Smart Cities

Industry is Poised to Install Microgrids Faster Than Any Other Sector

November 26th, 2018
Smart Cities

Blockchain and the Energy System of the Future

January 20th, 2017
Smart Cities

Development of the IoT and MicroGrids Fuel each others Expansion

Microgrids have grown to over 1.2 gigawatts (GW) in capacity, with future projections reaching 20GW by 2020 and 100GW by 2030, that is according to Andres Carvallo, CEO of CMG, a consultancy that advises on smart grids and other infrastructure. Carvallo told attendees at the Smart Cities Week 2016 conference in Washington, D.C. last week […]

Smart Cities

Flywheel Energy Storage Technology Continues to Gain Momentum

Energy storage has long been touted as the last piece of the energy puzzle, that it would enable off-grid and micro-grid independence and allow renewable energy to take a primary role in the energy mix. However, current storage systems are yet to take a firm and cost effective grip on the market. Despite the continued […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

Germany taking Distributed Power Seriously

One of the main tasks in delivering a Smart Grid will be to install and bringing together Smart Grid systems such as AMI and Automatic Distributed Response (ADR) with Distributed Energy and Smart Buildings to win Negawatts. This will go a long way to achieving the main aim of Smart grid, which has to be […]

Smart Cities

State of the Smart Grid Business in 2013

Smart Grid sales across the world in the last 3 years at installed prices have grown by CAGR of approx. 35% and climbed to $36.5 billion in 2012. Given the general global economic demise during this period these figures are remarkable. However they include a steady flow of refurbishment business that has for more than […]

Smart Cities

White Paper: MicroGrids Contribution to the Smart Grid

It is now becoming clear that the fundamental architecture of today’s electricity grid, based on the idea of a top down radial transmission system with unidirectional energy flows from large centralized power plants, is not the most appropriate to meet the needs of the low carbon economy. Micro-generation and micro-grids need to be incorporated into […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

World Forum to Examine Latest Microgrid Advances and Opportunities

Interest in microgrids as a strategy for ensuring energy security and reliability is growing worldwide, especially in the wake of events such as Hurricane Sandy. Military installations, hospitals, data centers and remote off-grid regions that must have dependable power – no matter what – are increasingly turning to the microgrid paradigm.  This is helping to […]

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