smart grid system News

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Evolving Smart Grid Systems Leading the Utilities into Smart Community Business

    Power utilities are considered one of the most stable and predictable sectors, although changing factors, such as business scenario, consumer behavior, environmental awareness, smart grid integration, have transformed the sector into a dynamic industry, giving rise to the new concept of smart cities and smart communities. The evolution of a utility business driven by smart grid integration has ...

  • 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

  • Impact of the Smart Grid on the Connected Home

    The connected residential market is a fast evolving segment influenced by a number of emerging industry trends. Recent developments in the implementation of end-to-end smart grid at the utility level, as well as changes witnessed in the area of managed home devices and systems, are expected to further impact the dynamics of this market segment. The connected home suppliers catering to this ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Smart Power System Evolution - Major Markets for Smart Grid

    The world’s electrical grids are largely outdated and inefficient; this inefficiency costs countries billions of dollars. In more mature smart grid markets in Europe and North America, utilities are starting to shift focus away from the deployment of hardware and into software that helps energy consumers use less energy, such as web portals and apps connected to the smart meter. Features ...


  • 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

  • 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

  • Utility and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection

    Trimble Field Inspector solution for utility infrastructure and smart grid asset maintenance and inspection is comprised of the Trimble Field Inspector software for handheld computers and Trimble Field Inspector Desktop software. Scalable and easy to deploy, the solution leverages Trimble Global Positioning System (GPS) and handheld computing technology to automate a wide variety of field ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

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