Energy & Grid Management

News and analysis concerning the demand of energy & grid management 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 the security of supply, energy efficiency measure, smart buildings and load balancing fall within the energy and grid management category.

The energetic Tonttu, the Elf, guards your home when you’re away

[img:Tonttu_0.JPG| ]October 6, 2011 - There Corp, a spin-off from Nokia, has released the Tonttu, an innovative internet based energy home management system. Tonttu is a remote controllable, wireless caretaker who guards your holiday home when you are not around. Tonttu is particularly concerned about efficient energy usage. When the host is not around, the indoor temperature can be lowered. When expecting the host, Tonttu raises the temperature and heats the sauna, if you so wish.

Siemens and Digi announce direct customer communication energy management

[img:handshake%20resize_0.png| ]October 5, 2011 - Digi International today announced that Siemens AG is using Digi X-Grid(TM) Solutions to enhance its smart metering product with a web-based energy consumption and management platform for consumers. The Digi X-Grid is an "Extended Grid" that enables real-time, IP-based monitoring and control of home energy devices beyond the electric meter.

Asema E shipping integrated home management system

[img:energy_efficiency_tcm2-18447.thumbnail.jpg| ]October 4, 2011 - While there still is an ongoing debate on how consumers will eventually link into the Smart Grid, Asema is already shipping out their smart energy saver, the Asema E. “We are empowering consumers to enjoy the benefits of the Smart Grid now as its being rolled out to show them in practice the value of this technology”, says Jani Hursti, CEO of Asema Electronics. “Consumers will learn how much electricity they are really using, and how they can use less of it without sacrificing comfort.”

Alliander, T-Systems, network security, social home energy apps and more at...

[img:meu2011_0.jpg| ]Amsterdam, The Netherlands --- (METERING.COM) --- September 29, 2011 - Leading European energy experts, including the chairman of Dutch network Alliander, Peter Molengraaf, the Dutch Economic Affairs Ministry’s DG for Energy, Mark Dierikx, and Deutsche Telekom’s Gabriele Riedmann de Trinidad, are part of the opening session to address the more than 4,200 smart metering experts from utilities, regulators, technology suppliers and industry associations at the annual Metering, Billing/CRM Europe conference and expo in Amsterdam Tuesday October 4.

Canadian families battle the energy bulge

[img:LorraineM_0.jpg|Lorraine
Mitchelmore,
President,
Shell Canada
]Montreal, Canada --- (METERING.COM) ---September 13, 2011 - Six Canadian households are participating in the Energy Diet Challenge, a three-month competition designed by Canadian Geographic and Shell Canada Limited to encourage Canadians to use energy more efficiently in their homes and make smarter mobility choices.

Guyana gets IDB loan for loss reduction and energy efficiency

[img:gpllogo.thumbnail.jpg| ]Georgetown, Guyana --- (METERING.COM) --- September 12, 2011 - Guyana has been awarded a $5 million loan by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to help boost the efficiency of the country’s power system through loss reduction measures and improvements in the operation and maintenance of the distribution network.
 
The project will be undertaken by Guyana’s main state owned utility, Guyana Power and Light Ltd. (GPL), and follows an earlier loss reduction initiative, also supported by an IDB loan.

EDF launches island smart grid projects

[img:Distribution%20(Custom).thumbnail.jpg| ]Paris, France --- (METERING.COM) --- September 9, 2011 - Electricité de France (EDF) is launching two smart grid projects in France and on French island territories in the Caribbean and Mediterranean.

The Nice Grid project, which will take place in mainland France, is aimed to provide the first local life size demonstration of energy storage using Li-ion batteries integrated at three grid levels – the originating substation, distribution substation, and residential (with overall storage capacity of about 2.7 MWh).

First ‘smart home’ technology to show at Smart Homes 2011

[img:AnthonyP_0.jpg|Anthony Pohl,
Project Director,
Smart Homes 2011
]Amsterdam, The Netherlands --- (METERING.COM) --- September 9, 2011 - The first examples of “smart home” energy management technology will be showcased at the upcoming Smart Homes 2011 conference in Amsterdam in October.

Says Smart Homes 2011’s project director Anthony Pohl: “Having a ‘smart home’ means you are able to control your heating, lighting, security, smart appliances and  manage your energy consumption, even when you are away from the home, increasing your comfort, convenience and lifestyle. We live in exciting times where ICT and smart phones enables us to do a numerous tasks on the go, and ‘taking control of the home’ is a logical next step.”

American Water in smart grid partnership with ENBALA Power Networks

[img:sterba%20business%20color.thumbnail.jpg|Jeff Sterba,
President & CEO,
American Water
]Voorhees, NJ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 8, 2011 - American Water has formed a partnership with ENBALA Power Networks, after having become the first U.S. water utility to use the company’s smart grid technology, which harnesses the flexibility of the utility’s demand side assets to deliver grid balance to the electric power system.

Glendale Water & Power pilots digital photo frame to display smart...

[img:Glenn%20steiger.thumbnail.jpg|Glenn Steiger,
General Manager,
Glendale Water
& Power
]Glendale, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- September 7, 2011 - In partnership with a local businessman and the internet connected digital photo frame manufacturer Ceiva, Glendale Water & Power is piloting the use of digital photo frames to display electricity and water usage in order to engage customers with the city’s smart grid technology.

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