Innovative Technology

Could smart meters eventually power themselves?

Energy Generation

Could smart meters eventually power themselves?

Dr Maximilian-Eckart Wernicke explores the potential of energy harvesting to cut the O&M costs of smart meters and its use in IoT applications.

Attacking utilities: An insider’s look at the SnoPUD cyber intrusion

Transmission & Distribution

Attacking utilities: An insider’s look at the SnoPUD cyber intrusion

Takeaways from a successful infiltration at SnoPUD are shared by Billy Rios, WhiteScope, LLC and NexDefense ICS Cybersecurity Fellow.

PG&E’s EV plans-oversized or visionary?

Energy Retail

PG&E’s EV plans-oversized or visionary?

All eyes are on PG&E’s plug-in depot plan which is set to be the country’s largest deployment.

Week in smart metering – Looking towards European Utility Week

Energy Retail

Week in smart metering – Looking towards European Utility Week

Smart city Barcelona is host to European Utility Week 2016, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.

North American utilities pioneer self-healing grids

Energy Retail

North American utilities pioneer self-healing grids

New smart grid technologies are opening the way for ready to implement self-healing grids.

Week in smart metering – Are utilities over-regulated?

Energy Generation

Week in smart metering – Are utilities over-regulated?

Utility CEOs have indicated increased urgency to addressing sector concerns, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.

GridEx – Is enough progress being made protecting critical infrastructure?

Transmission & Distribution

GridEx – Is enough progress being made protecting critical infrastructure?

GridEx enables utilities to exercise and demonstrate their response to simulated coordinated cyber and physical security threats and incidents.

Week in smart metering – Power and utility M&As

Energy Generation

Week in smart metering – Power and utility M&As

Power and utility deals in 2016 are outpacing previous years, writes Amy Ryan, deputy editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.

Aclara – from smart metering to smart grid company

Energy Retail

Aclara – from smart metering to smart grid company

Aclara’s acquisition of Tollgrade’s smart grid business will expand its smart device offerings.

Week in smart metering – Women in energy

Energy Generation

Week in smart metering – Women in energy

Time to pause and reflect on the contribution of women to the energy sector, writes Claire Volkwyn, editor, Metering & Smart Energy International.

Nine learnings from Grid4EU

Energy Generation

Nine learnings from Grid4EU

The Grid4EU project has provided nine key takeaways for large-scale smart grid deployment.

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