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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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Pre-pay for electric service:   Then and now – and what’s to come

Pre-pay for electric service: Then and now – and what’s to come

A recent webinar conducted by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) presented some intriguing early results from recent US utility efforts to offer their customers pre-payment services. DNV GL also has findings from evaluations of six municip ...

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GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

By: Dr. Bernhard Brand Renewable energies are rapidly expanding into the electricity systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This observation has already been made in a previous entry of this blog, which highlighted recent advan ...

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What about mineral demand in Future Transmission and Distribution Grids?

Future Transmission and Distribution Grids use a lot of minerals. Metals like aluminum, copper and silver are used for various applications ranging from simple conductors and transformers to advanced power electronics, e.g. inverters and static VAR c ...

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Utilities: Is your Smart Grid Project Transition effective?

Utilities: Is your Smart Grid Project Transition effective?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Is your AMI Smart Grid project nearing its end? Have meters been deployed and the network optimized? Is this really the end of the project? What about the many project roles and responsibilities that nee ...

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Smart green cities for Africa

Many African nations are at or approaching key decision points in social and economic plans. Choices made now will affect lives in decades to come. Unburdened by legacy infrastructure, African nations can skip outdated technologies and move straight ...

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Short circuit current and protection

Last week I was in Amman, Jordan with a colleague to host a workshop on Smart Grids for the TSO NEPCO. The workshop was very well attended and sparked many conversations about the issue with the increase of short circuit current in the power grid, as ...

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Energy and Geopolitics in the Middle East and the Price Game

There is undoubtedly a global re-alignment of economic power and energy strategies both with respect to fossil and renewable based energy sources taking place. Earlier this year has seen the decline in global oil prices and as simultaneous increase i ...

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Innovation funding under RIIO: “Money left on the table?”

Innovation funding under RIIO: “Money left on the table?”

Just over one month into RIIO ED-1, DNOs are dealing with the outcome of their review process, which means looking into ways of cutting costs. In our previous blog, we proposed that DNOs will need to adopt a holistic approach to managing networks and ...

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Smart meter data: Can it reach its potential or be stopped in its tracks in the name of privacy?

Smart meters are potential game changer for the utility industry. With their ability to capture fine-grained consumption data and usage pattern plus their communications capability, the smart meters enable many potentially new products and services t ...

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