Department of Energy Cites Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Violations

DOE RSS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:14
January 30, 2015Department of Energy Cites Fluor B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Nuclear Safety and Radiation Protection Violations

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Fluor B&W Portsmouth (FBP) for violations of the DOE’s nuclear safety and radiation protection regulations, and has proposed a $243,750 civil penalty.

Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

DOE RSS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 17:07
January 30, 2015Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

Funding to Drive Solar Technology Innovation, Help Communities Boost Deployment

Research and Markets: Global Smart Grid Data Analytics Market 2015-2019 with Accenture, AutoGrid, Itron, Sensus & Silver Spring Networks Dominating

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 16:05
...Research and Markets: Global Smart Grid Data Analytics Market 2015-2019 with Accenture, AutoGrid, Itron, Sensus & Silver Spring Networks Dominating TMCNet: Research and Markets: Global ...

Itron Named North American Smart City Company of the Year

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 13:22

Frost & Sullivan has named Itron the the 2014 North American Company of the Year, based on n its recent analysis of the smart city market that concluded Itron has “consistently diversified its offerings to address emerging market needs and has exhibited market expansion, year-over-year growth in customer wins and repeat business.” Over the last…

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Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield

DOE RSS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:00
January 30, 2015Energy Department Sells Historic Teapot Dome Oilfield

Today, the Energy Department finalized the sale of the historic Teapot Dome Oilfield located 35 miles north of Casper, Wyoming to Stranded Oil Resources Corporation, a subsidiary of Allegheny Capital Corporation.

Energy Department Announces Five Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation Hub

DOE RSS - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 10:57
January 30, 2015Energy Department Announces Five Year Renewal of Funding for First Energy Innovation Hub

– In support of the President’s call during his State of the Union Address to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy, the U.S. Department of Energy announced today it would renew funding, subject to congressional appropriations, for the Consortium for the Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL), an Energy Innovation Hub established in 2010 to develop advanced computing capabilities that serve as a virtual version of existing, operating nuclear reactors.

Silver Spring Introduces New Smart Grid Platform

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 01/30/2015 - 05:34

Silver Spring Networks has unveiled the fifth generation of its Gen5 networking platform, which was designed to strengthen core smart grid operations and enable an emerging set of applications for real-time operations data, distribution automation, dynamic applications at the edge of the network, and smart city services. In addition, Silver Spring also introduced several new…

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St. Gobain Innovation Competition for Start-Ups

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 16:34
January 29, 2015St. Gobain Innovation Competition for Start-Ups

The Saint-Gobain NOVA Innovation Competition rewards start-ups offering the most innovative solutions in the field of habitat, sustainable products, advanced materials, renewable energy sources and high-efficiency building solutions.

Global Smart Grid Managed Services Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Accenture, Capgemini, GE Energy, IBM and Siemens

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:58
...Global Smart Grid Managed Services Market 2015-2019: Key Vendors are Accenture, Capgemini, GE Energy, IBM and Siemens TMCNet: Global Smart Grid ...

Global Smart Light Fixture (LED, HID), Control (Sensor, Ballast, Relays & Switches) & Services Market: 2015-2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:58
...control market Eaton Corporation completed a $13 billion acquisition of Cooper Industries adding its proven capabilities in utility power distribution, smart grid, lighting, lighting controls, wiring devices, and safety solutions to Eaton's portfolio in power quality, power distribution and energy ...

DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:45
January 29, 2015DOE Names Oak Ridge Cleanup Manager

Oak Ridge, Tenn. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced today the selection of Sue Cange as the manager of the Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (EM). Previously, Cange served as the acting manager of EM’s Oak Ridge Office since May 2014, and she has served as the deputy manager since March 2011.

New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet, $1.7 Billion

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:40
January 29, 2015New Better Buildings Challenge Partners Commit 70 Million Square Feet, $1.7 Billion

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, the Energy Department announced today that more than 20 new partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next ten years.

Sensus Teams with California Utility for Smart Meter Solution

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:23

Long Beach, California’s Gas & Oil Department (LBGO) has selected Sensus FlexNet network for its smart communications network, which is designed to improve the utility’s operational efficiency, customer service, and strategic planning at the municipality. The initiative includes more than 154,000 metered services, 50,000 new Sensus gas meters, and managed software services. LBGO department director…

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Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 14:22
January 29, 2015Energy Department Announces More Than $59 Million Investment in Solar

In support of the Administration’s effort to double renewable energy generation for a second time by 2020, the Energy Department announced more than $59 million in funding to support solar energy innovation today.

Nexant Combines Historical Big Data With Advanced Grid Applications for Improved Utility Planning and Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:36
...a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy, and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning ...

Research and Markets: Global Smart Grid Managed Services Market 2015-2019 with Accenture, Capgemini, GE Energy, IBM & Siemens Dominating

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 09:05
...Research and Markets: Global Smart Grid Managed Services Market 2015-2019 with Accenture, Capgemini, GE Energy, IBM & Siemens Dominating TMCNet: Research and Markets: Global Smart ...

Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

DOE RSS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 16:39
January 28, 2015Energy Department Awards Geothermal Student Scholarships

When the University of Rochester’s student team won first place in the 2013 DOE National Geothermal Student Competition, they earned two scholarship awards that were presented to the University of Rochester in 2014.

New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

DOE RSS - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 14:32
January 28, 2015New Enzyme Speeds Up Biomass-to-Sugar Conversion

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed an enzyme—called CelA—that can convert biomass such as trees, grasses, and agricultural residue to sugars up to 14 times faster and much more cheaply than competing catalysts used in biofuel production.

Silver Spring Networks Unveils its Fifth Generation Networking Platform, Gen5

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 10:05
...on what utilities, cities, and other network operators should expect from their smart communications networks. In addition to strengthening core smart grid operations, the new capabilities of the Gen5 platform help enable an emerging set of applications for real-time operations ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Enphase Energy with the 2014 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 01/28/2015 - 09:59
...the world's leading inverter technology. "In 2014, Enphase developed a ground-breaking Energy Management System, including a fifth-generation, smart-grid ready microinverter, plug-and-play storage, advanced control capabilities, and load management," said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Gautham ...
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