smart grid, definition of
- Smart Grid
Smart grid is an umbrella term to describe new energy grid technologies that provide utilities, grid operators, and energy consumers with real time information on energy use and the ability to automatically manage energy supply and demand.
For example, advanced smart grids allow energy firms to reduce demand on the grid by automatically turning off non-essential appliances, such as washing machines or electric car rechargers, during periods of peak demand.
The technology also provides energy users with real time information on how much power being used at a given time, and enables grid operators to more easily draw on energy from micro-generation technologies, such as solar panels or small wind turbines.
Also known as the "energy internet", smart grids are regarded as essential to improving energy efficiency and supporting the roll out of electric cars and micro-generation technologies.
News & Blog articles where 'smart grid' used:
- The Long Read: Around the World in Nine Microgrids
pv magazine reached out to companies that are active in the microgrid segment for details on the market and its latest tech developments. What follows is a look at some of the most interesting projects from across the globe.
- Stitching Together the Grid of the Future
Autonomous Energy Grids is the name of a multifaceted project that the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has created to envision the electricity grid of the future, where output from many decentralized energy sources is managed simultaneously...
- Utility device and data management technologies revenue could exceed $22 billion by 2027edit
A new report from Navigant Research released this week says that revenue from device and data management technologies could grow from approximately $14.8 billion in 2018 to more than $22.1 billion in 2027 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.6%.
- POWERGEN India 2020 to support energy transition in India
Clarion Energy & iTEN Media announce the launch of POWERGEN India 2020 co-located with Indian Utility Week & DISTRIBUTECH India
- Educating today’s utilities about tomorrow’s innovations
Last week in San Antonio, Texas, about 150 DISTRIBUTECH stakeholders convened to discuss industry trends, best practices for marketing and sales in the utility industry and set the educational agenda for the 2020 event.
- Storage Shock Absorber
Energy storage technology is changing the industry as it truly becomes a shock absorber in the struggle to balance supply and demand as solar and wind generation increases...
- Energy storage company Saft buys Go Electric
Go Electric Inc. is a specialist in energy resiliency solutions for microgrids and commercial & industrial customers integrating renewables and generators
- How Compressing Air in Underground Salt Caverns Could Help the Planet's Shift to Renewable Energy
You may not have heard of it, but compressed air energy storage (CAES) has been around for decades. A CAES plant was built in Huntorf, Germany, in 1978, while another facility was developed in McIntosh, Alabama, in 1991. Both these developments use underground...
- New York State to Award $5M for Ideas to Integrate Renewable Energy Into Grid
New York State will award $5 million for projects that will help New York integrate renewable energy in ways to improve the electric grid. The proposals will be evaluated based on several factors: how they improve overall grid performance, reduce energy...
- To Establish Storage Sector Leadership, Look to Value-Added Services: Navigant
Value-added services have played a crucial role in the growth of the energy storage industry over the past decade, and a new report by Navigant Research suggests they will allow innovative companies to establish a leadership position in the expanding...
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