Smart Grid


Itron expands smart grid project in Austria with adaptive communications

05/20/2015 In the second phase of its smart grid pilot project, Salzburg AG will upgrade its OpenWay smart grid solution with Itron Riva edge intelligence tec...

VIDEO: Plug-in electric vehicles could make money through demand response

05/19/2015 By participating in grid-balancing services, such as frequency regulation or demand response, plug-in electric vehicles can accrue revenue and incr...

ComEd electric distribution system ready for summer season

05/19/2015 This work includes upgrading substation equipment, installing new transmission wires, poles and smart meters, and inspecting circuits and equipment...

Microgrid capacity tripled last year


Total identified microgrid capacity has grown from 4,393 MW in the second quarter of 2014 to more than 12,000 MW today 

The Steady (but Speedy) Technology March of Demand Response

05/15/2015 Large, rotating masses are the unsung heroes of reliability on the electric grid. Loads come and go, but our Newtonian friends, Momentum and Inerti...

What We Learned From a Data Exfiltration Incident at an Electric Utility

05/15/2015 One of the most interesting talks during DistribuTECH Conference & Exhibition was a case study involving sensitive data exfiltration from the o...

In El Paso, drastic weather paves way for green energy investments

05/15/2015 The city's publicly traded utility is divesting from coal in favor of solar energy and plans to build solar farms at neighboring Fort Bliss to help...


The solar battery of the future is already here

May 15, 2015

Companies like Solar City are bundling solar with batteries, and battery makers see an enormous market in distributed energy

The thin film solar cell industry in transition

May 8, 2015

Annual solar cell installations have rocketed from less than 5,000 MW per annum before 2008 to around 40,000 MW per year today

The challenges and opportunities of Power Africa

Apr 23, 2015

One of the primary proposals coming out of Power Africa is to modernize the power grid throughout the continent, and reasonably so.




Storage Enters the Global Stage: What’s the value proposition for your region?

For electricity storage, the events of the last two years have shown that the skepticism around the technology is rapidly evaporating as the storage transitions to a state of deployment. Definitive...
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Beyond Integration: Three Dynamics Reshaping Renewables and the Grid

In a unique industry research initiative, DNV GL gathered views from over 1,600 energy sector participants across 71 countries on a scenario in which renewables account for 70% of power sector gene...
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Engaging the Small and Mid-sized Business (SMB) Marketplace

This session will outline how Duke Energy leveraged Voice of Customer insights, previous experience in similar outreach programs, and careful internal analysis to identify an improvement opportunit...
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When Grid Optimization is Not Enough: Making Cents of Disruptive Change.

Electric utilities today face unprecedented volatility and business challenges. To stay competitive and ensure a managed transition to a sustainable future, electric utilities must ensure grid reli...
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OSHA 1910.269 Question & Answer Sheet

Read this Q&A to learn about changes to federal regulations and how to select FR garments for employees working in the generation, transmission...

Is Direct View LED Ready?

If you’ve ever been to the Auto Show or taken in a game at a stadium with a video scoreboard, chances are you’ve noticed the brightness and color d...

Cooling System Technology for Cube-Based Display Walls

The cooling system in a cube-based display wall is a critical factor to consider when you're planning which technology would be best for your contr...

Envisioning the Smart Grid of the Future

While it is true that the future is unknowable, it’s a safe guess that the smart grid of tomorrow will be dramatically different than the smart gri...
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