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ADB Launches Grid-Connected Hybrid Renewable Energy in Mongolia
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched a hybrid renewable energy system in Mongolia.
UK Approves $26.6 Billion Power Grid Investment to Expand Renewable Capacity
Six electricity distribution network companies, covering fourteen local networks in the UK, will have $26.6 billion (£22.2 billion) to invest by 2028 to make the local grids more resilient and host growing shares of renewable electricity.
Jenbacher Engines to Power 60MW Data Center Power Plant in Ireland
INNIO has announced that its Jenbacher engine technology has been selected by Winthrop Technologies to power a 60MW hyperscale data center in Dublin, Ireland.
Europe’s Smart Electricity Meter Penetration Reaches 56%
This corresponds to the deployment of about 9.2 million meters across the region, the EU27+3, during the year taking the total from 163 million units at the end of 2021 to over 172 million by the end of 2022.
DCC Smart Meter Data to Enhance Energy Efficiency Schemes in UK
A new AI initiative by a tech firm has been announced, utilising the extensive data collected from smart meters in the UK to inform energy efficiency schemes.
Milestone Marked in SSEN’s Auto Restorative Power Tech
A programme of works by Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) to install technology that helps ‘self-restore’ electricity supplies has reached a major milestone.
Blockchain Demonstrated for Smart Grid Cybersecurity
Blockchain has been demonstrated to validate communication among devices on the smart grid and thereby enhance its resiliency.
Octopus Energy’s Smart Meter Scheme Demonstrates 1GW Load Shift Potential
UK energy supplier Octopus Energy has released preliminary results from its first ‘Saving Session’ trial, which has demonstrated that – should such a project be scaled to all UK smart meter customers – the resulting flexible energy load could be over 1GW.
LiDAR and Helicopter Inspections Completed Across Australian Power Grid
Transgrid has undertaken extensive 3D laser scanning, aerial imagery and helicopter inspections of 13,000km of transmission lines to support bushfire safety in the lead-up to Australia’s summer.
R2D2 Project to Improve the Reliability, Resilience and Defence of Europe’s Grid
The R2D2 (Reliability, Resilience and Defence technology for the griD) project has been launched to address the growing number of threats and vulnerabilities that affect power systems.
Nearly 60% Of Britons Are “Concerned” About Potential Blackouts This Winter
Almost half feel “prepared” to cope with blackouts in their area, according to a new survey
E.ON’s Leonhard Birnbaum Takes the Reigns at Eurelectric
Leonhard Birnbaum, CEO and chairman of the Board Management of E.ON, has been appointed acting president of Eurelectric, federation of the European electricity industry.
Honda Plugs Into German VPP for Grid Stability Proof of Concept
In what the motor giant is calling a huge breakthrough for Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology, Honda has become the first automaker in Europe to gain Frequency Containment Reserve (FCR) prequalification.
US Sets the Stage With $13BN Grid Modernisation Programmes
Washington has announced $13 billion in financing opportunities for the expansion and modernisation of the US electric grid.
Grid Network Expansion May Boost Philippines’ Renewables: Report
This is seen to open more opportunities for power project development.
White House Announces $13 Bln in Funding to Modernize Power Grids
The White House announced through the Department of Energy (DOE) on Friday that it is soliciting grant applications for $13 billion in new financing under the bipartisan infrastructure bill for the expansion and modernization of the U.S. electric grid.
Duke Energy and AWS Partner up on Smart Grid Solutions
Duke Energy and Amazon Web Services (AWS), are entering a multiyear strategic collaboration to accelerate the utility’s development of smart grid solutions, including new smart grid software and an expansion of their Intelligent Grid Services.
Electrical Grid Health Key Tool to Decarbonise Cities – WEF
The World Economic Forum (WEF), in partnership with four global organisations, is launching the Toolbox of Solutions to drive urban decarbonisation.
Latvian TSO to Invest Over €500M in Digital Grid Solutions
Latvian transmission system operator AS “Augstsprieguma tīkls” (AST) plans to invest €500.5 million ($516.8 million) up to 2033 to strengthen the electricity supply and transmission system.
EIT Innoenergy and Redeia Enterprises Close Three Smart Grid Projects
Together with EIT Innoenergy, Red Eléctrica and Elewit – Redeia enterprises – have closed three grid projects as part of the Grid2030 programme, aiming to develop innovative solutions for the electrical system.
Neoenergia Expands Smart Meter Network With IoT Tech
Neoenergia Group, a Brazilian subsidiary of energy giant Iberdrola, has announced the expansion of its smart metering network with Cat-M1, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform to better manage communication across its smart meter devices.
Equinor and Hitachi Energy to Develop High-Tech HVDC/AC Grid Connectors
The energy giants have announced a collaboration to develop standardised base designs for High-Voltage Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) transmission systems to connect renewable energy sources to mainland power grids.
NREL Develops Cybersecurity Tool to Flag Threats to Electric Grid
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has developed an intrusion visualisation tool, IViz-OT, which can locate and visualise anomalies on the electrical grid that might otherwise go unnoticed.
COP27: $1bn Signed for Grid-Based Projects ‘in Asia and Beyond’
A strategic investment partnership will see AIIB and GEAPP mobilise up to $1 billion and identify co-financing opportunities for projects and programs of common interest in grid-based renewables, distributed renewables and fossil fuel transitioning areas.
EIB and Endesa Sign €250mn Smart Grid Credit Line
Endesa and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a €250 million ($249.8 million) smart grid credit line to boost Spain’s distribution network.
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