From meter manufacturer to full smart grid partner, Elster evolves in line with utilities to meet the changing smart grid environment. They will be showcasing their smart grid hardware and software solutions at European Utility Week, Vienna 3-5 November, stand A.b11.
A system for managing and storing energy, developed by EPFL’s Distributed Electrical Systems Laboratory, has been inaugurated on the school’s campus. The system, which received extensive co-financing from the Canton of Vaud, is built around an industrial- capacity battery developed by Vaud-based company Leclanché. It is now connected to the Romande Energie-EPFL solar park and will be used to conduct real-world tests on the behavior of a power grid that is fed electricity from solar panels.
What could big data have to do with the reliable flow of electricity? As it turns out – a lot.
Electrical grids include power plants, transmission lines, and a network of substations that serve thousands of buildings and a lot of our public infrastructure. These are complex networks powered by data stored in building meters, customer information systems and in the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems used to manage the grid. Although there’s a lot of data available, pulling the right information is a challenge as there are many disparate systems and applications involved which do not talk to each other. Getting trustworthy insights on all of this data is therefore difficult.
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC), E.ON, ABB have signed a cooperation agreement in Sweden to develop innovative products and services to deliver smart energy solutions for a number of industries, to help businesses reduce energy and operation costs and improve consumers’ comfort and productivity. The intelligent products created within the framework of the partnership will be launched and introduced to the market through Brunnshög Energi AB, E.ON’s start-up innovation company.
Siemens and HAEI offer an integrated concept to control use of power. SIVACON S4 Switchgear & Controlgear provides a platform for distributing power within high-rise buildings, infrastructures and utility industries