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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.