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  • Study: Central America & Caribbean Region to Invest $3.3bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    The Central America and Caribbean region's utilities face high electricity losses due to theft and significant challenges in incorporating the growth of renewable energy resources. These utilities will invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade to address these challenges. To-date, the region has been slow to adopt smart grid infrastructure but backed by international ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Australia and New Zealand to Invest $6.1bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    Australia and New Zealand have among the most developed power sectors in the world and are in the process of investing in smart grid infrastructure to further improve utilities' performance. However, the region is not without its challenges as South Australia has been in the headlines recently for power shortages. The Australian state in particular can benefit from smart grid infrastructure ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk Form Joint Venture for Smart Grid Expansion

    iemens and Allgäuer Überlandwerk GmbH (A ÜW), based in Kempten, Germany, have formed a joint venture named egrid to commercially implement the results from IRENE and IREN2, two joint smart grid research projects in Wildpoldsried. It was agreed that Siemens would acquire a 49-percent share in the AÜW subsidiary, egrid applications & consulting GmbH. The transaction is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New SGIP White Paper Addresses Smart Grid Security with Broadcast Communications

    SGIP announced the release of a free white paper that addresses the issue of cybersecurity for smart grid broadcast communications. Smart Grid System Security with Broadcast Communications was published by the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India to Invest $44.9bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    India's power sector is undergoing rapid transformation as the country faces steep electricity demand growth rates, plans to incorporate large-scale renewable resources, and a government eager to modernize the country. Smart grid infrastructure is seen by stakeholders as fundamental to this transformation, but until recently projects have been slow to materialize. This is now changing and with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report: Emerging Markets Smart Grid Outlook

    Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2017 is the sixth edition of its annual emerging markets smart grid overview. The study looks ahead over the next decade to project where smart grid infrastructure investment will occur in developing countries. To-date, most smart grid investment has been concentrated in developed countries. This mainly includes countries in North ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SDTC and Nova Scotia Organizations Announce Collaboration to Support Smart Grid Technologies

    Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) this week announced a collaboration with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy and Innovacorp, a Nova Scotia crown corporation, on a pilot program to support the development and demonstration of smart grid technologies in Nova Scotia. Innovacorp has teamed up with the Nova Scotia Department of Energy to help Nova Scotia researchers and early stage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Silver Spring Networks Announces Smart Grid Deployment with AEP Ohio

    Silver Spring Networks, Inc. recently announced its selection for an innovative networking deployment for the second phase of AEP Ohio's smart grid program. The Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) deployment has received regulatory approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) and will enable improved energy efficiency, increased grid reliability and provide better access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hartek Group Receives PSPCL Smart Grid Order For Three Upcoming Smart Cities

    The Chandigarh-based Hartek Group, one of India's fastest growing concerns catering to the power sector, has secured a smart grid order from the Punjab State Power Corporation Ltd (PSPCL) for the supply, installation and commissioning of Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) relays at 55 substations in the upcoming Smart Cities of Ludhiana, Amritsar and Jalandhar. By equipping these ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Report: Eurasia Smart Grid Market Forecast Thru 2026

    A new regional study by Northeast Group, LLC examines the smart grid market in Eurasia over the period 2016-2026.  The Eurasia region has several drivers for smart grid investment, including an initial base of smart meters already present in the region. Driven by high non-technical losses and aided by ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Sign MOU on Smart Grids and Network Digitization

    Enel S.p.A. and Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), Dubai's public service infrastructure company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in smart grids and network digitization. The agreement was signed in Dubai by Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of Global Infrastructure and Networks, and HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA. Livio Gallo, Enel's Head of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • eMotorWerks and Nayax Partner to Deliver Smart-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Recognizing the need for affordable, smart-grid enabled charging options with flexible payment methods for EV charging, eMotorWerks has teamed with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, for the development of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

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