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Dumping energy, curtailment, & batteries in the power grid

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Smarter Grid Solutions technology to enable first behind-the-meter ANM scheme

Smarter Grid Solutions technology to enable first behind-the-meter ANM scheme

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2017 11:19 BST

Scottish based technology firm Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is to enable the MeyGen Ltd and Wind Harvest Ltd shared grid connection, a first for the UK, as a behind-the-meter Active Network Management (ANM) scheme.

Smarter Grid Solutions agrees first partnership with Enzen Global Solutions

Smarter Grid Solutions agrees first partnership with Enzen Global Solutions

Press Releases   •   Apr 21, 2017 17:19 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has announced its first international partnership with Enzen Global Solutions (EGS) which will enable its cutting-edge technology to be sold in new territories including Australia and The Middle East.

Smarter Grid Solutions technology underpins two significant new US DER programs

Smarter Grid Solutions technology underpins two significant new US DER programs

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2017 10:17 BST

Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) is delighted to announce significant project wins and the selection of our technology and products by US electric utilities in two new programs in California, US. Both projects are part of the US Department of Energy ENERGISE program.