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2015 – Issue 1

In depth: Single frequency micro-power

The smart energy meter with bi-directional networking capability is a key component of an Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) system, which is of itself essential for the operation of a smart grid, writes Li Xiang...

In depth: American approach to critical infrastructure cybersecurity

Does America’s policy of voluntary regulation for cybersecurity enable better collaborative effort for standards development? Cybersecurity has made it to living rooms and kitchen tables worldwide. Governments and policy makers globally are engaging in a...

SGIP: Collaboration to improve individual quality of life

Interview with Sharon Allan, President and CEO of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. In January 2015, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) restructured "to bring better clarity focus and agility to the group,” says Sharon...

In depth: M2M and the IEEE Standards Association

While we have made key progress in smart meter and smart grid communications in markets around the world, we still have to keep moving forward, writes Konstantinos Karachalios of IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). Important steps in...

In depth: Smart grid technology and importance of substation automation

By Kripa Venkat, Texas Instruments Smart grid technology: The importance of substation automation in energy grid management In the past few years, terminologies such as smart grid, grid intelligence, smart meters, grid infrastructure are being widely...

In depth: India’s Manipur state deploys prepaid metering

Prepayment is changing the way Manipur state in north-eastern India is doing business, writes Madhur Kumar Srivastava, assistant general manager of Secure Meters. Manipur Distribution Company (MSPDCL) (formerly Electricity Department of Manipur, MED) has around 210...

In depth: Edge intelligence for today’s utilities

AES Eletropaulo, a major Brazilian utility with a base of 6.8 million customers, keeps innovating, writes Metering & Smart Energy International.  The energy company will be using the Itron Riva platform to implement a communication board...

Where it all comes together: standardization and the Internet of Things

There are many visions of the future network but one of the common themes in every vision is ‘Everything Connected’ – all devices able to communicate directly with one another, writes Stephanie Montgomery, acting...

Demand response: Value of the residential consumer in the electricity system

Whenever assessing the business case for rolling out smart meters, a crucial question is which applications will be using the meter, writes Pieter Vingerhoets, a postdoctoral researcher for Energyville, a Belgium research initiative.  One of...

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