DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, and More

DOE RSS - 2 hours 43 min ago
July 22, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on New Energy Savings Performance Contracting Resources, Better Buildings Challenge, 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.

What Texas is doing to stay "the leader in smart energy"

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 37 min ago
A revealing report from a Texas regional energy efficiency advocacy group outlines the state’s achievements, its shortcomings and how far it has to go to fully mine the value available from smart meters. And it offers very useful ideas utilities in every state can learn from.

Smart grid advice from SMUD (Home gateways? Really?)

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 44 min ago
Several utilities have walked away from home gateways, turned off by the expense and what they saw as minimal advantages. But according to the head of smart grid project management for the Sacramento Municipal Utility District, they do have benefits – for both utilities and their customers.

Four ways utilities can fight back against Google

SmartGridNews - 3 hours 55 min ago
There has been plenty of compelling evidence of Google’s intent to take over the electric grid. So Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck’s four recommendations on how utilities can transform themselves and successfully meet that challenge are very timely.

SBIR/STTR Phase I Technical Topics for FY15 Announced – Webinar July 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

DOE RSS - 7 hours 51 min ago
July 22, 2014SBIR/STTR Phase I Technical Topics for FY15 Announced – Webinar July 22 at 1:00 p.m. EDT

The Fiscal Year 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 technical topics include non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.

Lighthouse Solar Blasts Colorado PUC

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:19

Lighthouse Solar announced plans to cease operating as a solar installer in Colorado but will continue to conduct business in Texas and New York. The company claims that market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) have made operating in Colorado too difficult Lighthouse Solar president and chief executive officer…

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Petra Solar, Caspian Renewable Energy Complete Bahrain Solar Plant

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 16:16

Petra Solar and Caspian Renewable Energy have announced completion of a 5MW solar plant installation in Bahrain. It is expected that the facility, owned by Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), will produce more than 8,000MW of clean energy. BAPCO chief executive officer Adel Almoayyed says, “Being the first of its kind in the Middle East, the…

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IFC Invests $100 Million in MENA Renewables

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:48

IFC has committed to invest up to $100 million in ACWA Power to help the company increase the amount of power it generates from renewable sources to help meet growing energy demand throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and the southern cone of Africa. Paddy Padmanathan, ACWA Power president and chief executive officer,…

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Schneider Electric, Green Energy Team on Microgrid Solutions

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 15:45

Schneider Electric has partnered with Green Energy Corp to provide standardized microgrid solutions for both public and private energy clients. The partnership combines Schneider Electric’s experience in distributed energy resources with Green Energy Corp’s open source Linux tools. James Potach, Schneider Electric senior vice president of energy and sustainability service, explains, “A key element of…

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Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor Market: Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 14:01
...in coming future. Over the coming years, the replacement of aging power infrastructure in developed regions and increased demand for smart grids would further boost the demand of IGBT and represents a significant opportunity. A major challenge to growth of IGBT ...

Report: U.S. Still Lags Way Behind Other Nations On Energy Efficiency

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:56
The U.S. is lagging behind most of the world's other major economies regarding energy efficiency, ranking 13th out of 16, according to the latest report [...]

Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:19
Renewables provided 55.7% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of this year (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed), [...]

Black & Veatch Selects Bob Welch To Help Expand Smart Grid Services

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:19
Bob Welch has joined Black & Veatch as vice president of the operational technologies and analytics practice for the company's management consulting business. Welch will [...]

Tantalus Names Dermot O'Leary Chief Operating Officer

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:53
Tantalus, a smart grid communications and applications company, has announced that it has appointed Dermot O'Leary chief operating officer (COO). At Tantalus, Dermot will be [...]

Defense Strives to Find Breakthrough Technical Advantages [Signal]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:30
...directorate's power and software competencies to create ways to gather, use and display power-related information to produce truly smart grids that improve usage. The techniques are applied to base-scale problems and to soldiers by using small computers to ...

JCP&L Boosts Grid Reliability With $15 Million Substation Expansion

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown, N.J., to enhance customer service reliability and help [...]

Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

DOE RSS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:21
July 21, 2014Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth.

Eguana's "Bi-Direx" Selected to Power Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:44
...Technologies (TSX VENTURE: EGT) ("Eguana" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of high performance power conversion and control systems for "smart-grid" and "micro-grid" energy storage systems, today announced that one of the leading U.S. developers of next generation ...

Eguana's "Bi-Direx" Selected to Power Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:43
...Technologies (TSX VENTURE:EGT) ("Eguana" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of high performance power conversion and control systems for "smart-grid" and "micro-grid" energy storage systems, today announced that one of the leading U.S. developers of next generation ...

Elster EnergyICT Named Top BEMS Vendor

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:46

Navigant Research has named end-to-end solutions provider Elster EnergyICT as one of the top three global vendors of building energy management systems (BEMS). EnergyICT specializes in energy management and in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). According to Elster EnergyICT, its flagship product Enacto enables multi-site organizations “to build up their energy management strategy from basic energy visibility. It…

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