Ferli, the World's First Cloud-Based Open-Source Industrial Control System (ICS) is Established by Central Illinois Innovator

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 23:55
...residential customer may be allowed to return into the main power grid to obtain rebates or energy credits, and this smart grid requires bi-directional mutually-supported communications to ensure the energy process is switched on and off as needed, with ...

Smart grid market research: China’s renewables growth surge and more

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:49
Smart grid market forecasts are always interesting because they change so regularly. This week we share research on a variety of markets to let you know what the forecasters are expecting over the next few years. Read the story for a quick look at the EV charging stations market, smart city technology, home automation and China’s explosive renewables growth.

Deathmatch 2014:The battle to control the Internet of Things (including the smart grid)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:39
What happens when a new technology hits an inflection point? Frequently the answer is a long, drawn out battle over standards. This time the fight is over the Internet of Things. Click to learn about six emerging standards that could be contenders.

Regulator / utility collaboration – the 3 states that do it best (and other tips for better relationships)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 18:28
It’s crucial, particularly in these challenging times, for utilities to be able to sit down and work with regulators. Nick Wagner, a member of the Iowa Utilities Board with a long list of additional credentials, shares his thoughts on why communicating with regulators early and often is so important… and how to go about it.

New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:31
July 31, 2014New Studies Aid in Optimizing Water Use in Geothermal Applications

Three key reports from the Energy Department address water impacts in geothermal energy production. Two recently issued studies, produced by Argonne National Laboratory for the Department's Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO), highlight methods for economizing water use in geothermal applications. These reports complement a Department-wide report released in June that assesses water usage in multiple energy applications, including geothermal.

Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 13:10
July 31, 2014Energy Department Conditionally Authorizes Oregon LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

Terminal in Warrenton, Oregon Authorized to Export Liquefied Natural Gas to Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 12:00
July 31, 2014Wendy Cain named portfolio federal project director for ETTP cleanup

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management has named Wendy Cain as its new portfolio federal project director for cleanup of the East Tennessee Technology Park.

Government Orders SaskPower To Remove All 105,000 Sensus Smart Meters

Renew Grid - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:59
The Saskatchewan government has ordered SaskPower to remove all of the Sensus smart meters it has installed across the Canadian province. The announcement comes after [...]

DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:52
July 31, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

AutoServe1 Raises Growth Capital from Monnsoon

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:40
...Alan McMillan, Managing Director of Monnsoon. About Monnsoon Monnsoon invests in early stage companies developing software in Big Data, IoT, Smart Grid or unique Business to Business focused solutions. It adds additional value to its portfolio of companies with centralized management ...

Alstom to deliver next-generation telecommunication solution for Brazilian grid network [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 09:25
...President of Alstom Grid, "Alstom's delivery of the next-generation OTN telecommunication technology underscores our commitment to providing valuable Smart Grid solutions in Brazil and around the world." (c) 2014 GlobalData Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). [ Back To ...

Thinking Outside the Green Box

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

While renewable energy and smart devices are helping use our resources more effectively and efficiently, human ingenuity is coming up with innovative ways to make out environment greener. For example an Istanbul, Turkey-based company named Pugedon has introduced smart recycling boxes that will dispense fresh dog food in exchange for recycling plastic bottles. The idea…

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ABB and Volvo Partner on Electric, Hybrid Bus Systems

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

ABB is teaming with Volvo Buses to develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. The goal is a standardized quick charging system for electric and electric hybrid buses. This approach is based on internationally accepted standards that facilitate maximum re-use of existing e-mobility technologies. Volvo’s new…

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Smart grid technology roundup: What’s new in metering, analytics and more

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:11
As the smart grid evolves, the companies providing the technologies that make it happen continually develop new products, enhance existing ones and add services. Click to read about some of those new offerings from Elster, ABB, Trimble, Schneider Electric, Ideal Power, Itron and others.

How to keep your smart meters safe from attack (and not just cyber-attacks)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:58
In the first installment of his two-part series, Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated alerted you to seven serious threats to smart meter security and what their consequences could be. Now he’s back to share technology that can thwart those dangers.

Want to get started on transactive energy and nanogrids? Steal this government software

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:45
It’s an “everything is connected” world where the centralized approach to sensing, intelligence and control no longer offers the visibility and quick response time needed to effectively monitor and manage the grid. Read on to learn about a transactive energy solution that can help.

Contract Awarded to Small Business for Support Services

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 16:00
July 30, 2014Contract Awarded to Small Business for Support Services

Cincinnati - The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a contract to Boston Government Services, LLC; of Lenoir City, Tennessee, a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program for support services.

EPRI, Utilities, Automakers Partner On Smart Grid Integration With EVs

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:52
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), eight automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric [...]

Schneider Electric Unveils Intelligent Loop Automation Solution

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:52
Schneider Electric has launched its Intelligent Loop Automation solution. The company says the solution is composed of a certified set of architectures and configurations to [...]

DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:10
July 30, 2014DOE to Launch Collaborative Effort with Industry to Improve Natural Gas Systems

DOE announced a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions. As part of these DOE actions, AMO will lead a collaborative effort with industry to evaluate and scope high-impact manufacturing R&D to improve natural gas systems efficiency and leak reduction. The goal of this effort is to establish an advanced manufacturing initiative.

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