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.

UK electricity

UK’s Ofgem lays out plan to ‘rewire Britain’ with support for...

Ofgem has set out its proposals to rewire Britain at a local level to deliver a "greener and fairer energy system for British consumers" which extends to commercial and residential prosumers, and the electrification of the British transportation network, but with support for the sector most impacted by the plan - local utilities.
power sector

Top 3 trends disrupting Asia’s power sector

Asia's power sector has reassessed its energy transition strategies by accelerating utility digital transformation, according to Black & Veatch.
Battery fire

APS completes investigation following 2019 battery storage fire disaster

Utility Arizona Public Service (APS) has completed a far-ranging investigation into what has been considered as one of the most significant battery storage fires in US history which injured four firemen in Surprise, Arizona on the night of Friday, 17 April 2019.

TESLA starts building PG&E’s 182MW battery storage system

Moss Landing will be the largest utility-owned, li-ion battery energy storage system in the world.
grid managers

Keeping the lights on at the end of the tunnel

Grid managers must consider what they can do quickly to prepare for further disruption. The problem is that strengthening the grid with physical assets is expensive.
New Zealand Solar

New Zealand’s solar projects key to 2050 goal says GlobalData

The New Zealand government announced solar installations across six of its institutional campuses earlier in July, utilising the NZ$200 million clean-powered public service fund. The projects are to be introduced across selected universities, government and defense buildings, significantly diminishing their carbon footprint.
uk utilities

UK utilities partner on rural ‘Resilience-as-a-Service’ project

UK utilities E.ON and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks have announced their partnership under the Resilience as a Service initiative.
technology platform

E.ON selects SAP to build new platform for network operations

E.ON has selected SAP to build a new process and technology platform to optimise network operations.
pandemic

Challenges of operating a grid during a pandemic

Anja Langer, the CCO of DEPsys looks at the threats and challenges experienced by energy grid operators during the pandemic.
Customer-owned DER

SCE and Opus One partner for California’s first customer-owned DER pilot

Canada's Opus One Solutions has announced an agreement with Southern California Edison to create “interoperable distributed control architecture”.

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