Features and Analysis

Energy sector insights, report analysis, predictions and examination of energy trends, grid innovation and energy market movements within the energy sector. Energy policy and regulatory frameworks are also included.

Why is grid modernisation so complicated? Is there an easy...

Grid modernisation (Grid Mod) is a complicated topic. To deny so, would be a foolish claim. The traditional utility...

Paula Gold-Williams on leadership

Smart Energy International had a chance to speak with Paula Gold-Williams, CEO of CPS Energy, about her role in taking the utility...
US grid modernisation

A review of grid modernisation efforts in the US

It’s becoming familiar ground, working in a sector where technology is continually evolving at a rate federal and state regulators seemingly can’t keep pace with, leaving utilities stuck in a semi-state of partial readiness, but unable to make big moves as oil, gas and coal are fought for at the highest levels.
Badger meter

Building resilience in water systems

Imagine a time when water utilities have to enforce dramatic usage restrictions or even shut off water to millions of customers. Some California citizens are already experiencing that future with electricity. Who’s to say it couldn’t happen in the water sector?
security

Security risk management considerations

Eric Trapp, vice president, security and technology, and chief security officer, for Sempra Energy about cybersecurity and security risk management.
supply chain

Interconnected world highlights supply chain concerns

EPRI's Tobias Whitney speaks about all things cyber but specifically the supply chain and the increasing interconnectedness of … well … everything.
Investment

Ed’s note: Rethinking investment

This week our editor touches on another that is less tangible, but perhaps as, or even more, powerful. The role of activists.
data provisioning

The dirty job of data provisioning in energy utilities

Do you remember the Discovery Channel, TV series ‘Dirty Jobs’?
AI analytics

AI analytics in building management systems will help make buildings smart...

A new report examines the potential presented by AI analytics in smart buildings, as well as a roadmap showing both opportunities in the market and barriers to the wider adoption
services

Heat metering leads the way with high adoption rate of connectivity

Susanne Cumberland, a senior research analyst of Power and Energy Technology with IHS Markit, analyses the global heat meter market.

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