Who’s inking smart grid contracts? Who’s winning VC money? Who’s getting shout-outs for milestones and innovations? This week’s list of smart grid winners has all that and more. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins this week? You better believe it!.
Smart grid technologies and products are coming out at seemingly blinding speed as the smart grid changes and adapts. Some are new innovations while others are existing technologies and services that evolve to meet changing and growing needs. Here we summarize six new or significantly upgraded technologies that have surfaced recently… via Smart Grid: 6 Continue reading →
The future of electricity is set to move a long way from the centralized grids that have dominated modern power systems to date. The industry is moving fast toward a new energy ecosystem with a blurring of distinctions between distribution, transmission and generation. A range of technological innovations are likely to result in big changes Continue reading →
The electricity value chain of generation, transmission, distribution and consumption has a number of challenges, or pain points, to overcome to deliver all Smart Grid benefits. Electric utility Smart Grid investment decisions are made on the basis of what reduces or eliminates pain. There is no “one size fits all” answer in terms of innovations Continue reading →
Many people (myself included) have painted a picture of how the consumer piece of the smart grid could develop into a real-time, two-way communication network that looks a lot like the Internet. In that world, consumers would be able to see variable pricing change in real time, while smart meters and energy management devices read Continue reading →