Eon celebrates 2 millionth smart meter milestone

Energy Retail

Eon celebrates 2 millionth smart meter milestone

Big six supplier Eon has installed 2 million smart meters to date in Great Britain, putting the company in second place behind British Gas in terms of the number of installations.

Does Great Britain need more frequency response reserve?

Energy Retail

Does Great Britain need more frequency response reserve?

An investigation into this month's power outage will examine questions many are asking: did the operator procure enough reserve, and should consumers be paying more to ensure security of supply?

Unlocking flexibility in smart devices

Energy Generation

Unlocking flexibility in smart devices

The ‘Coordinating power control’ project in Sweden is developing solutions to deliver flexibility to the distribution grid as distributed energy resources grow.

Digital Revolution: how blockchain is lagging behind investors’ expectations

Energy Retail

Digital Revolution: how blockchain is lagging behind investors’ expectations

Despite the large levels of investment, here the question remains: when will we see scalable, commercial blockchain solutions that can drive real value in the utility industry?

WoodMac: Software intelligence key to unlocking US demand response

Energy Retail

WoodMac: Software intelligence key to unlocking US demand response

System operators are working hard to find faster responding flexibility and distributed energy resources.

Adaptricity grid monitoring platform reaches commercial phase

Energy Retail

Adaptricity grid monitoring platform reaches commercial phase

The cloud-based system is being rolled out in Hong Kong and in Europe.

Digital solutions for power markets: Big in Japan

Energy Retail

Digital solutions for power markets: Big in Japan

Japanese utilities are investing in innovation start-ups as the liberalised electricity market creates opportunity for more competition.

Blockchain trading platforms seek their niche

Energy Retail

Blockchain trading platforms seek their niche

Germany's Ponton is rolling out its blockchain infrastructure for innovative new flexibility markets.

Smart meters need more protection from hackers

Energy Retail

Smart meters need more protection from hackers

A critical step utilities should be taking is to install monitoring and alarm systems to detect potential attacks.

Blockchain rollout slowed by uncertainty and lack of standardization

Energy Retail

Blockchain rollout slowed by uncertainty and lack of standardization

A new report by EPRI and Indigo Advisory says the technology needs to mature before it can become a viable tool for utilities.

Cyber security: a marathon, not a Sprint

Energy Retail

Cyber security: a marathon, not a Sprint

A case study contributed by Javvad Malik, security awareness advocate at KnowBe4.