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Future DSO and DER Flexibility Worlds: Key Issues in accelerating the transition to a low carbon electricity system.

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

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.

 #IWD2019: Emily Wheeler, Executive VP of Operations

#IWD2019: Emily Wheeler, Executive VP of Operations

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.

Smarter Grid Solutions Expert Panel: The Development and Future of Decentralised Electricity

Smarter Grid Solutions Expert Panel: The Development and Future of Decentralised Electricity

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.

Optimising the value of energy storage, flexibility and response

Optimising the value of energy storage, flexibility and response

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.

The evolution of consultancy, planning & analysis, and the modern grid

The evolution of consultancy, planning & analysis, and the modern grid

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.

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.

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.

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.