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Modernizing rural electric infrastructure

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $236.3 million to help modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric systems in eight states. A modern, reliable electric system is critical to attract and retain residents and businesses to rural communities.

Global smart grid to grow at more than 18 percent

The global smart grid market was valued at $37.7 billion in 2012 and is forecast to reach $118.1 billion in 2019 -- growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, according to Transparency Market Research (TMR).

Leading utilities top the list of account management best practices

Leading utilities have developed a nuanced view of their business customers and ways of serving them, according to a recent E Source Account Management Assessment. Three utilities out of 35 stood out for their account management best practices.

Vendors focusing on improvements in mobile workforce management

Vendors are systematically enriching their product features and functionalities with many providing broad capabilities and a future vision that meets and anticipates the needs of utilities, according to IDC.

EDF weighs in on Reforming the Energy Vision

In a filing, EDF's comments focus on both traditional objectives of resource adequacy and reliability of electrical service, as well as clean energy solutions, customer engagement, and openness to innovation.

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