tariffs

Should government subsidise tariffs?

Cost-reflective tariffs are an on-going, much talked about topic but why do they continue to be problematic and what are the possible solutions? Daniel...
AI

Platforms, Platforms everywhere

David Socha discusses the proliferation of technology platforms across every aspect of IT, OT, data and analytics and considers the lack of a consistent...
blockchain

Solving power’s crypto conundrum: how blockchain technology can help ease Bitcoin’s...

Blockchain uses a lot of electricity. So much so that Bitcoin transactions alone put pressure on the grid, said Maher Chebbo, chief business innovation...
sprectrum

Communications sprectrum fit for utilities use

According to the findings of a recent study, spectrum ownership and creative deals will become more attractive for long-term utility solutions. Yet, deciding between...
Cybersecurity

For too long, we have been in the business of ‘no’

“Cybersecurity is not given the level of importance within utilities as it should be, because it slows things down and gets in the way of progress and innovation.
IoT technology

The tipping point approaches for SAAS in electric smart metering

Electric utilities are one of the leading industries in the adoption of IoT, a trend set to only increase as the power of “software...
EV Market

Growth of the EV market in the US and Europe

Metering & Smart Energy International spoke with Preston Roper, chief operating and marketing officer for eMotorWerks, a division of Italian utility ENEL, to understand...
Argentina

Argentina is moving forward in the use of renewable energies and...

As more renewable energy is fed into the Argentinian grid, the impetus to implement smart grid technology is increasing. Yet, coordination on a national...
smart meters

Next generation modular gateway and smart meter platform

While smart meters have been available since the 90s, an understanding of smart meters is largely determined by the development of smart grids, local...
blockchain

Translating the blockchain vision for the energy sector

In this article by Thomas Steinberger, Robert Schwarz and Sergiu Maznic of Pöyry Management Consultancy, we examine how the blockchain vision can be translated...

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