Smart Grid

News, insights and utility activities concerning developments and improvements to the electric 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 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.

t&d and ai

AI use for T&D management to record 14% growth

Guidehouse Insights predicts the global market for AI-based solutions for T&D network management will grow by 14.1% between 2020 and 2029.
economic efficiencies

Webinar: Creating economic efficiencies for bridging the digital divide

Participants in this webinar will discuss 5 critical areas of how building broadband networks create economic efficiencies for bridging the digital divide
Social Energy

Social Energy and UKPN partner on UK smart grid development

Social Energy has launched a project to support UK Power Networks’ development of the smart grid in London, the South East and East of England.

New Zealand’s Powerco to test wireless power transmission technology

New Zealand’s electricity distribution company, Powerco, will test wireless power transmission technology as an alternative to copper lines.
advanced metering

US’ largest electric co-op selects Aclara for AMI rollout

In the US state of Texas, Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc. has selected Aclara to implement an advanced metering infrastructure project.
SMETS2 smart meter

Britain installs first-ever polyphase SMETS2 smart meter

Britain’s first-ever polyphase SMETS2 smart meter was installed on Tuesday 4 August 2020 at a property in Gloucestershire.

Recording: Indian Energy Transition 2.0 – The New Paradigm

The series aims to provide industry leaders and their extended teams regular insights, expert viewpoints and thought leadership content from not just government and financial institutions but also their counterparts from global utility industry; helping them navigate this current socio-economic upheaval.
Grid management

US’ NREL launches ‘industry-shifting’ DER management software

A new solution by the US' National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), called OptGrid "has industry-shifting potential to help manage today’s increasingly distributed energy infrastructure" according to the agency.

Grid Watch – NES Security Application

Even if you are aware of security events, you can be missing important indicators of attack, simply because they are lost in the background of low-level threat indicators and false positives. Common responses are to log everything or log nothing.
uk utilities

UK utilities partner on rural ‘Resilience-as-a-Service’ project

UK utilities E.ON and the Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks have announced their partnership under the Resilience as a Service initiative.

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