27. August 2016 · Comments Off on Smart meters increasing consumer energy awareness, new report finds  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The roll-out of smart energy meters is making consumers more likely to be aware of their energy consumption and take steps to reduce it, a new report has found.Smart Energy GB’s ‘Smart Energy Outlook’ report, published today, found that the vast majority (84%) of consumers who had received a smart meter from their utility considered themselves to have a better idea of their energy costs, while 69% thought they were in more control of their energy use.

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20. June 2014 · Comments Off on Northern Powergrid completes six energy storage installations for smart grid trial · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

NEC Energy Solutions has completed six new grid-tied energy storage systems for distributed network operator (DNO), Northern Powergrid.

The installations were completed as part of a three-year trial of smart grid solutions and were part funded through Ofgem’s Low Carbon Networks Fund.

In total, the six lithium-ion batteries represent around 2.9MW of power capacity and 5.7MWh of storage. The storage systems were installed at substations in both rural and urban locations.

via Northern Powergrid completes six energy storage installations for smart grid trial | Solar Power Portal.

19. March 2012 · Comments Off on Critical software urges UK ‘to get smart about smart grids’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The current, aging grid was designed to distribute a predictable amount of energy generated from fossil fuel power plants to fixed destinations. However, the transition to a low-carbon economy presents a significant challenge as new energy generation will not integrate well with the existing energy infrastructure, as large increases in renewables will lead to a surge of intermittent energy being delivered to the grid.

via Critical software urges UK ‘to get smart about smart grids’ – Solar Power Portal.

01. December 2011 · Comments Off on Smart grid platform provider announced for Isle of Wight’s landmark sustainability project · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Cable & Wireless and Silver Spring Networks have signed an agreement to participate in the Eco Island Partnership, the largest energy sustainability project in the UK.

The objective of Eco Island is to make the Isle of Wight energy self-sufficient by 2020. The project aims to harness wind, solar, tidal and geothermal renewable energy generation technologies connected to a smart grid to deliver clean energy reliability and efficiency.

via Smart grid platform provider announced for Isle of Wight’s landmark sustainability project – Solar Power Portal.