Technological Resources


Microgrids: from pilot to commercial deployment

Today, the Global Smart Grid Federation published the report ‘Status and Insights on Microgrids: From Pilot to Commercial Deployment’. The report identifies various functions of microgrids, determines barriers to their commercialization and presents solutions for promoting microgrid commercialization, based on insights from existing microgrid pilot projects. One of the main […]


Demand Response Status and Initiatives around the World

After the new emission targets of the COP21 summit last year, many countries in the world are making a serious effort in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by integrating more renewable energy sources in their system. However, this is not straightforward, as important sources of renewable energy, such as solar power […]


Cyber Security Report

Introduction and Background This report on ‘Smart Meter Cyber Security Survey’ discusses cyber security issues in smart meters and the associated advance metering infrastructure. It is expected that the global smart meter deployment would cross 800 million by 2020. Several geographies including North America and Europe have achieved a significant […]


The Hidden Battery- Opportunities in Electric Water Heating

Energy and environmental stakeholders are uniting around “community storage” to help solve the electric industry’s energy storage challenge, as key industry groups, including the nation’s utility trade associations, environmental groups, manufacturers and more than a dozen individual utilities, support the Community Storage Initiative. Community storage refers to a spectrum of […]


Utility Security: Exceeding Mandates to Mitigate Risk

Security is more than just a regulatory-driven necessity for utilities; it has become a business imperative. Most utilities can no longer do business effectively or efficiently without internet of things (IoT) technology; and recent events in the Ukraine have shown that large-scale attacks against power grids can succeed. Beginning July […]