Ergon Energy invests in S&C Electric batteries to boost rural service

Ergon Energy PureWave energy storage

Australian utility Ergon Energy has contracted smart grid company S&C Electric to deliver energy storage solutions with the aim of improving service delivery to rural customers.

Under the terms of the deal, S&C will supply 20 of its PureWave community energy storage (CES) systems to Ergon’s grid utility support system.

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Cyber security simulation: Consumers Energy and DTE Energy go for the real thing

Cyber Challenge Consumers Energy DTE Energy

US utilities Consumers Energy and DTE Energy revealed this week that they held a real-world cyber security simulation earlier this month as a replacement to a traditional table-top exercise.

Facilitated by cyber security company Michigan Cyber Range, the exercise called Power Phoenix took place on October 15 and was intended as …read more

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Smart grid UK: Tollgrade works with Ofgem on distribution projects

US smart grid company Tollgrade revealed this week that it is involved in a number of Ofgem-funded projects in the UK to monitor network capacity and overhead line vibration as part of a push towards grid modernisation.

Tollgrade, which makes fault detection hardware and predictive analytics software, is working with …read more

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Deal watch: Elster’s AMI deployment in Mississippi

In more deal news for Elster Solutions this week, the US metering solutions company announced a contract with a Mississippi utility for its advanced metering infrastructure solution (AMI) for water and electricity services.

Starkville Electric Department (SED) and Starkville Public Works (SPW) confirmed that city officials had approved the deployment of …read more

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In depth: Learning from European smart metering deployments

European smart metering received a positive push with the publication of the EU Internal Energy Market Directive (2009), which established that member states should ensure the implementation of intelligent metering systems. At least 80% of European consumers should be equipped with smart meters by 2020 provided the result of a …read more

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Engerati’s week in energy: the global growth of microgrids


Communities are taking back control of their own power generation, storage and consumption.

The benefits of on-site generation, storage and transmission are clear and the trend is travelling fast across the globe.

From under-developed countries such as India who have been developing mini grids for almost two decades now [Mini-grids …read more

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