One Million Lights Receives Inaugural Grant from the Silver Spring Foundation, Bringing Solar Education to K-12 Schools Around the World

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 39 min ago
...It will be made available to schools as a standalone program and will also be integrated into Silver Spring's smart grid education program, A Smart Energy Future¸ which has been taught in schools from coast to coast. These materials will ...

Silver Spring Networks Congratulates Customer Sacramento Municipal Utility District on Peak Load Management Alliance Awards Win

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 39 min ago
...Alliance (PLMA) Awards. "We are honored to see a flagship customer receiving top industry recognition for their efficient, two-way smart grid enabled Demand Response and Customer Engagement program," said Don Reeves, Executive Vice President of Smart Grid Services, Silver Spring ...

PCTEL Achieves $23.7 Million in First Quarter Revenue

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 39 min ago
...material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide ...

Itron to Participate in Major Japanese Smart Metering Deployment

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 9 hours 39 min ago
...technology and services company, announced today that the Mitsubishi Electric ( News - Alert ) Corporation (MELCO) will deploy Itron's industry-leading smart grid software, which manages millions of meters and grid devices globally, for a major smart metering project with Chubu Electric ...

A "perfect storm" that's good news. (Falling prices on comms and sensing)

SmartGridNews - 9 hours 58 min ago
Prices for sensors like distribution transformer monitors have been falling dramatically for some time, enough to warrant utilities taking another look at their grid monitoring plans. They may be able to afford far more than they think to shore up their systems’ performance.

Britain: So what if solar is bankrupting Germany? Bring it on!

SmartGridNews - 10 hours 4 min ago
The United Kingdom has announced its first strategy dedicated to solar and it is an ambitious one. Unfortunately, supporters of the plan seem to be ignoring the disastrous results of that approach elsewhere in Europe. And its potential for destabilizing the grid is far from the only concern.

Digi International Reports Second Fiscal Quarter 2014 Results

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 10 hours 9 min ago
...the amount of energy needed per residence and transfers unused solar power to those in need by way of the smart grid. The Etherios Wireless Design Services group will develop the hardware and software, including a wireless gateway that will connect ...

When utilities fight back: PSEG to New Jersey regulators: If you're so smart, you fix it!

SmartGridNews - 10 hours 12 min ago
The CEO of New Jersey’s Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) is exasperated with regulators and he’s not shy about saying so. Why? He’s having a hard time understanding why they have not approved the utility’s $3.9 billion grid hardening proposal, most of which would be used to strengthen facilities damaged by recent storms. Click for details.

Julian Styles of GaN Systems Elected to Board of Power Electronics Industry Collaborative in USA

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 13 hours 39 min ago
...devices overcome the limitations of traditional silicon semiconductors, offering far greater efficiency in power conversion applications such as solar, wind, smart-grid, electric and hybrid vehicles and power supply applications. GaN Systems has recently announced its products will be widely commercially ...

DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

DOE RSS - 15 hours 51 min ago
April 24, 2014DOE Issues WIPP Radiological Release Investigation Report

Today, the Department of Energy’s Office of Environmental Management (EM) released the initial accident investigation report related to the Feb. 14 radiological release at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) near Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Tantalus Announces Peter Londa as President and CEO

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 18 hours 39 min ago
...Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 24 April 2014 Release date- 23042014 - Raleigh, NC - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced its Board of Directors has appointed Peter Londa as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board member ...

Fourth BearingPoint Institute report focuses on developing robust ecosystems - both sources of innovation and disruption

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 19 hours 10 min ago
...Utilities x.0: energy companies prepare for a reboot Utilities is a capital-intensive industry also faced with dynamic upheaval. Smart grids and renewable energy sources are set to divide the industry as decentralization takes hold. The direction each firm wants ...

Markets and Markets : Middle East Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) Market worth $13.07 Billion by 2018

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 20 hours 30 min ago
...network, radars, CBRNE, secure communications, vehicle identification management, SCADA security and managed security & services and by verticals such as energy & power (smart grids, nuclear, oil and gas, solar, thermal, hydro and geothermal), transportation systems (highways/bridges, railway infrastructure, airports, seaports), sensitive ...

Survalent Technology Commissions a New Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) for InDyne Inc. at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 23 hours 30 min ago
...Florida (PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) April 24, 2014 Survalent Technology, the most trusted provider of smart grid solutions for the control room, announced today that it has commissioned a new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) for ...

Freescale Upgrades Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 00:34
...of low-power, processing-efficient embedded applications, including: wearables, gaming, IoT data concentrators and end nodes, point-of-sale systems, smart-grid infrastructure, home automation products, and factory automation systems. Comprehensive enablement Complementing the processing enhancements of the newest Kinetis K ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:02
April 23, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

The cost of a smart grid? In Illinois, it's $3 per customer per month

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:49
ComEd has filed a proposal for a rate increase to recover initial investments in its ambitious grid modernization effort. If your utility is considering rate adjustments, it would be well worth the time to read how ComEd presents its program and communicates its benefits.

The top 3 U.S. utilities for Twitter and mobile apps. (Would you have guessed Memphis?)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:41
A new report ranks utilities according to their ability to use social media and create compelling mobile applications. It also underscores the need for utilities to get up to speed with social media if they hope to communicate effectively with their customers.

Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:30
Industry events and conferences can help you stay on top of industry trends and technologies and make important contacts. Our calendar is loaded with upcoming events, with links for further details. And be sure to jump to page 2, where you can see the conferences Smart Grid News Chief Analyst Jesse Berst will be attending.

Solyndra be damned: DOE plans massive loan program for renewables

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:24
Many industry observers may have thought the DOE loan program was quietly scuttled after Solyndra, which received a federal loan guarantee, went bankrupt. But the program is back in business with new loans expected as soon as year end. Get the details inside.
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