Two smart meter pioneers who may be takeover targets (because of their patents)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:08
Mergers and acquisitions are nothing new in the smart grid sector, and equity analyst Louis Basenese expects the trend to continue. Why? Against the background of an aging electric grid, the big companies understand innovation is crucial and that cutting edge companies have it. Read on to learn why he believes two pioneering companies could be in their sights.

The 4 priorities that allow utilities to profit from the connected home market

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:44
New technologies are frequently viewed with suspicion in the utility industry. Consider the developing “connected home” market as an example. Guest contributor Angus Panton makes the case that the new market offers substantial growth opportunities for utilities… as long as they attend to four key issues early on.

Another expert writes a requiem for today's "traditional" utilities

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:36
One view of the future for electric grids and utilities is a scenario that includes two types of distribution utilities, one responsible for maintaining grid operations and another that will sell energy services. Click to read an explanation of one increasingly popular concept of the new utility model: “distribution service operators.”

Hawaiian Utilities Will Go All-Out on Renewables, Smart Grid

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:54
Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. and its Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. and Maui Electric Co. Ltd. subsidiaries will be significantly boosting the amount of renewable [...]

Minnesota Utility Embarking on Major Solar Power Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:53
Minnesota Power is working with the Minnesota National Guard to develop a 10 MW solar power installation at Camp Ripley, the state's largest military base. [...]

Utility to Employ Outage, Distribution Management Systems

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:36
Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND) has chosen Advanced Control Systems (ACS) to supply an outage management system (OMS) and distribution management system (DMS) to [...] America Smart Grid Market to Grow at 9.6% CAGR by 2018

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 10:03 America Smart Grid Market to Grow at 9.6% CAGR by 2018 TMCNet: America Smart Grid Market to Grow at ...

Wireless Power Transmission Market by Transmission Technology (Induction, Radiation) Estimated to Reach $17.04 Billion by 2020 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:43
...Battery Pack Market - Global Forecast to 2014 - 2020 Smart Grid Technology Market - Analysis & Global Forecast (2011 - 2016) ...

Write2Market Named Top 10 Agency for Startups

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:38
...start up clients at Write2Market including mHealth leader Visible Health , Internet of Things industrial sensor device Node from Variable Tech, smart grid tech developer IUS Technologies , inbound call tracking software company CallRail, and multifamily real estate asset management platform InfoTycoon . Honoring ...

Sensus Launches Data Analytics-Optimized iConA Generation 4 Electric Meter to Help Utilities Realize Full Benefits of a Smarter Grid

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 09:07
...Sensus Launches Data Analytics-Optimized iConA Generation 4 Electric Meter to Help Utilities Realize Full Benefits of a Smarter Grid TMCNet: Sensus Launches Data Analytics-Optimized iConA Generation 4 Electric Meter to Help Utilities Realize Full Benefits of a ...

Liquid Robotics Names Daniel J. Middleton as Executive Vice President of Global Sales

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:57 the industry to our team," said Gary Gysin, president and CEO. "His leadership skills and expertise in creating advanced smart grid solutions for customers will be invaluable as Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders help customers easily and affordably instrument the ocean ...

New technology helps BC Hydro residential customers identify ways to save on energy

Smart - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 04:16
...customers identify opportunities to save energy and money, and are available thanks to BC Hydro's new smart meters and smart grid. The home energy monitor displays electricity use information in real-time. There are two types of monitors available: a ...

European power plants could be obsolete starting in 2020

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:21
A new report says Europe’s centralized fossil-fuel power plants could be obsolete very soon as a direct result of solar power, energy storage and electric vehicles. And the 2020 tipping point date? That’s when investment bank UBS believes the payback period for a rooftop solar system will be attractively short and batteries much less expensive.

Smart grid tech: breakthroughs, tweaks and building a better battery

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:11
Smart grid companies are always coming up with new tech products and services and enhancements to existing products. We thought it was time to take a look at what they’ve been up to, so click to read about new offerings from ABB, Belden, GE, Leidos and other companies.

What to do today to prepare for Big Change tomorrow (from a telecom veteran)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 18:49
With massive change coming in the utility business environment, it’s not hard to understand that figuring out how and where to begin to cope with it is a challenge. In the age of the data driven utility, guest author Thomas Zimmermann counsels utilities to take an incremental approach for the best outcome to what will be a major transformation.

National Grid Chooses Trilliant For Smart Grid Communications Platform

Renew Grid - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:37
Trilliant, a global smart grid communications company, says it has been selected by National Grid to deploy its smart grid communications platform for volt/VAR optimization [...]

Qubitekk Gets DOE Grant For Development Of Cyber-Attack Protection

Renew Grid - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 16:11
San Diego start-up Qubitekk, formerly GridCOM Technologies, has been given a $3 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to speed up the development of its [...]

Research and Markets: Global Wireless M2M Market Report 2014-2019

Smart - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 14:07
...managed service providers • Satellite network operators • Mobile operator alliances • Industry analysis 4 Key vertical markets • OEM automotive • Aftermarket automotive • Utilities - smart grids and metering • Other vertical markets 5 Market analysis and forecasts • Market trends • Global market forecast • Europe • North America • Latin ... Worldwide Smart Grid Cyber Security Market to Grow at 6.67% CAGR by 2018

Smart - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:35 Worldwide Smart Grid Cyber Security Market to Grow at 6.67% CAGR by 2018 TMCNet: Worldwide Smart Grid Cyber Security ...

Kapsch to Offer CDMA & LTE Wireless Networks to Utilities in Cooperation with Star Solutions in Europe

Smart - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 09:09
...LTE technologies offered by Star Solutions are particularly well-suited for the transmission of consumption data recorded by smart meters, smart grid, and other machine-to-machine applications. "There is currently a great deal of talk about smart cities. The related ...

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