The North American Smart Meter Market has Plateaued

Utility smart meter projects, providing data on global smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) deployments, analysis of related technologies, timeframes, and vendor selections, including a vendor selection share analysis for North America. US Department of Energy’s Smart Grid Investment Grant Program contributed to an influx of smart meter installations […]

Sweden opens its first electric road, to help power heavy transport

In June 2016 a test stretch of electric road, the first in Sweden, was inaugurated in Sandviken. Located on the E16, the electric road test stretch makes Sweden one of the only countries in the world to actively test the use of electric power as an aid to heavy transport […]

Partnership with KEPCO delivering new energy solutions to 400 customers in Penetanguishene

PowerStream, in partnership with Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), recently launched a utility-scaled microgrid. The microgrid has the capacity to provide several hours of backup power supply for approximately 400 customers living or owning a business in Penetanguishene, and is helping to reinforce the existing grid by increasing resiliency and […]

Energy smart buildings

Data recently released as part of the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) highlights changes in commercial sector energy demand between 2003 and 2012. The Energy Information Administration conducts CBECS approximately every five years, and examines in depth a nationally representative sample of thousands of commercial buildings.  Overall, energy use […]

India gets serious about microgrids

The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s draft national policy for minigrids and microgrids aims to create up to 500 megawatts of capacity over the next five years for rural electrification. The policy provides some much-needed certainty to the sector and includes things such as single-window clearance, grid connectivity […]