15. July 2017 · Comments Off on Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

U.S. energy consumers are increasingly aware and broadly supportive of the smart grid, but relatively few of them participate in most smart-grid related programs and products, according to a study released last week. Nearly three-fourths of U.S. consumers have at least heard of smart meters and the smart grid, according to a longitudinal study published by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), an Atlanta-based nonprofit that does market research for industry stakeholders on energy consumers.

Source: Survey finds growing awareness of smart grid programs but still low participation | Midwest Energy News

14. July 2017 · Comments Off on Western Europe to invest $133bn in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, says study · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Western Europe, one of the highly advanced and matured electricity markets in the world, is planning to invest more than $133bn in ‘smart grid’ infrastructure in the next ten years, according to a study published by Northeast Group.The investments are expected to strengthen Western Europe’s position in promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy development globally.

Source: Western Europe to invest $133bn in smart grid infrastructure by 2027, says study – Clean Technology Business Review

05. July 2017 · Comments Off on Siemens kicks off renewables-plus-storage smart grid pilot in Rotterdam · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Siemens has helped start a smart grid pilot project in Rotterdam that will connect 20,000 homes with renewables and storage facilities. The project will see Siemens collaborate with Dutch grid operator Stedin and utility Lyv Smart Lyving to connect 20,000 ‘smart home solutions’ with local distributed energy generators including solar and onshore wind.

Source: Siemens kicks off renewables-plus-storage smart grid pilot in Rotterdam | Energy Storage News

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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24. June 2017 · Comments Off on Survey Reveals Consumer Perspectives on Smart Grid and Related Products and Services · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) today published the latest wave of its flagship “Consumer Pulse and Market Segmentation Study”, the industry’s longest-running analysis of consumers’ knowledge of and attitudes toward the smart grid, smart meters and related products and services. The “Consumer Pulse” study is a tracking survey of nationally-representative U.S. consumers, first published in 2011. The sixth wave of the survey, implemented in March 2017, reached 1,652 consumer through online consumer panels, sampled from each of the nine U.S. census divisions. For the first time, the “Consumer Pulse” survey showed that a majority of U.S. consumers have heard of smart meters and the smart grid, at 72 and 70 percent of consumers, respectively. This marks a significant increase from the previous wave, released in 2015.

Source: Survey Reveals Consumer Perspectives on Smart Grid and Related Products and Services