EEI asks electric utilities to help rev up PEV adoption

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The Edison Electric Institute is asking electric utilities to allocate a percentage of their annual fleet purchasing budgets for plug-in electric vehicles. EEI says utilities are a “tremendous leader” in supporting electric transportation and should further support the PEV cause and lead by example.

Smart grid wins: Partnerships, acquisitions, projects and more

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This week’s smart grid wins roundup is heavy on partnerships and acquisitions, but there also is plenty of news about transmission and metering projects and other developments. Read the story for quick summaries and click the links for further details.

What Disney can teach you about messaging to utility customers (yes, Disney)

SmartGridNews - 1 hour 18 min ago
Persuading customers to get serious about conserving energy has been a tough nut for utilities to crack. But CEIVA Energy CEO Dean Schiller, a former Walt Disney executive, shares some refreshing and engaging thoughts (with examples) on how to get, and keep, customers’ attention.

PNM RESOURCES INC - 10-Q - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 4 hours 59 min ago
...solar generation program that had an installed capacity of 30.5 MW at the end of 2013. These renewable resources are key means for PNM to meet the RPS and related regulations, which require PNM to achieve prescribed levels of energy ...

PUBLIC SERVICE CO OF NEW MEXICO - 10-Q - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 4 hours 59 min ago
...of the largest combinations of battery storage and PV energy in the nation and involves extensive research and development of smart grid concepts. The facility was the nation's first solar storage facility fully integrated into a utility's power grid ...

TEXAS NEW MEXICO POWER CO - 10-Q - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 4 hours 59 min ago
...of the largest combinations of battery storage and PV energy in the nation and involves extensive research and development of smart grid concepts. The facility was the nation's first solar storage facility fully integrated into a utility's power grid ...

Nexant Launches Biorenewable Insights

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 5 hours 42 min ago
...also offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software designed to transform utility business processes and implement smart grid and demand management initiatives. Over the last decade, it has been developing and commercializing technology solutions-such as iEnergy ...

Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

DOE RSS - 7 hours 1 min ago
August 1, 2014Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

A postdoctoral research opportunity is available with the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewal Energy (EERE) Office at the Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (CSE) Building Enclosures Program in Boston, MA.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - August 2014

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 7 hours 28 min ago
...ENERGY EFFICIENCY Technologies and Companies Work Together for a Cleaner, Smarter Energy Future General Motors is bringing its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid solutions to one of the largest electric vehicle industry collaborations. Eight global automakers, including GM, and 15 electric utilities ...

Baltimore Gas And Electric Says Customers Cashed In On Demand Response Event

Renew Grid - 7 hours 44 min ago
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) says its customers have seen first-hand the benefits of smart meters with the overwhelming success of the first Energy [...]

EIA: U.S. Hydropower Generation Now Routinely Exceeded By Wind, Solar And Other Renewables

Renew Grid - 7 hours 44 min ago
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), April marked the eighth consecutive month that the nation's total monthly non-hydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. [...]

GRID20/20 And Dominion Voltage Team Up On Grid Optimization

Renew Grid - 7 hours 45 min ago
GRID20/20 Inc., a distribution transformer monitoring provider, and Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization solutions provider, says they have teamed up to bring grid [...]

Aclara eTWACS Solution Innovates to Exceed Customer Expectations for Power Line Data [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 27 min ago
...bus in parallel. The eTWACS solution adds significant capacity for future power line communications, allowing electric utilities to effectively handle smart grid applications, such as outage management, load control, and distribution management using power line communications. "The greatest benefit of eTWACS ...

ON SEMICONDUCTOR CORP - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 12 hours 41 min ago
...the WSTS group. We serve a broad base of end-user markets, including automotive, communications, computing, consumer electronics, medical, industrial, smart grid and military/aerospace. Our devices are found in a wide variety of end-products including automotive electronics, smartphones, media ...

Alstom to deliver next-generation telecommunication solution for Brazilian grid network

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 13 hours 58 min ago
...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.' About Alstom Alstom is a global leader in the world of power ...

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.

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