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.

EV Utility

OG&E to recover $400 million invested in Mustang plant upgrades

US utility OG&E has secured an approval from the Oklahoma Corporation Commission to recover nearly $400 million invested in developing its Mustang Energy Centre. The...
lithium-ion

Storage advancements fast-track new power projects, experts say

Technological advances and a decline in prices in battery energy storage are driving progress in distributed power generation, grid stabilisation and utility scale energy...
nova scotia power

Benton Utility District reports smart meter benefits

In the US state of Washington, the Benton Public Utility District has reported that its AMI system has improved outage response times and the...
big data

US Utility District optimises data management for three divisions

In the US state of Washington, the Grant County Public Utility District has selected Accruent to improve management of engineering data. The rural utility, service...
asia-pacific

Thai utility automates grid performance with Itron AMI solution

Thailand based Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA) will deploy the utility’s first Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) in the City of Pattaya, including 116,000 Itron OpenWay Riva...
LED street lights

Smart dynamic LED street lights illuminate Swiss city

The City of St. Gallen, Switzerland, has kicked-off a smart lighting project which is expected to save up to 65% of power thanks to...
abb

Siemens helps Finnish utility decentralise operations for industrial customers

Finland based Lempaaian Energia has selected Siemens to develop a smart grid in the municipality of Lempäälä, near Tampere. Toni Laakso, CEO of Lempäälän Energia...
enterprise energy

Global smart electric meter market to reach $11.33 Billion by 2023

The smart electric meter market is projected to grow from an estimated $9.27 billion in 2018 to $11.33 billion by 2023, at a CAGR...
Ofgem

UK regulator proposes automatic compensation for delays in consumer switching

UK energy regulator Ofgem has proposed to introduce a rule which will allow consumers to be paid in the event an error or delay...
Renewables funding

Corporate sustainability boosts sourcing of renewables

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has issued a whitepaper discussing renewable electricity adoption by corporates. IRENA's analysis includes energy efforts of some 2,410 companies,...

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