New York Seeks Smarter Grid

SmartMeters.com - 3 hours 8 min ago

New York State has awarded seven research teams $3.3 million to develop smart grid technologies that use innovative methods to “enhance grid performance, reduce the risk of power outages, and lessen environmental impacts and energy consumption, all while reducing the cost of power delivery.” New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo explains, “As we continue to…

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Enel to Assume STMicroelectronics’ Stake in 3Sun

SmartMeters.com - 3 hours 9 min ago

Enel Green Power has announced the company’s intention to buy out the full interests of both Sharp Corporation and STMicroelectronics in 3Sun , the equal joint venture between Enel Green Power, Sharp, and STMicroelectronics. Each is equal to one-third of the share capital. Originally, Enel reported an off-take agreement to purchase from Sharp the entire…

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Printed And Flexible Sensors Market Size 2014 Technologies, Share, Growth, Players, Trends and Forecasts 2024: MarketResearchReports.Biz

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 8 hours 35 min ago
...home care diagnostic and others. View Full Report at http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis/194612 Markets For Sensors For The Smart Grid: 2014-2021 This report includes an analysis of how various players up and down the smart grid supply chain ...

Winncom Technologies Partners with GoNet Systems to Offer Customers its xRFTM Beamforming Wi-Fi Solutions

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 2 min ago
...points are optimized for high-bandwidth services such as 3G/4G data offload, video streaming, high-speed data, VoIP and smart grid applications, and are cost-effective for delivering broadband wireless service to a very large client base. "With the proliferation ...

Rocky Mountain Institute Senior Associate to Discuss 'Reinventing Fire' at IEEE Sustainability Conference, 24-26 July in Portland, Ore.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 13 hours 39 min ago
...invited speakers on research, technologies, methodologies, tools and case studies in these major areas: * Alternative Energy * Energy Efficiency * Transportation Electrification * Smart Grid * Sustainable Electronics * Societal Implications / Quality of Life For more information and to register, see sites.ieee.org/sustech/. PDHs ...

Tantalus Appoints Dermot O'Leary as COO [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 00:37
...necessary to fully leverage the developmental and operational capabilities of our team. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the smart grid industry will serve as an incredible asset to the company while also maximizing value for our shareholders." O'Leary ...

Utilities: Borrow from this "civilized" approach to distributed generation

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:22
The heated debate and contention over distributed generation, rooftop solar for example, has resulted in stakeholders taking sides and pounding each other rather than working to solve the problem. The Critical Consumers Issues Forum has released a report that outlines principles for an alternative: collaborative ways to resolve energy challenges, a “civilized” way of doing it.

What utilities forget when they analyze storage (Hint: It has to do with benefits)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:06
Reducing the cost of energy storage technologies is important. It’s good business. But guest author Rogers Weed points out that it is just as valuable to increase the benefits storage systems provide. As he points out, business cases are referred to as cost-benefit analyses for a reason.

Indiana Michigan Power Looks to Build Five Solar Facilities

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:03

Indiana Michigan (I&M) Power has announced plans to build and operate five solar generation facilities. If approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the project will have a combined generation capacity of about 16 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 2,500 homes for a year. The estimated cost of the project is $38 million.…

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Connected Living, From Smart Meters to Telepresence

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:03

Connected devices continue to proliferate and affect every aspect of modern life. It is estimated the average digital user has 10 personal connected devices at home, a trend Frost & Sullivan calls connected living: “a world in which consumers use many different devices to experience compelling new services that integrate video, voice, and data services…

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ElsterEnergyICT Introduces Next-Gen Enacto Solution

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 18:02

ElsterEnergyICT has launched of Enacto 9.3, designed to deliver actionable energy intelligence that enables energy managers to decrease energy costs and increase savings. The new version of the solution offers features and enhanced functionality targeting the changing power needs of multi-site companies. According to ElsterEnergyITC, Enacto 9.3 enables users to “examine different assets and equipment…

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Smart meters are a "time bomb" for utilities, warns insurance expert

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:19
You would think just about every smart meter wrinkle has been discussed, dissected and considered by now. But the insurance industry has another one utilities may have to deal with: insurers are starting to worry about cyberattacks. And one insurer says coverage for cyberattack losses is generally not provided by the energy insurance market.

BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:14
July 23, 2014BETO Announces Updated Multi-Year Program Plan

The Bioenergy Technologies Office is pleased to announce the release of its newly updated Multi-Year Program Plan (MYPP).

Group CBS Named Exclusive United States Distributor for IntelliSAW Wireless Condition Monitoring Systems for Electrical Switchgear

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:54
...does not require any external power supply, easing installation and system commissioning without adding to arcing and flashover concerns. These smart grid wireless temperature and humidity monitoring solutions use standard industrial Ethernet variants and native RS485 data protocols such as Modbus ...

BETO-Funded Invention Wins R&D 100 Award

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:39
July 23, 2014BETO-Funded Invention Wins R&D 100 Award

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) researchers won an R&D Magazine R&D 100 award this month for their Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded invention of a new class of membranes that could help reduce the price of bio-ethanol, ethanol-gasoline blend fuels, and drop-in fuels from bio-oil processing.

Madelyn Creedon Confirmed as Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:05
July 23, 2014Madelyn Creedon Confirmed as Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

WASHINGTON – Madelyn Creedon was confirmed by the Senate on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Principal Deputy Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Despite North America, 2G M2M Cellular Module Shipments Remain Strong as Market Neared $1.1 Billion in 2014, According to ABI Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:39
...which had the biggest unit shipment gains in 2013 will also maintain solid double-digit growth over the forecast period. Smart grid spending is picking up in Europe and will also contribute to a steady rise in module shipments and revenues ...

Street Lighting Control Company Telensa Appoints Burt Wallace to Head Up North American Operation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 11:09
...controls switching and dimming of street lights. It also measures energy and detects faulty street lights and helps municipalities and smart grid operators to deliver improved maintenance and significant savings on energy bills. It can also be applied to all types ...

Intelligrated Achieves Superior Oracle E-Business Suite Reporting Using Polaris Reporting Workbench

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 05:46
...Reporting Workbench. "The availability of hundreds of pre-built reports in Oracle applications combined with advanced data visualization such as Smart Grid, Pivot Online, and Excel Publisher in Reporting Workbench delivered the closest reporting solution for our needs. Reporting Workbench's ...

Energy Department Selects Deactivation Contractor for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 17:48
July 22, 2014Energy Department Selects Deactivation Contractor for Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Task Order under the Nationwide Environmental Management ID/IQ Unrestricted Contract to Fluor Federal Services, Inc. for deactivation activities at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (GDP) in Paducah, Kentucky, which is currently leased to the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC).

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