Gaining Visibility of the Low Voltage Grid

Apr 26, 2021

Gaining Visibility of the Low Voltage Grid

With the publicity on business analytics, big data and AI, one is sometimes left wondering if there is anywhere where these innovative uses of technology can’t enrich our lives. ...

Why Use Smart Meters – Survey Results

Mar 11, 2021

Why Use Smart Meters – Survey Results

In March 2021 NES completed a very interesting poll,  asking why energy providers use smart meters. The results were:> Load Conservation, 15%> Loss Reduction, 38%> Re...

Top 5 Things Not To Forget When Deploying Your First Smart Grid

Feb 23, 2021

Top 5 Things Not To Forget When Deploying Your First Smart Grid

Many deployments of national smart grids in north America, northern and western Europe and parts of Asia are already approaching the start of their second generation of infrastru...

Amnesia:33 and why is Cyber Security a Growing Concern for the Utility Sector?

Feb 02, 2021

Amnesia:33 and why is Cyber Security a Growing Concern for the Utility Sector?

Cyber security is a real concern for everyone including utilities. In December 2020, Forescout1 disclosed 33 software security vulnerabilities affecting millions of consumer and in...

Who Will Attack Your Smart Grid?

Jan 18, 2021

Who Will Attack Your Smart Grid?

DSOs have invested in smart grid technology to make their businesses more efficient, reduce energy losses/wastage, automate back-end processes (especially billing, connection, and ...

AMI, the Smart Grid, and Managing Consumption

Jan 14, 2021

AMI, the Smart Grid, and Managing Consumption

After nearly a century of slow technological innovation, the metering industry is now looking a lot like the electronics industry. Not only have meters become digital devices rathe...

Communications Performance and Security<br>– G3-PLC and OSGP – The best of both worlds

Sep 17, 2020

Communications Performance and Security
– G3-PLC and OSGP – The best of both worlds

How often have you considered turning off your virus scanner when your laptop is running slow? The reality is that security is often a casualty of the drive for performance. And th...

How Utilities can Overcome the Challenges of Smart Meter Communications?

Sep 01, 2020

How Utilities can Overcome the Challenges of Smart Meter Communications?

With humans, it doesn’t matter how smart you are, if you can’t communicate. The same is true of smart meters. To play their role in the smart energy transition, they need to co...