March 11, 2020

In an era of Distributed Energy Resources, utilities increasingly leverage analytical solutions | Four reasons to consider digital twins in utilities

by Teresa Elliott, Industry Marketing Director, Bentley Systems Grid transformation, digital advancement, and delivering safe and reliable power are not mutually exclusive efforts. To become a data-driven grid operator, utilities must advance digitally and in concert with ongoing operations. However, information silos can limit collaboration and hinder integrated planning. Utilities need to access the data…

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November 15, 2019

A smart grid for all: international insights on the changing energy landscape

solar panels on the roof of a house

As rooftop solar and batteries become the norm, how to appropriately manage their output becomes an increasing challenge around Australia. We spoke to Suleman Alli, Director of Strategy at UK Power Networks, ahead of his international keynote presentation at Digital Utilities 2020, about the utility’s plans to create the world’s most advanced electricity network control…

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March 12, 2019

Creating a flexible, modular grid for the future

Western Power is building a bright energy future that incorporates new technologies and a more flexible network to meet customers’ changing energy needs. Here, Fiona Bishop, Executive Manager of Change and Innovation at Western Power, discusses the opportunities of the electricity grid and new technologies. Ahead of her appearance at the Digital Utilities 2019 conference,…

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December 14, 2018

How blockchain could shake up the energy market

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Blockchain technology has exploded beyond its Bitcoin-based origins into a growing number of industries. Is the utility sector next? Here, Matthew Grantham, Sales and Business Development Executive at Power Ledger, delves into how blockchain could be used to transform energy trading and make the market more accessible than ever. Mr Grantham discussed blockchain’s potential to…

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November 19, 2018

Why ‘behind the meter’ exposes what’s wrong with utility thinking

distributed energy resources - rooftop solar

An array of new technologies are primed to change the way that utilities do business and interact with customers. Here, Wayne Pales, GM Technology Strategy at the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), discusses how current energy operating models require major revisions to be compatible with the grid of the future. Ahead of his appearance at…

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