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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gasoline’s Whipsaw Trade in Oversold Market

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The gasoline futures contract nearest to physical delivery traded in a more than 25cts gallon range in September with little… Read more »

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Gasoline’s Seasonal Change and Market Volatility

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Summers always seem to race by, but the fast-paced action in the commodity and equity markets in ending August was… Read more »

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Business Process Management for Transportation Operations: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a two-part blog on the application of business process management (BPM) for transportation operations for the Smart City.  In Part 1, we identified the transportation… Read more »

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US Gasoline Marketers Eye Bountiful Demand over Thanksgiving Holiday

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Gasoline demand in the United States is expected to be robust over the Thanksgiving Day holiday, with travel projected to… Read more »

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Strong Run Rate Coincides with Higher Gasoline Demand

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A 10-year seasonal analysis of crude net inputs at US refineries using federal data finds the year-ended in late March… Read more »

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Speculators Unload Long Positions in Gasoline Contract

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Speculators holding positions in the US gasoline contract unwound 30% of their bets that gasoline prices in the United States… 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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