Smart Grids News

  • My Switch2 online service puts community heating customers in control

    The easy-to-use My Switch2 online portal provides residents with complete visibility of their account and enables them to make payments online. It is available to both credit billing customers and pay-as you-go customers using Switch2's G6 and Incontro smart meters. Kirsty Lambert, Director of Switch2 Energy, said "The My Switch2 portal  is accessible to all customers. By giving ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Regalgrid Europe Launches Its Smart Energy Sharing Solution

    Regalgrid® an Italian startup that provides localized shared energy solutions recently debuted their first installation at H-FARM. The technology has huge potential in disrupting the future of energy consumption by giving more control to its consumers and helping them become more energy autonomous.  Regalgrid's technology uses a patented software where multiple users can ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • States and utilities across the country are moving on grid modernization, survey finds

    Actions to modernize the nation’s electric grid—some small, some sweeping—are underway this year by utilities, state regulators and legislators in 37 states and the District of Columbia, according to a new survey by the NC Clean Technology Center. “We are still at an early stage,” said Autumn Proudlove, a senior policy analyst with the center. “Every state is ...

  • SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

    Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid. That is one of the key findings of a new case study from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Black & Veatch, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report Examines Future of Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS) Market

    The global demand response management system (DRMS) market size is expected to reach USD 35.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The integration of demand response (DR) with smart grids and the rising awareness and adoption of automated DRMS by utilities and customers are believed to be the key ...


    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

  • $96 Billion Is Lost Every Year To Electricity Theft

    Electricity theft and other so-called "non-technical losses" total a staggering $96 billion per year globally. This problem is crippling utilities around the world, driving up prices for paying customers and often necessitating costly government subsidies. These non-technical losses - which include theft, fraud, billing errors and other issues - are now beginning to be addressed more aggressively ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Itron Announces Comverge Acquisition

    Itron announced on 5/8 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Comverge by purchasing its parent company, Peak Holding Corp., in a cash transaction valued at approximately $100 million. The acquisition combines a world-leader in gas, water, electricity and smart cities solutions with a longtime leader of demand response, which is seen as expanding the scope of smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Distributed Generation an Ongoing Threat to Utility Revenues and Hosting Capacity, Accenture Research Shows

    Utilities face the greatest risk of lost revenues from distributed generation (DG), including residential solar photovoltaics and fuel cells, according to Accenture's ...


    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

  • 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

  • SCHMID Supplies Energy Storage for Smart Grid

    In the Smart Grid Technology Lab, researchers of the TU Dortmund are developing and testing components for smart grids. To this end, they have created an infrastructure which is to be expected in a future low-voltage grid. In addition to electric vehicles, PV systems and a controllable local power transformer, these are also efficient energy storages. Soon a Vanadium Redox Flow Battery from ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 4th Microgrid Global Innovation Forum in Washington, D.C. to Examine Latest Advances, Lessons Learned in N. America Deployments

    The microgrid market opportunity in the U.S. is projected to double from $836 million in 2016 to $1.66 billion in 2020, according to GTM Research.* The drivers behind this include the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, the integration and control of distributed energy resources into the grid, as well as the desire by commercial and industrial end users to control energy costs and ...


    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

  • DEWA Signs Agreement With Silver Spring Networks

    Silver Spring Networks recently announced that its subsidiary, Silver Spring Networks International Limited, has entered into an agreement with the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) to establish a communication platform based on Silver Spring's IPv6 multi-application Radio Frequency (RF) Mesh Canopy, which will allow DEWA to provide smart grid applications such as smart electricity, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens and SAP to Offer Meter Data Management

    Siemens and SAP have signed a global reseller agreement through which SAP will globally resell Siemens' meter data management solution, EnergyIP. The cooperative effort is intended to address multiple digital end-to-end business scenarios for energy and utility clients worldwide. The solution will be available directly from SAP, and will be marketed under the name, SAP Meter Data Management by ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois launches major utility reform study

    Illinois regulators have approved an ambitious, 18-month study to determine new technologies, business models, and regulatory regimes that will help transform the state’s electric grid into one that is more flexible and allows for greater customer choice. The effort, called NextGrid, is reminiscent of other utility reform initiatives, including New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision ...

  • Oracle Utilities Launches Smart Grid and IoT Device Management Solution in the Cloud

    Oracle recently introduced Oracle Utilities Operational Device Cloud Service (ODCS), a new cloud offering that is designed to enable utilities to further automate the management of their grid assets and devices, at a total lower cost of ownership. The utilities industry is going through tremendous transformation as a result of IoT and increasing distributed energy resources. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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