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  • Enel and Rosseti Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Cooperation in Innovative Smart Grid Solutions

    Enel S.p.A. and Rosseti, the national operator of energy networks in Russia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in innovative smart grid solutions. The agreement was signed in the framework of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) by Francesco Starace, Enel's CEO and General Manager, and Oleg Budargin, General Director of Rosseti. "This ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

    The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous cars are also boosting power demand. The International Energy Agency's latest report on energy technologies ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • 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 ...

  • SgurrEnergy shows it’s ahead of the curve following release of new standard

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has shown it is ahead of the curve following the publication of a new wind turbine standard from the International Electrotechnical Commission, the 2nd edition of IEC 61400-12-1. The leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy’s Power Performance Testing (PPT) services, which deliver wind turbine power curve ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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

  • World's Largest Intelligent Grid Deployment Reaches New Milestone

    Landis+Gyr, a global leader in transforming the way energy is delivered and managed, announced that the grid modernization project underway at Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) has surpassed 10 million advanced meters and devices installed and communicating on the world's largest IoT utility network. In doing so, this complex project has now reached a breadth and deployment pace which is unparalleled ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Huawei Releases eLTE SmartGrid Solution to Promote the Digital Transformation of Electric Companies

    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, released its eLTE SmartGrid solution at Hannover MESSE 2017. The wireless smart grid solution is designed to accelerate the digital transformation of electric power companies. The eLTE SmartGrid solution leverages 4.5G cellular wireless communication technology to deliver three benefits: ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Con Edison Projects Would Make Region`s Ride to Electric Vehicles Smoother

    Con Edison is looking for innovation partners to make it easier for New Yorkers to switch to electric vehicles, which are becoming an increasingly good value as technology improves. The energy company is proposing to invest up to $25 million on demonstration projects that would test strategies for increasing the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in the region by making charging convenient and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • 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

  • DNV GL`s KEMA High-Power Laboratory Performs First-Ever Ultra-High-Voltage Component Tests

    DNV GL is helping the power industry move into the era of the "super grid" with the announcement that testing of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) grid components has started at its recently expanded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL) in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Following a EUR 70 million, multi-year investment, the KEMA HPL is the first facility in the world for testing UHV electrical grid components ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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.

  • Aging electrical grid could cost $5 trillion to replace

    The aging U.S. electricity grid, which has been an integral part of American life since the late 19th century, could cost almost $5 trillion upgrade and replace, according to a new analysis. Joshua D. Rhodes, a Postdoctoral Researcher of Energy at the University of Texas at Austin, says that the currently depreciated value of the energy grid, which includes power plants, transmission lines, ...

  • Digital Transformation in Oil Loading: Field Operations Meet Terminal Management

    The Implico Group has developed a software solution for handhelds that makes mineral oil loading faster, simpler and safer, enabling tank terminal operators to take the next step toward embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). The new, mobile solution connects employees in the field directly to the OpenTAS terminal management system to ensure that important information is immediately available ...


    By Implico Group

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Altran makes an equity investment in H2scan, a US company specializing in hydrogen sensors, and becomes its strategic development partner

    Altran announced today that it has made a minority equity investment in the California-based company H2scan, thus placing the Group in a strategic lead investor position. Altran will also become a board member of H2scan. H2scan is a company specializing in analyzers for measuring hydrogen concentration in oil and mixed gases environments. The company serves the power industry, petro-chemical and ...


    By H2scan Corporation

  • Digital Transformation, Business Automation and Smart Data

    SAP customers, partners and prospective customers will meet in Lisbon on 28-30 March at the International SAP Conference for Oil and Gas. This year’s event is all about the digital transformation of the industry and SAP S/4HANA, the evolutionary next step for SAP solutions. Implico will be advising show visitors about its consulting services for oil and gas companies, with a focus on the ...


    By Implico Group

  • Vectren Announces $500 Million Plan For Energy Grid Modernization

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced on Feb. 22 a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses.  The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren's network of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grid Modernization Forum in Chicago to Examine Latest Progress on New York REV and other Key Initiatives

    Progress made in Grid Modernization programs throughout the U.S. is mixed. While states are moving purposefully and deliberatively to modernize the grid, empower customers, and offer competitive opportunities for utilities and non-utilities alike, we are looking at billions of dollars of investment needed to fully operationalize the grid-of-the-future. Most people agree generally on what the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India to Invest $44.9bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    India's power sector is undergoing rapid transformation as the country faces steep electricity demand growth rates, plans to incorporate large-scale renewable resources, and a government eager to modernize the country. Smart grid infrastructure is seen by stakeholders as fundamental to this transformation, but until recently projects have been slow to materialize. This is now changing and with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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