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.

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SECC white paper explores consumer needs in 2020

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) has announced a new white paper, “Identifying and Meeting Consumer Needs,” highlighting successful programs and services for residential customers from electricity providers across the United States.
India solar

India: No environmental approval for solar per new draft law

India’s Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued a draft notification on the Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) removing the requirement for environmental approval of new solar projects
Utility use case

Data-driven strategies: Utility use cases workshop

HALF-DAY WORKSHOP Advanced technologies are no more just new high-tech systems to be installed and implemented; they are business...
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National Grid unveils pilot of first-ever video energy reports

US utility National Grid has partnered with Oracle Utilities to provide energy reports and help consumers to better understand their energy journey.
EV adoption plan

French president announces sweeping e-mobility transition plan

French President Emmanuel Macron has announced a commitment to deploy 100,000 new charging points throughout the country by 2021, a year ahead of the previous target, along with an increased subsidy for EV purchasers, and an accelerated commitment to clean transportation as part of an €8 billion stimulus package.
National Grid

National Grid energy transmission arms join European Network for Cyber Security

National Grid Gas Transmission and National Grid Electricity Transmission Transmission are the newest members of the European Network for Cyber Security
China clean energy

300GW of solar, 150GW of wind suggested for China’s 14th 5...

The Chinese government may be allocating a larger role to clean energy as part of its 14th Five Year Plan which comes into effect in 2021, with a representative of the ruling party suggesting a minimum of 300GW of new solar capacity, and 150GW of wind power during deliberations.
Spain solar

Spanish authorities green-light 695MW of new grid-connected solar

Spanish solar developer Solaria Energia has been granted approval from local authorities to build the grid-connected Barcina-Garoña PV Complex in Burgos province, after receiving a positive access feasibility report (VAT).
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UK double-record: Electricity prices and carbon emissions hit new lows

Both negative electricity pricing, and carbon dioxide emissions from the UK’s power sector hit record-lows over the weekend of 23 and 24 May, according to UK utility company Drax’ Electric Insights monitoring agency.

Digital transformation at the grid edge

The grid edge refers to technologies working near or at the end of electrical grids. New processes and business models surfacing from grid end solutions are part of the definition as well.

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