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Hitachi Energy to Supply HVDC Technology for US Wind Project
US and EU Declare Hopes for 1.5MN European Smart Thermostats
A joint statement released by US President Biden and European Commission President Von Der Leyen saw the two announce their mutual goals of deploying at least 1.5 million smart thermostats across Europe in 2022.
Global Community Smart Grid Collaboration Kicks Off
The International Community for Local Smart Grids research initiative is aimed to champion the relationship between communities and smart grids.
Australia Swiftly Needs $9 Bln in Grid Investment for Energy Transition
Australia urgently needs about A$13 billion ($9 billion) in transmission investments to jumpstart the transition to renewable energy, the country's energy market operator said on Thursday in a closely watched long-term plan for the grid.
Ofgem Injects £20.9BN Into UK’s Energy Grid Upgrade
Ofgem has announced a five-year vision, from 2023 to 2028, to transform UK energy grids to support the transition to a low-carbon energy system.
Smart Metering – Next Steps in Europe
Smart metering still has some way to go in Europe, likely to reach the 80% threshold penetration for electricity only around 2025.
Minigrids to Provide Power to Nigerians Not Currently Being Serviced
Nigeria has the world’s largest minigrid market valued at $9 billion and if explored, it could provide electricity to millions in country who are currently without access to energy.
DEWA’s Smart Grid System to Augment Restorative Management
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched an Automatic Smart Grid Restoration System (ASGR) to increase the control, management and monitoring of its power network.
China-Laos Electricity Supply Achieves Two-Way Transmission for the First Time
The Nam Tha River Hydropower Station in Laos delivered electricity to Southwest China's Yunnan Province on Monday.
Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund, Bank of America Among Funders of Africa Mini-Grid Push
Crossboundary Energy Access, an investment platform which is project financing solar-powered mini-grid projects in rural Africa, has secured US$50 million funding for a near-term pipeline of projects.
Uk’s First Flexibility Demand Shift Trial
The UK’s first trial to shift electricity demand and augment local network capabilities has been completed, allowing customers to capitalise on the opportunities from a transition to a smarter grid.
Placing Consumers at the Heart of Smart Metering
Chairperson of the South African Metering Industry Association, stated during that consumers should become more of a priority when utilities develop and install smart metering systems as part of efforts to future-proof the grid in Africa.
Australian State to Invest $850 Mln in Power Grid
Australia's New South Wales state on Friday said it would invest A$1.2 billion in new transmission lines over 10 years.
Next-Generation Energy Technologies for Us Utilities
Four emerging technologies and issues are occupying regulators as utilities seek to modernise the electricity distribution system in the US.
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Glasgow Supercharges Net Zero With Electricity Network Upgrade
SP Energy Networks has completed the first phase of a £30m electricity network project
Texas Power Use to Hit Record as Temperatures Soar
Power demand in Texas is set to break its all-time record this week, testing the resilience of the grid after generation issues this year and a days-long blackout during a deep freeze in 2021.
Smart Meters and Smart Grids Key In SDG&E’s Clean Energy Plan
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has filed a $3 billion plan for the years 2024-2027 towards its ongoing clean energy drive.
Ecuador Advances Smart Metering
Ecuadorian power companies plan to instal over 44,000 smart meters and associated infrastructure over the next three years.
Hitachi Energy’s Thyrow Converter to Guide Power Supply to Greater Berlin Rail Network
Hitachi Energy has announced that it will provide a 120MW converter station to enable Deutsche Bahn Energie to secure power supply for the Greater Berlin rail network.
Britain’s Smart Meter Network Hit 18 Million Mark
Smart meter installations last month were 17% lower than those in March, according to a report
Siemens Energy’s AI and Multi-Sensor Kitted Helicopter to Inspect German Power Lines
German grid operators Schleswig Holstein Netz AG and Bayernwerk Netz GmbH have commissioned Siemens Energy to inspect approximately 4,000km of high-voltage overhead lines.
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China to Boost Wind, Solar Power Capacity for Cleaner Energy Mix
China has rolled out a raft of measures to significantly increase its installed wind and solar power capacity in the latest step toward a low-carbon, secure and efficient energy mix.
China’s First Solar-Tidal Photovoltaic Power Plant Connected to Grid
China's first intelligent power plant utilizing solar and tidal power to generate electricity was connected to the power grid on Monday.
Enzen Launches Zensmartcyber to Protect Energy Utilities
Enzen claims its zenSmartCyber model is the first industry-standard framework to assess smart cyber security maturity across 120 core competenciesEnzen has launched its zenSmartCyber framework to protect UK energy and utility businesses from cyberattacks.
Schneider Electric Launches Grid Operations Platform as a Service on Microsoft Azure
Schneider Electric has announced the launch of its grid operations platform as a service on Microsoft Azure, which aims to offer remote access to utilities for a scalable, flexible architecture to augment grid maintenance.
Consumer Privacy Concerns Limit Smart Meter Data Access in GB – Report
Privacy-preserving techniques could be incorporated to minimise or eliminate potential smart meter data privacy infringements, Imperial College researchers suggest.
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