Smart grid wins: new projects in energy storage, metering and more

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:34
Smart grid wins for this week include a new energy storage project for Stem, Silver Spring Networks’ customer engagement and energy efficiency deal with Consumers Energy, metering projects for Atos and GE and more project news.

Irish utility partners with Nest to offer free thermostats to new customers

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:28
Despite the substantial amount of debate and concern in energy industry circles over Google’s purchase of Nest and what it could mean for the future of utilities, an Irish utility has taken a different tack and partnered with the company to offer the smart thermostats free to new customers when they sign up.

NERC troubled about EPA Clean Power Plan impact on grid reliability

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 21:22
The North American Electric Reliability Corporation weighed in with its take on EPA’s much-debated Clean Power Plan in a reliability assessment released this week. The bottom line: more analysis is needed to verify that the plan’s assumptions and targets can be successfully carried out in the time frame the plan proposes.

10 Questions Regarding SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standards

DOE RSS - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 17:03
November 7, 201410 Questions Regarding SAE Hydrogen Fueling Standards

In this article, DOE interviews one of the world's leading experts who spearheaded the development of the recently established Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) standards known as J2601, which establish a fast hydrogen fueling protocol enabling a driving range equivalent to internal combustion gasoline engine vehicles.

PC TEL INC - 10-Q - : Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 16:44
...applications in the following markets: public safety, military, and government applications; supervisory control and data acquisition ("SCADA"), health care, energy, smart grid and agricultural applications; indoor wireless, wireless backhaul, and cellular applications. Revenue growth for scanning receiver products, interference management products ...

Global and China Smart Grid PLC Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 15:36
...Global and China Smart Grid PLC Industry 2014 Market Trend, Size, Share, Growth and Forecast TMCNet: Global and China Smart Grid PLC Industry 2014 ...

MicroPlanet Adds to and Aligns Executive Team

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 08:57
...WASHINGTON--(Marketwired - Nov. 7, 2014) - MicroPlanet Technology Corp. ("MicroPlanet" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE:MP)(PINKSHEETS:MCTYF) a provider of smart grid and power quality technology and products, which significantly increases efficiency, quality and conservation of electricity and enables the integration ...

CIT Releases Updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 07:21
...based security, data and application encryption and key management, and mobile / device security * Energy, with particular interest in clean coal, smart grid, nuclear plant safety and support, wind technologies, biofuels, efficiency, and waste-to-energy applications * Environment, with particular interest in ...

Texas Instruments expands industrial microcontroller portfolio with integrated smart analog to enable accurate and precise measurements

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 05:40
...savings. The MSP430i204x MCUs meet the broad temperature range requirements from -40 to 105 degrees Celsius needed for industrial and smart grid applications. The new MSP430 i-series MCUs are ideal for a variety of cost-sensitive industrial segments including occupancy ...

Kitron strengthens cooperation with AIDON OY

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:32
...kitron.com AIDON OY Aidon is a growing European provider of smart energy metering devices and solutions and smart grid applications. Our customer-driven, forward-thinking way to act has made us a preferred supplier for energy companies and a valued ...

Scotland’s wind farms pumped out more power than the country needs

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:03
Scotland has had very aggressive smart grid and renewable energy programs for some time, and it seems to be paying off. In September, the country’s wind farms provided more power than was needed to keep the lights on in every Scottish home.

Schneider, Awesense tackle distribution grid losses

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:54
Transmission and distribution grid power losses do more than affect grid reliability. As utilities know, they cost money. Schneider Electric and Awesense are working together to develop solutions to remedy the problems of lost power and lost revenue. Click for details.

Are microgrids ready for prime time? Not until they’re standardized, ORNL says

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:45
Yes, microgrids are a hot topic. And some eastern states have microgrid initiatives in place as a strategy to reduce the impact of increasingly severe weather. But a researcher at a DOE national lab says microgrids need to be standardized before they can be truly compatible with main grids and each other. Read about what the lab is doing to achieve that.

Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps Up

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:35
...Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps Up TMCNet: Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps ...

FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:46
November 6, 2014FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:25
November 6, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, 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.

Vendini Joins PCI Security Standards Council to Improve Payment Data Security Worldwide, Hires Former PG&E Security Lead to Innovate Security Techniques

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:07
...largest of its kind in the United States, as well as performing strategic planning and security architecture for PG&E smart grid projects. The patented engineer holds a B.A. from Saint Mary's College of California's Integral Program and ...

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:07
November 6, 2014EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs.

In comparison to previous years, the 2015 models include a greater number of fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles in a broader variety of classes and sizes.

Atos to Manage Smart Meter Rollout in Austria

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:58

Salzburg AG has selected Atos as its lead partner to manage the transition of 470,000 electric meters to smart meters and monitor the necessary infrastructure. An international team consisting of Atos and Atos Worldgrid consultants from Italy, France, Germany, and Austria is currently working on the transition. The smart meters are scheduled to be installed…

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Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:34
November 6, 2014Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research Advanced Technologies Improve Gasification Systems, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON--Today, as part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy approach, the Department of Energy has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that also reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Awardees will receive approximately $16 million to advance the gasification process, which converts carbon-based materials like coal into syngas for use as power, chemicals, hydrogen, and transportation fuels.

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