distributed smart grid News

  • Smart Grids on the Verizon

    The European Union recently announced concern that more than 55% of its energy still comes from outside of its jurisdiction. Therefore new legislations have been passed to force large utilities to promote to their customers a more frugal approach to energy usage, backed by massive investment in the renewable sector. The end goal is to reduce the energy reliance outside the EU.   Owing to ...


    By GDS International

  • The Smart Grid at GLOBE 2012

    "Smart grid" technology will deliver more efficient and reliable power, although some consumers face rising costs to replace aging electric grid infrastructure, industry experts told the GLOBE 2012 business and environment conference. A "small minority" of consumers also still have concerns about privacy issues and potential health impacts of smart grid technology, they told a GLOBE ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Australia’s Smart Grid Opportunity

    Australia is now considered to be one of the world leaders in technology, comparable only to the United States in terms of smart grid innovation. Last year they received from the Federal Government a National Energy Efficiency Initiative of AU$100 million to develop a smart-grid energy network. A recent study, conducted by IDC, polled utility leaders from Australia, about their major initiatives, ...


    By GDS International

  • Smart grid renewables integration

    Smart grid technologies are often portrayed as being vital to the efforts to increase renewable energy production, yet this aspect of the smart grid is the least developed. Massive amounts of new transmission lines will be necessary to access the best large-scale wind and solar resources, however the biggest buzz is about smart grid technologies at the distribution level. These tools include ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • NanoMarkets' Smart Grid Analysis Group Announces July 29 Date for Webinar on Opportunities in Smart Grid Transmission and Distribution

    GLEN ALLEN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 07/15/10 -- NanoMarkets, a Virginia-based analyst firm, has announced a July 29th date for its upcoming webinar titled, "Opportunities in Smart Grid Transmission and Distribution." The event will present research findings from the company's Smart Grid Analysis unit that has recently issued two reports on smart grid transmission and distribution markets. ...


    By Marketwire

  • Smart grid distribution automation revenue will surpass $11 billion by 2020

    In the context of smart grid deployments today, distribution automation (DA) refers to intelligent distribution systems that are fully controllable and flexible, and that can help operate the grid more efficiently due to their embedded intelligence.  The lessons learned from smart grid pilots over the last 5 years are leading to proven reliability improvements and verified grid efficiencies, ...

  • Smart Buildings, LLC Wins Smart Grid Award

    It’s a great start to the New Year for Smart Buildings, LLC. The New Economy has named the company Smart Building Company of the Year. The Smart Grid Awards recognizes companies that have reached the highest levels of achievement in their field of expertise and are ...


    By PRWeb

  • Smart Grid Technologies Continue to Spread

    New Worldwatch Institute report examines global investments and installation of smart grid technologiesWashington, D.C.—Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in “smart grid” technologies rose 7 percent in ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • World Smart Grid, 2nd Edition

    The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the current market for smart grid enabling technologies and projects future market size through 2031. Marketing concerns including energy demand, environmental impacts, economic conditions, consumer acceptance, stakeholder concerns, and government activities are discussed in terms of their impact on market growth for the Smart Grid and its enabling ...


  • Distribution automation is critical to grid optimization

    In the context of the smart grid, distribution automation (DA) encompasses a family of technologies, including controls, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches, capacitors, line sensors, voltage regulators, communications, and associated management software, that helps operate the grid with more efficiency and reliability. Annual utility spending will exceed $10 billion in the coming years, and ...

  • The Impact of the Smart Grid on Connected Homes

    The smart grid promises to interconnect the reviving North American building market, beginning in the commercial building sector as government mandates drive energy efficiency standards.  However, this trend is reaching the residential market following the introduction of smart meters and other technologies that provide better communication between the utility and end-user.  Despite the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • The Impact of the Smart Grid on Connected Homes

    The smart grid promises to interconnect the reviving North American building market, beginning in the commercial building sector as government mandates drive energy efficiency standards. However, this trend is reaching the residential market following the introduction of smart meters and other technologies that provide better communication between the utility and end-user. Despite the onset of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • National Grid Selects Itron and Cisco’s Smart Grid Solution for Pilot Program

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today that National Grid, a supplier of electricity to approximately 3.4 million customers in the Northeast, has selected Itron’s smart grid solution which uses Cisco’s multi-application communications network for the utility’s 10,000 meter Smart Grid Pilot Program in Worcester, Mass. This project adds to the ...


    By Itron Inc

  • New IEEE Standard and Development Activities For Smart Grid

    IEEE recently announced the publication of a new standard -- as well as the launch of three new standards-development activities -- designed to enhance the communications and distribution-automation capabilities of the smart grid globally. "Many of the benefits that the world hopes to achieve through smart grid development -- such as empowering greater consumer choice in energy use, improving ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Research Report - Australia - Smart Infrastructure Market - Smart Grids and M2M

    With a better understanding of the complexity involved in the transformation of the electricity industry the words ‘smart energy’ are becoming more prominent. BuddeComm believes that the term ‘smart grids’ is too narrow and that eventually ‘smart energy’ will become the accepted terminology, especially once the communications developments in national broadband ...


  • Burns & McDonnell Dedicates New Smart Grid Laboratory

    Burns & McDonnell has significantly expanded and upgraded its Smart Grid Laboratory as a result of a move into a new larger testing and development facility equipped with more than $1 million in state-of-the-art diagnostics and testing equipment. The new facility was formally dedicated during a Jan. 27 open house for employee-owners and clients. The new testing facility is now open and ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • Will This Oil Crisis Accelerate Adoption of Smart Grid Technologies?

      WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 1 p.m. EDT LOCATION: Online, with free registration SPEAKERS: Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant for Frost & Sullivan's Energy & Power Systems research group As oil prices continue to rise, ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Smart grid technology is essential to our economic future

    From the dawn of the 20th Century, electricity and the means to transmit it has had a profound impact on our economy, society and quality of life. While our electricity grid has expanded and become more sophisticated to meet the demands of our growing population and rapidly advancing technologies, the infrastructure holding it together is aging, under stress and in need of modernization. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Eaton sponsors realisation of the future smart grid conference

    Eaton’s Electrical Sector is to sponsor the Realisation Of The Future Smart Grid Conference which takes place in London on 6th and 7th June 2012. Speaking at the event will be Philip Dingle, Eaton’s Utilities and Networks Segment Manager who will deliver a paper entitled Perspectives on the Smart Grid Challenges. The two-day conference has been designed to meet the needs of all key ...


    By Eaton Corporation

  • Smart Grid Discussions Take Center Stage in Australia

    At the recent NG Utilities Summit Australia, discussions were about the role the Smart Grid will play in transforming energy delivery in Australia. One hundred leaders from the Australian Utilities sector met to discuss the changes that are reshaping the traditional roles of utilities, creating opportunities for new technologies, and how it is redefining the scope and character of the sectors ...


    By GDS International

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