2020 – Issue 2

Smart Energy International Issue 2 2020

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER As I write this, the world is in lockdown and I –...
Smart meter benefits

Smart meters: the unsung heroes

Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) has been in vogue for high end customers for the last several decades as it offered on-line monitoring of consumer consumption and behaviour patterns.
India power quality

Addressing power quality in India

India’s power distribution companies Discoms are responsible for the supply and distribution of energy to a variety of consumers (industrial, commercial, agriculture,...
India blockchain

Bringing blockchain to India’s power consumers

Electricity distributor BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL) has partnered with Power Ledger, a specialist in blockchain-based renewable energy trading, to install a large-scale peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading trial in Delhi, India.
London Smart City

City of London smart city initiative

The City of London Corporation’s next step into Smart City IoT, a 12,000-unit smart street lighting deployment, was launched to the media in November 2019 at the Corporation’s head offices at the Guildhall.
Saudi Arabia COVID-19

Ed’s Note: We’re all in this together

It has been heartening to see the positive steps taken by multiple utilities around the world to reduce the stress on consumers by allaying fears of cut-off due to lack of payment, while reassuring them that services will continue unabated.
Fault finding

Fault finding in low-voltage networks

Problems in medium voltage grids are usually handled by redundancies within the network setup, along with the implementation of appropriate switching measures, which generally ensure a relatively uninterrupted continuation of the supply.
utility reform Africa

Africa’s power industry – insights in 2020

Perhaps more than in any other global region, Sub-Saharan Africa’s economic development remains tied to sustained growth in the power sector. The anticipated economic gains of the 2020s will depend in large part on bringing electricity to over 600 million people in the region that currently lack it, writes Steve Chakerian, a senior analyst at smart infrastructure market intelligence firm Northeast Group.
Electric vehicles south africa

What’s putting the brakes on EV adoption in South Africa?

South Africa is lagging behind global sales of electric vehicles (EVs), which were projected to reach five million in 2019. To keep up to speed with South Africa’s plans for this evolving market, Nicolette Pombo van Zyl gathered industry experts to discuss decarbonising the transport sector through EV adoption. Here’s what transpired.
smart city

Smart, hyperconnected cities: environmental and financial benefits

At the helm of smart city projects are secure and resilient communication platforms, optimal utilisation of real-time data, effective planning.
ENGIE EPS

How to achieve IT and OT convergence with unified management

Ulrich Schälling, head of business line networks, FNT Software, writes about the evolving IT/OT positioning in utilities and the importance of unified...

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