Energy & Grid Management

News and analysis concerning the management of energy demand and supply on the electricity grid. Grid modernisation and smart grid upgrades, as well as distributed energy resources and storage form part of this category. Trends in own generation, net metering, influence of prosumers and energy management tools at the grid edge also influence grid management. Furthermore, strategies to boost grid resilience, for example in the case of a typhoon or cyber attack, strategies to ensure security of supply, energy efficiency measure, smart buildings and load balancing fall within the energy and grid management  category.


Final 5MW goes live at UK’s largest council-owned battery storage site

The final 5MW of battery storage at South Somerset District Council’s ground-breaking site at Fideoak Mill in Taunton has been commissioned by Kiwi Power.
real estate energy efficiency

ACEEE calls for inclusion of efficiency scores in real estate listings

Including home energy efficiency scores in online real estate listings would help buyers to buy more-efficient homes with lower energy costs - ACEEE.

Reaching net zero could be too cheap to meter or too...

Overall, if the paths to net zero are taken, significant upfront investment will have to be made over a sustained period and at the moment there is not the market signals to make this happen.
US economy energy efficiency

Efficiency sector could fuel the US economy with 666,000 new jobs

A package of federal investments in energy efficiency would stimulate the US economy and create 660,000 jobs through 2023, according to ACEEE.

Ed’s note: The long Sunday, consumers and technology

What impact has a move to remote working had on domestic energy bills? How does this impact utility business and what does this mean for digitalisation and the adoption of technology? Editor Claire Volkwyn is contemplating these questions in her latest ed's note.
Social Energy

Social Energy and UKPN partner on UK smart grid development

Social Energy has launched a project to support UK Power Networks’ development of the smart grid in London, the South East and East of England.
Energy efficiency fund

EIB backs Italian Energy Efficiency Fund II

In Italy, FIEE SGR has launched its second fund – the Italian Energy Efficiency Fund II (FIEE II) with the help of the European Investment Bank.
SMUD smart meter

SMUD and Landis+Gyr sign exclusive five-year smart metering contract

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has agreed to an exclusive five-year smart metering contract with Landis+Gyr as the utility's exclusive smart meter provider.
workforce safety

Innovative pandemic safety solutions for offshore wind workforce lauded

The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health & Safety Organisation has recognised five organisations for innovative operational safety initiatives.
SMUD solar

US: SMUD is overpaying rooftop solar customers says study

The study found that the value of solar is 7 cents per kilowatt-hour (kWh) in 2020 and steadily declines through 2030, as additional solar hits the market.

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