Smart grid: US associations consolidate to drive grid modernization

January 29, 2015
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) has announced this week that it has incorporated the Microgrid Alliance into the organization in a move that consolidates industry expertise...

US munis testing Gridco’s distributed energy integration system

January 28, 2015
Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) is one of several US utilities that are road testing an distributed energy integration system produced by grid infrastructure company Gridco Systems. Em...

Siemens teams with Australian university to develop SCADA in the cloud

January 27, 2015
An Australian technology university and Siemens are exploring ways for utility and transportation companies to run supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems  in the cloud. The Cybe...

Deal watch: Trilliant and Bit Stew partner for better grid automation

January 27, 2015
US smart communications platform company Trilliant has revealed a strategic partnership with a provider of industrial automation solutions for utilities. Trilliant will work with Bit Stew Systems,...

Smart grid: Strathclyde Uni spin-off has big plans for automation tech

January 26, 2015
In Scotland, a smart grid start-up incubated by Strathclyde University is in talks with two major UK utilities interested in developing its technology to cut the cost of grid automation and 'self-he...

Canada to use Israeli missile defence tech in smart grid application

January 26, 2015
A Canadian electricity company is set to become the first international energy supplier to use an Israeli grid monitoring system that has been adapted from a defence system. The agreement, which is...

India is largest smart grid opportunity in world, says report

January 22, 2015
In South Asia, India is forecast to invest US$21.6 billion in smart grid infrastructure in the next decade in a bid to curb rampant electricity theft, making it the largest long-term smart grid oppor...

Brazil’s power outages push case for smart grid technology

January 21, 2015
In South America, Brazil's energy suppliers are under pressure as national power grid operator ONS restricted electricity distribution during peak-time this week causing outages in nine states in the...