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Digital Substations: Recent Hurricanes Highlight the Need for Grid Hardening

By Rajalingam Chinnasamy Utility substations form an integral part of the entire grid network. They will play a vital role in the smart grids of tomorrow. Motivated by long term cost savings, the ability to self-diagnose, and the need to accommodate distributed energy resources (DERs), the industry is witnessing a positive trend towards adopting d...

Itron Acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 Million

On Monday, September 18, it was announced that Itron is set to acquire Silver Spring Networks for approximately $830million. The boards of both companies have unanimously approved to the deal for which Itron has agreed to pay $16.25 per share in cash to acquire all outstanding Silver Spring shares. The acquisition is expected to close at the end of...

Grow with the Cloud – an analyst’s insight on Huawei Connect 2017

Grow with the Cloud –an analyst’s insight on Huawei Connect 2017 By Rajalingam Arikaarampalayam Technology, education and interactivity with over 10,000 leading experts across a broad spectrum of industries-Huawei Connect 2017 delivered all of this throughout the three days (September 5th to 7th) in Shanghai, China. Huawei Connect was a well-att...

Coal power, environmental concerns, renewables, and DERMS/VPP: Is the chronological order right?

Today’s electric grid is changing – and fast. Industrialization drove the demand for power. Rise in environmental concerns resulted in policies driving the industry towards cleaner and distributed energy resources (DER) including solar, and wind. This resulted in a highly complex grid network that impacts consumers in diverse ways. For instance, Ca...

ParExit: Does it impact process equipment manufacturers?

The US officially withdrew from the Paris Climate Agreement that was signed by 195 nations in 2016, aimed at controlling global warming. The agreement requested countries to work together to reduce the harmful emission such that the global temperature is limited to no more than 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. While there are geopolitical and eco...

The Industry taking Innovative Measures to Protect the Electric Grid via Reducing Lead Time for Power Transformer

By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant Grid These days disruption is not just limited to the influx of digitalization of the grid but also being observed in the traditional brick and mortar side of the industry. Power transformer, which are by far the most critical and expensive component on the grid is under intense scrutiny. This started back in ...

Digital Grid –Tapping into the Next Generation of Customer Service for the Individual

-An analyst view on the recent Opower and Oracle acquisition announcement By Farah Saeed, Principal Consultant Frost & Sullivan As most are aware Oracle is not new to utility space. In fact, the company specializes in a wide variety of enterprise software such as meter data management, customer and demand side management, outage management, as we...


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