Cyber security simulation: Consumers Energy and DTE Energy go for the real thing

October 24, 2014
US utilities Consumers Energy and DTE Energy revealed this week that they held a real-world cyber security simulation earlier this month as a replacement to a traditional table-top exercise. Facil...

Ergon Energy invests in S&C Electric batteries to boost rural service

October 24, 2014
Australian utility Ergon Energy has contracted smart grid company S&C Electric to deliver energy storage solutions with the aim of improving service delivery to rural customers. Under the term...

Smart grid UK: Tollgrade works with Ofgem on distribution projects

October 23, 2014
US smart grid company Tollgrade revealed this week that it is involved in a number of Ofgem-funded projects in the UK to monitor network capacity and overhead line vibration as part of a push towards ...

Utilities, simplicity is key to engage customers, says new SGCC report

October 22, 2014
Smart grid stakeholders must communicate to consumers that energy programs are practical, affordable and simple, according to a new report from the customer-focused organisation Smart Grid Consumer...

Smart grid: is EV integration a solution for demand management?

October 20, 2014
Two reports this past week suggest that energy companies using electric vehicle (EV) technology to manage peak grid demand is moving closer to reality. Nissan Motor Corporation is working wit...

SE Asia regulation and strong demand will push smart grid growth, says report

October 15, 2014
Southeast Asia is hotting up as a smart grid growth region as electricity demand and GDP are both projected to boom, according to new research from US company Northeast Group. By 2024, Southeast As...

Engerati’s week in energy: securing smart grids from cyber attacks

October 14, 2014
Most users of PCs are aware of the need for anti-virus software to combat threats from the internet. But surprisingly the same awareness doesn’t yet seem to extend to the smart grid and broader ...

Silver Spring eyes US cooperative utility market with AMI deal in Maryland

October 13, 2014
US smart grid tech company Silver Spring Networks has bagged an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deal with US utility Choptank Electric Cooperative. The California-based solutions provider wi...