Smart Grid http://tdworld.com/taxonomy/term/7360/more en 92% of Power and Utilities Plan to Invest in Digital Grid in Next Year http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/92-power-and-utilities-plan-invest-digital-grid-next-year <div class="node-body article-body">Digital grid is becoming a primary focus area for the global power and utilities sector, with 92% of companies surveyed planning to invest in the next 12 months</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/92-power-and-utilities-plan-invest-digital-grid-next-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/92-power-and-utilities-plan-invest-digital-grid-next-year#comments Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 15 Nov 2016 23:06:00 +0000 98061 at http://tdworld.com Purestock/Thinkstock Utility Delivers Efficiency and Energy Conservation http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-delivers-efficiency-and-energy-conservation <div class="field-byline"> Eliza King, Memphis Light, Gas and Water </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Memphis Light, Gas and Water enhances customer service delivery using smart meters.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-delivers-efficiency-and-energy-conservation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/utility-delivers-efficiency-and-energy-conservation#comments Metering Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:37:00 +0000 96761 at http://tdworld.com <p>In 2013, Memphis Light, Gas and Water, the nation&rsquo;s largest three-service utility, began its phase 1 automation project of 60,000 electric, water and gas meters. The success of phase 1 helped garner support for full deployment and moved the utility to phase 2.</p> How Well are Utilities Leveraging the Potential Value of AMI Data? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/how-well-are-utilities-leveraging-potential-value-ami-data <div class="field-deck"> CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Even though AMI is now the largest category in the U.S., in comparison to AMR based systems and non AMI/AMR</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/how-well-are-utilities-leveraging-potential-value-ami-data" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/how-well-are-utilities-leveraging-potential-value-ami-data#comments Metering Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 13 Oct 2016 16:36:00 +0000 96341 at http://tdworld.com Meeting CIP physical and cyber security requirements http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements <div class="node-body video-body">While there hasn’t been any news about a major hack of a power plant or substation yet, that doesn’t mean bad agents aren’t trying.</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/smart-grid/meeting-cip-physical-and-cyber-security-requirements#comments Smart Grid Grid Optimization Grid-Optimization Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:05:00 +0000 78911 at http://tdworld.com Ameren Illinois to Accelerate Upgrades to Electricity Grid http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid <div class="node-body article-body">The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved Ameren Illinois’ plans to accelerate upgrades to its electric grid, </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/ameren-illinois-accelerate-upgrades-electricity-grid#comments Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:03:00 +0000 95461 at http://tdworld.com California Legislature, Governor Enact Bills to Accelerate Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">The California Energy Storage Alliance applauds the California State Legislature and Governor for signing into law four important new bills that directly impact energy storage. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/california-legislature-governor-enact-bills-accelerate-energy-storage#comments Smart Grid Smart Utility Grid-Optimization Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:43:00 +0000 95431 at http://tdworld.com New Smart Grid Tech Means Fewer, Shorter Outages for Georgia Power http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power <div class="node-body article-body">Georgia Power announced that investments in "smart grid" technologies such as automatic Fault Location, Isolation and Service Restoration (FLISR), </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/new-smart-grid-tech-means-fewer-shorter-outages-georgia-power#comments Smart Grid Grid-Optimization Thu, 15 Sep 2016 15:46:00 +0000 94801 at http://tdworld.com A Georgia Power employee replaces a mechanical meter with a digital "smart" meter in 2009. The meters are a part of the company's smart grid, which is reducing the frequency and duration of power outages. Navigant Report Sees Upswing in Meter Data Management System Upgrades http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades <div class="node-body article-body">A recent report from Navigant Research examines the strategy and execution of 11 leading meter data management systems (MDMSs) vendors</div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/navigant-report-sees-upswing-meter-data-management-system-upgrades#comments Smart Grid Smart Utility Grid-Optimization Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:24:00 +0000 94511 at http://tdworld.com What Makes a Grid Smart? http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart <div class="node-body article-body">Well, that’s a stupid question…..or is it? We hear about more “smart grid” technologies and applications on a regular basis. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/what-makes-grid-smart#comments Smart Grid Grid Optimization Grid-Optimization Thu, 18 Aug 2016 15:31:00 +0000 93561 at http://tdworld.com R&D Developments for Improvement Efforts in Energy Storage http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage <div class="node-body article-body">A recent breakthrough highlighted in Science Daily, describes MIT researcher’s new concept for battery cathodes, utilizing nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds. </div> <p><a href="http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://tdworld.com/grid-opt-smart-grid/rd-developments-improvement-efforts-energy-storage#comments Smart Grid Smart Utility Grid-Optimization Thu, 11 Aug 2016 17:02:00 +0000 93201 at http://tdworld.com <p>In a new concept for battery cathodes, nanometer-scale particles made of lithium and oxygen compounds (depicted in red and white) are embedded in a sponge-like lattice (yellow) of cobalt oxide, which keeps them stable.</p> <p>Ju Li and his fellow researchers (postdoc Zhi Zhu; and five others at MIT, Argonne National Laboratory, and Peking University in China), propose that the material could be packaged in batteries that are very similar to conventional sealed batteries yet provide much more energy for their weight. Credit: Courtesy of the researchers</p>