Networked Energy Services Publishes COVID-19 Smart Energy Transition Report
San Jose, CA, July 15, 2020: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), is pleased to announce the completion of its industry survey related to the impact of COVID-19 on Smart Metering and Smart Grid projects and the associated analysis and report, “Smart Metering and the Smart Energy Transition in the New Normal.”
COVID-19 has changed the world in many ways. The health, social and working practice impacts dominate our view of the New Normal, but what does it mean to the Smart Energy Transition, which has been disrupted. To find out, NES conducted a survey to better understand the impact from the COVID-19 situation on Distribution System Operators (DSOs) and specifically its effect on the Smart Energy Transition. Based on the results, the impacts of COVID-19 have been both positive and negative on the Smart Energy Transition, with the balance being towards the positive.
The report, which is available at https://www.networkedenergy.com/en/smart-metering-and-the-smart-energy-transition-in-the-new-normal, summaries the results of a dedicated survey and presents a perspective on how smart grid and smart metering solution providers can help the energy industry and consumers to mitigate the risks and ameliorate the impacts of similar pandemics in the future.
Ben Gardner, President of The Northeast Group, has offered his insight on this issue. “Utilities (and hopefully regulators) are now seeing first-hand the importance of smart metering deployments as the pandemic and ensuing lockdown reinforce the need for improved automation and resiliency.”
“Of course, the health and well-being of our customers, partners, employees, and communities is our top priority,” said David Thomson, NES President & CEO. “We decided to conduct this investigation to determine how we can better support DSOs, and the report identified many interesting benefits that became even more valuable during the current pandemic situation. While we hope that the situation ends quickly, NES has a portfolio of solutions to help DSOs manage the New Normal and prepare for the possibility of future pandemics.”
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.