Industry news

  • Energy Storage a game changer?
    Energy Storage a game changer? 2/27/2015

    Electricity storage offers a practical solution to the chronic problem of intermittency in renewable energy supplies. It can promise lower energy costs and also serves to replace conventional standby fossil plants.

  • UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project
    UK unveils Europe's largest battery storage project 2/27/2015

    The 6 MW Smarter Network Storage project near London is the result of a collaboration between S&C Electric, Samsung SDI, Younicos and U.K. Power Networks.

  • E.ON’s new focus on renewables and what it could mean for energy storage and distributed generation
    E.ON’s new focus on renewables and what it could mean for energy storage and distributed generation 2/27/2015

    E.ON, the German utility giant with 61 GW of generation assets, has announced plans to split its business in two. The portion that will focus on distribution networks and renewables will retain the name "E.ON," while the currently unnamed company will include conventional generation, exploration and production, and energy trading businesses. 

  • USEF and FAN join forces
    USEF and FAN join forces 2/20/2015

    USEF (Universal Smart Energy Framework) and FAN (Flexiblepower Alliance Network) have agreed to join forces to develop standards for the emerging two-way energy markets, both parties have signed a declaration of intent during the European Utility Week in RAI Amsterdam on November 5, 2014.

  • European Utility Week 2014: Cyient Helping Utilities Operate Smarter
    European Utility Week 2014: Cyient Helping Utilities Operate Smarter 11/27/2014

    During European Utility Week last week in Amsterdam, Orga Systems and Cyient announced the formation of a partnership to jointly develop billing opportunities and solutions for utilities customers.

  • European Utility Week 2014: GreenPocket helps business customers enhance their energy efficiency
    European Utility Week 2014: GreenPocket helps business customers enhance their energy efficiency 11/3/2014

    Cologne, Amsterdam, 3 November 2014 – Due to rising energy costs and regulatory stipulations, energy efficiency has become an important competitive factor for companies of all sizes. Therefore, the German software specialist GreenPocket has developed an innovative energy management tool that helps business customers reduce energy costs and improve energy efficiency significantly. 

  • New electric laboratories for Smart Grids - TECNALIA
    New electric laboratories for Smart Grids - TECNALIA 10/30/2014

    TECNALIA will exhibit its new electric laboratories for Smart Grids at European Utility Week 2014 in Amsterdam (Rai Convention Center) from November 4 to 6, the world´s largest annual smart utility exhibition.

  • PRIME 1.4 Specifications Released: Unleashing the Full Potential of the PRIME PLC Standard
    PRIME 1.4 Specifications Released: Unleashing the Full Potential of the PRIME PLC Standard 10/29/2014

    3rd November, Amsterdam: PRIME version 1.4 represents an extension of version 1.3, that includes changes at the PHY and MAC level bringing improvements such as increased robustness and throughput, band expansion, band-plan flexibility and IP version 6 support whilst ensuring backwards compatibility. This new release keeps all of the benefits and lessons learned from 5 million installed PRIME smart meters, confirming it is a proven technology that performs in large-scale, future-proof smart grid deployments. 

  • ALACAES: a promising candidate for large scale grid management
    ALACAES: a promising candidate for large scale grid management 10/29/2014

    Biasca, October 24th, 2014- According to Lux Research the grid storage market is expected to grow significantly in the next years: the global worth in 2012 of $200 million is going to increase to $10.4 billion by 2017. The European market share accounts today for 3% of the world’s installed capacity and is worth approximately $34 million. By 2017 it is expected to grow to $3.5 billion, representing 33% of the global demand potential. The electricity storage demand is primarily driven by the increasing share of intermittent renewables in the energy mix: ALACAES’ product is thus a promising candidate for grid stabilization and energy balance of the electricity network.

  • Exceeding smart grid expectations with data-drive insight
    Exceeding smart grid expectations with data-drive insight 10/28/2014

    The global smart meter rollout is well underway, and while people will not be able to appreciate the full benefits of these devices until this process is complete there is near-consensus among utilities that working with a smart grid will materially improve how they operate.