Dumping energy, curtailment, & batteries in the power grid

Blog posts   •   Jul 10, 2018 11:30 BST

Dr. Chad Abbey, Head of Consultancy for Smarter Grid Solutions, releases his first blog post ahead of his talk at the EUCI "Dumping Energy" event. In this post, Chad highlights the importance of battery storage in the changing energy system, but also its cost-effectiveness against curtailing energy.

Subsidy Free: The Next Step Up For Renewables

Blog posts   •   Jun 26, 2018 12:24 BST

Subsidies are typically introduced to encourage and support the development of new technologies and are used to support most generation technologies in the UK. There is a justification in reducing and eventually removing subsidies.

Northern Powergrid developing innovative solutions to improve reliability of supply in isolated areas

Press Releases   •   May 11, 2018 09:54 BST

Northern Powergrid, the electricity distributor, has teamed up with Turbo Power Systems and Smarter Grid Solutions to look at new and innovative solutions to increase the resilience of the region's power network.

Energy storage – making the most of the opportunity.

Blog posts   •   May 09, 2018 14:19 BST

The move from centralised generation to distributed generation led to saturation in parts of the network, which in turn led to innovation in the way networks are planned and operated. Energy storage is just the next step in this evolutionary process.

Bob Currie Selected as Judge for the IET Innovation Awards

News   •   Apr 25, 2018 17:00 BST

Do you have a brainwave the world won't forget? Our CTO, Bob Currie, will be part of an expert panel of judges at this years IET Awards. Bob will be part of the judging panel looking at the Power & Energy Innovations.

Four Smarter Grid Solutions Employees Shortlisted for Energy Awards

News   •   Apr 13, 2018 09:44 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions is proud to have four of its employees shortlisted for the Scottish Renewables Young Professionals in Green Energy Awards (YPGEA), which take place in Glasgow on the 24th May.

Smarter Grid Solutions Releases ANM Strata v1.2

News   •   Feb 14, 2018 15:36 GMT

Smarter Grid Solutions has released a new version of ANM Strata. This latest version brings an improved user interface for Energy Asset Operators and DER grouping functionality.

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.

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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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