OWON Technology (part of LILLIPUT Group) is a globalized ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) service provider specialized in research and application of electronic and computer-related technologies. It is an ISO 9001:2008 certified research institute and manufacturer involved in design, manufacturing, marketing and delivery of electronic products across the world since... more
Albert van den Noort, Project Manager, PowerMatching City II
The PowerMatching City project enters its second phase with the initiation of a pilot in Groningen and Hoogkerk in the northern Netherlands in which consumers will test innovative, smart energy services related to sustainable energy choices and cost savings.
The French transmission system operator RTE has launched a smart substation pilot project involving the use of cutting edge digital and optical technologies to optimize the capacities of substations and ensure they are better able to deal with the mass expansion of renewable energies.
Plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) have experienced significant growth recently, with sales in the first five months of this year surpassing the total sales in 2012, and their large scale introduction into the light duty fleet in the U.S. can be expected to substantially reduce local oil consumption, according to a new report from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
The emergence of the communications and control
technologies collectively referred to as the “smart grid” has
been the cause of much excitement in the electric utility
industry. Smart grid technologies offer the potential for
improving commercial operations, enhancing the energy
efficiency of distribution grids, increasing the penetration
of renewable generation, and enabling consumer choice. ... more
The energy sector is undergoing a generational transformation. The limitless availability of affordable energy, in particular electricity, is not a given as prevailing trends in energy provision and usage are unsustainable over the long term. Digitalisation of the electricity distribution grid is essential if we are to meet and manage demand with affordable energy, whilst simultaneously meeting decarbonisation targets.
Prof. Direk Lavansiri, Chairman, Energy Regulatory Commission, Thailand
In order to roll out smart metering and smart grid, ERC will need to prepare a roadmap together with a regulatory impact assessment to detail the appropriate regulatory model to ensure benefits to both operators and consumers – setting up a smart grids working group in order to exchange and transfer knowledge as well as to follow up the technologies and trends will push forward knowledge development and a common vision
Complexity science is attracting increasing interest to understand the behavior of complex systems with large numbers of interacting components, and now, according to the intriguingly titled “Smart Energy Grids and Complexity Science” from Europe’s Joint Research Center, it should also be applied to smart grids.