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Europe’s distribution system operators (DSOs) have a key role to play in communicating on smart meters with consumers before, during and after the installation, according to a new paper from Eurelectric.
A new tool to enable utilities and other energy sector stakeholders to assess the economics of energy storage and better assess its viability and role in their systems has been released by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI).
The Maine Public Utilities Commission has voted to audit Central Maine Power’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) program, citing concerns about the increased costs and reduced benefits of the program.
Aging water and sewer infrastructure continues to be the top concern for the water industry in the United States, followed by the management of capital and operational costs, according to Black & Veatch’s second annual industry survey.
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.
From its ongoing research on consumer engagement the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has identified a set of seven principles that result in a high degree of consumer satisfaction and acceptance, based on the approaches of four utilities to integrate education and engagement into their residential, customer-facing smart grid programs.