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.

grid evolution

Small country, big plans: Portugal’s response to grid evolution

Portugal is taking the lead again in grid evolution, in October 2019, it brought forward a deadline for closing its last coal-fired power plants to 2023.
energy storage market

Electric mobility applications to drive energy storage market

The total energy storage market is expected to grow to $546 billion in annual revenue by 2035, according to a report released by Lux Research.

Challenge accepted! Cybersecurity at your substations

In dealing with cybersecurity at substations, OMICRON has introduced an innovative industry security system offering decentralised, hybrid 24/7 monitoring.
Mercy Chelangat. IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa

Kenya’s green at heart techie is devoted to smart villages

Mercy Chelangat, an electrical engineer and IEEE Smart Village Ambassador in East Africa, talks about emerging technologies and electrification strategies.

Analysing the role of batteries and rise of EVs in decarbonising...

Batteries are set to play a critical role in delivering a low-carbon future due to the role they will play in transforming the future of transportation.
energy storage

The 2020 Bold Ideas initiative seeks to scale up energy storage

Greentown Labs has partnered with Schneider Electric to launch the 2020 Bold Ideas initiative, aimed at scaling up energy storage.
Smart cities

WEBINAR: These are the drivers behind smart cities

Register for this webinar to learn about how African cities and electric companies can work together to develop smart cities of the future.
Top award. Best ranking

DEWA achieves new world record in customer electricity services

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has achieved a new world record in electricity Customer Minutes Lost (CML) per year.

Emerging 4IR brings new opportunities for SA’s ICT sector

The ICT brain drain and slow ICT skills development threaten South Africa's Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) progress, writes IITPSA board members.
Electric vehicles. Electric heaters

Enel Foundation joins the Smarter Mobility Events 2020

The Enel Foundation and Generation.e have joined the Smarter Mobility Events 2020 as Global Knowledge Partners, with the first event in Dubai in March.

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