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CRN TechCurve 

CRN TechCurve

CRN TechCurve highlights key electric industry insights and information from NRECA's Cooperative Research Network prepared exclusively for REMagazine.coop. Each month, you'll get up-to-the-minute analysis on hot-button technology issues presented in engaging formats, including videos, photo galleries, and podcasts.

For more information on the work of CRN, the electric cooperative industry's preeminent research group, visit the CRN section of Cooperative.com.

May 2013
Combating Power Theft
Co-ops Deploy New Technologies to Detect and Deter Illegal Electricity Diversion
Running the NumbersFebruary 2013
Running the Numbers
CRN To Release New Smart Grid Cost-Benefit Analysis Tool
January 2013
Copper Theft
CRN looks at the recent outbreak of copper theft and explores strategies for deterring and catching thieves.
October 2012
Multi-Pollutant Control
New multi-pollutant control technologies could save co-ops millions in coal plant emissions upgrades.
September 2012
Transformers at the Ready
CRN is tracking progress on RecX, a developmental modular transformer that could dramatically improve grid security.
May 2012
New Research Could Make Power Network Monitoring More Feasible
Research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, could make affordable, real-time grid monitoring a reality.
April 2012
Tightening the Farm Belt
CRN talks to co-ops and farmers about how to trim their energy costs while preserving productivity.
March 2012
Data Overload
CRN and industry experts discuss how new smart grid technologies will lead to a flood of incoming information.
February 2012
Future Homes…Today
CRN looks at how new home technologies could transform the way we interact with appliances and other devices.
January 2012
Big Wind, Big Battery
CRN gets a look at a new storage system being deployed by Kotzebue Electric Association in Alaska to balance their wind and diesel generation.
December 2011
Plug Loads
CRN looks at the explosion of consumer electrics and how utilities can address demand increases from these devices.
November 2011
SCADA Innovation
Innovative strategies help co-ops get the most out of their SCADA systems.
October 2011
Protecting Physical Assets
CRN report outlines technological strategies for increasing co-op security.
September 2011
Cycling Impact from Renewables
Tackling the growing challenges of today's generation plants.
August 2011
Shoring Up Computer Infrastructure
As the Importance of Cyber Security Rises, CRN Offers a Plan for Co-ops.
July 2011
Pinpointing Outages Before They Happen
Tennessee co-op tests self-healing potential of distribution fault anticipators
June 2011
Superhydrophobic Coatings
"Unwettable" Surfaces Could Help Co-ops Avoid Costs of Corrosion, Ice Damage.
May 2011
A Revolution in Your Driveway
PEVs Could Put a New Twist on Americans' Love Affair with Cars.
April 2011
Light Guide
CRN Pilots Illuminate Tech Readiness of LEDs.