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Can Europe expand power transmission in time?

Can Europe expand power transmission in time?

Over the last hundred years or so, Europe has built up a network of power transmission systems of which it can be proud. These systems generally perform so well that people across the continent take a reliable energy supply for granted. ...

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Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Considerations for Demand Response Programs in the Middle East and Africa

Definition A Demand Response (DR) program is a set of organized activities to induce customers to modify, temporarily, the time pattern of energy use in response to signals from the System Operators (SO). Essentially, the SO aims to shift the peak ...

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NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

What is a Low Impact BES? A simple definition of a facility rated as Low Impact to the Bulk Electric System Systems (BES) is a system that is not categorized as being High or Medium Impact.  At a high level, the Bulk Electric System is: The ...

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Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

This is the fifth and final blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. In this last blog of the series, I will elaborate on the fourth and final key aspect “mix of co ...

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The third key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of delivery

The third key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of delivery

This is the fourth blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects: mix of generation, mix of transmission and distribution, mix of delivery and mix of control. In today’s b ...

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The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

This is the third blog I’ve written in a on series hybrid grids. In my first blog, I defined hybrid grids and introduced their four key aspects: mix of generation, mix of transmission and distribution (T&D), mix of delivery and mix of control. ...

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Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

This is the second blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. Now I will highlight and elaborate on the key aspect “mix of generation” and some of its implications ...

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What separates consumer perspectives on specific Smart Grid-enabled services and technologies?

Recent industry publications have highlighted important research being led by DNV GL about consumer attitudes and engagement with the Smart Grid.  The Smart Grid Observer referenced both studies in their Friday the 13th issue under the headings: ...

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What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

This blog is the start of a series where I want to explain to you the widely used and often misunderstood term ‘hybrid grids’, what do people actually mean when talking about it? I will introduce the four key aspects that are associated with hybr ...

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Smoothing the way for SCADA replacement projects

Smoothing the way for SCADA replacement projects

By listening to numerous companies in the energy industry, we’ve learnt there is one project they are reluctant to start: replacing their SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system. Companies consider this one of their most arduous and ...

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