Jan 9

Monitoring the Grid Underground

The electricity market is rapidly changing. To name just a few, emerging trends include the shift towards distributed energy resources, greater reliance on renewable energy resources and a growing interest in exploring the avenues to relocate distribution and transmission lines underground. Moving power lines underground has already taken place in several countries worldwide. Leading countries […]

Oct 25

From Reliability to Resilience: Rising Severe Weather from Climate Change Threatens Grid Operations

It is a common understanding among utilities and grid operators that one of the most significant challenges they face is extreme weather events. Predictions for the coming decade talk about increase in the number as well as the volume of extreme weather events such as rise in temperatures, less water availability, rise in sea level, […]

Jun 17

Big Data Analytics via EGM Meta-Alert system

As the world’s leading utilities are moving towards reliance on smart grid, those utilities now face a new challenge of dealing with tremendous amounts of data generated by that smart grid. Those challenges come into play mainly in terms of data storage, data processing, data analysis, and data security. This is where big data analytics […]

May 1

Employing EGM’s Meta-AlertTM System for Condition Based Monitoring

One of the common notions in today’s electric market is that in order to make the most of the grid, a utility needs to implement condition based monitoring. The logic behind condition based monitoring is that the maintenance should be adjusted to the actual status of the grid, rather than to a fixed set of […]

Mar 22

Digital Grid with EGM

The world is undergoing dramatic changes in almost every aspect of human life. New and advanced technologies emerge in every field, from medicine to home appliances. All these changes rely on a fundamental assumption that is absolutely necessary for their occurrence – constant and reliable supply of electricity. The grid, which is the network that […]

Oct 7

The Importance of Exhaustive Grid Monitoring for Distributed Energy Resources Management

What is DERM and What are its Goals EGM is one of only four companies worldwide that has been selected to participate in the Shell GameChangerTM Accelerator Powered by NREL (GCxN). Under this auspice EGM collaborates with NREL to evaluate the essentiality of EGM’s Smart Monitoring and Insight Generation System (Smart M&IG System) for Distributed […]

Aug 11

Micro-Grids: Less Dependency, Higher Resiliency

In the previous post we described the growing phenomenon of extreme weather events, how they are becoming more frequent and more extreme, creating new and greater challenges for utilities companies. One of the ways to cope with extreme weather events, as we explained in depth last time, is to strengthen the grid. Another way is […]

Jul 31

Meta-Alert System: Damage Avoidance instead of Damage Control

Strengthening the Grid: Utilities’ Strategy to Cope with Extreme Weather Events Extreme weather events are no longer rare incidents that occur once in a blue moon. On the contrary, they are becoming more frequent in their occurrence and more extreme in their degree. Since the electricity grid is located in the open air on high […]

Jun 20

EGM Board Member James Lavin at the New England Conference Public Utility Commissioners Shark Tank Presentation

On the first week of June, 2019 Mr. James Lavin, EGM Board Member, attended the New England Conference Public Utility Commissioners Shark Tank (NECPUC). The NECPUC brought together regulators, utility companies, and various interest groups to a three-day conference in which topics such as water, telecommunications and electric utilities were discussed. On June 4th Mr. […]

Jun 11

Integrating Distributed Energy Resources: A Key Capability the Future of Smart Grid Should Have

Imagine a world where you drive your electric vehicle on your way to a family lunch at a nice restaurant, get to the place and notice your Electric Vehicle’s battery is running low. You open your mobile phone and with the help of a smartphone application you locate an EV charging station near you, park […]