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.

IEEE forms smart grid technical advisory group and updates 802 standards

[img:James%20Gilb_0.jpg|James Gilb,
Chair, 802.24
Smart Grid TAG
]Piscataway, NJ, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 18, 2012 - IEEE has announced the formation of the IEEE 802.24 Smart Grid Technical Advisory Group (TAG), along with updates to four standards in the IEEE 802 family and a new standards development project.

The new TAG is intended as a collaborative umbrella organization for the multiple IEEE 802 working groups (WGs) and will liaise with key smart grid ecosystem stakeholders, such as regulatory agencies, other standards development bodies and industry organizations.

German government’s eTelligence smart grid project wraps up

[img:stefanB.thumbnail.jpg|Stefan Birkner,
Germany’s
Environment
Minister
]Oldenburg, Germany --- (METERING.COM) --- December 14, 2012 - The German government supported eTelligence smart grid project has recently come to a successful conclusion after four years of operation.

The project, one of six in the E-Energy initiative and the first to be completed, was undertaken in the Cuxhaven region in northern Germany.

North American distribution automation market slow to adopt IEC 61850

[img:dHenschel.thumbnail.jpg|Donald Henschel,
Senior Analyst,
IMS Research
]Austin, TX, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 14, 2012 - Distribution automation electronics in the U.S. and Canada will continue to rely on DNP 3.0 LAN for years to come, even as IEC 61850 adoption becomes more mainstream in the transmission grid in North America and in all aspects of the grid in Latin America, according to a new study on smart grid networking from IMS Research.

Constellation launches smart load response web service app

[img:GaryF_0.jpg|Gary Fromer,
Senior VP Load
Response,
Constellation
]Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 12, 2012 - Constellation, a business unit of Exelon, has launched VirtuWattLink, the first web service application to facilitate automated load response program participation.

VirtuWatt Link allows a facility's existing automation system to manage load curtailment automatically based upon energy market signals and pre-set scenarios, without the installation of redundant or proprietary building controls hardware.

ANSI launches Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative

[img:eescc_0.jpg| ]New York, NY, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 12, 2012 - The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has launched the Energy Efficiency Standardization Coordination Collaborative (EESCC) tohelp advance a coordinated approach to energy efficiency for the United States.

The Collaborative is aimed to be a cross-sector, neutral forum and focal point for broad-based coordination among energy efficiency activities involving or impacted by standardization (i.e. standards, codes, conformance activities) and regulations.

ERDF launches Venteea smart grid project

[img:venteea.thumbnail.JPG| ]Troyes, France --- (METERING.COM) --- December 10, 2012 - ERDF (Electricité Réseau Distribution France), France’s public distribution network manager,and its industrial and academic partners have launched the Venteea project, which aims to demonstrate the integration of wind energy into the electrical grid.

The project will take place at Troyes in the Aube region, which concentrates the most medium and high wind power in France. Its objectives are to better integrate the wind energy and improve network efficiency, while optimizing the cost of connection.

Plans to cut electricity demand in Britain

[img:Barker.thumbnail.jpg|Greg Barker,
Minister of Energy
and Climate Change
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- December 6, 2012 - Britain’s government has set out plans to reduce both domestic and non-domestic electricity demand across the nation,beyond that expected from activities already in place, by a range of measures.

In a new consultation, the potential for demand reduction is considered in both domestic and non-domestic buildings and products and appliances, as well as in industrial processes.

Australian consumers set to get ‘power of choice’ to manage their...

[img:JohnP.thumbnail.jpg|John Pierce,
Chairman, AEMC
]Sydney, Australia --- (METERING.COM) --- December 5, 2012 - Australian consumers are set to get more options in the way they use electricity, following the publication last week of the Australian Energy Market Commission’s (AEMC) final “Power of Choice” review.

The review, which was requested by the Standing Council on Energy and Resources (SCER),sets out recommendations for improving demand side participation (DSP) in the national electricity market. While there is some evidence of uptake of DSP in the national market over recent years, its efficiency can be improved by more active participation by the demand side.

Duke Energy launches My Home Energy Report

[img:gayle-lanier_0.jpg|Gayle Lanier,
Senior VP and Chief
Customer Officer,
Duke Energy
]Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 23, 2012 - Duke Energy has launched the “My Home Energy Report” service to 500,000 residential customers in North Carolina showing them how their personal energy usage compares with customers who live in similar homes in their areas.

Ontario to investigate Green Button initiative

[img:ChrisBent.thumbnail.jpg|Chris Bentley,
Minister of Energy,
Ontario
]Toronto, ON, Canada --- (METERING.COM) --- November 22, 2012 - A working group has been established in Ontario led by the province and the MaRS Discovery District to explore an Ontario Green Button initiative to give families and businesses direct, timely access to their own energy data through a secure download from their utility's website.

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