Power Distribution News

  • The merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective

    The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective today, after the registration of the combined company in the Mercantile Registry of Biscay, in Spain. This was the last step required to close the transaction announced in June 2016, after fulfillment of all the conditions precedent and other closing actions. This transaction creates a global leader in the wind power industry, ...


    By Gamesa

  • Radicle Transforming Innovation in Ag & Food

    World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, San Francisco partner, Radicle, is carefully selecting innovative ag and food tech start-ups for investment, ensuring that powerful, disruptive technologies reach their full potential. “Radicle is transforming innovation in ag and food tech with a one of a kind platform providing entrepreneurs the right amount of capital and ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market

    The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a management challenge for the wholesale bulk-power market, according to a report from the ISO/RTO Council or IRC. The report by IRC’s Emerging Technologies Task Force ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • NYISO Charts Course for an Integrated Grid Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap Released

    Continuing its work at the forefront of market design and commitment to making the electric grid smarter, greener and more efficient, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently (2/2) released its Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap. With Distributed Energy Resources (DER) poised to transform New York's wholesale electric system, the Roadmap offers routes to a future where consumers ...


    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 ...

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