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While a great deal has been said and written about smart grids in recent years, energy consultant firm KEMA has taken the initiative to set up and demonstrate the first total-concept living lab smart grid in its PowerMatching City project. After a year in the first phase of operations, the initial results of the field test in a village just outside Groningen in the Netherlands show that the system was a success.

Publisher's Note

Improving Performance


PowerMatching City
By Rolf van Stenus, Corporate Press Officer, KEMA Nederland BV, The Netherlands

New Managed Wind Data Service
By Oisin Brady, Director of Tools & Methodology, and Alex Woodward, Product Development Manager, Natural Power, UK

Optimal Wind Turbine Design

By Claus B.W. Pedersen and Florian Jurecka, FE-DESIGN, Germany

Interconnections to Distribution Networks
By Mario Bastien, Automation Engineer, Hydro-Québec Distribution, Canada

Company in Focus

Hydratight UK Renewables
By Rob Humphreys, Hydratight UK Renewables Account Manager, UK


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