Articles and Interviews

Smart Grid - Empowering Customers and Improving Reliability National Grid is putting customer interaction at the core of its smarter electric network
The First Solar Powered Round-the-World FlightThe first solar powered round-the-world flight is an ambitious step towards decarbonising air travel.
The 5 Steps Towards Effective Customer Engagement Utilities need to ask how mature their customer engagement strategy is.
Bridging The Gap Between Distributors And CustomersFor energy companies, adhering to traditional business models is no longer sustainable.
Dealing With Renewables Integration Power companies are struggling to maintain reliability while integrating new sources of generation
Optimization - A Priority in Utility Business Models Power producers should consider optimizing their power generation assets.
Grid-Based Technology Could be the Answer to Shaving Peak Residential Electricity Demand Residential demand response is becoming not only more feasible, but more critical.
Energy Storage-Benefits for the Entire Electricity Supply Chain A decentralized energy system with storage will redefine what it means to have a robust and resilient power grid.
Understanding the True Value of Demand ResponseThe process to properly value demand response has been changing for both utilities and market operators.
Encryption-A Matter of Trust?The protection of the cryptographic key and data is based on trust.
Creating Trust With Smart Meter DataRegulatory, operational and control issues are driving the need for secure data transmission.
Bi-Directional Inverter Assists with Load Balancing Strategies The bi-directional inverter enables storage systems to react in real time to capacity and price signals.
Egypt Invests in Smart Grid TechnologiesSmart grid technologies will stabilize the power transmission network in remote parts of Egypt.
Cybersecurity-No Finish LineSmart grid security relies on real-time prevention, detection and correction.
Smart Street Lights-Not Only About Energy SavingsStreet lights are becoming a whole lot smarter and the market is growing.
Renewable Energy Growth Reliant on a Business CaseFor renewable energy to develop further, a sound business case must be in place.
Smart Grid-Smart Building Link Calls for a New Utility Business ModelThe new level of interconnectivity between smart buildings and the smart grids will prompt utilities to alter their business processes.
Company Turns To Kickstarter For Smart Home InnovationUK company geo turns to tech savvy kickstarter crowd to speed up its smart home offering.
Turning Data Analytics into Opportunities and CapabilitiesBig data is unveiling a number of new business opportunities for the utility.
Distributed Generation - A Force to be Reckoned WithDistributed generation is becoming popular fast for a number of reasons and the utility needs to embrace this trend.

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As on-premises energy storage reaches a tipping point of affordability, what impact will this have on the grid and the utility business model?
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Thu 22 May 2014
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