Communications Commission's Enforcement Bureau Issues Memorandum Opinion and Order Regarding Maritime Communications/Land Mobile, LLC

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 02:16
...are public safety-related communications, such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communications by oil and gas companies or smart grid deployment by electric utilities, to comply with federal or state requirements. They add that they, like SCRRA, entered into ...

Germany : EBV Elektronik and IP500 Alliance announce partnership [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 21:35
...at an affordable price. The IP500 standard is positioned to further drive applications in price-sensitive IoT segments such as smart grid, lighting or smart metering, as well as wearables with higher integration Supply chain and technical support for all IP500 ...

Surprise! Federal agencies ARE doing a lot to push energy efficiency, says ACEEE

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 18:03
The federal government and Congress generally get low marks for doing much about energy efficiency policy. However, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy says if we look instead at the federal agencies there’s plenty of action on efficiency policies that could save Americans a substantial amount of money.

This week’s smart grid wins... new projects, new partnerships

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:50
This week’s smart grid wins roundup includes news from all over the map, from Germany and France to Hawaii and Ontario. Read the story to learn about a variety of new projects from Siemens, Itron, Stem, Schneider Electric and others.

The utility customer challenge: They like you but they are not loyal. Are you measuring the wrong things?

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 17:38
Utilities are providing good customer service, most consumer say. But that doesn’t mean they would stick with their current electricity provider if given the choice. Click to read about the latest consumer survey from DEFG EcoAlign. It explains why measuring long-term loyalty could be more valuable than measuring customer satisfaction.

PIKE CORP - 10-K - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 16:04
...include: construction of new substations, existing substation upgrades, relay testing, transformer maintenance and hauling, foundations, commissioning, emergency outage response and Smart Grid component installation. We also specialize in relay metering and control solutions. Utility-Grade Solar Distribution and We provide complete ...

Energy Department Awards $8 Million To Microgrid Projects

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:15
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced more than $8 million for microgrid projects. The department says the investment, which includes seven awardees, will [...]

ABB To Help Integrate Wind Power Into Alaskan Island Microgrid

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:15
ABB has announced it will install its PowerStore solution, a commercial flywheel technology, to integrate with a battery system on Kodiak Island, Alaska, and enable [...]

Stem Providing Distributed Storage For Hawaiian Electric Co.

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 14:15
Stem Inc. has announced it will deploy 1 MW of behind-the-meter energy storage in a demonstration project with Hawaiian Electric Co. to support grid response [...]

SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33
September 12, 2014SNL Issues Notice of Intent to Release a Request for Quotation for a Hydrogen Station Test Device

In support of DOE's Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Research and Station Technology (H2FIRST) project launched in April 2014, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has posted a notice of intent to issue a Request for Quotation for hydrogen station equipment performance testing device fabrication.

Price fixing crackdown fails to faze [China Daily: Europe Weekly]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 10:23
...continue to make available the right technology to support China. Provided to China Daily "This plan is about energy efficiency, smart grids, and renewables, and we are ideally positioned to help with the industrial upgrade, as our robot and automation capabilities ...

Siemens starts new energy transition research project in Germany [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:19
...island networks, and they will also assess the use and operation of microgrids as so-called topological power plants. The smart grid infrastructure already installed in Wildpoldsried will be used in the project as will the results and experiences acquired in ...

Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 07:09
September 12, 2014Draft Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE's Energy Sector Cybersecurity Framework Implementation Guidance. The document is available for a 30 day comment period.

Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:30
September 12, 2014Draft Voluntary Code of Conduct Available for Public Comment

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Notice of Public Comment in the Federal Register, inviting the public to comment on DOE’s draft Voluntary Code of Conduct which addresses data privacy surrounding smart grid technologies. Comments must be received on or before October 14, 2014.

Markets and Markets : Gallium Nitride (GaN) Semiconductor Devices (Discrete & IC) and Substrate Wafer Market worth $15607.85 Million By 2022

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 06:23
...computing systems, and so on, also inclusive of several new power applications (clean-tech) such as High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC), Smart Grid Power Systems, Wind Turbines, Wind Power Systems, Solar Power Systems, Electric & Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Another application sector is ...

NRSC Announces New DRB Subcommittee Co-Chairs

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 05:17
...specifications for what would eventually become the HD Radio digital radio system. Wang is the founder of e-Radio, a smart grid communications solutions company. His career spans the Canadian military where he was an aerospace engineering officer, the private sector ...

EnerNOC Partners With Energy Tech Incubator Greentown Labs

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 00:00
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), has announced it is partnering with Greentown Labs, an organization that supports early-stage energy technology companies [...]

Price fixing crackdown fails to faze [China Daily: Europe Weekly]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 21:12
...China's 12th Five-Year Plan (2011-15) offers new opportunities for his company. "This plan is about energy efficiency, smart grids, and renewables, and we are ideally positioned to help with the industrial upgrade, as our robot and automation capabilities ...

A very different kind of wave energy device (it operates well below the waves)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:14
Many industry observers see wave energy as a remote possibility, one of those “out there” technologies, if they consider it at all. However, several companies have quietly gone about their business building and testing a variety of devices to convert marine energy into electric power. Pete Danko of Breaking Energy shares one of the latest developments.

Desperate German utilities will try to become solar leasing companies

SmartGridNews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 20:08
Germany’s largest utilities did not participate in the country’s solar boom and are losing market share and profits because of it. Click to read about how they plan to get back in the game and what some of their options could be.
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