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  • Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk Form Joint Venture for Smart Grid Expansion

    iemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (A ÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Delivering Efficiency and Flexibility through Distributed Energy

    With distributed generation in the form of solar and small scale gas generation predicted to grow from just 2% last year to 12% by 2030, the cost of technology that allows customers to produce and store their own energy is steadily becoming more affordable. Centrica’s Distributed Energy & Power business is working to help customers to capitalise on this trend, bringing a variety of ...


    By ENER-G

  • “India time to` be in”: Bonfiglioli is the most important player in India`s power transmission sector

    As a key speaker at the “India time to' be in” conference staged by Milano Finanza in Milan on the 8th March, Sonia Bonfiglioli could draw on vast experience. Bonfiglioli is one of the most significant Italian companies operating in India today. With nearly 20 years of history in the country, Bonfiglioli has become the most important player in its sector. As the round table showed, ...


    By Bonfiglioli Riduttori S.p.A.

  • Electric Power Distribution Automation Systems Market Worth $23.7 Billion By 2025: Grand View Research

    The global electric power distribution automation systems market is expected to reach USD 23.7 billion by 2025, according to a new report conducted by Grand View Research, Inc. The rise in the adoption of smart grids & funding initiatives is projected to spur the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New SGIP White Paper Addresses Smart Grid Security with Broadcast Communications

    SGIP announced the release of a free white paper that addresses the issue of cybersecurity for smart grid broadcast communications. Smart Grid System Security with Broadcast Communications was published by the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB and Enbala Power Networks To Co-Develop Grid Software

    ABB announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB's venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures. Today's grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens Wins Order For HVDC Link Between Great Britain and France

    Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The "ElecLink" high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FS-Elliott Announces Expanded Distribution Network

    November 30, 2016 – FS-Elliott Co., LLC, a leading manufacturer of oil-free, centrifugal compressors, announces today new distribution agreements with Dynamic Compressor Services, CDA Systems, Power Equipment Company, and Rasmussen Air & Gas Energy. Joining a network of over 75 distributors and representatives worldwide, Dynamic Compressor Services, CDA Systems, Power Equipment Company ...


    By FS-Elliott

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Silver Spring Networks Announces Smart Grid Deployment with AEP Ohio

    Silver Spring Networks, Inc. recently announced its selection for an innovative networking deployment for the second phase of AEP Ohio's smart grid program. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment has received regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and will enable improved energy efficiency, increased grid reliability and provide better access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Utilidata and National Grid Announce Reforming the Energy Vision Project

    Utilidata announce a partnership in Clifton Park, NY with National Grid intended to deliver energy savings to electric customers in the town as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will install Utilidata's Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) technology - AdaptiVolt - on the electric system in Clifton Park, enabling the utility to capture ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Nokia Modernizes the Smart Grid To Bring Power Distribution Networks Into The IoT Era

    Nokia recently introduced the 7705 SAR-Hm, a purpose-built LTE/3G wireless router aimed at modernizing distribution networks for utilities, but with applications for other high growth vertical markets, like Smart Cities. The newest addition to the Nokia Service Routing portfolio merges IP/MPLS and LTE/3G technologies to provide utilities wireless connectivity for grid devices located ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DCPSC Releases Staff Report on Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability

    Last week (1/25), the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia (Commission) released Order No. 18673 which issued for public comment a staff report on Modernizing the Energy Delivery System for Increased Sustainability (MEDSIS). The goal of MEDSIS is to increase sustainability for District consumers and make the energy delivery system more reliable, efficient, cost effective and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Latest news about our new premises - Move from Kaufering to Igling

    8 months construction, hundreds of telephone calls and many helping hands – our new premises in Igling are nearing completion! Our office complex has been stripped of its mantle of scaffolding and is a sight to behold! Internally the floors have already been laid, cabling and plastering carried out and tiles laid. While last details are being completed, a start has been made ...

  • ABB Wins $640 Million Mega Deal for Long Distance Power Transmission Link in India

    ABB has teamed up with India's national electricity grid operator Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) in a mega project worth over $640 million for ABB to deliver a transmission link that will have the capacity to bring reliable electricity to more than 80 million people. The Raigarh-Pugalur 800 kilovolt (kV) ultra-high-voltage direct current (UHVDC) system will connect Raigarh in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Carbon Arc Lights: History, Transformation and Applications

    Before the introduction of incandescent bulbs and LEDs, carbon arc lamps ruled the commercial lighting sector. Previously, the outdated luminaries were used to light up streets, support filming projects and illuminate local landmarks for travelers. The fixtures helped kick start the electric lighting era by encouraging the development of commercial units, including early motion picture Kliegl ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Regulators approve southern portion of Illinois-Wisconsin transmission project

    Illinois regulators have approved a portion of a 345 kilovolt (kV) line to Wisconsin designed to accommodate increasing power flows from the Badger State. The $55 million project proposed by American Transmission Co. (ATC) would extend across the state line from Pleasant Prairie, Wis., to a Commonwealth Edison transmission system in Illinois, including a new substation in the Village of ...

  • Expanding Transmission to Access Renewables May be Key to Reach California State Mandates

    Meeting California's renewable energy and greenhouse gas emission goals may necessitate the expansion of electricity transmission infrastructure to access new renewable power sources, both within and outside the state, according to a multi-agency state report released this week (12/16). The draft Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) 2.0 report seeks to identify areas where ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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