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.

energy demand

UK lockdown causes 13% drop in energy demand

New research from Cornwall Insight has noted that a day after the UK government imposed lockdown, energy demand dropped 13%. This was much lower than the average, as per the graph below.
hubei

ADB, China Gas deal to ensure continued supply during on-going pandemic

China Gas has received a $20 million loan from the ADB to ensure continued supply of natural gas and liquefied petroleum gas in Hubei province.
SSE COVID-19

SSE joins UK business pledge to aid COVID-19 fight

SSE has joined forces with a host of businesses in signing the C-19 Business Pledge to support the UK through the coronavirus pandemic and the recovery efforts.
it

How to achieve IT and OT convergence with unified management

Ulrich Schälling, head of business line networks, FNT Software, writes about the evolving IT/OT positioning in utilities and the importance of unified...
cloud technologies

Cloudy skies ahead for utilities

Brian Bradford looks at how utilities are optimising their customer engagement using cloud computing, plus other factors driving utilities to adopt cloud...
advanced metering

AMI penetration in Africa: a comparison with global progress

This article looks at the adoption of advanced metering infrastructure in Africa and explores factors driving and hindering rollout of the technology as well as how the solution is helping utilities in the region to address critical energy challenges.
energy business

The energy sector of the future

The energy business consists of several multi-trillion dollar ecosystems that, depending on where you look or who you ask, are slowly evolving
Distributech 2020

DISTRIBUTECH 2020 post-event wrap

On the day before DISTRIBUTECH International’s official kick-off, utilities across the United States were recognised at the pre-event day for their best practices in consumer engagement.
gas meter market

From slow burn to quick-fire: Why the gas meter industry is...

With over 800 million smart meters installed worldwide across electricity, water and gas, it’s fair to say the smart meter movement is...
hybrid

A hybrid world

In a rapidly evolving world, the term ‘hybrid’ is becoming part of our daily lives. The cars we drive are becoming hybrid; relying on a dual source of energy (electricity/gas) to offer reliability and efficiency.

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