Smart Grids

Smart grids, an electrical grid which includes a variety of operation and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable energy resources, and energy efficient resources. Smart grids help reduce non-revenue electricity, they help to recover losses as well as open new revenue streams. Another advantage of smart grids is that they help utilities to strengthen the resilience of grid networks against cyber-attacks. Smart grids help utilities to reduce the occurrence and duration of power outages. They help utility firms to integrate large numbers or capacity of distributed energy resources. Smart grids are projected can cut the industry's carbon emissions by 25%. Artificial Intelligence and the Internet of Things are the backbones of smart grids.

race to zero

Race to Zero: Rolls-Royce joins the net-zero carbon by 2050 ambition

In the run-up to COP26, Rolls-Royce joined the UN Race to Zero, which will see the company become net-zero carbon in its operations by 2030.
technology

Ed’s note: Without technology, utilities will fail during- and post-COVID-19

Amid the 2020 global socio-economic upheaval, steady movement can be seen in the power and energy markets where utilities have embraced technology.
West Africa

West Africa: Hydro to support solar and wind in smart renewable...

The Smart Renewable Electricity Portfolios in West Africa study explores hydropower's support of intermittent solar and wind in a climate-friendly manner.
grid flexibility

Analysis: Smart grid facilitates grid flexibility and resilience

Change in electricity consumption patterns during lockdown has put grid resilience to the test but grid flexibility is currently coping with demand shifts.

Business model at a crossroads: Which way do African utilities turn?

Full deployment of smart grid technology benefits will far outweigh the rollout costs for energy utilities, who find their business model at a crossroads.
automation

The truth about distribution automation in substations and pole-tops

Utility substation automation schemes are typically complex, involving a variety of intelligent electronic devices. Fortunately, over the past two decades, substation automation has evolved and changed.
grid architecture

Laying the foundation for next-gen grid architecture

Grid architecture is a top-down approach to understanding and documenting the complex structures and interdependencies of electric power systems.
revenue

Utility transformation: Benchmarking revenue intelligence

Non-technical losses affect utilities of all types and sizes globally, therefore, utilities must constantly adapt their revenue protection practices.

Approach to decarbonised urban mobility in global cities

Examination of global cities to explore various towns approach the problem of urban mobility and the need for decarbonisation of transportation networks.
Toshiba. Protection relay training simulators in Pakistan

Training simulator: Capacity building tool improving the quality of electricity grids

Given the rapid growth of electric power demand in emerging countries, increasing the number of operators by simulator training is necessary for...

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