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.

Atlantic City Electric smart energy network roll-out

Atlantic City Electric gets go-ahead for smart energy network

Southern New Jersey utility Atlantic City Electric has received regulatory approval for its service area wide ‘Smart Energy Network’.
grid modernisation

eBook identifies threats to utility grid modernisation efforts

Black & Veatch discusses the progress being made by utilities in the US in modernising their grid networks and the challenges they are facing in doing so.
smart meters

Smart meters on UK’s DCC network doubled in one year

Despite disruptions caused by the pandemic on smart meter deployment, the UK has managed to double the number of units connected to the country's network in the past 12 months.

IOTA Tangle DLT for SUSEE smart grid platform

IOTA’s Tangle distributed ledger technology is to form the data structure for the Secure Sensor Platforms for Smart Energy Networks (SUSEE) initiative.
EDP

EDP completes four-year Horizon 2020 energy flexibility pilot

EDP has announced the completion of Project Dominoes, a four-year pilot in which the utility tested various models for energy flexibility.
data analytics and net-zero

SSEN testing open data sharing tool in net-zero transition pilot

Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks announced its new Near Real-time Data Access to accelerate its transition to net-zero.
smart meters Landis+Gyr's E360 model

Fluvius orders 3.5m Landis+Gyr smart meters for Belgian counterparts

Belgium-based utility company Fluvius has selected Landis+Gyr smart meters as part of efforts to help its utility counterparts, Res and Ores, to optimise their operations through digital transformation.
smart grid

Iberdrola to improve Spanish smart grid capabilities with €550m loan

Spanish multinational Iberdrola is set to expand its smart grid capabilities using a green loan the company has secured from the European Investment Bank (EIB).
smart grid concept

UKPN pilots Vodafone’s 5G network in Constellation smart grid pilot

Vodafone has joined a smart grid pilot being deployed by UKPN to explore how real-time data can be used to accelerate digital transformation
energy transition model

Centre for Net-Zero to develop consumer-centric energy transition model

A new collaboration aims to develop a comprehensive energy transition model that is consumer-centric and smart meter data enabled.

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