26. June 2017 · Comments Off on Growing Smart Meter Technologies to Improve Smart Grid Capability · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The introduction of smart grid has significantly transformed transmission and distribution system in electrical grid. Smart grid has been constantly instrumental in increasing the operational efficiencies of utility providers, reduce transmission and distribution losses, and improve interoperability of various components involved in the managing of an electric grid. The advent of distributed generation of energy and the increasing deployment on renewable power generation have boosted the smart grid market. Concerted efforts by utility providers to incorporate substation automation are offering a constant impetus to the adoption of smart grid technologies. An ageing grid infrastructure has led governments of several developing and developed countries to take sustained initiatives to modernize electric grid.

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04. January 2016 · Comments Off on Is this the year of the Microgrid? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The beginning of the year is a time to consider change and reformation. In our personal lives, we resolve to improve what we can. During the darkness of winter, we consider what new activities we will embark on as daylight increases. Many readers of Automated Buildings go to the AHR show, to learn of new technologies to put into the field this next year. There is a growing acknowledgment of microgrids as an approach that solves many of the most pressing issues in facilities. The technologies are lining up.Is this, then, finally the year of the microgrid?A microgrid is a system of systems that manages its energy generation, distribution, and use internally. A microgrid may or may not be connected to a larger grid. If it is connected, it may choose to buy, or to sell power to the larger grid. Its position of power shortage or surplus may change over time. Many think of a microgrid as something that supports a multitude of buildings, say an industrial park. I am writing this column on a portable laptop that meets all of the definition above.

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29. December 2015 · Comments Off on The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015 · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The home-technology industry saw some big news in 2015, like the acquisitions of QMotion by Legrand and SunBrite by SnapAV, the end of the iconic LiteTouch lighting-control business, and the rise of DC power distribution.But the following stories, I believe, are the most important of the year in terms of their significance to the smart-home industry and the home-technology channel.

Source: The Biggest Home-Technology Stories of 2015 – Article from CE Pro

05. November 2015 · Comments Off on ‘ThingSpace’ Aims to Break Down Barriers for Developers Entering IoT Market · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Say there’s a power outage.The old way of doing business for a power company would be to wait for a customer to call in and report it. Then the company would send out crews to figure out the problem and fix it.The new way of doing business might be to receive an automatic notification from the meters of every home and business without power. Sensors can help the company figure out where along the distribution system the problem is, and the company has access to a map that tells it where every one of its technicians are, which ones are closest to the problem, and which ones have the tools and training to fix it.

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30. October 2015 · Comments Off on Advanced Grid Monitoring Technology Reduces Costs of Running Networks for Utilities and DNOs · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the worlds largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, is helping European utility companies and distribution network operators (DNOs) to improve grid reliability while significantly reducing capital and operational costs with its LightHouse Medium Voltage (MV) Sensors and Predictive Grid®Analytics software.

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