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.

UK utility shows balancing peak demand is all fun and games

Video games could be an answer to grid balancing – and prove highly beneficial to both power networks and households.
Distributech

Smart utility infrastructure highlights from Distributech 2019

Distributech 2019 was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from February 5th – 7th where IHS Markit analysts David Green and Alex Kaplan attended the event to...
sustainability

New report reveals corporate big spender’s sustainability plans

A new report has been released to highlight progress made by corporates on energy and sustainability
US department smart grid funding

DOE funds innovation of medium voltage grid

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced $35 million in funding for twelve projects that explore ways to harness medium-voltage electricity for applications in the power grid, industry, transportation and other areas.
volt optimisation

National Grid expands volt optimisation to Massachusetts customers

US utility National Grid is expanding its application of volt optimisation to increase consumer energy and grid efficiency

Encouraging women to leadership roles in transmission and distribution

The attendees of the Power Women networking breakfast at DistribuTECH 2019 were able to gain inspiration and insight from several strong women who are proven leaders.
consumer sustainability

Project Footprint directing Hawaii towards sustainability goals

Hawaii Electric has launched an initiative to encourage consumer sustainability efforts by awarding them for reducing their carbon footprints.
video

SEI asks: How are you mitigating these 5 disruptive trends?

At the recent World Economic Forum in Davos, five disruptive trends were identified to likely cause utilities to re-think their business models....
African Utility Week conference smart grid session

Ed’s note: Returning from DTECH 2019

Some of the Smart Energy International team were in New Orleans last week to attend the annual Distributech conference and exhibition and...

California ISO board acts to bring generation and storage projects online

The California Independent System Operator has approved policy changes for generation and storage projects during the electric grid interconnection process.

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