On the back of the interview we recently conducted with Lisa Magnuson and Patty Durand, we asked Risa Baron, Stakeholder Education Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric and facilitator of our Consumer Engagement workshop, a couple of questions.
Presented at Smart Utilities Australia & New Zealand 2013, the Smart Grid Global Impact project delivers the world's first, global study of smart grids in ROI perspective and provides a solid base for utilities to benchmark their own smart grid project.
Supporting Smart Grids
The introduction of smart meters and smart grid sensors demands a cost-effective and easily deployed communications solution. Laboratory and field tests have demonstrated that LTE networks successfully meet the technical requirements for smart grid communications. LTE offers utilities very low latency, high throughput and QoS differentiation in a single radio access technology, as well as the commercial advantages of a global standard with a major proven technology ecosystem.
ARMONK, N.Y. and SYDNEY, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced its role as the systems integration partner for the $100 million Smart Grid, Smart City initiative led by the EnergyAustralia consortium. IBM will play a pivotal role, as a member of the consortium, in the development of Australia's first smart grid network, following the formal contract signing of the deal between EnergyAustralia and the Australian Government.
How to do smart grid consumer engagement right
Network operators up the ante on fixed tariffs for consumers
COLUMN-Overcoming objections to smart electricity tariffs: Kemp
Electricity network businesses, retailers and coal and gas generators are becoming more and more concerned by the reduction in electricity use that is in part caused by the uptake of PV and energy efficiency measures.