DOE crafts smart grid framework

By Myrna M. Velasco – August 21, 2019, 10:00 PM
from Manila Bulletin

The Department of Energy (DOE) is paving the pathway for Philippine power utilities to elevate service quality as well as equipment and asset deployments into the latitude of smart grid developments.

Department of Energy (DOE) logo

Department of Energy (DOE) logo

As defined in the propounded Smart Grid Policy of the country, such shall entail the establishment of a “modernized electrical grid that utilizes innovative technologies with two-way and/or multi-way communications technologies.”

At the same time, this shall enable “real-time monitoring and control systems,” and must improve “overall reliability, power quality, security, efficiency and management of the electricity grid with cyber security and interoperability systems.”

The envisioned smart grid for the country, it was emphasized, must similarly “allow suitable integration of bulk and flexible generation, distributed energy resources, micro-grids and electric vehicles with management systems.”

And on the side of the customers, smart grid systems and facilities must empower them to have access on timely information on their energy usage and must also provide them with options on energy access and service provisions.