grid technology and the increasing use of drones for utility monitoring are just a few examples of how the industry is evolving, making FCC […]

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Critical Infrastructure Protection: Integrate Vulnerability Scanners, Threat Analysis Tools, and Network Management for Robust Cybersecurity
March 22, 2024

Companies like Parsons are at the forefront of innovation and strategic growth in the rapidly evolving landscape of critical infrastructure protection. Recently, Parsons unveiled Cyberzcape Tracker, an advanced AI and machine learning-powered cybersecurity solution aimed at safeguarding critical infrastructure networks. This move, coupled with the strategic acquisition of IPKeys Power Partners, underscores Parsons’ commitment […]

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DTECH 2024: Looq AI’s Digital Transformation Empowers Engineering and Grid Resilience
March 19, 2024

Engineering and grid resilience were top of mind at DISTRIBUTECH 2024, and AI solutions paved the way for exciting advancements that will transform the industry. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the utilities and energy sectors by enhancing efficiency, reliability, and customer service. AI accelerates processes, improves decision-making, streamlines testing procedures in utilities, predicts system […]

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From Hydrogen Fuel Cells to SCIB Batteries: Toshiba’s Push Towards Greener Data Centers
March 19, 2024

The European Commission has introduced a new voluntary rating system to assess and enhance the sustainability and energy efficiency of data centers across the European Union, as part of a broader strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But the push for greener data centers extends beyond the EU: Even globally, the data center industry […]

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Charting the Course in DER Management: Itron’s Solutions for Tomorrow’s Energy Challenges
March 19, 2024

With DER management at the helm of steering the energy sector through its significant transformation, the industry stands at the confluence of decarbonization and technological advancement. This pivotal shift emphasizes the critical need to adeptly navigate the increased load demands from electric vehicles (EVs) and the seamless integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). Insights […]

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