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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Advancing the State of the Grid in Tennessee

    Today, I joined the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as Congressional and local dignitaries and members of the Tennessee community, for the launch ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Gamesa Finalizes Development Of Off-grid System Prototype

    November 10, 2016 -- Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its off-grid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for energy storage at the company's prototype in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smartening the Grid - What’s at stake

    When President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus act, he opened the door for a massive infusion of capital to bring new forms of clean energy on line to reduce America’s dependency upon foreign oil, and to deploy technologies that would help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Of all the many initiatives that will be funded, none will have a greater impact in terms of bang for the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • 2014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

    The 2014 Smart Grid System Report, which is intended to provide an update on the status of smart grid deployment nationwide, technological developments, and barriers that may affect the continued adoption of the technology, is now available for ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Conference to Examine Microgrids for Energy Resiliency and Off-Grid / On-Grid Applications

    Global microgrid capacity is expected to grow from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024 under a base scenario, according to Navigant Research.* The drivers behind this growth range from the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, to the integration of more renewable ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Danfoss Releases Smart Grid Report That Examines Barriers and Benefits to Investment in the Grid

    Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration and motion systems, recently commissioned a report -- Industry Research & Report: Smart Grid -- that summarizes the company's qualitative research ...


    By Danfoss

  • Smart grid cyber security market

    As governments and utilities invest in smart grid deployments, the need for robust security measures has become increasingly apparent. Reports that would-be saboteurs have attempted to disrupt the security of the electrical power supply in the United States have added to the urgency for cyber security for the emerging smart grid. Among other motivators, one key condition for smart grid funding ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Telvent Recognized for Smart Grid Success

    Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it received the Smart Metering Service Provider Award at the Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit 2012. The award recognizes Telvent's substantial contributions to utility providers, benefitting both the utilities and their customers. The award also acknowledges Telvent's ...


  • 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

  • National Grid call for evidence extension

    On 9th October 2012, National Grid, as the System Operator, the proposed delivery body for Electricity Market Reform (EMR), published a call for evidence to gather data and evidence to feed into  the analysis it will undertake to inform CfD strike prices for renewable technologies. This ...

  • 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

  • IEA press conference on smart grids

    The development of smart grids – which the IEA defines as an electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies to monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is essential if the global community is to achieve shared goals for energy security, economic development and climate ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • 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 ...

  • Smart Grid Equipment Industry in China

    ReportsnReports.com adds "China Smart Grid Equipment Industry Report, 2012-2013" new market research report to its store. According to the investment program of the 12th Five –Year Plan for Grid Intelligence Construction of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), segments of communication information, electricity consumption and substation hold the largest portions of investments, ...


  • 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

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