Eye On the Grid

Teresa Hansen, Editor in Chief
by the Editors of POWERGRID International / Electric Light & Power

Get the latest commentary from power industry professionals from the Eye on the Grid blog. With each post, you can find out who is innovating with new smart grid technologies, who is expanding into renewable energy and who is getting left in the dark. Written by the staff of Electric Light & Power and POWERGRID International magazines, Eye on the Grid is your online link to the electric power industry.

Electric car driver arrested for stealing 5 cents of electricity

12/04/2013
Just the other day, I saw my first Tesla Motors all-electric vehicle driving near our offices here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With more and more electric vehicles taking to the streets — even in this former oil capital &mda...

Where natural gas and power transmission intersect

11/06/2013
By Teresa HansenEditor-in-ChiefI recently attended a conference in Washington, D.C. called TransForum East. It was organized by PennWell through one of its latest acquisitions, TransmissionHub, a research, analysis and new...

A harder, better, faster, stronger smart grid

10/04/2013
By Andy Bennett,Senior vice president of infrastructure at Schneider ElectricThe Obama administration recently published a report that calls for increased spending on the nation's electric power system to increase power gr...

Views of the Smart Grid

Alan McHale
by Allan McHale

Allan McHale’s career spans 40 years in the energy and building controls industries. During the past  20 years, McHale has managed a wide range of marketing strategy assignments for some major international companies. He has authored 40 published market studies and numerous papers on security, fire detection and energy related environmental controls and has lectured in the United States,  Europe and the U.K. on business development.  McHale is now advising a new start-up company, Memoori Ltd., on the development of business intelligence services for the electronic security and smart grid industries.

The business of LED lighting

06/28/2013
The revenue from the global light-emitting diode (LED) lighting market for buildings will rise from $9.46 billion this year to $25.4 billion by 201...

Germany takes distributed power seriously

05/13/2013
One of the main tasks in delivering a smart grid will be to install and bring together smart grid systems such as AMI and automated demand response...

State of the smart grid, 2013

03/14/2013
Smart grid sales across the world in the last 3 years at installed prices have grown by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 35 percent ...