‘Existing energy infrastructure is no longer fit for purpose – but smart grids are ready to change that’

Asserts Rohan Kelkar, Executive Vice-President of Power Products at Schneider Electric, who spoke to future Net Zero Editor Jonny Bairstow

US invests $122m in power systems and smart grid tech

More than $7m is being spent on technologies that can help improve system operations and monitor grid security

EU invests €800m in priority energy infrastructure projects

The funding will support seven electricity, two smart grids, two CO2 cross-border transportation and three gas projects

UK to help cybersecurity firms export technology

Global cybersecurity spend in energy and critical national infrastructure in 2016 was £0.77 billion

Energy networks group opens door for innovation

An energy networks group has launched its first consultation to accelerate and improve low carbon innovations. The Energy Networks Association (ENA) says businesses managing such systems need to evolve so new technologies such as renewable generation, electric vehicles and battery storage units can be delivered. The group suggests input from the widest range of stakeholders […]

Energy Live Future: Enabling a future energy transition

Our Energy Live Future conference is now only two days away! Join us and more than 200 energy end users at the National Space Centre in Leicester on the 7th of June to learn more about how energy will be generated, traded and delivered in the future. The day’s fifth session at 14.15 will centre around […]

UK ‘can be leader in storage, EVs, smart grids’

The UK can be a leader in numerous low carbon sectors, including solar, bioenergy, electric vehicles, energy storage and smart grids. That’s according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA), which has launched its ‘Manifesto for Growth’ ahead of the general election. The trade body believes a low cost and low carbon energy system provides “huge […]

Ofgem: Smart grid tech benefits could reach £8.1bn

The benefits that smart grids could provide to energy networks could account between £4.8 billion and £8.1 billion. That’s according to Ofgem which is calling on electricity distribution companies to deliver more innovation for less so customers get better value for money from smart grid projects. The regulator ran an independent review into its Low […]

Smart grid and EV lab opens in Europe

A new laboratory to enable electric vehicles (EVs) and smart grids to work effectively together has opened in Europe. It aims to ensure the next generation of EVs and smart grids are “fully interoperable” and create a “single language” for all components to benefit industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President of the […]

Smart grids ‘could generate €3.5bn in Netherlands’

Smart grids could save up to €3.5 billion in the Netherlands, a new survey claims. Renewable sources such as wind and solar power fluctuate due to the weather but smart grids help balance the supply and demand. That’s expected to make it more efficient and reliable in distributing electricity. A pilot study – carried out by […]