Utility-scale energy storage market to top US$15.6bn by 2024

September 19, 2014
Lithium-ion batteries are emerging as the breakout technology in the utility-scale energy storage sector, according to new research from Navigant Research. Through analysis of the global market f...

Smart grid interoperability: EnVerv platform passes G3-PLC tests

September 18, 2014
US fabless semiconductor company EnVerv has announced that its EV8000 system-on-chip platform passed interoperability tests with G3-PLC standards held last month. The tests, which were h...

Vehicle to grid: South Korea’s KEPCO to start buying from EV owners

September 17, 2014
South Korea's largest electric utility could soon be buying electricity stored in car batteries through a vehicle-to-grid pilot scheme planned for the end of this year. The South Korean government ...

Smart grids and climate change – US summit looks for connection

September 12, 2014
Using smart grids to mitigate climate change will be the subject of the Association for Demand Response and Smart Grid's (ADS) national summit in Washington DC in December 2014. Supported by the US...

USDA signs off smart grid projects in 15 rural states

September 10, 2014
The smart grid could be coming to a rural electric cooperative near you as the US delivers on a promise to improve power delivery by approving projects in 15 states. As part of the US Department of...

Eurasia is hot market for smart grids, says research report

September 8, 2014
Eurasian countries will invest US$18.3 billion in smart grid technology over the next decade, according to US research organisation Northeast Group.  The region has strong drivers for smart grid...

Deal watch: Trilliant to supply National Grid with smart grid platform

August 28, 2014
In the US, National Grid has bought Trilliant's smart grid communications platform in a bid to deliver energy efficiency to the utility's customers in Rhode Island state. Under the terms of the dea...

Industry report: Global Smart Grid Federation findings on interoperability

August 27, 2014
The whole energy value chain is undergoing a paradigm shift from a centrally focused, towards a more dynamic, distributed system, where the major challenges can be observed closest to the customer, in...