Smart Grid

News, insights and utility activities concerning developments and improvements to the smart 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 electric grid 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.

Jamaica’s Smart City New Kingston gets a boost

Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has been awarded funding to advance the Smart City New Kingston within the country’s capital.

G3-PLC Hybrid: Extended capabilities for the smart grid and IoT

The G3-PLC Alliance, the leading industry alliance for powerline communication (PLC) in smart grid applications, introduces the next generation PLC standard incorporating Radio Frequency (RF) capabilities.
environmental sustainability smart cities

How future cities can achieve environmental sustainability – study

New report shows how future urban landscapes can achieve environmental sustainability, social inclusion and economic competitiveness.
Utility CEO Forum, Oracle Utilities event partner interview

CEO Forum partner Oracle Utilities on digitalisation and automation

"Increasingly utilities are able to streamline their operations by centralizing activities into smaller numbers of systems."
TANTRANSCO distributed energy

India to deploy first Active Network Management for DER optimisation

TANTRANSCO has selected Enzen and Smarter Grid Solutions to optimise the management of its distributed energy resources.
digitalization

Greenbird secures €5 million series B funding to drive industry digitalisation

Greenbird has secured €5m series B funding to further expand the international growth of its game-changing Utilihive digital integration hub.
sustainability

GRI launches a new sustainability curriculum

A suite of high-quality and globally applicable training courses for sustainability reporting specialists are available, following the launch of the GRI Professional Certification Programme.
Ignitis Grupė

Lithuania’s Ignitis Grupė secures €110 million loan for smart meters

In Lithuania, energy company Ignitis Grupė has secured a €110m loan from EIB to support its smart metering systems and IT solutions projects.
Smart grid innovation

Smart grid innovation hub launched by Iberdrola

The Global Smart Grid Innovation Hub in Bilbao, Spain will focus on R&D on the new challenges facing electricity distribution networks.
Siemens Energy

Siemens Energy launches UPFC PLUS to power a greener future

With its new Unified Power Flow Controller, called UPFC PLUS, Siemens Energy is expanding the options for grid stabilisation.

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