When utilities look into the future, they see a market in a state of constant change. The ongoing industry transformation including digitalization and changing market landscapes means that the utilities market of the future will be vastly different to how it is today.
One of the leading energy companies in Finland, Helen was the first to install the largest battery energy storage system (BESS) in the Nordics. Toshiba’s megawatt-scale BESS is used for improving network stability through control of frequency and voltage fluctuations in the grid.
In 2015, Landis+Gyr supplied its smart grid solution comprised of S760 Smart Grid Device Integrator and SmartCom RTU to AEW, a DSO and electricity supplier for the area of Aargau. AEW was looking to maintain grid stability through the management of power generation of PV in the grid and to increase network visualization through the monitoring of transformer stations.
Intelligent transition from a traditional one-way distribution system to a fully controllable and flexible power grid allowing for integration of distributed energy resources requires significant investments and industry insights.
At this year’s smart grid technical forum SGTech Europe 2015, more than 250 energy professionals will come together to share latest project experiences and technological innovations to support the industry’s drive towards the smart grid.