Winners announced for second annual ISGAN Award of Excellence and inaugural GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award

May 29th, 2015

ISGAN and GSGF Celebrate Excellence in Smart Grids for Renewable Energy Integration Today, during an awards ceremony at the sixth Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM), the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced the winners of the second annual ISGAN Award of Excellence and the first‐ever GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award. ISGAN honored […]

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Distributed generation and energy storage in telecom networks

July 6th, 2015

As the telecommunications network has grown, increased its density, and expanded to the edges of the globe, it has also become a major consumer of power—almost all of which is in the form of electricity. Distributed generation (DG) is one key tool that network providers can now use to reduce their energy costs. By producing […]


Smart Grid Interoperability: The Great Enabler

July 6th, 2015

Focused on interoperability as an enabler for the future, this eBrief illustrates how utilities can leverage flexible technology platforms as the foundation for their system upgrades. From assessing current systems, to selecting software that emphasizes open protocols, eBrief #1 in the series helps utilities create a future-friendly foundation for their initiatives. This eBrief will discuss: […]


How to make the utility of the future an energy-efficient one

July 2nd, 2015

Utilities have traditionally earned profits by simply selling more energy and building more power plants and infrastructure, which put their financial motivations squarely at odds with the goal of greater energy efficiency. Luckily, that business model has started to change, which is good news for the nation’s economy, environment, and for consumers who want more […]


Beyond the smart meter: from better billing to building the Internet of Things

July 2nd, 2015

BC Hydro, a utility serving nearly two million people in British Columbia, Canada, has installed 1.9 million smart meters and its transitioning its network to the Internet Protocol, IPv6, to permit other compliant vendors to plug into the network. Most of its customers have moved into automated billing, and more than 90% of them have […]


Finding the hidden cyber threats in the power grid

July 2nd, 2015

Today’s utility cyber environment is full of potential threats, ranging from credit card theft to grid-damaging malware. The Nebraska Municipal Power Pool (NMPP), which serves nearly 200 municipal utilities in six states, recently installed N-Dimension’s N-Sentinel device on its SCADA network to help find cyber threats. Over an eight-week period the utility suffered over 3.8 […]