ISGAN Workshop: Building the flexible power systems

From analog to digital, from lorry to EV, from customers to prosumers On 12 September 12 a public workshop of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) took place on the premises of Thor Central, located on the Thor Science Park in Genk, Belgium. The workshop titled “Building the flexible […]


Department Of Energy released Grid Study

The US Department of Energy has released its internal study into the effects of renewable energy on the grid, including an assessment of the reliability and resilience of the electric grid and an overview of the evolution of electricity markets. The study contains a comprehensive analysis and series of recommendations […]


What will Australia’s future electric metering landscape look like?

Wayne Pales is a specialist in AMI metering regimes. He used to run the Smart Grid Program in CLP Power Hong Kong, but now he is back in Australia and works with utilities on their metering programs and related issues. In this interview he shares some interesting observations regarding the future […]


APS to Use Energy Storage instead of Traditional Infrastructure on the Grid

Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will  install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Arizona, making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation to use batteries in place of traditional infrastructure. The two 4-megawatt-hour […]


Microgrids: from pilot to commercial deployment

Today, the Global Smart Grid Federation published the report ‘Status and Insights on Microgrids: From Pilot to Commercial Deployment’. The report identifies various functions of microgrids, determines barriers to their commercialization and presents solutions for promoting microgrid commercialization, based on insights from existing microgrid pilot projects. One of the main […]