• July 10, 2024

    The Importance of Real-Time Data Communication in Smart Grids

    The Importance of Real Time Data Communication in Smart Grids

    In the transition from traditional power grids to smart grids, the installation of smart meters is only the first step. While advanced metering technology is essential, its true potential is unlocked only when paired with robust real-time communication infrastructure. It's somewhat meaningless to invest in high-tech meters if they are read infrequently, such as once …

  • June 17, 2024

    CLOU Electronics Unveils New Aqua Series at SNEC 2024

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    CLOU Electronics, in collaboration with Midea Group, has launched its new Aqua series products along with full-stack self-developed 3S products at the 17th International Solar Photovoltaic and Smart Energy Conference & Exhibition (SNEC). The event was held at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Center from June 13 to 15.

  • June 11, 2024

    Measurement Uncertainty
    What Utility Engineers Need to Know

    Ensuring Accuracy An engineer checks parameters with an oscilloscope, illustrating the importance of understanding and applying measurement uncertainty principles

    This article aims to clarify the concept for utility engineers, emphasizing its implications. In the realm of measurements, accuracy is key.

  • May 29, 2024

    CLOU Showcases Innovative Energy Solutions at Enlit Africa 2024

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    CLOU has once again demonstrated its leadership in the energy sector with a successful exhibition at Enlit Africa 2024.

  • March 25, 2024

    Broadcom's Moves and the Lessons for Energy Sector

    Power dynamics and the intensity of high stakes decision making

    In the wake of incidents like Broadcom's acquisition of VMware, the fragility of markets when faced with the manoeuvres of major players becomes apparent.

  • February 18, 2024

    Considerations for Utilities in Load-shedding Affected Communities

    Power Restored Community celebrates as electricity returns after load shedding (symbol image, credit CLOU)

    In numerous regions globally, load-shedding has emerged as a frequent response to challenges such as energy deficits, infrastructural limitations, and escalating demand.

  • June 11, 2024

    Type Tests for Energy Meters
    Ensuring Accuracy and Reliability

    Test Chamber For Solar Radiation Test (credit Clou)

    Type Tests for Energy Meters: Learn how these rigorous evaluations ensure accuracy, reliability, and compliance in the electrical energy sector. Discover the significance of internationally recognized standards like IEC62052-11 in promoting fair competition and interoperability.

  • May 28, 2024

    Decoding Meter Constant
    Understanding the Expressions

    Smart meter installation in a cabinet (image credit CLOU)

    In this article, we demystify the expressions used to denote meter constant, including imp/kWh, kWh/imp, and revolutions per kilowatt-hour, while highlighting the importance of calibration for accurate energy measurement. Additionally, we explore the significance of reactive energy measurement and its impact on efficient energy management.

  • May 26, 2024

    Smart Meters
    Addressing Concerns and Exploring Benefits

    To date there is limited scientific evidence suggesting a direct negative impact of smart meters on plant health symbol image credit CLOU

    Addressing concerns surrounding smart meters is crucial to fostering understanding and informed decision-making. By dispelling misconceptions and providing accurate information, we can harness the significant advantages of improved energy management, cost efficiency, and a sustainable energy future while ensuring safety and effective implementation of this technology.

  • May 25, 2024

    Unleashing the Power of Data
    The Role of Energy Data Specialists in the Energy Transition

    Data analysis plays a pivotal role in the energy transition, and energy data specialists are at the forefront of unlocking its potential (symbol image, credit CLOU:Clipdrop)

    In the dynamic landscape of the energy transition, energy data specialists serve as the driving force behind unlocking the power of data. They harness advanced analytics and insightful interpretations to optimize renewable energy generation, enhance grid stability, and pave the way towards a sustainable energy future.

  • May 23, 2024

    Choosing Between Post-Paid and Prepaid Meters
    A Guide for Utilities

    Empowering Utilities with Prepaid Solutions A Selection of CLOU Energy Meters

    Gain valuable insights into the factors that matter most when choosing between post-paid and prepaid meters for utilities. Make informed decisions based on cost efficiency and consumer empowerment.

  • May 21, 2024

    Enhancing Meter Performance and Security
    The Role of Modern Meter Enclosures

    Real world installation of our meter enclosures mounted on a pole, showcasing their durability and reliability in outdoor settings (credit CLOU)

    Meter enclosures play a crucial role in protecting energy meters, ensuring their accurate performance, and safeguarding against tampering and unauthorized access. In this article, we explore the features and benefits of modern meter enclosures that go beyond mere protection.