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.

NETZE

Netze BW launches largest LoRaWAN deployment in Germany

Netze BW has launched the largest LoRaWAN deployment in Germany.
flexibility

Flexibility vital to the success of the energy transition

The continued proliferation of RE on the grid requires more effective grid management to tap into the flexibility made possible by DERs.
farcross

Four EU utilities to deploy advanced energy transmission line monitoring

Four FARCROSS utility participants in Hungary, Greece, Slovenia and Austria to deploy advanced sensors for transmission line monitoring.
communications module

Itron launches next-gen RF communications module for utilities in EMEA

Itron has launched its Cyble 5 communications module for utilities and cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Statkraft

Emerging platform business models disrupting utilities

n this episode Steffen Funck from Statkraft Ventures GmbH shares his insights on the platform business model and how it is changing utility strategies and mindsets.
Greece

Greece unveils €500m investment scheme to strengthen innovation

EIB launched a €500 million scheme to strengthen innovation, competitiveness and entrepreneurship in Greece over the next four years.
5G, Telefonica Deutschland

Ed’s note: Corona, 5G and F.O.G

Last week we considered some of the impacts of the virus on the power sector in the long term, and this week, I’d like to consider some additional news related to the outbreak.
boston

National Grid and Eversource propose plans for Boston’s energy transition

Two utilities filed proposals with Boston regulator on how they will ensure grid reliability after the closure of the Mystic Generating Station.
castle

Smart grid security and defensive military architecture of the middle-ages; an...

Why are our castles now just romantic ruins? Part of the answer is gunpowder and the...
electric grid

New partnership to revolutionise the grid through blockchain

The companies will work together to securely track, trace, and trade energy using blockchain technologies to optimise the electric grid.

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