Smart Grid

News, insights and utility activities concerning developments and improvements to the electric grid, transmission lines, substations, transformers and distribution network. Furthermore, we highlight the digital technology, communication protocols, controls, automation and technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, allowing for smart response and demand management. The category also includes the influence of consumer interaction with smart devices within smart homes and the associated impact on tariffs and supply, as well as any and all topics relating to the power delivery system and energy consumption.

distribution automation

Distribution automation solutions market to record 11.69% growth

The global market for distribution automation solutions to witness 11.69% growth between 2019 and 2023.
broadband network

Alabama utility developing region’s most advanced broadband network

Central Alabama Electric Cooperative is building the state’s most advanced broadband fiber network.
new energy

Consumer happiness and decarbonisation drive ‘new energy concept’

Black & Veatch has released the results of a survey conducted to understand factors driving and hindering the adoption of 'new energy' concepts
Smart home devices

#FreeDorothy – Teen beats tech ban – tweets go viral from...

A 15-year-old Ariana Grande fan known simply as “Dorothy” has made international headlines after her mom confiscated her mobile phone “so I’d pay more attention to my surroundings”. The teen made use of a Nintendo console, Wii U hand-held console, and eventually, her LG smart fridge in efforts to beat the ban.
Augmented reality

Augmented reality: Transformation in utility operations

This article looks at how Augmented reality In the utility space is bringing in actionable insights and values by providing real-time grid data
digital utilities, digital market

The 6 priorities for utility CIOs in the age of digital...

How do utility CIOs determine priorities in the age of digital utilities? This is one of the toughest questions...
utilities

Webinar: The race to the future utility

Join IDC for this webinar, where we will the analysts will share insights on this topic and provide a preview of the IDC Utilities Executive Summit 2020.

Webinar: The Agile Utility driving the Energy Cloud

Join the webinar discussion with Greenbird where The ‘Agile Utility’ methodologies and best practices around the implementation will be unpacked.
western power

Western Power selects Itron to connect 240,000 smart meters

Western Power has selected Itron to connect some 240,000 smart electricity meters.
outages

Ed’s note: In the dark

Argentina, Uruguay, Venezuela, New York, London, Jakarta - these are the names of just some of the countries or cities affected in...

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