The cost of a smart grid? In Illinois, it's $3 per customer per month

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ComEd has filed a proposal for a rate increase to recover initial investments in its ambitious grid modernization effort. If your utility is considering rate adjustments, it would be well worth the time to read how ComEd presents its program and communicates its benefits.

The top 3 U.S. utilities for Twitter and mobile apps. (Would you have guessed Memphis?)

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A new report ranks utilities according to their ability to use social media and create compelling mobile applications. It also underscores the need for utilities to get up to speed with social media if they hope to communicate effectively with their customers.

Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences

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Industry events and conferences can help you stay on top of industry trends and technologies and make important contacts. Our calendar is loaded with upcoming events, with links for further details. And be sure to jump to page 2, where you can see the conferences Smart Grid News Chief Analyst Jesse Berst will be attending.

Solyndra be damned: DOE plans massive loan program for renewables

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Many industry observers may have thought the DOE loan program was quietly scuttled after Solyndra, which received a federal loan guarantee, went bankrupt. But the program is back in business with new loans expected as soon as year end. Get the details inside.

Lessons learned from North America's top smart grid

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Chattanooga’s smart grid has been widely hailed as North America’s most robust. Ever wonder how they did it? Guest authors from Chattanooga utility EPB and Schneider Electric share the details of the initiative’s continuing success, and include helpful advice and lessons learned along the way.

PCTEL Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:41
...material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide ...

The future of energy storage in Europe. (Subsidies? A boom in Germany?)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:39
A European conference revealed a growing interest in energy storage for several reasons, including to help boost the adoption of solar power, and new regulations to make energy storage less difficult and expensive. And it also indicated that some observers in the region expect an energy storage boom in Germany.

Three cybersecurity resources you can put to work NOW

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:29
NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel offers several useful resources to help utilities respond to the increasing number of cyber threats they face. Among them are a cybersecurity users guide and a webinar coming up later this week. Read on to get the details.

Smart meter backlash is "mass hysteria." (And it's catching on everywhere.)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:17
Earlier, Smart Grid News described the continuing anti-smart meter backlash as the story that won’t go away. Unfortunately, the description remains accurate. Click to read about several examples of current smart meter backlash in the U.S. and Canada.

Research for the Mixed Disturbance Detection of Power System Using LMD Algorithm [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:23
...sustainable development has become the theme of the development of the electric power. With the arrival of the era of smart grid, power load become more and more complex and diverse. With a large number of applications of nonlinear, impact resistance ...

Self-Sustaining Meteorological Wireless Sensor Networks [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:59
...and solar irradiance. The modules are inexpensive, portable, and self-powered. Copyright © 2013 IFSA. Keywords: Wireless sensor network, Self-sustaining, Smart grid, Built environment, Meteorology. 1. Introduction As of the third quarter of 2012, the United States (U.S.) had an ...

Study on Multi-Equipment Failure Prediction Based on System Network [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:58
...Engineering and Electronics, Vol. 29, Issue 10,2007. [3]. Li, Chen Xi, Wu Fan, et al., Information aggregation technique for smart grid networking, Information and Communication Technology, Vol. 2,2010, pp. 21-28. [4]. M. J. Roemer, G. J. Kacprzynski, Advanced ...

The Study of a ZigBee and Power Line Communication Connectivity-enabled Home Area Network Solution for Smart Grid [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:49
...The Study of a ZigBee and Power Line Communication Connectivity-enabled Home Area Network Solution for Smart Grid [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)] TMCNet: The Study of a ZigBee and Power Line Communication Connectivity-enabled Home Area Network Solution ...

A Design of Solving the Security Problem of Internet of Things Based on Ellipse Curve Algorithm [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:26
...information processing platform, intelligent computing platforms, middleware platforms. Application layer mainly contains a variety of applications, such as monitoring services, smart grid, industrial control, green agriculture, smart home, environmental monitoring and so on. 3. EPCglobal Internet Framework 3.1. Standard EPCglobal ...

Conceptual Analysis of Node Application Program of Semantic Reasoning Network [Sensors & Transducers (Canada)]

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:24
...Access Control Method Using Intelligence Agent Technology, Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, 2, 2013, pp. 44-48. [8] . A. J. H. Peddemors, M. M. Lankhorst, J. de Heer, Presence, relationship, and instant messaging in a context-aware application framework, in Proceedings of ...

THG Energy Solutions Achieves OpenADR 2.0b Certification from the OpenADR Alliance

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 10:41
...0b certification from the OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the OpenADR smart grid standard. This certification is the latest and most advanced certification available from the Alliance. THG's SaaS ( News - Alert ...

Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems Will Surpass $5 Billion in Annual Revenue Worldwide by 2022, Forecasts Navigant Research

Smart - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 06:11
...voltage transmission grid, according to the report. Additionally, the proliferation of distributed renewable resources on the grid, along with the smart grid focus on pushing distribution automation and control technologies to the dge of the grid, is driving new markets for ...

IGBT Market Projected to Reach $6.48 Billion and Thyristor Market Projected to Reach $3.20 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Smart - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 23:00
...offshore wind farm, increase in the government incentivization to establish HVDC grid. De-carbonization of power system and deployment of smart grid will boost IGBT and Thyristor market which would be the captivating essentials for new entrants as well as winning ...

NERC CIP Version 5: Security In The Age Of Cyber Warfare

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 15:45
After sounding the alarms for the past several years about the cyber threats facing critical infrastructure, the information security industry is making strides to better [...]

Ontario Shuts Down Last Coal-Fired Plant

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 14:19
Ontario has become the first jurisdiction in North America to fully eliminate coal as a source of electricity generation. The Thunder Bay Generating Station, Ontario's [...]
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