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.

Energy Data Center under consideration in California

[img:Micheal%20Peevy_0.jpg|Michael Peevey,
California PUC
]San Francisco, CA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 20, 2012 - Could an Energy Data Center provide the solution to the need by third parties for improved access to aggregated and anonymized customer energy usage data for research and analysis?

This is the question that is being considered by the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) in an Order released last week, which seeks comments on an earlier briefing paper, Energy Data Center, by PUC president Michael Peevey’s energy adviser Audrey Lee and Marzia Zafar, interim director of the Policy and Planning Division.

U.K. to launch energy demand research centers

[img:Barker.thumbnail.jpg|Greg Barker,
U.K. Energy and
Climate Change
]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- November 14, 2012 - Five research centers are being established at universities in the U.K. to investigate what drives household and business energy demand and how to change future behavior.

The five End Use Energy Demand Centers will be funded by the Research Councils U.K. and project partners at a cost of £39 million.

Origin Energy launches Origin Smart service using Tendril platform

[img:FrankCalabria_0.jpg| ]Melbourne, Australia and Boulder, CO, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 31, 2012 - Australian integrated energy company Origin Energy has launched its Origin Smart service to customers in the state of Victoria.

Origin Smart is built on the Tendril Energize™ application suite and offers Origin customers unprecedented insight into how they are using energy, along with tools to better manage their electricity consumption and bills.

Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration goes live

[img:blue_data_0.gif| ]Seattle, WA, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 29, 2012 - The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration began its two-year energy usage data collection period last week.

The project, covering five Northwest states, was launched in February 2010 with support from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding through the Department of Energy and co-funded by the participating utilities.

Navetas and Texas Instruments partner to integrate disaggregation technology in smart...

[img:ChrisS.thumbnail.jpg|Chris Saunders,
CEO, Navetas
Energy Management
]Woodbridge, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 26, 2012 - A technology partnership agreement has been entered into between Navetas Energy Management and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) to embed Navetas’ home energy monitoring disaggregation technology on TI’s processor platforms, opening the way for the expansion of the technology into new smart metering and smart grid systems.

Making energy engaging for Belgian households

[img:patrick_caiger_smith.thumbnail.jpg|Patrick Caiger-
Smith, CEO, GEO
]Cambridge, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 25, 2012 - Elecom SA has been appointed by Green Energy Options to distribute the company’s home energy management systems within Belgium.

These include a range of in-home displays (IHDs) which are easy for consumers to install, provide real time information on energy usage, and put them in control of their energy consumption.

ADAPT4EE lays cornerstone for occupant aware energy performance optimization

[img:adapt4ee_120.thumbnail.jpg| ]Thessaloniki, Greece --- (METERING.COM) --- October 23, 2012 - An international consortium of academic and industrial organizations has been recently awarded a new contract by the European Commission for the implementation of the Adapt4EE (Occupant Aware, Intelligent and Adaptive Enterprises) STREP project, which is funded in the context of the 7th Framework Program’s Objective for ICT Solutions and Energy Efficiency.

Peak demand reduction trials under way in London

[img:london-rain.thumbnail.gif| ]London, U.K. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 19, 2012 - UK Power Networks is trialling ground breaking contracts which encourage industrial and commercial customers to help reduce electricity demand on its networks at peak times when called upon to do so, in return for payments.  

The research, part of the Low Carbon London (LCL) initiative funded by Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund, aims to investigate and demonstrate reductions to the carbon footprint and cost of distributing electricity in London.

Support from utilities and vendors for Green Button

[img:Greenbutton.thumbnail.jpg| ]Washington, DC, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 4, 2012 - Utilities and vendors have announced further support for the Green Button initiative, which was developed to enable customers in the U.S. to easily download their energy usage information in a standardized format.

Pepco Holdings, one of the largest energy delivery companies in the Mid-Atlantic region, has launched the Green Button for its approximately 2 million customers in Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland and New Jersey.

MISO deploys synchrophasors to improve reliability

[img:richard_doying_0.jpg|Richard Doying,
VP Operations,
]Carmel, IN, U.S.A. --- (METERING.COM) --- October 1, 2012 - MISO, the regional grid operator for much of the U.S. Midwest, has deployed into production use of synchrophasors into two critical aspects of grid analytics – system modeling and after-the-fact event analysis.

With 161 synchrophasor measurement devices installed and now operating along the 50,000-mile interconnected system in the MISO 11-state region, MISO’s grid operators have a new, highly sensitive measurement for grid diagnostics using phasor measurement units (PMUs).

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