Smart meters ‘changing 85% of consumers’ energy habits’

Around 85% of people with smart meters have cut energy use by changing how they act around the house. That’s according to a new report from Smart Energy GB, based on a 2,557-person survey of energy behaviour before and after upgrading to the new technology. The research shows smart meters are generally having a positive impact […]

Walmart stores get 40MWh of energy storage

A microgrid firm is to install 40MWh of energy storage across 27 Walmart stores in California. Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) says the technology will improve efficiency, create energy savings and provide fast, flexible grid support to local utilities. AMS added this would be provided at no up-front cost to the retail giant. The systems will work […]

Lithuanian power usage at 25-year high

Lithuania has seen a record growth in power consumption, reaching a 25-year high last year. The final electricity usage totalled 10.47TWh in 2016, according to statistics from transmission system operator LitGrid. Householders, businesses, agriculture and transport sectors used 4.5% more power compared to the previous year. Two-thirds of electricity used in Lithuania was imported, the […]