What will Australia’s future electric metering landscape look like?

Wayne Pales is a specialist in AMI metering regimes. He used to run the Smart Grid Program in CLP Power Hong Kong, but now he is back in Australia and works with utilities on their metering programs and related issues. In this interview he shares some interesting observations regarding the future […]


APS to Use Energy Storage instead of Traditional Infrastructure on the Grid

Instead of rebuilding about 20 miles of transmission and distribution poles and wires, Arizona Public Service (APS) will  install two battery storage systems in rural Punkin Center, Arizona, making it one of the first electricity companies in the nation to use batteries in place of traditional infrastructure. The two 4-megawatt-hour […]


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 […]


REthinking Energy 2017: Accelerating the global energy transformation

The report REthinking Energy from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), examines the dramatic changes under way in the energy sector in many countries as the quest for a sustainable future continues. This third edition emphasises that accelerated deployment will fuel economic growth, create new employment opportunities, enhance human welfare […]


France to end sale of diesel and gasoline vehicles by 2040

France will outlaw the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, their new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has announced. It will also ban any “new project to use petrol, gas or coal”, as well as shale oil, by that date. The radical measures were unveiled at a press conference as part […]