The results of a Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) analysis of senior's attitudes toward the smart grid and related topics yielded some interesting findings. While U.S. seniors (55+) see saving money and reliability as worthwhile benefits of the smart grid, they are less likely than younger people to get involved in smart grid technologies and programs.
This weekâ€™s smart grid markets roundup features forecasts and reports for grid-scale energy storage, wind turbine manufacturing, smart cities, electricity network investments, home energy management products and other topics.
In the first part of her article on strategic energy management, contributing author Diane Levin shared five critical keystones that can be used by utilities to support improved engagement with their commercial and industrial customers. This second installment of the article addresses seven best practices for ensuring successful customer engagement.
New research from Accenture confirms what many have been saying for a long time: utilities could find themselves losing significant revenue as solar, energy storage and energy efficiency sectors grow stronger in the U.S. and Europe. The good news? The company expects losses to be at the â€œlower endâ€ of its scale.
Analysts are forecasting growth in several smart grid and related markets. The markets singled out for substantial growth include residential demand response, solar photovoltaic modules and smart cities. Click for details on these and other market predictions.
As part of a multi-faceted electric vehicle transportation pilot, Georgia Power has begun an EV charging rebate program for its business customers intended to build interest in electric transportation. Read the story for details on the rebate program and why the utility is doing it.
While the U.S. is leading in the adoption of smart water meters now, the real growth is in Europe where France is the fastest growing market, analysts say. Read about this and more market news in this weekâ€™s smart grid market roundup.
As you will notice, this weekâ€™s selection of smart grid wins focuses on the energy storage sector. It also includes news on customer engagement, a smart grid program for San Antonio and a project to enhance grid stability in Michigan.
Grid-integrated distributed electricity storage could provide substantial benefits to the Texas power system managed by ERCOT. Among other advantages, storage deployment could reduce power outages for customers and defer transmission and distribution investment, according to a report from the Brattle Group.
This weekâ€™s smart grid markets report includes news and forecasts on smart water and electric meters, power and distribution transformers, industrial Internet sensors, flywheel energy storage and commercial and residential HVAC systems. Click for details.