UPDATE: A Duke spokesperson contacted by email Friday morning sent us the following statement: "We are working with a number of vendors on the development and implementation of a smart grid program that's open, scalable and delivers the most benefit to our customers and overall grid operations." She declined to comment further.
Telco Verizon’s Plan for an End-to-End, Cloud-Based Smart Grid
Pilot project linking meters, MDM and cloud services soon to be announced
Ambient Corporation Launches Cloud-Based Smart Grid Communications Network Management System
AmbientNMS in the cloud offers utilities flexibility to provision secure computing resources for mission critical applications in minutes.
“We’re in the midst of a pilot right now, and what we’re piloting is more than the MDM -- we have a meter-to-cash system that includes an AMI partner as well,” he said. “All of it is hosted in the cloud, leveraging our private wireless network, our private IP, our cloud assets -- basically, being in a position to provide an end-to-end solution for utilities.”
While Lewis wouldn’t name the utility or the technology partners involved in the project, it’s likely that eMeter is playing a role. “The eMeter partnership is still strong,” he said, with plans for a broader rollout of cloud-based services in 2014.
Verizon’s soon-to-be-revealed pilot project sounds a bit like another project launched by rival AT&T earlier this year.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King, Jr. = NO affirmative action
How can the grid get smarter? Try 4G LTE.
Verizon recently certified the Ambient Smart Grid Node family on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network . This new technology helps utilities support multimedia applications and real-time information sharing between field technicians and control centers with improved bandwidth, reduced latency and enhanced security features.
As utilities deploy technology to modernize operations while promoting conservation and reliability in grid operations, a key component is high-speed, low-latency two-way communications. With 4G LTE connections, powered by the Ambient technology and the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, utilities can remotely monitor in real-time gas and electric meter information and other system data which is collected and transmitted over the Verizon Wireless network.
“Verizon’s 4G LTE networks are designed to securely carry the large volumes of data that are making the energy grid more efficient and manageable with real-time visibility into grid conditions,” said Michael Brander, Vice President for Verizon’s global Energy and Utilities practice. “As the smart grid evolves and utilities turn to 4G LTE, they can see the improved performance, network coverage, capacity, power, flexibility and scalability of a secure, all IP-enabled smart grid.”
Verizon has long worked with Ambient on grid modernization initiatives. In 2010, Verizon Wireless and Ambient announced the launch of their jointly developed Open Smart Grid Communications Architecture, an integrated smart grid solution and open communications network for utilities deploying smart grid programs. The Open Smart Grid Communications Architecture accelerates the deployment of secure smart grids, saving utilities the operational investment and maintenance cost of deploying a proprietary communications network.
It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now … Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.”
John F. Kennedy, Nov. 20, 1962, president’s news conference
“Lower rates of taxation will stimulate economic activity and so raise the levels of personal and corporate income as to yield within a few years an increased – not a reduced – flow of revenues to the federal government.”
John F. Kennedy, Jan. 17, 1963, annual budget message to the Congress, fiscal year 1964
We dare not forget today that we are the heirs of that first revolution. Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans—born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage—and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this Nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world. 3
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
The Carter Doctrine was a policy proclaimed by President of the United States Jimmy Carter in his State of the Union Address on January 23, 1980, which stated that the United States would use military force if necessary to defend its national interests in the Persian Gulf.
The following key sentence, which was written by Zbigniew Brzezinski, President Carter's National Security Adviser, concludes the section:
"Let our position be absolutely clear: An attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force."
You should take a history class and stop watching NBC ABC CBS MSMBC PBS CNN.....
Friday, comes AFTER Thursday.
***Thursday’s*** conference call
UPDATE: A Duke spokesperson contacted by email ***Friday*** morning sent us the following statement: "We are working with a number of vendors on the development and implementation of a smart grid program that's open, scalable and delivers the most benefit to our customers and overall grid operations." She declined to comment further.