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  1. Energy management: Outage management system enhances utility’s distribution grid operations

    Energy management: GE announces that ENMAX Power Corporation (ENMAX) has selected GE Energy to deliver the Outage Management System (OMS) module of its Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) to enhance the utility’s distribution grid operations . This solution will help ENMAX maintain reliable and safe electricity supply in the face of severe weather events, as well as improve stakeholder engagement by providing multiple communication methods for customer communications. The system is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2017. “At ENMAX, we are very proud of our record of providing reliable power to Calgarians. Major outage events have emphasized the importance of an Outage Management system in our ability to safely and rapidly restore power,” said Andre van Dijk, Vice President, Operations. “To this end we are confident that the implementation of GE’s platform will significantly enhance our ability to deal with future large scale outages.” “We face ever increasing damage from natural disasters globally. At GE, we are always working on solutions that will help our customers better serve their communities, and allow them to provide rapid and effective response in emergency situations. GE’s OMS is a proven system that has been stress tested in North America by small, medium and large utilities. We are confident that with this system, ENMAX will be able to ensure a reliable and safe electricity supply to its customers. This win further extends our leadership in serving electric Transmission and Distribution utilities in Alberta and in Canada,” said Karim El Naggar, General Manager, Software Solutions, Grid Solutions from GE Energy Connections. GE’s ADMS solution provides a high-performance platform for managing grid and customer operations using standards-based architecture with a next generation user interface for enhanced situational awareness. The solution has been deployed globally—with proven utility successes—to enhance grid reliability, crew safety, employee efficiency and customer satisfaction. And, its advanced grid optimization applications pave the way for the adoption of grid modernization solutions and integration of distributed energy resources, further supporting customer choice. The ADMS includes a state of the art Distribution Operations Training Simulator (DOTS) for operator training, storm simulation, and operational performance benchmarking. About GE GE is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. About Energy Connections GE Energy Connections designs and deploys industry-leading technologies that turn the world on. We transport, convert, automate and optimize energy to ensure we provide safe, efficient and reliable electrical power. Uniting all the resources and scale of the world’s first digital industrial company, we connect brilliant machines, grids, and systems to power utility, oil & gas, marine, mining and renewables customers, that keep our world running. About GE’s Grid Solutions Grid Solutions, a GE and Alstom joint venture, equips 90% of power utilities worldwide to bring power from the point of generation to end power consumers. With over 200 years combined experience in providing advanced energy solutions, our products and services enable more resilient, efficient and reliable power systems. Over 20,000 employees in 80 countries work to satisfy our customers globally. For more information about GE or other products, click here to go to Utility Products’ Buyers Guide.  

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    Wed, 30 Nov 2016

  2. Safety products: Customer-ready outage intelligence

    Utility safety: OMNETRIC Group responds to severe global weather events with Outage Intelligence innovation. The latest in outage intelligence technology, unveiled at DistribuTECH 2016, enables utilities to better anticipate, prevent and react faster to outages.

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    Thu, 18 Feb 2016

  3. Utility poles from Trident Industries

    Electric poles: Trident’s composite poles prove to be effective storm hardening tool.

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    Tue, 15 Sep 2015

  4. Palmetto Electric Cooperative improves severe weather responsiveness with SEDC'S IVR system

    Serving areas on South Carolina's coastline, Palmetto EC provides electricity to a region primarily made up of beachfront homes, hotels and resorts 

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    Fri, 26 Aug 2016

  1. Safety products: Weather forecasting services keep communities safe

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    Thu, 13 Oct 2016

  2. Utility safety: Repair outages caused by severe weather

    Energy management: Space-Time Insight situational intelligence helps utilities rapidly repair outages caused by severe weather

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    Mon, 15 Dec 2014

  3. Met-Ed to conduct storm restoration drills to prepare for severe weather

    Metropolitan Edison Co., a unit of FirstEnergy Corp., will conduct two emergency readiness exercises in late March and early April to review the company's storm restoration process  

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    Thu, 31 Mar 2016

  4. FPL completes outage restoration to customers impacted by Hurricane Matthew

    Damage to FPL electrical equipment was due largely to debris and fallen trees and limbs

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    Thu, 13 Oct 2016

  5. FPL responding to outages caused by Hurricane Matthew

    FPL crews worked through the night, helped by in- and out-of-state workers from other utilities and electrical contractors

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    Fri, 7 Oct 2016

  6. Advanced lightning and severe weather alerts

    Weather Decision Technologies announces partnership with Earth Networks for advanced lightning and severe weather alerting.

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    Fri, 3 Feb 2012

  7. Oil and Gas News: UK coast guards warn sightseers away from oil rig on beach

    Police are warning people to stay away from an oil rig that was blown onto a remote Scottish beach in a storm.

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    Tue, 9 Aug 2016

  8. Transocean drilling rig refloated

    The UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency says the Transocean Winner drilling rig was successfully refloated in Dalmore Bay.

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    Tue, 23 Aug 2016

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