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    Delivering distribution intelligence with network monitoring & control

    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.

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    European power grids keep lights on through solar eclipse

    (Reuters) - Electrical grids in Europe succeeded in managing the unprecedented disruption to solar power from Friday's 2-1/2-hour eclipse that brought sudden, massive drops in supply.

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    Solar eclipse - a lesson for the future

    Tomorrow morning it'll happen – the moon will pass the sun and cast a shadow across Europe. Solar power production will drop suddenly and rise quickly again. Unlike many other external circumstances affecting the grid, the solar eclipse comes with a long lead time and a very precise ETA. What we can’t predict accurately is the weather tomorrow morning and the depth of the swing. I bet that quite a few network operators would wish for a cloudy Friday morning, as it would significantly smoothen the impact of the eclipse.

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    Solar eclipse: An expected solar challenge

    The solar eclipse will be a test for Europe’s energy grid, but the real concern is the ability to quickly restore the network.

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    Landis+Gyr & Toshiba: your partners for smarter energy

    Landis+Gyr and Toshiba are looking forward to their participation in this year’s European Utility Week in Amsterdam. The two companies have strengthened their position as the leading one-stop-shop provider of innovative solutions for the environmentally advanced Smart Communities of the future. Smart metering and Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) are the stepping stones to a fully smart grid.

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    Automated Network Management Solution makes the microgrid a reality

    Availability of real time information in the distribution network today is low, despite availability of equipment, smart grid applications and tools for visualization, data analytics and operational processes. What has been missing so far is the level of automation that enables the distribution network to operate effectively at a local level.

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