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UAE Encouraging Electric Vehicle Adoption

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is encouraging drivers to adopt electric vehicles as part of an effort to make Dubai an environmentally friendly smart city. To that end electric vehicle charge stations are planned for the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) headquarters. The utility has also announced plans to establish 100 EV charging stations…

College Dorms in Energy Conservation Contest

Williams College in Massachusetts is holding a week-long Do it in the Dark event in which dorms compete to reduce their energy consumption by the most. The buildings are divided into two categories—large and small—with one winner chosen from each category. According to the college, “WEC compares how much energy each dorm building uses during…

Scotland Unveils New Smart Grid Initiative

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland will benefit from an initiative intended to boost smart grid research and development that provides access to power network testing facilities. The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) and Scottish Enterprise launched the SME voucher access to provide funding to companies and stimulate the research output…

Oman Introduced Smart Meter Initiative

CESI Middle East has signed an agreement with Oman’s Electricity Holding Company (EHC) to help introduce smart meters for high value customers by defining the customer segments and functional requirements of automated meter reading (AMR), planning the rollout approach, outlining security measures and standards, designing the market messaging system, detailing the solution architecture, and identifying…

Smart Grid Event Scheduled in Brussels

The first Smart Grid Event will be held in Brussels this coming June. The conference is expected to attract leading to discuss the future of the electric grid in the face of an ever increasing reliance on sustainable energy and to brainstorm on ways to keep the public—and the news media—engaged in the ongoing transformation.…

Ultra-Capacitors Support Irish Smart Grid Test Bed

Freqcon has installed an energy storage system for Ireland’s Tallaght smart grid test bed. The solution is integrated with Maxwell’s ultra-capacitors and lithium-ion batteries that are designed to support grid stability in residential and industrial settings. The test-bed also features Freqcon’s microgrid stabilizer to enable voltage and frequency stabilization. The Tallaght smart grid test bed,…