Microgrids could be going mainstream as a growth vehicle for large utilities

Microgrids by definition are small, but they are attracting the attention and capital of large utilities. In June, Southern Co. bolstered its $425 million acquisition of PowerSecure International by forming a strategic alliance with Advanced Microgrid Solutions to…

Energy innovations to follow in 2017

1. DEMAND RESPONSE Balancing the supply and demand of energy across the National Grid is a constant game of careful planning and skillful execution. Add the intermittent nature of wind, solar and tidal energy into…

A significant improvement in Demand Side Management communications technologies towards smart appliances direct control

Data has been transmitted across a national electricity grid for the first time, in what could be a significant step towards the creation of virtual power stations, where many thousands of homes and businesses combine…