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.

Trump

Trump’s tariffs may have cost the solar industry thousands of jobs...

The latest solar jobs census has just come out, and the news is… mixed. Here’s what the survey found, why the numbers are...
Shell

Energy giant Shell steps into home energy storage space

Shell has agreed to acquire 100% of German home battery maker Sonnen.
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Ameren files $5.3 billion five-year smart energy plan

Ameren Missouri has released its smart energy plan for the next five years.
Europe

Experts weigh in on the future of European utility business models

The utility industry worldwide is undergoing major transformation, spurred by decarbonisation, decentralisation and digitisation.
revenue

Smart cities to generate $100 billion in revenue for utilities

Utilities are becoming increasingly integrated with smart city deployments, driven by the need to generate revenue.
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Blockchain: The best is yet to come

Joanna Hubbard, chief operating officer and co-founder at Electron, provides deep insights into blockchain technology and how the energy sector will benefit from this exciting technology
off-grid lights

ComEd, off-grid lights and Community of the Future

US utility ComEd has installed off-grid lights at Beethoven and Bronzeville’s Dunbar Vocational High School
aggregation

Utility efficiency investment hits record levels

Despite volatile weather, and a rise in GDP, the US electricity sector continued to improve on its carbon intensity levels through 2018.
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Energy smart community, Ithaca and Tompkins Country, NY

In 2016 New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG), an Avangrid company, filed the Distributed Systems Implementation Plan, a requirement of the...
energy facility

Oregon makes a bold move to integrate renewables and smart grid...

Portland General Electric and NextEra Energy have announced the development of the Wheatridge Renewable Energy Facility.

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