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.

Blackouts

UK’s SP Energy Networks trials new real-time fault detection system

SP Energy Networks is testing a new real-time fault detection system that can measure fault levels, and enable the addition of more battery energy storage to offset potential power-losses.
Indiana

New deal to digitally transform 61 Indiana utilities

The Indiana Municipal Power Agency has selected Tantulus Systems to help its 61 member utilities to digitally transform their networks.
public power corporation

Switzerland pilots world’s ‘first-of-its-kind’ local electricity market

Water and Electricity Works Walenstadt has announced the successful completion of the country’s first blockchain-enabled local electricity market.
smart cities market

Smart grids to top 2020 $124 billion smart cities market

IDC forecasts the global smart cities market to generate $124 billion in revenue in 2020.

Webinar 27 Feb: Managing volatility in decarbonising markets with AI

Webinar broadcast | Thursday, 27 February 2020 08h00 New York | 13h00 GMT | 13h00 London |...
connected

Moving from a “connected” environment to an “intelligent” one

The industry has already created the connected environment, but still needs to create the value of an intelligent one, IHS Markit
Caruna AES upgrade

Networked Energy services strengthens smart grid security for Caruna

NES has announced today the successful completion of a project to upgrade Caruna’s smart meters to the latest firmware versions.
utilities

Strategise your next move to become a utilities leader, delivering value...

Utilities are making considerable progress in their digital transformation journey, with 92% of executives now reporting their organisation has a defined digital strategy in place.
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Oracle’s transition trifecta – Grid, DER & customer assets to drive...

Oracle's Opower has engaged utility customers on energy efficiency for years, and now consumers can participate in behaviour-based demand response and energy efficiency programmes via their own appliances, electric vehicles, home generation systems and storage to assist utilities on the road to the smart grid of the future.
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Drivers of change for US utilities

The challenge being faced by US utilities is to ensure grid data is integrated, ‘clean’ and used to produce value to enhance operations

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