Monday, March 28, 2011

Weather Data - The next Smart Grid opportunity and other stories....

1) Weather Data Is the Next Smart Grid Opportunity
It is well known fact that increase in temperature in summer increases energy consumption.  Weather and energy has an obvious relationship, An interesting article how weather data can and will play important role in Smart Grid and thus presenting an exciting business opportunity.

2) Demand Response, Rejoice!, Negawatts Put on Equal Footing With Generation
Recently, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) amended the rules allowing demand response to receive same payment as generation.

3) 57 million Smart Meters Installed worldwide 
The total Smart Meters intallation across the globe reached 57 million a significant milestones for Smart Grid community as a whole.

4) Smart grid will enable more electric cars - Researchers
Researchers at University of Michigan suggests Electric cars will charge efficiently overnight with Smart Grid infrastructures, which will help replace petroleum based autos and reduce greenhouse gas emission.

5) How to manage two-way power flow with increase residential solar installation?
With number of residential Solar installation going up in California, managing two way power flow will become a major issue for the grid. Will Smart Grid able to manage suche diverse fluctuation in power generation and distribution?, What solutions will help overcome this gigantic challenge?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

interesting collection of links...

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