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.

saudi smart meters

Saudi Arabia’s AMI project progresses with 10 million smart meter rollout

Last week Clevest said that China Electric Power Equipment and Technology (CET) had deployed its Mobile Workforce Management and Advanced Network Deployment solution to help with the installation of 10 million smart meters for Saudi Electric Co.
macro grid

New initiative to boost renewables transportation in the US

The Macro Grid Initiative has been launched by ACORE and the Americans for a Clean Energy Grid to modernise the US’ energy transmission network.
enel smart grid

Enel selects Cisco as global technology partner

Enel and Cisco have extended their cooperation in the development of innovative digital solutions and services.
utility modernisation

Arkossa, taking utilities to the next level

We help utilities to plan and deploy AMI systems cost-effectively in a framework of their internal and external (regulatory) requirements. Also, our specially designed tools enable us to perform efficient PLC smart meter reprogramming tasks.
machine learning

7 ground-breaking machine learning applications for utilities

Digital Transformation is an ongoing process for utilities today. However, to be successful they must focus on technologies that deliver the services customers want. Machine Learning offers enormous potential for utilities to discover more about their customers and for solving the common issues utilities face every day.
Saudi smart meters

Piedmont Electric upgrades metering and grid management with Landis+Gyr

Piedmont Electric has selected Landis+Gyr to upgrade its advanced metering and grid management infrastructure and technologies.
smets 2

The UK pilots new SMETS 2 smart meter for business consumers

In the UK, Drax is partnering with theDCC, smart meter manufacturer EDMI and software firm UtiliGroup to pilot a new polyphaser SMETS 2 smart meter.
Convergence

What if more convergence could accelerate the energy transition?

Convergence of companies, policy, financing and sectors should breed collaboration and that in turn could create the business models needed for a 21st century energy sector.
COVID

The operational impacts of C-19

Philip Gordon examines the operational implications of the COVID-19 pandemic on utility operations. This article is largely derived from opinions expressed by...
grid resilience

Researching resilience: the data behind the modern grid

Grid and infrastructure resilience are increasingly important, while a relatively ‘new concept’ in terms of today’s modern grid, and its dynamic environment.

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