US: University smart grid test-bed for distributed energy

March 23, 2015
In the US, a research team led by North Carolina State University, together with partners from the Renaissance Computing Institute and the University of Illinois are developing a smart grid test-b...

US utilities – embracing the smart grid?

March 23, 2015
Two prominent US utilities last week unveiled their visions for a smart grid incorporating advanced energy technologies, from electric vehicles to battery storage and rooftop solar. The president o...

Grid integration: renewable energy not a ‘nuisance’, says DNV GL

March 19, 2015
Energy risk management company DNV GL said this week that the energy sector needs to view renewables not as a "nuisance to be accommodated" but as technology that can contribute to balancing and ...

Smart cities India: Siemens secures MoU with CII

March 19, 2015
In South Asia, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has signed a MoU with engineering giant Siemens to lead the conceptualisation and implementation of pilot projects in smart cities across ...

IT-OT integration: US utility buys joint SAP-Accenture solution

March 18, 2015
CenterPoint Energy, an electric and gas utility serving the eastern United States, has chosen an IT-OT integration solution jointly offered by Accenture and SAP with the aim of improving the uti...

Austria’s EVN joins Euro cyber group to boost smart meter security

March 13, 2015
In Europe, Austria's largest multi-energy provider EVN has announced it is the newest member of the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS). EVN and ENCS will work together to establish a new ...

Middle East: Saudi utility selects ZIV smart meters for grid ops

March 12, 2015
The largest power utility in the Middle East, Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), has awarded CG, part of Indian business conglomerate the Avantha Group Company, a €3.4m contract to supply the utility ...

UK’s Bristol selects Silver Spring platform for smart city project

March 11, 2015
In the UK, the city of Bristol has selected US company Silver Spring Networks to deploy its standards-based IPv6 wireless network to connect smart sensors and existing assets as part of ‘Bristol is...