There is a perception within IT circles that cybersecurity threats against critical infrastructure like smart grids are a problem waiting to happen — but not right away. The reality is much more dire. Last year alone, there were a number of sophisticated attacks, and they should offer a wakeup call for the power industry. via Continue reading ?
Hot topics these days are the benefits and drawbacks that a combination of electric vehicles and smart grid could offer, especially V2G (vehicle-to-grid) projects and time-of-use electricity pricing. Vehicle-to-grid projects involve the use of electric vehicle batteries to supply power to the electricity grid on demand. Show More Summary
Huawei – a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider –has seen an increased interest in smart grid technologies among power companies looking to transform their businesses to generate less energy...Show More Summary
Three Water Quality Association standards will be promoted and advanced for recognition as consensus American National Standards by ANSI: WQA/ASPE 1201: Electrochemical Drinking Water Treatment Systems; WQA/ASPE S802: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon; and WQA/ASPE S803: Product Sustainability for Activated Carbon Water Filtration Systems. Show More Summary
Schneider Electric, which is working closely with the Ministry of Water and Electricity, highlighted reduced end-user power outages at the Smart Grid Conference and Exhibition 2013 in Jeddah. Ahmed Al-Rashoud, vice president at Schneider...Show More Summary
Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s (OG&E) smart grid project has been recognized as the “world’s highest ranked” by international energy think-tank VaasaETT. Out of 200 global smart grid projects, the Finland-based organization found OG&E’s “Positive Energy” smart grid project had the most merit based on technical criteria and achievement milestones. Show More Summary
The Atlantic magazine had a recent article about the top 50 innovations in human history in the last 6000 years. Number one on the list was the printing press. It beat electricity (#2) as the most game-changing technology breakthrough. via Smart Grid Development and the Future | The Energy Collective.
The billions of dollars budgeted for Smart Grid Investment and Smart Grid Demonstration grants under the 2009 stimulus program were greeted with big headlines and were the buzzwords monopolizing smart grid conversations when they were announced and long after. Everyone in the industry knew at least the basics about the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Continue reading ?
Duke Energy is working alongside South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and Clemson University (CU) to deliver new grid technologies to the industry. The world’s most-advanced energy systems testing and research center supported byShow More Summary
We’ve got a varied selection of smart grid projects this week, from a variety of sectors and throughout the world. Take a minute to read about ABB’s data center project in China, Alstom Grid’s power quality project in Saudi Arabia and more both here and abroad. via Smart Grid: Transmission, energy storage and more in Continue reading ?
Some day the power grid will be as smart as the Internet. Until then startups like Stem, with its data analytics and smart battery systems, will work on making it so.
WREA (Western Renewable Energy Analysts, Inc.), a leading provider of smart grid solutions, announced today automated support for seamlessly using social media to bring huge savings and system efficiency using demand response in the usage of energy for residential, commercial and industrial settings. Show More Summary
The utilities industry, with its smart grids, is becoming one of the most connected industries. Managing all that data is challenging. It’s time for Controlled Connectivity. Managing its huge amount of data is a growing challenge for the utilities industry, with its increasingly sophisticated smart grids. Show More Summary
Making the power grid as smart as the Internet will take a lot of digital tools and software. Particularly digital solid state transformers, if Gridco has its way.
The Atlantic magazine had a recent article about the top 50 innovations in human history in the last 6000 years. Number one on the list was the printing press. Will any current or future technology breakthroughs found in Smart Grid buildouts be identified in a similar list in 25 years? read more
In our prior article we talked about how the shift from IoT fantasy to reality is dependent on a return on investment (ROI). Now let’s see how the smart grid fits in the story. The smart grid provides the strongest example of a current IoT deployment. It uses advanced sensors and gives us better information Continue reading ?
The advancement of technology in various sectors is one of the major positive trends observed in the Global Smart Grid Technology market. For instance, the advancement of technologies in the Telecom, IT, and Energy industries has enabled the integration of all these sectors into the power grid with the help of smart grid technologies. The Continue reading ?
As the result of the deployment of smart grids, the relationships between utilities and their customers are becoming more complex, according to Navigant Research. As such, utilities need billing and customer information systems (CIS)...Show More Summary
We’re covering a lot of ground this week with Abengoa’s transmission project in Brazil, Conergy’s 90 MW solar installation in Germany and U.S. projects like American DG Energy’s cogeneration installation in New Jersey and EnerNOC’s demand response work for Austin Energy. Not to mention awards, a partnership and an acquisition, and DOE’s funding for tribal Continue reading ?
Last week, the Arizona Corporations Commission beat back efforts by the state’s leading utility company to strangle rooftop solar in its cradle. The commission affirmed the state’s net metering program, which allows homeowners who install...Show More Summary