Week in smart metering - electricity transformation unstoppableLow fossil fuel prices will fail to prevent a tip towards terminal decline, writes Amy Ryan, assistant editor, Metering & Smart Energy Internation
FERC to remove market barriers to energy storage systemsThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is taking a thorough and judicious approach to expanding the types of markets storage can participate in.
Clean energy trends – a snapshotSolar is leading clean energy developments but auto manufacturers are most active when it comes to patents.
Clean energy sector to empower Africa’s youth Green Shift Africa aims to harness green entrepreneurship opportunities in Africa to lower youth unemployment on the continent.
Cybersecurity: Framework for smart gridsA layered approach to utility cybersecurity is key, writes Reji Kumar Pillai, President, India Smart Grid Forum.
Utility owned microgrids questioned in MarylandBaltimore Gas and Electric’s (BGE) proposal to pilot two microgrids is recommended for rejection by PSC staff.
Out-thinking the storm – improving the customer experiencePredicting and managing outages with transparent communication will lead to a better customer experience.
Utilities and the customer capabilities gap-still a realityA Navigant survey shows that utility executives are still not confident in their utility’s abilities to cater for their customers’ complex demands.
Demystifying IoT: Navigating the trillion dollar industry Customer demand for meaningful data through, access to smarter, digital utility services is not the only catalyst driving IoT.
Week in smart metering - Renewables intermittency and negative pricingWhat does negative pricing means for utility companies, asks Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International?
Scotland’s offshore wind gets a boostThe 588MW Beatrice offshore wind farm has been given the green light for construction.
Prepayment – new opportunities for utilitiesA ‘central wallet’ provides a customisable and easily implementable solution for prepayment energy management.
Power line communication is ready for the smart grid todayAlberto Sendin and Inigo Berganza consider the suitability of PLC for 'smartening' power infrastructure.
Turkey – an emerging smart grid marketSmart metering, smart grids and smart cities are all emerging in Turkey, ICSG Istanbul 2016 revealed.
What virtual synchronous generation means for distributed generation How to enable a plug and play integration of renewable energy without compromising grid stability.
Market transformation: water sector is nextDeregulation will force water companies to change their strategies especially when it comes to creating a customer-centric approach.
Analytics is advancing faster than you think…Julien Groues, Senior Vice President, EMEA, C3 Energy, shares some thoughts on analytics in the utility business.
Establishing a cybersecurity roadmap in the digital ageNadya Bartol, UTC Vice President of Industry Affairs and Cybersecurity Strategist, shares some key security concerns and best practices.
National Grid customers save in smart grid pilotNational Grid customers in Worcester, MA saved US$1.25 million with smart metering.
Week in smart metering - IoT to bring benefits for allGrowth of connected devices will reach several billion in the next decade, writes Amy Ryan, deputy editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.

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