Fixing the Australian summer lights out problem

Blog posts   •   Oct 24, 2017 01:15 BST

In February, 40,000 households and businesses in Australia had their electricity supply cut and led to a public backlash. However, this was all planned by SA Power Networks and the Australia Energy Market Operator. This blog post, written by Dr Rachael Taljaard, focuses on why these blackouts are happening and how they can be stopped in the future.


Unlocking the benefits of tomorrow's EV surge

Blog posts   •   Oct 04, 2017 13:07 BST

Electric vehicles are on the rise, and the UK government has now declared that they will ban the sale of diesel and petrol cars by 2040. The Scottish Government has gone even further by committing to banning them by 2035. Great news for the environment, but what does this mean for the grid? How will it cope? And how do we overcome the charging dilemma?


NYC’s Storage Safety Challenges

Blog posts   •   Sep 26, 2017 15:31 BST

​Energy storage is a critical component to helping New York meet its Clean Energy Standard and resiliency goals. In June 2017, the New York State legislature passed a bill mandating the Public Service Commission develop a storage procurement target for 2030. While this bill currently awaits Governor Cuomo’s signature, policy is not the biggest impediment to widespread use of battery storage.


New York's Offshore Wind Integration

Blog posts   •   Sep 15, 2017 12:30 BST

In 2017 onshore wind represented 5% of New York State’s overall electric generating capacity. Governor Cuomo has called for an additional 2.4 GW of offshore wind to be developed by 2030, as part of the Clean Energy Standard. Regulators face an important decision in how to connect this power to the grid – HVDC or traditional AC?


Smarter Grid Solutions successfully completes second phase of battery project

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 17:06 BST

​Smarter Grid Solutions has successfully completed the second phase of a three-phase project with a Korean chemical company, which will demonstrate the benefits of fast-acting hybrid batteries connected to electricity networks.


2026: The Solar Eclipse and the DSO Vision

Blog posts   •   Sep 01, 2017 14:39 BST

Last week’s solar eclipse had millions of Americans watching with bated breath to experience the first total eclipse of the sun viewed from the United States for 26 years.


India’s ambitious plan for renewable energy and the challenges they face

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2017 15:37 BST

India has ambitious plans to increase the installed capacity of Renewable Energy (RE) to 175GW by 2020. Accommodating such a volume of generation capacity will have a profound impact on the power system. While the target installed capacity is the subject of many headlines, it is the existing grid itself where many of the challenges will be faced.


Smarter Grid Solutions win Ashden Award for Smart Energy

News   •   Jun 19, 2017 11:11 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions won the award for Smart Energy, sponsored by ecotricity, at a ceremony celebrating the winners on the 15th June 2017.


Smarter Grid Solutions welcomes CIRED 2017 to Glasgow

News   •   May 17, 2017 10:25 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting several events in the run up to CIRED 2017, along with exhibiting and presenting four papers in the events poster sessions.


Smarter Grid Solutions expands in flexible energy management market

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 10:22 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) today announced the formation of a new business unit focusing on the emerging Distributed Energy Resources (DER) portfolio operation and optimisation market. The new business unit will operate from SGS head office in Glasgow with the US market served from its base in New York.

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About Smarter Grid Solutions

Smart Grid Solutions specialises in Active Network Management (ANM). ANM uses real-time controls to enable distributed and renewable resources to connect to the grid.

We deliver products and services that enable utilities and developers to integrate Distributed Energy Resources (DER). We provide world-leading Active Network Management (ANM) products, planning tools and a range of consultancy and engineering services.

Our technology is unique and we are the only provider of ANM that combines real-time, autonomous and deterministic control. The products we offer are transforming the utilisation and resilience of the grid.


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