Distributed Generation

Operating a distribution network during a pandemic: the challenges and threats

Smart Infrastructure

Operating a distribution network during a pandemic: the challenges and threats

Overnight, COVID-19 lockdowns have transformed our economies and societies. How are DSOs responding?

Power to the people: reinventing the grid

Energy Generation

Power to the people: reinventing the grid

Distributed renewables coupled with AI and machine learning offer a heady mix of possibilities for recasting the UK energy system into something that gives the customer ownership of costs and carbon, but practical problems remain. Stephen Cousins separates science fact from science fiction.

US Clean Peak Standards create opportunity for storage and optimising software

Energy Generation

US Clean Peak Standards create opportunity for storage and optimising software

A new rule coming into effect in Massachusetts in June will award credit for clean energy that captures peak demand.

Trading the Future: How a virtual marketplace can facilitate the path to Net Zero

Smart Infrastructure

Trading the Future: How a virtual marketplace can facilitate the path to Net Zero

Nicolas Métivier, Platform Manager for the Cornwall Local Energy Market, explains how Centrica’s innovative trials can accelerate the energy transformation.

Unleashing A Solar Rooftop Revolution in India

Energy Generation

Unleashing A Solar Rooftop Revolution in India

Rooftop solar installations are lagging behind India's renewable targets due to resistance from distribution companies. President of the India Smart Grid Forum Reji Kumar Pillai explains why and recommends how to overcome the obstacles.

Nowcasting solar electricity generation with AI

Energy Generation

Nowcasting solar electricity generation with AI

OpenClimate Fix is using artificial intelligence to predict how clouds affect solar electricity generation and will soon share some data and tools to enable researchers to develop innovative nowcasting algorithms.

New tariff proposal could resolve a looming problem with grid expansion

Energy Retail

New tariff proposal could resolve a looming problem with grid expansion

The existing network tariff structure is not fit for purpose. A new bandwidth model proposed in the Netherlands and Norway could be a solution.

Shell Foundation and Aceleron delivering clean and affordable off-grid energy in Africa

Smart Infrastructure

Shell Foundation and Aceleron delivering clean and affordable off-grid energy in Africa

Africa could leap-frog other societies in developing energy storage as a service, says Dr Amrit Chandan, CEO of Aceleron.

Virtual power plants spring to action in Europe, Japan and Australia

Smart Infrastructure

Virtual power plants spring to action in Europe, Japan and Australia

VPPs are primed to take advantage of the most lucrative markets, according to a webinar with Navigant, Enbala and the Australian grid operator AEMO.

APG and EWF test DER for Frequency Regulation

Smart Infrastructure

APG and EWF test DER for Frequency Regulation

The Flex-Hub will use EWF’s blockchain platform to efficiently qualify and register DERs in a proof of concept phase starting next month.

Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Energy Generation

Energy trading and asset management in a ‘flex’ market

Dominic Fava, head of marketing and propositions at Origami, a provider of energy trading platforms, looks at the difficulties of trading energy in a more flexible - and therefore volatile - electricity market, and how a new generation of smart IT systems will be needed to support energy companies.