Member of the month: The Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance

December 19th, 2014

Since 2012 The Danish Intelligent Energy Alliance has organized the DSOs and  suppliers to the energy industry, research institutions etc. We have successfully established an alliance of 75 members covering the entire value chain of contributors to an intelligent energy system in Denmark. We work to enable integration of increasing amounts of renewables in the […]

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Open-Source Demand Response Software

January 28th, 2015

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has unveiled demand response software that will provide a common way for devices and appliances on the electric grid to respond automatically to changes in price, weather, and demand for power The process, known as automated demand response (ADR) will make it possible to translate changes in wholesale markets […]

German Utilities Enter a ‘New World’ of Energy

January 27th, 2015

E.ON, one of Germany’s largest utilities, announced a radical move last week to spin off its centralized fossil-fuel assets into a separate company to focus exclusively on renewables, distributed energy and “innovative, customer-oriented solutions.” German laws requiring power providers to purchase solar and wind have caused wholesale electricity prices to tumble, making centralized gas, nuclear […]

Home Energy Management

January 27th, 2015

Paper Bill HEM Reports, Web Portals, Standalone HEM Systems, In-Home Displays, and Networked HEM Systems: Global Market Analysis and Forecasts The market for home energy management (HEM) products and services is gathering momentum. Product vendors, utilities, service providers, retailers, and other stakeholders report increasing activity in this space. There are also signs of growing awareness […]

Some utilities are rushing to raise fixed charges. That would be bad for the economy and your utility bill

January 27th, 2015

Slow growth in electricity demand (or, in some places, flat or declining sales) and growing numbers of customer photovoltaic systems are creating concern among utilities about their ability to adequately recover the costs associated with producing electricity. In response, there has been a disturbing trend around the country of utilities proposing to simply raise monthly […]

World Economic Forum: Opportunities to Build Tomorrow’s Electricity Sector

January 27th, 2015

GSGF welcomes the report published by the World Economic Forum which indicates that the diminishing financial returns for utilities have put at risk the ability of the electricity sector in OECD markets to raise the estimated $7.6 trillion in investments needed by 2040 to meet energy policy objectives, according to a new report from the […]