Empowered customers in smart citiesCustomers are active participants, forcing massive transformations of the sector, writes Paul Budde, Executive Director, Smart Grid Australia.
Meeting the remote minigrid energy management challengeDemand management is being used to optimize energy use in the hydro-power network of a west Scotland community
Week in smart metering - Resourceful solutions to address utility challengesReport from Itron Utility Week by Gerald Schreiner, business development director, Metering & Smart Energy International.
Microgrids in the 21st century power systemMicrogrids are seen as a fundamental building block of the emerging power system architecture.
EV batteries get new life through vehicle-to-grid integrationUtilities are piloting the use of electric vehicle (EV) batteries to facilitate a host of ancillary grid services.
Harnessing mobile for utility customer engagementTendril’s new MyHome mobile app is designed to offer a personalized and unified customer engagement experience.
Utilities recognising blockchain opportunitiesUtilities are beginning to take notice of the transformative potential of blockchain technology.
Could UK have small modular reactors by 2030?Small modular reactors could support decarbonisation of heating in UK if deployed as CHP.
Meeting the smart meter head end challengeManaging advanced metering infrastructure operations is key for the business case.
Week in smart metering - 'You can lead a horse to water but can't make it drink'What about customers who remain sceptics of smart grid technologies, asks Amy Ryan, deputy editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.
Smart metering – preparing for end-to-end rolloutUtilities require vendors to stretch the capabilities of their end-to-end smart metering solutions.
Microsoft goes smart grid with Agder Energi Microsoft’s Azure will demonstrate the potential of the cloud in powering smart grid solutions for Agder Energi.
Grid operator and consumers creating a smarter grid, togetherThe UK’s electricity grid is more flexible thanks to data exchanges with thousands of smart appliances.
US smart cities get a boostMore funding is being allocated and the number of communities participating will double in US smart city initiatives.
Eneco brings home batteries onto the gridEneco’s CrowdNett service will build a network of home batteries into a virtual power plant providing capacity to the Dutch grid.
South Africa's gas to power programme unpackedSouth Africa is set to launch an IPP procurement for 3,000MW of new gas fired generation capacity.
Market driven smart meter rollouts – innovation drives successA solid business case behind market driven smart meter rollouts will foster innovation in the utility sector, writes Suket Singhal, Secure Meters.
A transformational platform for the new digital energy systemCentral market systems offer the platform for accelerating the digital transformation of the whole energy system.
Week in smart metering - Planning a secure future in an insecure presentPlanning for the energy future needs targets to be known, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.
Smooth renewable energy integration through distribution automationDistribution automation systems offer a cost effective approach to integrating decentralized intermittent renewables.

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