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.

DERMS, distributech

Who is the #1 vendor for managing distributed energy resources?

Market research firm Navigant Research has announced the top ranked providers of distributed energy resources management systems (DERMS). ...
UK smart meter

The UK installs 4 millionth SMETS2 smart meter

The UK's 4 millionth second-generation smart meter in Kent was installed by a technician from British Gas
smart energy plan

Ameren completes 900 grid modernisation projects in one year

Ameren has completed 900 projects to modernise its grid network as part of the utility’s Smart Energy Plan in 2019.
Boras Elnat

Itron wins Boras Elnat – Swedish tender for grid modernisation

Boras Elnat will leverage Itron’s industrial IoT network to connect some 46,000 new smart electric meters.
IEEE standard

IEEE releases guidelines to address 5G and 6G challenges

The IEEE has released the IEEE International Network Generations Roadmap (INGR), First Edition guideline to address 5G challenges.
metering

Trilliant acquires Quadlogic multi-tenant panel and ANSI socket-based metering solutions

Trilliant Networks have acquired rights to Quadlogic’s multi-tenant panel and ANSI-based metering for Canada and international markets.
UK energy trading

Electron, partners win funding for UK multi-product flexibility exchange

Electron has been awarded funding by the UK government to lead a consortium of leading UK energy companies in developing a multi-product flexibility exchange, named TraDER.
blockchain microgrids

Blockchain use in grid-connected microgrids to generate +$1.2bn per annum

The global market for blockchain applications in remote and grid-connected microgrids is set to expand by 67.8% between 2019 and 2028.
video

CGI opens new innovation center in Montréal

CGI is pleased to announce the opening of a new innovation center in Montreal, showcasing CGI's cross-industry innovations with its clients from around the world.
eib funding

EIB’s 2019 funding supports over €10bn worth of projects in Africa

EIB has invested €3 billion across 22 countries in Africa in 2019 to support €10.7 billion worth of projects.

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