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Smart energy and cyber security: Why is it so important?

People often ask me about the smart energy developments currently taking place in the market. Those currently using smart meters are aware of the benefits to their lives and how the added security testing helps to secure the 'system'. But are we all ...

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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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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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Year in review: Top 10 Utility of the Future blog posts from 2014

2014 was an exciting year for our organization, as we completed our first successful year as DNV GL, which combines the strengths of DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan, and GL Renewables Certification. As 2014 is now officially over, we'd like to take a look b ...

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A quiet revolution: smart metering's hidden benefits

Back in the mid-1980s, telecommunications giant BT--or British Telecom, as it was then--launched a massive infrastructure project. Out would go the UK's old analogue telephone exchanges, and in would come whizzy new digital ones. The expense was e ...

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Disruptive forces at PJM: Three things all utilities should know about the proposed redesign of the PJM capacity market (even those without demand response programs)

This author no longer works for DNV GL. There have been a number of proposed changes to the design of the PJM capacity market recently, especially related to demand response (DR) participation. In this post, three of these significant changes and ...

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Resurrection of residential energy storage

Resurrection of residential energy storage

The desire to have residential energy storage is not new and some products have been available in the past. In the US, barely any of the companies offering residential storage products before 2010--mostly lead acid batteries--survived the harsh marke ...

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Global initiative on risk management reveals the top 10 risks in the Power Sector

Global initiative on risk management reveals the top 10 risks in the Power Sector

DNV GL annually invests 5% of its revenue in research and development. This year, among several projects, we have conducted a research project on global risk management in the power sector--combining world-wide risk management expertise from our lega ...

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Is it time to look into Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)?

A typical Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) network is extremely hard to manage because it entails low-cost, low-speed, low-power communication network elements, such as low-speed wireless MESH or a low-speed power line communication (PLC). All ...

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I say smart grid; you hear digital gadgetry:  Engaging and informing the public about energy

I say smart grid; you hear digital gadgetry: Engaging and informing the public about energy

More than half of energy customers don't know what a smart grid is. That's what I learned on Monday, January 27, when a colleague and I attended the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) Annual Symposium entitled "Igniting Consumer Engagement." Th ...

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