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Grid optimization is the process of making the power grid as good as possible. But even though the grid optimization concept is simple, the practice is complex because it involves multiple variables and tradeoffs. In power grid optimization, we must find just the right balance between reliability, availability, efficiency and cost. Fortunately, the smart grid offers a number of grid optimization solutions. First, smart devices gather information, providing a more accurate and detailed understanding. Second, smart software analyzes that data and suggests grid optimization adjustments to wring maximum value from grid assets. Scroll down for grid optimization, Volt/VAR optimization and related resources.

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Grid optimization toolkit

grid optimization, smart grid, Volt/VAR optimization, Volt/VAR control, grid optimization solutions
Smart meters may get most of the attention, but many would argue that grid optimization is how utilities and their customers are going to get the most bang for their buck. So what is grid optimization, and how do we bring it out of the smart grid closet? You'll find answers in our one-stop grid optimization toolkit, which is packed with the analysis, trends and resources you need to get up to speed.

Smart grid wins: projects, a partnership and acquisitions

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid companies, smart grid projects
This week’s smart grid wins features new projects for Landis+Gyr, Silver Spring Networks and SourceOne as well as acquisitions for Ericsson and Kamstrup. Also, Comverge and Constellation have agreed to combine their demand response businesses for commercial and industrial customers. Click for details.

How the Polar Vortex almost killed the grid (are you ready for next time?)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, grid optimization, outage management, cold weather strategies, electric utilities
Utilities know how to deal with periods of extremely hot weather, but very cold weather throws an entirely different kind of challenge at them. A new report from NERC found that the U.S. electric grid managed to get by during the extreme cold of the Polar Vortex early this year, but barely.

From NIST: the final version of smart grid interoperability standards has arrived

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid standards, NIST, interoperability, interoperability guidelines
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has just released its final version of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. The new framework is the latest incarnation of the plan to transform the country’s aging electric power system into an interoperable smart grid.

Could a new tax save the smart grid? This expert thinks so

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, policy and regulation, electricity tariffs, FERC, electric utilities
Law professor Joel Eisen wants the Federal Energy Regulation Commission to consider a tariff on electricity distribution to create an open access grid that would spur innovation and new technology deployment. Read the story to learn more about his proposal and why he believes it will encourage grid transformation.

How Duke is selling regulators on a $1.9 billion grid upgrade plan for Indiana

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, utility business case, policy and regulation, smart grid strategy, Duke Energy, electric utilities
For a better shot at getting their rate increase plans approved, utilities should focus on what will get regulators’ attention. Click to read about Duke Energy’s proposal for an ambitious grid modernization plan that takes a nuts and bolts and dollars and cents approach and, for the most part, steers clear of potential problem areas.

Smart grid wins: What’s new with smart grid companies and projects

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid wins, smart grid companies, smart grid projects
This week’s smart grid wins roundup covers a lot of ground, from EV charging and Volt/VAR optimization to solar and a managed smart metering partnership in India. It also covers new funding for smart grid and related technologies and Echelon’s agreement to sell its smart grid business.

Future of utilities: New England may opt for "outcomes-based" regulations

smart grid, modern grid, policy and regulation, grid optimization, U.S. Northeast, grid modernization
The northeast region of the country is undergoing major changes that include rapid adoption of distributed generation, electric vehicles, smart buildings and more. Plus demands from regulators and ratepayers for a more resilient and dependable grid. Read the story for a look at the New England Clean Energy Council’s vision of the electricity future.

Con Edison’s post-Sandy storm hardening efforts are paying off

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, Con Edison, grid resilience, grid optimization, outage management, electric utilities
Con Edison has worked to beef up its overhead power delivery system to ensure that outage numbers are down and that fewer customers are affected. The utility says its $1 billion investment has been more than worth it considering the results.

GE survey: Millions of Americans willing to pay more for a better grid

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, lessons learned, customer engagement, renewable energy, energy efficiency, GE, electric utilities
A new survey from GE’s Digital Energy business says millions of Americans are so concerned and frustrated with power outages they would pay more on their monthly power bill if it would ensure a more reliable grid. Click for details and other highlights from GE’s Grid Resilience Survey.

7 cutting edge resiliency technologies (New York is investigating them now)

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid R&D, grid resiliency, outage management, energy, New York state
While superstorm Sandy is long gone, its harsh lessons remain fresh for the states affected by the devastation. New York recently funded seven research projects, most of them related to technologies for grid resilience, outage mitigation and improved energy efficiency, including microgrids.

The utility of the future? To start with, it shouldn’t have a grid, experts say

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, transmission, distribution, policy and regulation, Jon Wellinghoff, electric utilities
Ready for another twist in the discussion about what the utility of the future should or could be like? Jon Wellinghoff, former FERC chairman, and James Tong, strategy VP at Clean Power Finance, recommend taking grid operations out of utilities’ hands. Read on to find out why they believe it would significantly benefit the public, and how it could benefit utilities as well.

The 5 things utilities need to know about smart cities

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart cities, electric utilities
Power utilities have a major role in the development and success of a smart city, although the exact nature of the connection between the two can be complex. We thought you would be interested in a collection of articles that address where and how utilities fit into the smart city equation.

Smart grid technology roundup: What’s new in metering, analytics and more

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid companies, smart grid vendors
As the smart grid evolves, the companies providing the technologies that make it happen continually develop new products, enhance existing ones and add services. Click to read about some of those new offerings from Elster, ABB, Trimble, Schneider Electric, Ideal Power, Itron and others.

Want to get started on transactive energy and nanogrids? Steal this government software

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, transactive energy, grid monitoring, grid optimization, electric utilities
It’s an “everything is connected” world where the centralized approach to sensing, intelligence and control no longer offers the visibility and quick response time needed to effectively monitor and manage the grid. Read on to learn about a transactive energy solution that can help.

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