distributed energy resources
UK software firm SGS expands services in US
UK software provider Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is launching a customer portal for utility companies in the US after successfully implementing the system for Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and UK Power Networks.
SGS software underpins network operator’s electricity control system
Software designed by Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has been placed at the heart of UK Power Networks' new electricity network control system.
A platform-based approach to distribution operations
Brad Williams, vice president, industry strategy at Oracle Utilities gives his views on the challenges facing distribution network operators (DNOs) as they continue to make the transition to distribution system operators (DSOs).
Call for utilities to invest in new technologies to cope with growth of renewables
Distribution utilities need to adopt new technologies and new ways of thinking to slash the cost of integrating renewable energy generators, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DER) into their grids, according to the latest white paper from Smarter Grid Solutions.
Industry partners awarded £10m for ‘Black Start’ project
An £11.7 million project between SP Energy Networks, National Grid Electricity System Operator (ESO), and TNEI, will explore how distributed generation can be put to use to get the grid up and running should a 'Black Start' event occur.
Providing network flexibility
As the energy system transitions from distribution network operator (DNO) to distribution system operator (DSO), the question of demand side response (DSR) is on everyone's lips. Factory 4.0 is the banner for work to make the manufacturing and production environment more intelligent, with data capture and analytics, and helping to make commercial DSR a reality. Dr Rachael Taljaard, senior consultant at Smarter Grid Solutions, asks: is it cost effective or even realistic to alter manufacturing processes?
UK Power Networks announces 25 ‘flexibility first’ zones
UK Power Networks has announced ambitious plans to procure more than 100MW of flexibility services from distributed energy resources (DER).
WPD to deploy new software from Smarter Grid Solutions
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has agreed a new enterprise licence deal with Western Power Distribution (WPD), which will see the network operator deploy ANM Strata software across its entire network area.
Modelling the grid for decentralised energy
Vonnie Smith, vice president of utilities asset performance at Bentley Systems, examines the trends that have driven the acceleration of grid decentralisation and what technologies - such as Internet of Things (IoT) and digital twins - still need to be applied for smooth integration.