smart grids

Asia Reassesses Energy Transition Strategies, Accelerates Digital Transformation

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BANGKOK, August 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Grid resilience and renewable energy integration remain core investment areas in Asia as the region continues to increase its power grid capacity to support surging energy demand created by industrialization and economic developments.

Save Money and Improve Your Energy Experience with Smart Meters

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What's the difference between a smart meter and a regular digital meter? With a smart meter, you have two-way communication with your energy provider. Smart meters allow you to see how much energy you use, when you use it, and its cost. You can use this information to monitor and reduce energy use to save money.

This is second in a series of videos explaining how the modernized smart grid will deliver benefits. 

Grid Modernization: How a Smart Grid Offers Customers More Control, Reliability and Clean Energy

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The energy grid is the backbone of the new digital economy. That’s why Duke Energy is investing $25 billion to modernize it.

A smart grid offers many advancements: Smart meters give you control over how and when you use energy, and how much you spend; self-healing networks make power outages shorter and increasingly rare; and we can generate more energy from renewable sources, delivering cleaner energy to your neighborhood.

Siemens Takes a Look into the Future of Electrical Power

by Ulrich Kreutzer
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The way power is generated and distributed is set to change fundamentally all over the world. However, even experts don’t know exactly how distributed power systems will be structured in the future. Researchers at Siemens and RWTH Aachen University are therefore simulating possible future energy systems on the basis of millions of diverse data sets. In this manner, they are creating digital “twins” of future energy-system structures in a project that is unlike any other in the world.

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The way power is generated and distributed is set to change fundamentally all over the world. However, even experts don’t know exactly how distributed power systems will be structured in the future. Researchers at Siemens and RWTH Aachen University are therefore simulating possible future energy systems on the basis of millions of diverse data sets. In this manner, they are creating digital “twins” of future energy-system structures in a project that is unlike any other in the world.

Microgrids in the American Power Network

by Julia Hesse and Sally Jacquemin
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Smart microgrids provide higher reliability and more efficient operation of distributed generation assets than conventional systems. Siemens is participating in a community energy resiliency grant program in New York State and optimizing electrical generation at a Native American reservation in California.

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Smart microgrids provide higher reliability and more efficient operation of distributed generation assets than conventional systems. Siemens is participating in a community energy resiliency grant program in New York State and optimizing electrical generation at a Native American reservation in California.

Grids That Are Smart Enough to Weather Tomorrow’s Storms

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At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept across the northeastern United States at speeds of 150 kph (more than 90 mph). Millions of people were left in the dark. In an era of climate change, energy management systems will have to become increasingly robust in order to withstand natural disasters like Sandy. Siemens Smart Grid technologies have helped for years to make power grids more resilient to hurricanes, heat waves and drought.

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At the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy swept across the northeastern United States at speeds of 150 kph (more than 90 mph). Millions of people were left in the dark. In an era of climate change, energy management systems will have to become increasingly robust in order to withstand natural disasters like Sandy. Siemens Smart Grid technologies have helped for years to make power grids more resilient to hurricanes, heat waves and drought.

New York Event Explores the Future of Buildings, Cities and Sustainability

VERGE Salon examines role of technology in making cities smarter, greener and more resilient
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OAKLAND, Calif., August 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – An elite group of leaders in cities, buildings and technology will convene in New York City next month to explore the trends and technologies leading to “next-gen” buildings and cities. The day-long event, on September 16, is aimed at unlocking the opportunities created by the convergence data streams, smart grids, intelligent building systems and other technology trends.

GM Teams Up with EV Industry for a Better Grid

Eight automakers and 15 electric utilities work to develop smart grid program
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SAN DIEGO, July 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions, to one of the largest electric vehicle collaborations to take place within the industry. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities are working with the Electric Power Research Institute to develop and implement a standardized Smart Grid integration platform.

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