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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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What’s Happening in Blockchain?

Blockchain continues to grow beyond digital currencies, disrupting other industries with its secure distributed ledger technology. Recent developments have been made in the fields of supply chain, healthcare, the Internet of Things (IoT), and more. Supply Chain The complex world of the global supply chain market presents a formidable challenge to manufacturers. Blockchain technology can […]

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Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Technology

The growth of electric vehicles and the smart grid has lead to the creation of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Imagine using your electric vehicle to power your home during a storm-induced power outage. While your vehicle may not be able to power your entire house, there likely would be enough energy to charge your phone, power […]

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The Smart Grid and Renewable Energy

Smart grid technology is enabling the effective management and distribution of renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydrogen. The smart grid connects a variety of distributed energy resource assets to the power grid. By leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) to collect data on the smart grid, utilities are able to quickly detect […]

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Hydrogen in a World of Renewable Energy

Although fossil fuels continue to be a major energy source, many countries are focusing on replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy resources. In order to meet emissions targets, governments are putting greater effort into developing and implementing energy sources that are safe for the environment. A recent breakthrough has put society one step closer to […]

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Securing the Smart Grid

Today’s modern smart grid connects a variety of distributed energy resource assets to the power grid. This creates a diverse and disparate system, which both individuals and power companies can impact, with enormous benefits. Distributed energy collection assets (such as solar panels) are essential to increase the use of green energy, which helps the environment […]

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