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  • Weather Monitoring Aids in Expansion of Solar Power

    Weather has always been a challenge for solar. The growth of the industry is pushing it into territories where shifting weather conditions impact their effectiveness. Advanced weather monitoring is critical. It allows solar systems to adapt to their environment. Columbia Weather Systems, a professional weather monitoring system manufacturer located in Hillsboro, Oregon, offers weather stations ...

  • Smart Grid and Energy Storage on Shetland Demonstrates the Power Of Renewable Energy

    The five year long, £18m Shetland-based Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) project has demonstrated that an islanded electricity distribution system can operate securely with a high penetration of local renewable generation. The project, which was run by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN), trialed domestic demand side management (DSM) and large scale energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Honeywell to Provide Managed Smart Grid Services to Three U.S. Utilities

    Honeywell announced recently it will provide three power providers in the United States with managed smart grid services that are designed to offer a simpler way to manage very technical smart grid networks, and enable improved electricity service and reliability for customers. The Honeywell subscription services are intended to offer an alternative for smaller utilities, which typically have ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report

    American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner. It is accessible online at www.aepsustainability.com. The report explores AEP’s business strategy, governance, financial performance, corporate culture and ...

  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Completes Transformation of Smart Power Plants System

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has transformed all its independently-operating power stations into a network of smart-grid-enabled smart power plants. This is a step forward for DEWA's clear and integrated innovation-based strategy to adopt new initiatives, plans and technologies, and it supports the UAE National Innovation Strategy, to make the UAE one of the most innovative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy`s Secretary Perry Orders Study on Grid Reliability, Market Distortions

    Rick Perry, secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy, has asked the agency to prepare a study on the country's electric grid which will offer policy recommendations to ensure that reliable, baseload generation sources are preserved. "There are significant changes occurring within the electric system that could profoundly affect the economy and even national security, and as such, these changes ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Seattle City Light Selects Landis+Gyr for Advanced Grid Analytics

    Landis+Gyr recently announced that Seattle City Light is deploying the company's advanced grid analytics (AGA) platform to support the utility's grid modernization program. Landis+Gyr's advanced grid analytics suite is designed to provide a big data platform with applications that utilize data from advanced meters, grid sensors, GIS and other sources to provide actionable information ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ComEd: Smart Grid Program Delivering on Promises

    ComEd reported this week (4/6) to the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) that infrastructure programs authorized under the Smart Grid Law are on schedule, with some of the major projects being completed in June, and delivering on promises as the program has reduced the frequency and duration of service interruptions by 44 and 48 percent, respectively. ComEd's 2017 update to its Infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction and operations monitoring contract

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens 6.3MW wind turbines and is ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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

  • Clean Energy Innovation Fund Invests In Greensync To Help Create The Smart Electricity Grid Of The Future

    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed $5 million to an innovative Melbourne-based company aiming to bring smart technology solutions to the energy grid of the future, as part of an $11.5 million Series B capital raising by GreenSync. The CEFC investment is through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, which finances emerging Australian technologies and businesses that have the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Raytheon, Utilidata To Deliver Defense-Grade Cybersecurity For Utilities

    Raytheon Company and Utilidata have formed a strategic alliance to help power utilities proactively detect, defend against and respond to cyber threats. The effort will combine Utilidata's experience in the use of real-time data from the electrical grid to detect and respond to cyber attacks and Raytheon's expertise in proactive cyber threat hunting, automation and managed security services to ...


    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

  • E.ON to Participate in European Smart Grid Project InterFlex

    E.ON is part of the European smart grid project InterFlex that aims to explore new ways of using various forms of flexibilities to optimize electric power systems on a local scale. The project, which started on January 1st, 2017, will run for three years. During this time, 20 project partners will investigate the interactions between flexibilities provided by energy market players and the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Record-High Levels of Transmission Investment Enhance the Energy Grid and Benefit Customers

    A new report from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) finds that investor-owned electric companies are making significant investments to build needed transmission infrastructure that will enhance the nation's energy grid to meet the changing energy needs of today's customers. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NYISO Strategic Plan: Sustaining Reliable Power with Grid Advances

    Serving consumers' changing power needs, addressing public policy goals and maintaining grid reliability are key components of a multi-year strategic plan released by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The NYISO's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on technology advances and infrastructure investment as it prepares New York's electric grid for the future. The integration of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL Introduces Power Cybernetics

    New software-driven power electronics, which are quickly becoming the norm in the electricity system, are currently not always adequately tested by the electricity industry. This leads to an increased risk of failures in the power network, according to a new position paper from global technical consultancy DNV GL. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Entergy Mississippi Lays the Foundation for Grid Modernization

    December 2, 2016 -- Entergy Mississippi has announced its plan to deploy grid modernization technologies, paving the way for a smarter energy future that will offer a wide range of benefits to customers. The company's grid modernization initiatives include upgrading to advanced meters and expanding online energy management tools for customers. The new technology includes a sophisticated ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AEP affiliate to expand West Virginia grid

    Parts of West Virginia will see new power lines and substations under a $75 million grid expansion project. The Clendenin-Walton Area Improvements Project includes about 25 miles of new transmission line, three new substations, and upgrades to other transmission facilities. The project, expected to start in 2017 and be completed by mid-2019, will improve local reliability in Kanawha and Roane ...

  • SRI International to Lead Program to Develop Technology for Restoring Power to a Grid Facing a Cyberattack

    November 18, 2016 -- Researchers from SRI International are leading a collaborative team to develop cutting-edge technology that can be used by utilities and cyber first responders to restore power to an electric grid that has come under a cyberattack. The Threat Intelligence for Grid Recovery (TIGR) project aims to provide new tools that enable power engineers to restore and protect ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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