Smart Grid Systems

Smart grid systems depend on network communications for data acquisition on usage and power levels.  Smart metering automatically collects customer usage data while energy management systems provide demand response to high and low power peaks.

Smart Grid News

Reshaping energy systems for future cities


The fact that approximately 74 per cent of Europe’s population are city-dwellers is a testament to how people have been drawn t...

EON invests in e-mobility software firm Virta


Finnish e-mobility software company Virta has secured a capital injection from German energy giant E.ON.

Blockchain the ‘missing link to transform power industry, says report


Blockchain could be “the leading enabler of decentralization, democratization, and liberalization in the power industry”, accor...

Emerging digital patterns for the next-gen energy market


This article discusses the emerging design patterns for the next-gen energy market and carbon energy tokens, all of which seek ...

Feature: Running transformers in extreme climates


A focus on some of the world’s most extreme transformer environments and what they can teach us for everyday applications

Hitachi to buy ABB Power Grids for $6bn


Hitachi today announced that it will acquire ABB’s power grids business for around $6.4bn.

From the Pages of PEI

Paving the way towards more effective microgrids

Schneider Electric’s Mark Feasel discusses asset performance management technology and the challenges of developing more intelligent grids and microgrids.

Smart technology, smart society

The impact of big data and smart tech has reached beyond energy systems to our transport links and is predicted to continue to grow, in turn solving the wider societal issues of our future cities

The UK’s inefficient electricity cables are holding back the EV revolution

Why plus points stack up for district cooling

Around the globe there is active investment, acquisition and expansion in district energy, especially cooling as a means to support economic and environmental objectives.

Blockchain: from disruption to new business models

Three blockchain experts from Pöyry explore the potential for blockchain in the energy industry and examine how the blockchain vision translates into the world of energy, utilities and renewables
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