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...

Demand response: Joule Assets to invest in European DR projects

October 24, 2014
US investor Joule Assets has announced the expansion of its financial services for energy efficiency and demand response projects to Europe. Joule sees opportunity in the European market due to th...

Deal watch: Elster’s AMI deployment in Mississippi

October 23, 2014
In more deal news for Elster Solutions this week, the US metering solutions company announced a contract with a Mississippi utility for its advanced metering infrastructure solution (AMI) for water a...

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 ...

Big data: GridPoint adds MicroStrategy platform for better energy management

October 23, 2014
US energy management systems company GridPoint has formed a collaboration with software maker MicroStrategy to offer more advanced energy analytics capability. GridPoint, which offers cloud-based...

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...

Deal watch: Elster wins in Belgium with advanced meter platform contract

October 22, 2014
Sibelga, distribution network operator for Belgium's capital Brussels, is getting ready to implement Elster's core platform for the utility's remote metering program, in a bid to be smart-meter rea...