Electrical Distribution

Smart Cities

Smart Buildings & Cities Demand an Electric Power Revolution!

November 10th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Schneider Electric Buildings Business 2021 Examined

March 11th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Global Warming Leads to Building Cooling, Which Leads to More Global Warming

The global warming problem is driving a global cooling addiction that threatens to further accelerate climate change and challenge the reliability of electricity supply. The rising trajectory of air conditioning (AC) sales in both economically developed and developing nations has become a major concern for environmentalists and grid operators alike. Buildings, again, sit at the […]

Smart Cities

Experts Make the Cyber Security Case for Distributed Renewable Energy

In case there weren’t enough reasons for us to stop using fossil fuels to generate electricity, experts now claim that in addition to being environmentally unfriendly these energy sources also make us more vulnerable to catastrophic cyber attack in comparison to renewable alternatives. Their theory is simple, fossil fuels are only effective through a centralized […]

Smart Cities

A New Kind of Energy Consumption Needs a New Kind of Energy Provision

Solar panels glimmer from millions of rooftops around the world, providing power more efficiently and cheaply than ever before. Energy storage systems are becoming commonplace, feeding on excess solar power then releasing it when the sun goes down or when grid electricity rates are high. Sensors and communication technology throughout the grid allows for intelligent […]

Smart Cities

The Smart Grid May Need a Little Competition to Find its Sense of Urgency

We are experiencing huge growth in the adoption of rooftop solar panels plus energy storage as a means to gain independence from the antiquated, overpriced and largely fossil-fueled electricity grid. Energy independent homes and small communities linked by microgrids, appear to be leading us to a brighter energy future, and the charge is being made […]

Smart Cities

New Building to Grid Interface by EPFL Offers Unprecedented Optimization

A Swiss research team, from Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), have created an innovative smart building to smart grid system that promises to better optimize our energy use. The system, which collects data on people’s energy use and sends it to the grid, was simultaneously developed by several specialist teams from the university’s electronics […]

Smart Cities

Hurricane Irma Set To Provide Stern Test For Florida’s Smart Grid

In the 12 years since the last category 5 hurricane in Florida there have been major advancements in smart power grid technology, these developments will be put to the test in the coming days as Hurricane Irma looms large over the southeastern state. The ‘sunshine state’ experienced two significant, yet smaller, hurricanes last year that […]

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