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.

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.

DOE Moab Project Safely Removes 7 Million Tons of Mill Tailings

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:00
July 30, 2014DOE Moab Project Safely Removes 7 Million Tons of Mill Tailings

(Grand Junction, CO) ― The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has safely moved another million tons of uranium mill tailings from the Moab site in Utah under the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action Project.

Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:54
July 30, 2014Energy Department Announces $11 Million to Advance Renewable Carbon Fiber Production from Biomass

The Energy Department announced today up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

Cyber Security to Move from the Headline to the Bottom Line [Breaking Energy]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:38
...based threats is in many ways tied to the recent use of industry transforming technologies, such as automatic metering and smart grid tools. In collecting and transmitting system data, these tools create potentially vulnerable access points. "Each day we see how ...

Research and Markets: Global Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) in Smart grid Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ABB Group, General Electric, Schneider Electric and Siemens AG

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:39
...Research and Markets: Global Remote Terminal Unit (RTU) in Smart grid Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are ABB Group, General Electric, Schneider Electric and Siemens AG TMCNet: Research and Markets ...

ForceField Energy and Noveda Technologies Sign Cross-Marketing Agreement to Provide LED Lighting and Energy Savings Solutions to Customers

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 08:39
...sectors. Noveda also offers sustainability communication tools that leverage social media to educate and empower stakeholder communities and make the smart grid a reality today. The company has users in over 33 countries with representatives in the US, UK, India and ...

IEEE Power & Energy Society Awards Recognize Important Member Contributions at Its 2014 General Meeting

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:38
...Award Ali Abur, Professor, Department of Eectrical & Computer Engineering, Northeastern University • IEEE PES Outstanding Young Engineer Award Shay Bahramirad, Manager, Smart Grid and Technology, ComEd • IEEE PES Prabha S. Kundur Power System Dynamics and Control Award Peter W. Sauer, Grainger Professor ...

Cyan, Ecolibrium Team on Smart Meter Solution

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Continuing its push in India, Cyan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Ecolibrium Energy to develop, market, and deploy integrated smart metering solutions in the country. Acting as a consortium, the companies will integrate Cyan’s sub GHz wireless communication platform that delivers last mile connectivity with Ecolibrium’s GridSense smart grid platform. The full solution…

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British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

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British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

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Pittsburgh Selects Sensus Smart Water Solution

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected Sensus to provide the utility with the FlexNet communication network  meter data management software, and a customer portal—a smart water network solution combined with data analytics technologies. According to Sensus, the FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications…

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Pittsburgh Selects Sensus Smart Water Solution

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected Sensus to provide the utility with the FlexNet communication network  meter data management software, and a customer portal—a smart water network solution combined with data analytics technologies. According to Sensus, the FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications…

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Enel Green Power Announces Uruguay Wind Farm

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of its first wind farm in Uruguay. The Melowind facility is located in the Cerro Largo area, about 320 kilometres (198 miles) from the country’s capital and largest city, Montevideo. The new wind farm will cost a reported $98 million. The wind farm is part of Uruguay’s National…

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Enel Green Power Announces Uruguay Wind Farm

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of its first wind farm in Uruguay. The Melowind facility is located in the Cerro Largo area, about 320 kilometres (198 miles) from the country’s capital and largest city, Montevideo. The new wind farm will cost a reported $98 million. The wind farm is part of Uruguay’s National…

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