Executives see the utility industry rapidly changing. Unlike any other time in the industry’s history, customers show a strong desire to achieve energy independence. There is a degree of uncertainty among utility professionals as to how to chart a course forward, while maintaining sustainability.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina, Intelligent Utility looks back at the impressive planning, preparation and emergency response by Entergy in the face of challenging circumstances.
How ComEd’s implementation of automated crew management has streamlined the crew-building and deployment process, reducing response time during storm situations.
Northeast Utilities (NU) chooses ARCOS to deliver its web-based call out and crew management database software to four of its five New England utilities to help line crews restore electric and gas service.
Getting employees working in an after-hours emergency can be a cumbersome process. Lakeland Electric has developed a faster system that significantly improves speed and reliability.
ARCOS LLC, a developer of crew management, callout and emergency response software for 21 of the top 25 U.S. utilities, has launched the ARCOS Mobile application for Android™ and iOS™ devices to speed up the call out of utility crews for emergencies such as electric outages, gas leaks or a power plant boiler tube leak.
When it comes to power plant operation, callout and emergency notification are rarely thought of until needed. It’s not surprising; plants have well-worn processes in place for handling these situations. But inefficiency and, in some cases, risk is at the core.