Smart Grid

Electricity networks that intelligently integrate the actions of everything connected to the grid, including generators and consumers, are Smart Grids. The goal is to deliver sustainable, economic and secure electricity supplies by using innovative products and services in conjunction with intelligent monitoring, control, communication, and self-healing technologies.

Hildebrand are responsible for the consumer portal and advanced in-home display in the world's first fully integrated commercial smart grid on behalf of our customer, Ausgrid. Our smart platform is integrating with Ausgrid's operational systems and delivers consumers with significantly more information than ever before about their energy and water consumption; making it real for them. We are exploring a range of ways to drive behaviour change (including demand shifting) through incentives and information sharing.

Our products also integrate measurement of renewable sources of energy into the local grid and support much more efficient use of locally generated renewable energy.

Related links

Wikipedia's definition of Smart Grid
European forum for policy and technology research and development pathways
Australia's Smart Grid Smart City project