demand management

EnBW

Audi, EnBW partner to use “second-life” EV batteries for DER, DRM

German carmaker Audi and utility EnBW are setting up an electric car battery operation at EnBW's Heilbronn plant to build scaleable storage facilities by the end of this year, drawing on retired batteries to help power grids.
demand response

UK research shows how smart homes can boost demand response

New research by Loughborough University reveals significant positive impacts of smart energy technologies in the home, including carbon reductions, energy bill savings, and improved system resilience.
US utilities pandemic

US utilities ready for a pandemic-stricken summer says NERC

US energy regulatory authority the NERC says the country is ready for an 'unprecedented summer' despite disruptions to preparations and the threat to the health and safety of critical industry workers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
US virtual power plant

Louisiana’s SWEPCO test virtual power plant using solar & storage DER

SimpliPhi Power has announced a new partnership with Helia Technologies to deploy intelligent energy solar + storage systems at a demonstration project in Shreveport, Louisiana.
utility covid-19

IEEE whitepaper addresses COVID-19 challenges for utilities

The Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE), has released a free new white paper titled "Sharing Knowledge on Electrical Energy Industry’s First Response to COVID-19", to share insights to assist utilities and operators meet the challenges posed by the pandemic.

ConEd announces $1.3 billion New York summer pandemic resilience plan

US mega-utility Con Edison (ConEd) has announced its 2020 summer resilience and energy efficiency plan for New York state.
UK grid resilience

UK: Maintaining flexible power system ‘critical to avoiding power cuts’

Independent analysis, conducted via Imperial Consultants, by academics from Imperial College London has shown the importance flexibility in avoiding power cuts, and how a variety of energy technologies rose to the challenge in the first quarter of 2020.
India modernisation

The changing face of India’s power sector

India is becoming an increasingly influential driver of trends in the global power sector, writes Kelvin Ross. With its energy demand set to double by 2040 and its electricity demand potentially even tripling, it will cement its role as a game-changer in global energy markets.
Public Power Corporation

Landis+Gyr launches new multi-relay load control switches in US

Landis+Gyr has announced the addition of four-relay and two-relay load control switches to its North American load management product portfolio. This new generation of switches allows the control of multiple appliances from a single installation to support more effective utility demand response and variable rate programs.
smart grid, Hawaiian Electric

Hawaii to utilise water heaters as part of VPP

Hawaiian Electric Company has signed an agreement to incorporate grid-interactive water heaters (GIWH) into the utility's emerging grid services market as part of a Grid Services Purchase Agreement.

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