Smart Grids

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The rise of the machines: AI and the smart grid

As energy supply and demand rapidly evolve, Network in association with Kelvatek investigates the role of machine learning in the future development of the smart grid in a downloadable report.

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Enabling the energy revolution

The shift to digital technology presents many challenges for the energy sector, but it could also create new opportunities with the emergence of micro-grids and private networks. Network spoke to Ibrahim Cobanoglu, digital lead for ABB Power Grids, to...

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Short interruptions matter

With regulatory and technological changes afoot, the issue of reliability is never far from the top of the agenda for many in the regulatory sector. While much has been said about the need to avoid long power outages, has the issue of smaller interruptions...

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120MW battery storage portfolio transaction completed

UK Power Reserve has awarded the second phase of its battery-based energy storage portfolio contracts to Fluence, a Siemens and AES company.

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Using mGuard in the energy industry

Nigel Dawbarn, market segment manager - industry management and automation at Phoenix Contact, discusses the importance of secure connections for industrial control systems.

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ENA reveals roadmap for shift to DSO model

The Energy Networks Association has published a roadmap outlining the key steps in the introduction of the distribution system operator (DSO) model for local power networks.

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New players pose risk to power system

"A host of new players" in the power system pose a risk to its stability if government does not act to help co-ordinate their integration, experts have warned.

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UKPN and National Grid in pioneering smart grid scheme

UK Power Networks and National Grid have launched a new active network management scheme to boost grid capacity in the South East of England and simplify the connections process for generators.