This week’s smart grid wins roundup offers a varied selection of projects, partnerships and a helping hand from the World Bank to upgrade electricity transmission for Vietnam’s key economic development areas. via Smart Grid: A quick global look at smart grid wins.
One of the oft-flogged analogies about the Smart Grid is that building it is like assembling a plane in flight. The challenges start with trying to overlay new technologies on top of older infrastructure, choosing winners and losers in competing standards, and melding together diverse equipment. read more
By Lou Basenese: Forget inventing new technology. When large companies desperately need to innovate to stay alive, they're buying new tech instead! This mentality is on full display in one corner of the market right now. We've seen over...Show More Summary
Not counting military construction and special projects, the majority of Navy Region Southwest Commander’s funds spent in a year is on utilities including water and electricity. “We need to get that under control,” said Rear Adm. Patrick...Show More Summary
Electric cars are just one part to cleaner transportation equation, as where the electricity comes from, and how efficiently it is used, is just as important as the EV itself. GM is joining a consortium of eight automakers and 15 electricity utilities to help integrate its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid program. The first goal of this Continue reading ?
The utilities industry is undergoing a massive digital transformation as it introduces powerful, innovative technologies such as smart grids. By the year 2020, billions of intelligent devices will be connected to the energy smart grid — from street lamps and home appliances to electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines. Show More Summary
Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, Tuesday announced the availability of the Cloud Network Operations Center (NOC) for Internet of Things (IoT) management. The solution which is a core componentShow More Summary
Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with retail utility Direct Energy to provide a demand response management system (DRMS). Direct Energy will roll out the Siemens solution to manage its existing load commitments in multiple independent system operator (ISO) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT and NYISO. via Renew Grid: Content / Projects & Contracts Continue reading ?
Previously, I’ve written about the potential for a future smart grid, where homes with solar panels and batteries intelligently interconnect to form a cleaner, more-robust distributed power system. While we’re still far from a full-fledged smart grid, recent years have seen wider deployment of distributed energy storage. Show More Summary
The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) today published a research report that cautions electric cooperatives and municipal utilities about pitfalls in achieving expected returns on smart grid investments. The report identifies seven...Show More Summary
The open data movement in Australia may get a boost if the ‘Smart Grid, Smart City’ project goes ahead, following a successful trial between 2010 and 2013. This is the view of Smart Grid Australia president Judy Anderson, who believes new data sets created from the project could provide huge opportunities for open data across Continue reading ?
Solar Love. Energy storage systems are a boon for generators, especially renewable energy generators, as they can regulate their energy supply while maintaining grid discipline. But energy storage systems can be of great advantage to large consumers such as industrial units and commercial buildings to keep their power bills in control. Show More Summary
A building is often only as intelligent as the electrical distribution network it connects with. That’s why smart buildings are often seen as an extension of the smart grid. Meters, building controls, intelligent lighting and HVAC systems, distributed energy systems and the software layered on top are indeed valuable for controlling localized energy use within Continue reading ?
As individuals, we’re often asked to look at what we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment. Whether it’s cycling to work, unplugging appliances when they’re not in use or turning the water off while brushing our teeth, it is true that small changes really do make a difference. Continue reading ?
The OpenADR Alliance and the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) have formed a public private partnership to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. The two organizations will work together to facilitate the adoption of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) in India, helping utilities in the country better maintain grid Continue reading ?
Electric vehicles could provide smart grid services that have been handled by conventional power plants. Automakers and utility groups took a step forward last week in an effort to systematize the communication between a charging plug-in electric vehicle, or PEV, and grid operators. “A key aspect of the platform’s benefits will be giving customers flexibility Continue reading ?
The smart grid industry has seen its fair share of mergers and acquisitions — more than $30 billion of it over the past two years, to be exact. Much of this activity is driven by the desire for new technology, whether it’s in core areas like transmission gear, distribution automation and smart meters, communications, sensors Continue reading ?
Schneider Electric which is doing multiple smart grid projects in India like making individual electrical equipment smart to enabling the city electricity distribution with state-of-the art Advance Distribution Automation System sees sizable business opportunities from the proposed 100 smart cities announced by the government in the budget. Show More Summary
Utilities today face a rapidly evolving market. Challenges — aging infrastructure, growing distributed energy, renewable energy portfolio standards — stand to disrupt the traditional utility business model. However, many utilities see these challenges as an opportunity. Show More Summary
Cyan Holdings PLC Tuesday said it has signed a teaming agreement with GridSense Inc to jointly market smart-grid products and services in India and other emerging regions that will enable utilities to accurately monitor energy distribution and consumption. via Cyan Holdings Signs Emerging Markets Smart Grid Deal With Gridsense – Finance News – London South Continue reading ?