Smart grid market research: China’s renewables growth surge and more

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 9 min ago
Smart grid market forecasts are always interesting because they change so regularly. This week we share research on a variety of markets to let you know what the forecasters are expecting over the next few years. Read the story for a quick look at the EV charging stations market, smart city technology, home automation and China’s explosive renewables growth.

Deathmatch 2014:The battle to control the Internet of Things (including the smart grid)

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 19 min ago
What happens when a new technology hits an inflection point? Frequently the answer is a long, drawn out battle over standards. This time the fight is over the Internet of Things. Click to learn about six emerging standards that could be contenders.

Regulator / utility collaboration – the 3 states that do it best (and other tips for better relationships)

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 30 min ago
It’s crucial, particularly in these challenging times, for utilities to be able to sit down and work with regulators. Nick Wagner, a member of the Iowa Utilities Board with a long list of additional credentials, shares his thoughts on why communicating with regulators early and often is so important… and how to go about it.

DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, and More

DOE RSS - 12 hours 6 min ago
July 31, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Geothermal FORGE Initiative, National Energy Literacy Virtual Town Hall, 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.

AutoServe1 Raises Growth Capital from Monnsoon

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 12 hours 18 min ago
...Alan McMillan, Managing Director of Monnsoon. About Monnsoon Monnsoon invests in early stage companies developing software in Big Data, IoT, Smart Grid or unique Business to Business focused solutions. It adds additional value to its portfolio of companies with centralized management ...

Alstom to deliver next-generation telecommunication solution for Brazilian grid network [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - 12 hours 33 min ago
...President of Alstom Grid, "Alstom's delivery of the next-generation OTN telecommunication technology underscores our commitment to providing valuable Smart Grid solutions in Brazil and around the world." (c) 2014 GlobalData Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). [ Back To ...

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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