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Fortnightly Magazine - March 2005

Distributed Generation: Who Benefits?

Distributed Generation
T.K. Stovall, S.W. Hadley, and D.T. Rizy

Distributed Generation

In the first of three articles, experts at Oak Ridge National Laboratory examine the technical obstacles, deployment, and economic issues surrounding distributed generation.

The existing electric power delivery system is a critical part of this country's economic and societal infrastructure, and proposals to increase the role of distributed energy resources (DER) within this system are welcomed by few in the utility industry.

Special Metering Supplement

Metering Supplement
March 2005

Metering Supplement

presents a special series of articles that clarifies misconceptions and reviews the progress and pitfalls regarding automated metering technology.

Time and time again, the advancement of new technologies has been misunderstood.

The Oracle of AMR: Interview With Howard Scott

The Oracle of AMR
Richard Stavros

The Oracle of AMR

In search of the top trends in utility automation.

Howard A. Scott, Ph.D., specializes in utility operations technology for Cognyst Consulting. His technical and business experiences include automatic meter reading, telecommunications, project and business management, market research, and software development. He has published numerous articles including an extensive market study of the automatic meter reading industry titled .

Efficiency and Demand Response: Twins, Siblings, or Cousins?

Analyzing the conservation effects of demand response programs.

Chris King and Dan Delurey

Does demand response increase or decrease overall electricity usage?