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...

Landis+Gyr partners with Brazilian utility for R$ 750 000 smart grid project

October 10, 2014
Landis+Gyr has signed an agreement with Brazilian utility, Light for a five year R$ 750 million smart grid project. Under the agreement, Landis+Gyr will be responsible for the ‘supply, implementatio...

Grid modernisation key to renewable energy integration

October 9, 2014
Ram Rajagopal, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University, California undertook a study evaluating how modernising the electric grid with the plethora of smart g...

L+G to support Kansas utility in extensive grid modernisation efforts

October 8, 2014
Kansas utility, Westar Energy and Landis+Gyr have signed a contract to assist in Westar’s smart  grid modernisation efforts and other customer focused schemes to giving them more options to better ...