- A Week in Smart Metering

NATO's interest in smart energy solutions is smart energy on the front line, says's content editor Rose Bundock.
Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015

A story that fascinated us this week was NATO testing a range of smart energy solutions to solve its tactical and operational challenges. 

The intergovernmental military alliance will test energy efficient technologies including microgrids as part of its annual logistics exercise in Hungary. NATO is seeking solutions to reduce the vulnerability of troops on fuel convoys. It is also looking for ways to cut the weight of batteries carried by soldiers to power equipment.

During the exercise, the alliance will also assess how it could use wind and solar power to generate energy for camps; improve insulation against heat and cold; low-energy technologies for water purification; LED lights; and small portable fuel cells for soldiers.

Truly smart energy on the front line.


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