India unveils $2.5 billion plan to electrify all households by end 2018

India’s Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, launched a 2.5-billion-dollar project to electrify the country’s households by the end of 2018, providing free connections to the poor and at very low cost to others. More than 40 million households -about a quarter of all in the country- are yet to be electrified […]


First subsidy-free solar power plant with battery storage opened in UK

The first solar power plant in the UK to operate without any kind of government subsidy was officially opened on 26 September. The Clayhill Solar Farm constitutes a 10MW solar farm in Bedfordshire along with 6MW of battery storage, developed by Anesco. The farm is expected to generate enough power […]


ISGAN Workshop: Building the flexible power systems

From analog to digital, from lorry to EV, from customers to prosumers On 12 September 12 a public workshop of the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) took place on the premises of Thor Central, located on the Thor Science Park in Genk, Belgium. The workshop titled “Building the flexible […]


Smart Metering deployment in the European Union

The Commission issued the document “Benchmarking smart metering deployment in the EU-27 with a focus on electricity”, jointly drafted by DG ENER and JRC, as COM(2014)356. This report gauges progress in the deployment of intelligent metering in the EU Member States on the basis of economic assessments of long-term costs […]


Department Of Energy released Grid Study

The US Department of Energy has released its internal study into the effects of renewable energy on the grid, including an assessment of the reliability and resilience of the electric grid and an overview of the evolution of electricity markets. The study contains a comprehensive analysis and series of recommendations […]