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Storage Target Sighted

Unlike in the US, the UK is only now starting to reach a tipping point when it comes to energy storage. I was recently at the Electricity Storage Network’s Open Symposium and was amazed by the unified consensus from everyone present – from government officials to PhD students – that energy storage must play a [...]

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A Healthier Grid for the New Year

It’s the beginning of a new year, when many of us assess the last year and what changes we should make in the coming months. Many of us adopt resolutions to be healthier—to eat better or exercise more. This year, I’d like to see a healthier power system—and there’s a simple way to get started. [...]

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Four Takeaways from Big Data in Smart Grids Panel

Last week I was privileged to chair a panel on Big Data in Smart Grids at the 3rd Annual Great Lakes Symposium on Smart Grid and the New Energy Economy at IIT’s Chicago Campus. It was the last panel on the last day of the event so I was nervous about how many people would [...]

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Another Way for Power Grids to Beat the Heat? Think Asset Management

As the recent U.S. heat wave led to soaring electricity use—and in some places record-breaking peak demand—many businesses and consumers were asked to conserve power. Such conservation is necessary to reduce strain on the grid during a heat wave, as well as the risk of power outages. Grid operators met demand in the latest heat [...]

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Investing in Electricity Solutions of the Future

Last month, S&C officially announced its strategic partnership with The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC), which was opened by Scotland’s First Minister on the 15th May. We’re very excited to be a part of this initiative—the PNDC is the first center of its kind in Europe, and provides a purpose-built platform for [...]

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Hurricane Highlights Challenge of Repairing an Aging Power Grid

Electric utility personnel dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy have faced a truly monumental challenge in repairing the power grid and restoring service. The challenge is compounded by the fact that the U.S. power grid is aging—in fact, much of the equipment in use on power grids today is decades old. The age of [...]

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