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.

PSEG storm

Microgrids are one tool in the energy toolbox to combat the...

Jared Leader, manager of Industry Strategy at the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), speaks about their latest research and the role of microgrids in increasing grid resilience.

Telemetry’s pivotal role in the energy transition

Matthew Hawkridge looks at why the latest remote telemetry unit systems take energy companies closer to the utopia of smart grids.
UKPN

The utility response to COVID-19

During a recent webinar series hosted by Smart Energy International we discussed how the utility sector around the world has been impacted...
intelligent power distribution

Enhancing grid resiliency and asset management in the new COVID-19 working...

As utilities adjust to the new COVID-19 working environment, focus on enhancing the approach to grid resiliency and asset management are at...
covid-19

Coronavirus impacts: PPAs, AMI benefits and solar PV penetration

This article looks at the impact of Coronavirus on consumers with smart meters in the UK, the negotiation of power purchase agreements...

Imagining a post-pandemic energy sector

Smart Energy International spoke with Philippe Vié, global energy, utilities and chemicals sector leader, CapGemini, regarding the next phase of the COVID-19...
digital transformation

Enabling digital transformation

The success of the internet is largely due to a set of standards which define the internet protocol (IP). Prior to IP, communication systems required their own domains, each with unique protocols and infrastructure. The key advantage of IP is that it acts as a foundation for multiple communication systems to interoperate over the same domain.
EV companies

Siemens wins electric buses charging deal in Germany

Charging infrastructure for 21 fully electric low-floor buses in Leipzig will be provided by Siemens Smart Infrastructure.
Canada DX

Canada: Utilities amongst top spenders on digital transformation

Canada is expected to spend up to C$28 billion on digital transformation in 2020 despite the challenges presented by Coronavirus, according to IDC.
gamification

Gamification in energy

Gamification is the usage of game mechanics and game thinking in serious contexts. In the energy sector it can be used to inform participants about (smart) energy topics or to motivate customers to reach energy efficiency or demand response objectives in a playful manner.

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