Data Rich, Information Poor

Thu 17 Jan 2013
The smart grid offers utilities a wealth of information which, if handled effectively, can be used to enhance service delivery and improve energy efficiency. Engerati’s The Future of the Smart Grid, the ICT and Data Management Perspective report discusses the challenges that smart grid operators face.

Balancing Grid to Need

Thu 17 Jan 2013
Power grids have to change in order to accommodate various developments and needs. Engerati’s report, The Future of Transmission and Distribution: Adapting networks to the challenges of renewable and sustainable electricity generation by authors Jane Fae and Professor Merlin Stone, discuss how the grid needs to be modified in order to meet new demands.

Outage Analysis-Human Nature or Chaotic Grids?

Tue 08 Jan 2013
In Engerati’s The Future of Transmission and Distribution: Adapting networks to the challenges of renewable and sustainable electricity generation, the authors analyze the cause of outages and how grid operators can control them better.

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.