Ensuring security and reliability in smart meters

Close collaboration is key in fighting security issues Today, GSGF published a report on the cyber security issues in smart meters and the associated advance metering infrastructure. While smart meters offer significant benefits, it is also understood that as software and communications become more pervasive, systems will become prone to […]

Universal Smart Energy Framework (USEF)   Recently updated !

The growing share of variable generation in Europe is increasing the need for flexibility in the electricity system. By choosing to be flexible about non-time dependent electricity consumption, consumers can help to reduce grid stress. They could lower their energy bills by selling flexibility to market actors who aggregate enough […]

The nuclear plant powering debate over storage

A surprise u-turn over a UK nuclear power plant has ignited debate over whether renewables, backed by storage, might not be a better alternative. In July, the UK’s post-Brexit administration queried a further review of Hinkley Point C, a controversial nuclear power plant that was supposed to have been given […]

Taiwan to install three million smart electricity meters by 2024

Currently, high-voltage power users in Taiwan, mainly factories and large businesses, have installed 24,000 smart electricity meters, and low-voltage power users have installed 10,000 units on a trial basis. Building on this foundation, the government plans to have low-voltage power users, such as shops and restaurants, install smart meters. The […]

World first to combine big solar and storage

A project in Australia’s far north Queensland  is ready to combine big battery storage and big solar to supply solar power after sundown and during peak usage times. The Australian Renewable Energy Arena (ARENA) is providing funding support of $17.4m for Conergy to build and operate a 10.8 MW (AC) […]

World First for Shetlands in Tidal Power Breakthrough

A power company in Shetland has claimed a breakthrough in the race to develop viable offshore tidal stations after successfully feeding electricity to local homes. Nova Innovation said it had deployed the world’s first fully operational array of tidal power turbines in the Bluemull Sound between the islands of Unst […]