Blog posts • Sep 30, 2020 17:27 BST
Alan Gooding is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Smarter Grid Solutions. He is educated as an electrical engineer and blends his technical background with twenty plus years of experience in consulting, advisory, business management and corporate development. Prior to Smarter Grid Solutions, Alan enjoyed a career with PwC, Qinetiq and as an Entrepreneur in Residence at the Universi
Blog posts • Jul 06, 2020 19:41 BST
We welcome the ongoing NREL and EPRI ‘Distributed Generation Integration Collaborative’ which has recently published and shared results of their work on dynamic flexible interconnection options for distributed PV. SGS is pleased to have contributed from our experiences of delivering flexible interconnection to utility and energy asset operating customers in the US and UK.
Blog posts • Mar 09, 2020 09:47 GMT
Having implemented the flexible interconnection of over 400MW, I believe that Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) has added more autonomously controlled Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the grid than most. Here are a few lessons, some after much difficulty, that we’ve learned along the way which may be of help if you are purchasing and deploying DERMS.
Blog posts • Feb 18, 2020 11:29 GMT
Blog posts • Feb 13, 2020 14:45 GMT
As the dust settles after the 9 August 2019 blackout that affected around 1 million UK customers, we thought it worth reflecting more specifically on the implications for the UK’s Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) as they begin preparations for their next regulatory settlement, RIIO-ED2.
Blog posts • Dec 19, 2019 09:30 GMT
Our Executive Team share predictions for the decentralized and flexible power market for 2020 in our last blog post of the year.
Blog posts • Oct 23, 2019 08:50 BST
Smarter Grid Solutions welcomes the focus of the Department for Transport (DfT) thinking and the deepening of the measures for smart charging as the normal paradigm for EV charging. Smart charging is an important area of both EV market growth and of the development of the smart, flexible, economic and secure power and energy system.
Blog posts • Oct 10, 2019 11:49 BST
Flexibility seems to be the buzzword these days, and following on the publication of our own White Paper on the topic, Smarter Grid Solutions had the pleasure of sponsoring one of the first dedicated events on the topic last week in London.
Blog posts • Sep 10, 2019 09:43 BST
Alan Gooding, our Executive Director and Co-Founder, headed to Berlin to attend the Internet of Energy event. This blog post sums up his thoughts on the event and what the important next steps for the industry are.
Blog posts • Aug 08, 2019 11:54 BST
In his latest blog post, Executive Director, Graham Ault looks at the measures Smarter Grid Solutions is taking to manage and reduce its carbon footprint.
Future DSO and DER Flexibility Worlds: Key Issues in accelerating the transition to a low carbon electricity system.
Blog posts • May 01, 2019 15:10 BST
Dr Graham Ault and Dr Laura Kane look at the important factors in the recently released DSO Future Worlds Impact Assessment report from the ENA and Baringa. The key issues include DER growth and tipping points, system flexibility and means of coordination, data, markets, organisational changes and the new resources and skills required for the greater DSO role that is emerging.
The Scottish Government’s ‘A Vision for Scotland’s Electricity and Gas Networks’ – Smarter Grid Solutions highlights
Blog posts • Apr 01, 2019 15:32 BST
Dr Graham Ault, Director at Smarter Grid Solutions, picks some highlights in the Scottish Government Networks Vision.
Blog posts • Mar 08, 2019 11:02 GMT
To mark International Women’s Day 2019, we caught up with Emily Wheeler, our US-based Executive VP of Operations to find out more about her journey into energy.
Blog posts • Nov 15, 2018 09:30 GMT
Smarter Grid Solutions marked its 10th year of operations at the start of November. Smarter Grid Solutions Co-Founder and Executive Director, Graham Ault, writes about what the panel spoke about during the celebrations.
Blog posts • Aug 14, 2018 11:28 BST
Senior Consultants, Dr. Laura Kane and Dr. Rachael Taljaard, team up in this blog post where they examine the value of energy storage, the triads for 2017/18, and how using a behind-the-meter solution like ANM Element can realise the value of developments for asset owners without having to wait on utilities.
Blog posts • Aug 09, 2018 14:44 BST
The way we manage, produce and consume electricity is changing and software to manage and control the network is on the tip of everyone's tongue. But consultancy around this change is seldom spoken about. Here our Head of Planning and Analysis talks about how grid consultancy is evolving hand-in-hand with the grid, and how that's changed our methods and outlook.
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.
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.