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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23. October 2015 · Comments Off on Smart meters explained: why these gadgets will soon be measuring your gas and electricity  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The use of smart meters is on the rise: they’re good for consumers, they’re good for utility providers, and the government wants them established across the country by 2020. So what makes these upgraded monitoring boxes tick?Whether you’ve already received notice of an upgrade to these new boxes or you’re wondering whether it’s worth your while, you should find everything you need to know in our explainer, no matter where you get your power from.

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28. April 2014 · Comments Off on Apple expands renewable energy to retail stores, 120 US outlets get green power · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

News of Apple’s retail milestone comes on the heels of a Greenpeace report that named the company “the most innovative and most aggressive” in Silicon Valley on the subject of environmental concerns. The disclosure was made as part of a Wired interview with Apple environmental chief Lisa Jackson.

Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple has reportedly made expanding its green energy footprint to more retail outlets a top priority in 2014, though it is not likely to be as simple as its widely-publicized datacenter efforts. Most of Apple’s retail stores are located in shopping malls, so the company must work alongside utility providers who do not always offer green options.

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12. February 2013 · Comments Off on Northeast Prepared for Winter Whacking · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Northeast is expected to get hit with extreme cold and piles of snow this evening. But the electric transmission system will probably hold up.

Boston and New York State will feel it the most. For all regions of the country, though, it’s about how well they are able to meet their energy needs when the demand for services is at its pinnacle. To do so, they are asking folks to conserve power or to give their utility providers the leeway to help out.

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25. May 2012 · Comments Off on Smart grid has diverse uses · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart grid technologies are revolutionizing the global power grid, helping consumers and utility providers become more aware of energy usage patterns. By making real-time data about electricity use available, smart grid allows utility providers to not only manage energy use more effectively, but also deploy more innovative methods of power generation and distribution. The innovation enabled by smart grid is considerable, and is clear in a few projects highlighted by the Smart Grid News.

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