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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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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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Playing DICE with Dr. Diesel’s Moteur to reduce CO2 Intensity

When you look at causality between Carbon in the atmosphere climbing rapidly since the industrial revolution and seemingly going over the top of the ‘carbon budget’ (the point at which… 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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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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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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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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US Gasoline Demand Trends Higher in October

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices  Sliding retail gasoline prices continue to bolster gasoline consumption in the United States, with preliminary data showing gasoline supplied to… Read more »

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Sustainability Embedded in Electrical Equipment

Our planet’s population growth is accelerating.  Its inhabitants are hungry for resources—and electricity is high on the list. Sustainability will be one of the major challenges of our future, and… Read more »

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Low Oil Prices and US Gasoline Demand Elasticity

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices A more than 30% drop in the US retail gasoline price average from the end of June to mid-December has… Read more »

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Importance of Open Standards in Tolling Systems

Tolling systems were not originally designed to interoperate and interfaces have been custom and proprietary based for specific solutions. In order to implement information sharing, agencies have historically developed unique individual data… Read more »

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US Gasoline Futures Finds Bottom

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The freefall in New York Mercantile Exchange traded gasoline futures looks to have been arrested, halted near long-term support at… Read more »

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Sub $2 Gasoline and Robust US Vehicle Sales

  Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US average retail price for regular grade gasoline slipped to the second lowest weekly price in 2015 in… Read more »

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Gasoline Prices to Rise as Promise in Iraq Upended

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices Rising US oil production, with weekly rates reaching a 28-year high in early June has reduced price volatility for crude… Read more »

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Supply Push Driving US Gasoline Demand Higher

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices In the United States, gasoline demand was the strongest in 2014 during the final full week of the year even… Read more »

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Holiday Boosts Downstream Gasoline Deliveries

Fuel Marketer Intelligence: Supply Chain Dynamics to Retail Fuel Prices The US average price for regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets across the country edged up 0.5cts to $3.459… Read more »

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Improving Urban Mobility Efficiency thanks to Transit Priority Initiatives

With the co-existence of private vehicles and public transport in the urban context, there are sometimes conflicting interests for mobility managers. The promotion of public transport is still an unavoidable… Read more »

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