Chuck Newton

Chuck Newton, CEO,
Newton-Evans Research Co.

CEO of one of the key global electric power industry research firms focused for 30+ years on smart grid, IT, control systems, automation and T&D infrastructure developments.

Global Utility Telecommunications 1
As trends evolve, strategies for networks and protocols are becoming clearer.
Asset Management Software for Utilities
Asset management systems (AMS) can provide the accounting equivalent of a comprehensive inventory control, property management, logistics management and
Developments in Substation Integration and Automation
By early 2002, it remains clear that utility investments related to substation automation and integration programs remain underfunded on a global scale,
T&D Spending and Reverse Auctions
It has not been a blockbuster year for distribution-equipment manufacturers. Yes, the industry will produce and sell more than a million fused cutouts
A Wired World No Longer
Utilities have many options in addressing their communications needs. Utilities are increasingly considering wireless for distribution applications. Let's
OMS Trends: Then and Now
Automation Perspectives last featured a discussion on computer-based outage management and trouble call systems in early 1996. Of real concern for the
DSM and the New Energy Industry
It appears that the impending death knell for demand-side management (DSM) systems, products and services may not be rung any time soon. You may ask,
Is Our Simulation Software Ready For a Competitive Power Environment?
Several industries use simulation software to provide modeling and design capabilities for design engineers. In the power-delivery industry, power systems
The Internet's Role in Electric Power T&D
Utilities realize the value of Internet technologies.In 1999, Information Service (IS) departments focused attention mostly on eliminating the millennium
Worlds Apart: Comparing Regional Utility Approaches to Automation
A majority of the North American and International utilities that participated in the Spring 2000 survey covering substation automation trends have now
Following Protective Relaying Trends
As many readers will affirm, digital relays have been mainstream products for a few years now in what had been the most technically conservative engineering
Sun of Y2K, New EPRI Warnings...and Other Threats to Our Networks
No, the title for this month's column is not misspelled-unfortunately.As soon as one dragon is slain-in this case, the Y2K bug-it seems another pops up
Voices of Experience Reflect on Utility Automation And Market Trends Over the Past Fifty Years
Over the past half-century, so many technology and marketing developments have affected our lives and our work. It would take this entire issue to do
The Slow Pace of Feeder Automation
The mandate to serve will continue to lie with the electric distribution entity in our new deregulated world. If you have any doubts, just look at the

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