18. August 2015 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Infrastructure Investment in South America: $38.1bn by 2025 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

South America is positioned to be a key market for smart grid infrastructure investment over the next decade. The region’s power sector is plagued by pervasive electricity theft, poor reliability and operational inefficiencies. Utilities in South America are now looking to smart grid infrastructure to solve these problems and large-scale deployments are already underway. The region will invest $38.1bn in modernizing its power infrastructure from 2015-2025, according to a new study published by Northeast Group, LLC.”Brazil is by far the largest market in the region for smart grid investment,” said Ben Gardner, President of Northeast Group. “After several false starts, the country is now beginning large-scale deployments. In just the past year, Brazilian utilities have announced deployments of over 3m smart meters and will invest $25.6bn over the next ten years.”

Source: Smart Grid Infrastructure Investment in South America: $38.1bn by 2025

28. October 2014 · Comments Off on Emerging Opportunities From Fixing Africa’s Power Infrastructure · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Sub-Saharan Africa —home to six out of 10 of the fastest growing economies in the world – is challenged to maintain the impressive growth rates of close to 5 percent because it requires reliable and sustainable energy. Yet the power infrastructure remains inadequate.

“The problem of inadequate electricity supply is multifaceted: it includes a lack of generating capacity, rundown existing stock and limited transmission and distribution infrastructure,” according to the International Energy Agency’s Oct. 13 Africa Energy Outlook report.

via Africa’s power infrastructure open for new proj | AFKInsider.

01. April 2014 · Comments Off on Customers Benefit from Record Reliability Generated by ComEd · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

ComEd today announced that its power system reliability in 2013 was the best in company history with the fewest customer interruptions, benefitting hundreds of thousands of residents and businesses throughout northern Illinois. Improvements stem largely from the utility’s substantial investments in building a “smart grid,” implementing vast power infrastructure upgrades and delivering exceptional performance by the ComEd workforce — from frontline first responders to backroom engineers and technicians.

via Customers Benefit from Record Reliability Generated by ComEd – WSJ.com.

27. March 2014 · Comments Off on Transmission firm looking to establish smart power grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) is looking to update the country’s power infrastructure to a smart grid that will be more responsive to consumer needs.

The State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), which has a 40% stake in NGCP, will be extending its technical expertise as party of long-term development plans for Philippines, a spokesperson told visiting mediamen.

The smart grid concept, NGCP spokesperson Cynthia D. Perez-Alabanza said, includes the use of digital devices, intelligent primary equipment and advanced applications for substation operations. It will also involve the modernization and expansion of existing systems.

via Transmission firm looking to establish smart power grid | BusinessWorld Online.

13. December 2011 · Comments Off on Smart Grid: There Will be a Successful Attack · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

MIT researchers have released a report titled The Future of the Electric Grid which examines the current state of the nation’s electric power infrastructure and the challenges faced by the industry as it evolves over the next two decades.

Of particular concern is the ability to protect these critical resources as they are converted to “smart” networks with greater reliance on modern two-way information systems.

via Smart Grid: There Will be a Successful Attack.