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?
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.
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.
Press Releases • 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.
Press Releases • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Press Releases • Mar 29, 2017 10:15 BST
Smarter Grid Solutions has responded to the Ofgem consultation regarding the Future Arrangements for the Electricity System Operator. The consultation is seeking views on the role the System Operator has in the electricity system, the needs for that role to evolve and the planned separation of National Grid’s distinct System Operator and Transmission Owner roles.
Press Releases • Mar 29, 2017 09:56 BST
Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS), the Glasgow-based Distributed Energy Resources (DER) management technology company, worked with Community Energy Scotland (CES) and SP Energy Networks (SPEN), to help enable the grid connection of a new Berwickshire Housing Association (BHA) three-turbine windfarm near Hoprigshiels.