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.


Hexing and Vertexcom to deploy 1000-node Wi-SUN FAN network

Power industry solutions firm Hexing has announced the selection of the Vertexcom Wi-SUN (Wireless Smart Utility Network) communication solution to develop its smart grid network products.

First-ever global call for startups to address climate change

EIT InnoEnergy has issued its first-ever global call for start-ups across the entire sustainability value chain.

SSEN lands £9.5 million from Ofgem to explore low-carbon grid resilience

SSEN has secured over £9.5 million in funding from Ofgem to deliver a project supporting low-carbon solutions for maintaining network resilience.

Landis+Gyr at European Utility Week 2019

Chrystelle Muratel, vice president of marketing and communications in the EMEA at Landis+Gyr speaks about how the 3D’s are causing a lot challenges for utilities at the same time helping them to improve customer engagement and grid transparency.
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The seven key benefits of SMETS smart meters

We spoke with Oliver Archer, an analyst at Cornwall Insight, regarding the benefits of SMETS smart meters and this what he had to say:
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China state entity signs deal to promote regional EV and clean...

A Chinese state-owned entity has signed a deal with Ideanomics to accelerate the adoption of EVs and smart grids in Southeast Asia.

Be Energized podcast series

Greenbird Integration Technology has launched a series of podcasts to share insights and experiences with the energy sector. Why...

More than 3 million SMETS-2 meters installed

Second-generation smart meters pass three million mark The Data Communications Company (DCC) has confirmed that the three millionth second-generation...

Spain’s first grid-scale lithium-ion battery storage system unveiled

Iberdrola has launched the first energy storage system with lithium-ion batteries for distribution networks in Spain.
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UK smart meter rollout hits 15.6 million mark – BEIS

As at the end of September, 15.6 million smart meters have been installed and are operational in the UK

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