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.

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National Grid’s new approach to stability services

National Grid explains the utility's new, innovative and world's first of its kind approach to managing the stability of the electricity system.
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World’s first greenhouse gas-free circuit breaker gets EU support

The EU Commission has provided GE Renewable Energy with €2.2 million in funding to develop a SF6-free, 420KV gas-insulated substation circuit-breaker.
India renewable

US DoE releases renewable energy injection guide for all

India decided to work with USAID and NREL to develop a comprehensive grid integration study that can help other nations fast-track their renewables development.
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WEBINAR 26 Feb: Cybersecurity for utilities: 2020 and beyond

Smart Energy International and ESI Africa explore how utilities across the power, water and gas sectors come to grips with the reality of cyber threats.
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GE wins DRC grid modernisation deal

DRC has signed a MoU with General Electric to explore energy solutions that will enable the country to expand its generation capacity.
US energy transition

New report highlights the rise of sustainable energy in the US

The US overhauled how it produces, delivers, and consumes energy over a momentous decade of change, according to a new report from BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the US' Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE).
water utilities

How water utilities can leverage smart grids to improve revenue

A new report explores the urban water infrastructure market in the Asia Pacific region.
services

Annual market for energy IT and cybersecurity services to hit $32bn

A new report explores the global market for energy IT and cybersecurity for Software and Services to surpass $19bn in 2020 and $32bn in 2028.
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Itron CEO Tom Deitrich at DISTRIBUTECH 2020: Predictions in the face...

Watch as Itron CEO Tom Deitrich clarifies the energy landscape, lays bare the potential opportunities facing the utility industry in the decade to come, and shares his predictions for 2020
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Smart energy app changed the behaviour of 91% and made 62%...

91% of smart metered consumers with access to energy analytics through an app have changed their behaviour and 62% had directly made purchases as a result to reduce their consumption, according to a new survey

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