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How IEEE Standard 1547 Is Modernizing Power Grids

Smart inverters are advanced power electronics that bring autonomy to electrical grids, making them more reliable, resilient, and secure. These inverters better connect distributed energy resources (DERs) to the electrical grid and allow them to be powered by a greater array of renewable energy sources. In recent years, a number of U.S. states, including Hawaii […]

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Report: Smart Grid Technology Becoming More Common Worldwide

Electrical grids across the world are becoming smarter and greener. The Singapore Power Group’s annual 2021 Smart Grid Index, which compares a total of 86 utilities across 37 countries, suggests that electrical grids in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific are increasingly integrating smart grid technology into their utilities, Smart Energy International reported.  In […]

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Innovative Renewable Projects Pave Way to Zero Carbon Electricity Generation

Global temperatures are soaring. Since pre-industrial times, human activity has warmed the planet global by 2 degrees Fahrenheit. Any further warming could be potentially catastrophic. Integrating renewable sources such as wind and solar into energy grids is vital to helping governments reach zero carbon electricity generation. However, there is a major problem: renewables are not […]

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Will Grid-Forming Inverters Transform Renewables?

Power outages are soaring due to climate change. In 2020, extreme weather was responsible for a 73% spike in blackouts, according to PowerOutage.US, a site that aggregates utility power outage data. With global temperatures on track to rise by over 2.7 degrees Celsius (4.9 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century, rising outages will […]

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Innovative Smart Grid Projects Launch in Canada and Sweden

The smart grid is a digitized electrical grid that allows for two-way communication between the utility and the consumer. While the smart grid can provide a greener, cost-effective solution to humanity’s energy needs, implementing it won’t be easy. It will take both time and money to replace the decades-old electric grids that currently supply the […]

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Can Large-Scale Batteries Help Prevent California Blackouts?

In California, rolling blackouts have left millions of people in the dark as they rush indoors to escape both the COVID-19 pandemic and heatwaves. With so many people blasting air conditioners at once, California’s electric grid, which relies on renewables more than ever, is struggling to supply power. There are two primary reasons for the […]

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Despite Pandemic Setbacks, These Smart Meter Projects Are Forging Ahead 

Smart grid projects from around the world are moving forward even though the COVID-19 pandemic is causing slowdowns. While the pandemic is expected to make already-challenging smart grid rollouts more complicated, regions are still seeing progress—especially in smart meter installation projects. State Agency Installs Over 1.2 Million Smart Meters Throughout India Amid COVID-19 shutdowns, the […]

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Enabling Microgrids Through IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is allowing organizations to cost-effectively implement smart grids, also known as microgrids. Through IoT-based energy technologies, companies could revolutionize the distribution of electricity around the world. Microgrids create smaller groups from the larger electrical utility grid, which provides greater control to organizations on how they use their energy supply.  Through […]

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Staff Picks—Top Ten Blog Posts of 2019

It’s almost time to welcome the new year! 2019 is coming to a close, so let’s take a quick look back at our staff selected posts from this past year. This top 10 list was curated based on reader views, likes, comments, social shares, and more. From blockchain technology to 5G networks, renewable energy, and […]

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