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Ameren Missouri proposes $8.4 billion smart energy plan

Grid modernisation with deployment of over 1 million smart meters over the next five years are at the heart of Ameren Missouri’s smart energy plan.

New NIST smart grid framework released

The US National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an updated Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards.

PG&E to install AI-enabled storage optimisation platform

Pacific Gas & Electric is to deploy Fluence’s AI trading platform for optimisation and market bidding services for its 182.5MW/730MWh Moss Landing battery system.

Southern Company to investigate hydrogen blending into natural gas networks

US energy provider Southern Company Gas is leading an R&D initiative to address technical challenges to blending hydrogen in natural gas infrastructure.

‘Cryptocurrency mining as a service’ proposed to maximise renewable energy output

The US startup Digital Power-Optimization is seeking to secure under-utilised renewable power generation assets.

New hydrogen coalition formed in US

Hydrogen Forward has been formed in a coalition of eleven companies to advance hydrogen development in the United States.

National Grid introduces AI to improve utility worker safety

National Grid in the US is deploying Urbint’s artificial intelligence-based Lens for Worker Safety that identifies potential hazards to workers in the field.

PG&E to move half of electricity customers to time-of-use rates

California utility Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) aims to have moved 2.5 million electricity customers to time-of-use rates by March 2022.

SDG&E tests vanadium flow battery in microgrid operations

California utility San Diego Gas & Electric is testing its vanadium redox flow technology in advancing clean energy microgrids.

Chattanooga smart grid delivers $750 million in value over last decade

Chattanooga’s smart grid is the main beneficiary of the community fibre optic infrastructure, delivering over a quarter of its value.

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