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  • 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 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

  • Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas

    Summers in Austin, Texas are hot. Temperatures rise to an average of 97 degrees Fahrenheit daily, causing residents to swelter and energy bills to soar. However, one Recovery Act-funded project is helping find a way to turn down the heat on electricity bills. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Advanced Energy Economy: Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    This week, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Power Infrastructure in Europe - Market Analysis Including Energy Storage Technology, Smart Grid, Future Outlook & More

      ReportsnReports adds a new market research report "Power Infrastructure in Europe" to its store. This research investigates the current position and the issues for the next generation of Europe's power industry. An assessment of energy flows in 2010 indicates that a large number of countries are dependent on energy exports to meet demand. In this assessment ...


  • World Smart Grid Energy Storage Market by Technology, Applications, Geography Trends & Forecasts 2016

    Report Summary A smart grid delivers electricity from suppliers to consumers using two-way digital communications to control appliances at consumers' homes; this could save energy, reduce costs and increase reliability and transparency. Smart grids are being promoted by many governments as a way of addressing energy independence, global warming and emergency resilience issues. The ...

  • IEEE-Commissioned Smart Grid Survey Conducted by Zpryme Indicates Strong Growth Potential for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation and Microgrids

    IEEE, the world's largest professional organization advancing technology for humanity, today announced the public availability of a new report that it commissioned, detailing how energy storage, distributed generation and microgrid technologies stand to evolve given the rapid deployment of the smart grid across the globe over the next five years. Based on a survey of 460 global smart grid ...

  • Chemicals and Materials Market in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    This study analyses the European market for materials and chemicals used in three core segments of smart grid infrastructure: materials for smart e-meters; insulation and jacketing materials for HV/EHV/HVDC subsea and underground Cables; and chemicals & materials for Li-ion battery systems for large-scale energy storage. The key drivers and challenges related to each of these segments is ...


  • IBM Joins European Consortium to Build a Smart Grid Using Renewable Energy

    IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has joined a collaborative consortium to help develop an energy grid that uses at least 50 percent of renewable energy sources, such as wind power, solar energy and biogas. Led by a European Union-funded consortium, the EcoGrid EU ...


    By IBM Corporation

  • 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

  • UtiliPoint Smart Grid Consultant Named One of the Most Influential People in Energy

    John Cooper, Lead Consultant for Smart Grid at UtiliPoint International, Inc. has been named to the FierceEnergy “Fierce 15 Power Players” list, recognizing him as one of 15 most influential people in energy this year. FierceEnergy editors evaluated hundreds of individuals, and found Cooper to be one of the “fiercest” in the utilities and energy industry, as demonstrated by his creativity and ...


    By PRWeb

  • Ontario Funds Leading Edge Smart Grid Projects

    Ontario is building a smarter electricity grid by supporting 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program. The province will provide almost $24 million, supporting about $54 million in total electricity sector investment, expecting ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Examining the Business Case and Value of Smart Meters and the Smart Grid

    As smart grid buildout moves forward, stakeholders are keen to see concrete results from their investments to date. Regulators and utility executives are looking to justify their investment commitment and indentify new applications that will lead to greater benefit for the consumer. New business models and opportunities are arising from the data being generated by AMI, and utilities are only ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Charles Hendry speech at Smart Grids GB event

    Introduction Thank you for the introduction. And thank you, Bill, for such a thought-provoking presentation and for Ernst & Young’s valuable contribution to this crucial policy area on behalf of SmartGrid GB. In the ten months since I spoke at this group’s launch, it has grown to a membership of 23 companies from across the value chain, and developed a ...

  • Smart Energy Revolution

    In the news last Friday, we have seen BBC Radio 4 and BBC online running stories about the Smart Energy Revolution. Nicola Shaw, National Grid UK Executive Director, has spoken about how solar energy and battery backup systems have the potential to help stabilise the National Grid. SunGift Solar have been playing their part in the Smart Energy Revolution, including working with Japanese ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • Webinar March 26: Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid

    IEEE Smart Grid is hosting the webinar “Energy Storage for a Greener and More Resilient Grid” on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. The increasing penetration of variable renewable generation storage is now ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Chinese Transformer Market and Smart Grid Market

    This study offers an in-depth analysis of the Chinese grid systems from the transformer market and smart grid market perspective. The traditional market is represented by the transformer market. This traditional market is estimated to keep growing stimulated by the emerging smart grid market for the next five years. The smart grid market comprises three segments: power transmission, distribution ...


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