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5 Places Where Critical Power Plays a Crucial Role

At Schneider Electric, Critical Power is about providing conditioned, reliable power to essential loads in the Industry and Infrastructure spaces, including power for assets like process equipment, facilities systems and… Read more »

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Is Late May Surge in US Gasoline Demand Sustainable?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Preliminary crude oil and gasoline data from the US federal government detailed some big numbers for late May, including a… Read more »

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3 SCADA considerations to optimize your industrial operation

Today’s business climate is putting plants under intense financial pressure, and operations and maintenance budgets are among the first to be cut. Fewer personnel are expected to operate and maintain… Read more »

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“Arc Flash” vs. “Internal Arc Resistance” – A tale of two terms

I work for an electrical equipment manufacturer. So, when customers ask for the arc flash characteristics of our medium-voltage switchgear, I scratch my head. Because it doesn’t have any. Similarly,… Read more »

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US Auto Sales and Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices April marked another month of gangbuster light-vehicle auto sales in the United States, with dealers moving out an annualized seasonally… Read more »

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Peru and its membership to the “2020 – Seven growth markets” club

A recent study published by the consulting firm A.T. Kearney, point out that the next wave of growth will come from what they call the “2020 – Seven growth markets”,… Read more »

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Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Growth

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures have again nosed above $50 bbl early in the second quarter, trading at a… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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Is RBOB near its Pre-Season Rally High?

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  Seasonal factors are the primary driver in lifting the gasoline futures contract on the New York Mercantile Exchange more than… Read more »

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Seasonal Factors Poised to Arrest US Gasoline Price Slide

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline prices in the primary wholesale spot market in the United States rallied on the final trading day of January… Read more »

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Collaborating for Sustainable Cities

Over the past few months my colleague from the Schneider Electric US Water / Waste Water Competency Center, Dick McDonnell, and I have been working with the World Business Council… Read more »

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LNG Exports and All That Gubbins (Part 1)

This post is more of an appetizer compared to a more hearty meal which is to follow. The main course served later delves into a study on LNG exports and… Read more »

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GUEST POST: 3 Ways to Save Money with Your Home EV Charger

If you’ve stepped out of the Ice Age and taken the plunge into the world of eco-friendly transportation, chances are you’ve already started reaping some financial benefits. Considering that Americans… Read more »

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The Secure Power Difference: Risk Mitigation and Beyond

In our first post, we defined what industrial secure power is and some vertical industry applications, but this leaves the all important question of “why” secure power solutions are needed…. Read more »

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An overview of China Smart City Initiatives

Starting in 2006, the Chinese authorities became involved in several urban sustainable development programs. For instance, in 2008 the city of Tangshan and the Swedish Government signed an agreement for… Read more »

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Business Process Management for Transportation Operations: Breaking down institutional silos in the Smart City

This is Part 1 of a two-part blog on the application of business process management (BPM) for transportation operations for the Smart City. This Part 1 will focus on why… Read more »

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An e-House Substation that Ushers in New Technology and Rethinks Standards

Prefabricated E-house (HV/LV) substations are a booming, fiercely competitive business. I’m talking about applications that range from PV or wind farm boxes to shore connections and data centres. I’m also… Read more »

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At Bob Hope Airport, Providing Reliable Backup Power is No Joking Matter

When you think about the sorts of data center environments where uptime is critical, airports may well shoot towards the top of the list. When you have planes in the… Read more »

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Chicago Ethanol Stubbornly Holding Premium to Gasoline

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the physical wholesale market, ethanol spot prices have now held a premium to gasoline spot values for a month,… Read more »

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Secure Power Solutions Must Be Adaptable to Specific Industry Needs

Ensuring reliable power for mission-critical applications in industry isn’t as simple as offering a range of standard power protection products, even if they are very good products. For many Secure… Read more »

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The Next Age: The 20,000 Ft. View from the Schneider Influencer Summit

In today’s world, it’s easy to focus on the immediate challenges we see before us. Troubles in the Middle East. Tensions rising in Eastern Europe. Viruses we thought we had… Read more »

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Electric Vehicles Explained

Trying to sort out all the different types of Alternative Fuel Vehicles now on the market? Thinking of investing in one yourself? Here are some key terms and features I… Read more »

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Critical Power Protection Helping Improve the Air Traveler’s Experience

When the International Airline Travel Association (IATA) recently released a 20-year passenger growth forecast, it anticipated that the demand for air connectivity will result in a more than doubling of… Read more »

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US Gasoline Demand Pops as Retail Prices Break below $3 Gallon

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices For the first time since late 2010, the US retail gasoline price average for regular grade slipped below $3 gallon,… Read more »

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Are Lithium-ion Batteries “GREENER” than Lead Acid?

There are many different ways you could consider a product to be more environmentally friendly or not than another.  Li-ion batteries do not contain hazardous materials while lead-acid batteries do… Read more »

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Triggering Urban Mobility through information

For the first time, the majority of population lives nowadays in cities, and will increase up to nearly 70% in 2050. Considering only China and India, they will require 50… Read more »

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Global Oil Prices Pressured as Geopolitical Concerns Ease

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Global oil prices are down $5 bbl from early June as the market retraces a spike in value to a… Read more »

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Trends in Wind Generation, Driving Habits and Network-enabled Devices

Apparently, the Queen of England sent her first email in 1976, some 14 years before the World Wide Web was born. I learned this while reading about the growth of… Read more »

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We Can do Something About the Weather: Adapt Traffic Signal Control Strategies

We can’t change the weather yet, but adapting traffic signal control strategies to account for severe weather conditions is something we can do.   A recent article in the magazine Public… Read more »

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Road to Lower US Gasoline Prices to take Brief Detour

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US gasoline futures contract dropped to a fresh low for 2014 mid-September that coincided with the shift away from… Read more »

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