Smart Grid Market Consolidation and Venture Capital Trends

Thu 03 Jan 2013
In the space of just six years Smart Grid Mergers and Acquisitions spend allocation has grown from humble beginnings of $138 million in 2005 to $11.2 billion globally in 2011, according to Mcom Capital. This is a strong indicator of both the economic and structural commitment of multinational corporations to take long term investments in the primarily regulatory driven rollouts of Smart Grids worldwide.

The Risk of Treating Energy as a Simple Commodity

Thu 03 Jan 2013
Engerati’s The Future of Transmission and Distribution: adapting networks to the challenges of renewable and sustainable electricity generation report examines the complexity of the electricity industry and discusses the complicating factors that role-players face.

California electric market operator welcomes demand response

Thu 03 Jan 2013
The energy industry has long recognized effective demand response (a key smart grid application) as the equivalent of a power generation asset. Now, a new California Public Utility Commission decision allows demand response "aggregators" to provide their services to the California Independent System Operator, the state's wholesale market operator. This approach contrasts with many other states and countries, where direct participation by aggregators in the wholesale market is not permitted.

Smart Grid’s Role in CRM

Tue 18 Dec 2012
Engerati’s The Big Report-The Future of the smart grid : the ICT and data management perspective, examines how smart grid data, if properly analyzed, can enhance Customer Relationship Management in the power industry.

Smart Grid’s Role in CRM

Tue 18 Dec 2012
Engerati’s The Big Report-The Future of the smart grid : the ICT and data management perspective, examines how smart grid data, if properly analyzed, can enhance Customer Relationship Management in the power industry.

US Energy Security-Short Lived?

Tue 18 Dec 2012
The US is experiencing a domestic oil production boom which improves the country’s energy security, but for how long?

Will Post-Sandy Outages Redefine Utility Response Efforts

Fri 14 Dec 2012
Two weeks after blasting a trail of destruction along the US northeast coast, power outages left by Superstorm Sandy persist across large areas, setting the stage for rethinking utilities’ blackout response efforts.

Fuel Cell Plant Installed in London Office Block

Thu 13 Dec 2012
The ultra-clean and efficient power-generating fuel cell system is being introduced to London, providing the city with clean-air and at the same time, supporting its carbon reduction targets.

Smart Grid’s Market Size and Trends

Thu 13 Dec 2012
Although the smart grid industry offers many opportunities across the spectrum, it is important for major role-players and investors to understand the risks involved when it comes to embracing a market which is still in its early developmental phase. Our report, The Future of the Smart Grid: The ICT and Data Management Perspective, written by authors Jane Fae and Professor Merlin Stone, analyze both the opportunities and risks involved.