Bob Fesmire is a Strategic Communications Manager at ABB, based in Cary, North Carolina. He has written more than 120 articles and white papers on a variety of topics including smart grid technology, energy efficiency and industrial automation. In addition to his work at ABB, Bob is also the co-author of Energy Explained, a non-technical introduction to all aspects of the energy industry. Currently, he is working on an introduction to power generation for the lay reader.

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Cost reduction, operational efficiency top utility concerns–can analytics help?

Utilities know what they want to accomplish and are confident analytics can deliver, but the jury is still out.

The What and the How – takeaways from a conversation between CTOs

Corporate R&D departments provide a vital function, but what they do--and how they do it--is changing.

Pipeline safety just got a big boost

New leak detection technology dramatically improves gas pipeline safety while reducing cost.

IoT, analytics drive benefits for suppliers and end users alike

Domain expertise is the key differentiator for OEMs and service providers in the digital age.

Microgrids, hybrid storage and the evolving business case

Energy storage is an enabler for microgrids, and it's becoming more refined.

Microgrids: the future hasn’t arrived, but we can see it from here

Microgrids are poised to make a significant impact on the power grid, but challenges remain.

The pieces are on the table for distributed energy

A decentralized grid awaits us, but first we must put together the pieces--technological, economic, etc.--that will bring it into being.

ABB brings 125+ years of innovative thinking to CERAweek

ABB brings its message of efficiency to the world's premiere conference on energy.
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