• 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.

  • October 23, 2023

    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.

  • October 16, 2023

    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.

  • October 13, 2023

    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.

  • October 12, 2023

    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.

  • October 11, 2023

    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.

  • October 10, 2023

    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.

  • October 9, 2023

    On-Site Measurement of CT/PT Meters:
    Ensuring Accurate Billing

    Ensuring fair billing and reliable energy distribution through accurate metering at critical points (symbol image, credit CLOU Clipdrop)

    In the complex world of energy metering, disputes over accurate measurement and fair billing are all too common. On-site measurement techniques, such as absolute error measurement and differential measurement, offer transparent solutions for resolving these disputes and ensuring accurate billing practices.

  • October 8, 2023

    Maintaining Measurement Accuracy Worldwide:
    Ensuring Reliability and Confidence

    Traceability is fundamental in maintaining accurate measurements (partial screenshot portable calibrator RS350)

    In a globalized world where precise and reliable data is paramount, maintaining similar accuracy in measurements is crucial. Explore the efforts involved in minimizing measurement uncertainty and ensuring trust and reliability in measurements worldwide.

  • October 7, 2023

    Tapping into the Potential of Water

    Hydropower plants can provide a reliable source of energy for black start operations (symbol image, credit CLOU)

    Discover the versatility and grid resilience of hydropower as we explore its various applications, from rivers to dams, and its role in energy storage. Join us as we uncover the power of water and its contribution to clean and sustainable energy generation.

  • September 26, 2023

    Transitioning from Ferraris Meters to Smart Meters:
    A Comprehensive Guide for Utilities

    Transitioning from Ferraris meters to smart meters offers utilities numerous benefits (symbol image, credit CLOU Clipdrop)

    Transitioning from Ferraris meters to smart meters offers utilities numerous benefits, including improved accuracy, operational efficiency, and customer engagement. By assessing the current system, conducting a comprehensive cost-benefit analysis, and prioritizing data privacy, utilities can make informed decisions and navigate this transition seamlessly.