$3.3 billion to be spent on smart grid infrastructure

February 27, 2015
Central America and the Caribbean have plans to invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade.  This is part of a plan to lower the high cost of electricity in the region by u...

Polish Smart Grid Demonstration Project

February 24, 2015
The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) has announced that they have selected Hitachi, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and the Japan Research Institute to undertak...

Spain’s Tecnalia invests €14m in lab to boost Basque smart grid R&D

February 18, 2015
In Europe, Spain's non-profit research organisation Tecnalia has invested €14 million in laboratories for the research, development and certification of electrical equipment for smart grids. Th...

Central Maine Power deploys 600k smart meters under reliability program

February 17, 2015
In the US, Central Maine Power Company (CMP) reported this week that it has deployed 600,000 smart meters and an 11, 000-square-mile (28 490 km) wireless mesh network as part of the CMP’s reliabili...

Promising future for Maine power system

February 17, 2015
The governor of Maine, Paul LePage met with chairman of Iberdrola, Ignacio Galan, Central Maine Power Company’s (CMP) corporate parent to discuss the progress of CMP Maine Power Reliability Program....

CenterPoint Energy uses smart grid tech to alert consumers to outages

February 13, 2015
US electricity and gas distributor CenterPoint Energy has added a new tool to its engagement program with a service alerting customers when a power outage is detected close to their address. The Po...

Smart grid: National Instruments’ new PMU for customizable measurement

February 10, 2015
National Instruments Australia & NZ (NI), which manufactures hardware and software products for computer-based measurement and automation, has brought a new phasor measurement unit (PMU) hardware...

Smart grid India: Fuji Electric maps out solutions for transmission losses

February 9, 2015
Japanese energy management giant Fuji Electric has agreed to develop a smart grid in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh in a bid to cut transmission and commercial losses. Fuji Electric has confir...