Smart Grid

News, insights and utility activities concerning developments and improvements to the smart grid, transmission lines, substations, transformers and distribution network. Furthermore, we highlight the digital technology, communication protocols, controls, automation and technology that allows for two-way communication between the utility and its customers, allowing for smart response and demand management. The electric grid category also includes the influence of consumer interaction with smart devices within smart homes and the associated impact on tariffs and supply, as well as any and all topics relating to the power delivery system and energy consumption.

advanced metering

Brazil’s Amazonas Energia to advance metering infrastructure with Landis+Gyr

Brazilian energy distribution company Amazonas Energia has selected Landis+Gyr to implement an advanced metering infrastructure project in the state of Amazonas.
Fluvius

EIB funds rollout of smart meters in 300 Belgian cities and...

Fluvius is set to deploy smart meters in 300 cities and municipalities after securing funding from the European Investment Bank.
IoT energy

IoT in energy market worth $85 billion by 2026

According to a new report published by Facts and Factors Market Research, the global internet of things (IoT) in energy market will record a 25% increase between 2020 and 2026.

Ed’s note: An Olympic challenge

Did you know that the Beijing Games aren’t the first to have the objective of powering the games with 100% renewable energy?
smart meters

Swedish utility integrates smart meter solution for heat and water customers

Sweden-based utility Karlshamn Energi has selected Kamstrup for its smart meters programmes for both heat and water customers.
evergy

Evergy expands smart metering and grid services contract with Landis+Gyr

Evergy has extended its partnership with Landis+Gyr as part of efforts to ensure optimal management of the grid and smart metering infrastructure.
asset management

Five key challenges pushing utilities to seek new asset management solutions

Deloitte has released a new report highlighting challenges that are prompting many electric power providers to seek new tools and processes for asset management.

New NIST smart grid framework released

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an updated Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards.
Georgia

New focus on flexibility markets, regulatory sandboxes for smart grids

The International Smart Grids Action Network (ISGAN) has launched new initiatives on the development of flexibility markets and regulatory sandboxes.
grid communications

Swiss utility optimises grid communications with Hitachi ABB technology

Switzerland-based grid operator CKW has selected Hitachi ABB Power Grids to enhance its grid communications network.

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