Metrix Teams with Silver Spring in New Zealand

SmartMeters.com - 3 hours 29 min ago

Metrix is partnering with Silver Spring Networks to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) services for electricity generator and energy telecoms retailer Trustpower, which serves 225,000 customers across New Zealand. The deployment will leverage Silver Spring’s multi-application, standards-based IPv6 networking platform and deliver two-way communications. Andrew Vlachiotis, Silver Spring Networks vice president of Asia-Pacific sales says…

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Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technologies

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March 2, 2015Energy Department’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Unveils New Crowdsourcing Website for Building Technologies

As part of the Energy Department's efforts to improve the energy efficiency of the nation's homes and buildings, lower energy costs, and enhance U.S. competitiveness in manufacturing, the Energy Department today launched the new Buildings Crowdsourcing Community website. Administered by the Department's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the new site will help technology innovators collect, share and evaluate input from customers and other stakeholders about next-generation building technologies.

FEMP Presents Latest Training Course on Advanced Energy Savings Performance Contracting

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March 2, 2015FEMP Presents Latest Training Course on Advanced Energy Savings Performance Contracting

In this course, FEMP Technical Lead Kurmit Rockwell offers in-depth instruction on energy savings performance contracting (ESPC), including primary concepts, timelines, authorizing legislation, and stakeholder roles and responsibilities, and discusses key documents and processes related to the five phases of the ESPC development process.

New Device Itemizes Energy Use, With or Without Smart Meter

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 03:53

A new home energy management solution called Smappee is designed to help consumers reduce power consumption by providing a detailed accounting of where exactly the energy is being used. Smappee’s business development manager Richard Morgan explains, “One of the first things you need is to get visibility on where the energy used is actually going.…

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DOE Offers Relief to Importers Affected by West Coast Port Closures

DOE RSS - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 18:28
February 27, 2015DOE Offers Relief to Importers Affected by West Coast Port Closures

Closures at 29 West Coast marine ports in February 2015 due to a labor dispute have resulted in significant delays for certain goods entering the United States through those ports. DOE issued an enforcement policy not to seek civil penalties for violations of the energy and water conservation standards resulting from those delays under certain circumstances.

TI drives energy management and digital power innovation at APEC 2015

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 02/27/2015 - 17:31
...and gallium nitride (GaN) technology and debut sophisticated new tools that help speed the design of power supplies for industrial, smart grid and automotive applications. Join representatives in booth No. 1001 as TI unveils new product demonstrations; awards prizes; and uncovers ...

Silicon Valley Disposition to Host Global Online Auction of Tabula's Fabless Semiconductor Facility Located in Santa Clara, CA

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 17:35
...IT), LCD Display Manufacturing, Life Sciences, Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Surface Mount Technology (SMT), Semiconductor Fabrication & Packaging, Solar Manufacturing, Smart Grid and Energy Storage.  Silicon Valley Disposition performs global online auctions and negotiated sales to provide the highest value to ...

UAE Encouraging Electric Vehicle Adoption

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:19

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is encouraging drivers to adopt electric vehicles as part of an effort to make Dubai an environmentally friendly smart city. To that end electric vehicle charge stations are planned for the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) headquarters. The utility has also announced plans to establish 100 EV charging stations…

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College Dorms in Energy Conservation Contest

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:52

Williams College in Massachusetts is holding a week-long Do it in the Dark event in which dorms compete to reduce their energy consumption by the most. The buildings are divided into two categories—large and small—with one winner chosen from each category. According to the college, “WEC compares how much energy each dorm building uses during…

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Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

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February 26, 2015Energy Department Names Two Colorado-based Electric Cooperatives as Wind Cooperatives of the Year for 2014

The Energy Department and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) today recognized the Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association (Tri-State) and San Isabel Electric Association (San Isabel) of Colorado as the 2014 WINDExchange Wind Cooperatives of the Year.

DOE Issues Request for Information for Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Completion Cleanup Project Post Fiscal Year 2016 Acquisition Planning

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February 26, 2015DOE Issues Request for Information for Los Alamos National Laboratory Legacy Completion Cleanup Project Post Fiscal Year 2016 Acquisition Planning

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking interested parties with specialized capabilities necessary to successfully perform all or a portion of the elements of scope for a potential upcoming competitive Environmental Management (EM) procurement(s) for legacy cleanup projects at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), hereafter referred to as “Los Alamos Legacy Cleanup Completion Project – Post Fiscal Year 2016 Contract(s)” and to further determine whether or not all or a portion of the work can be set-aside for small and disadvantaged businesses.

Panasonic Developing Comprehensive, Smart Energy Solution For Cellular Towers and Wi-Fi Sites

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 10:59
...performance enhancements and operational savings, requiring virtually no capital outlay. Within certain markets, the concept also offers an opportunity for smart grid energy arbitrage. It uses predictive algorithms to show actual load compared to market demand and can send unused energy ...

Accenture Positioned as Leader in IT Services to Power Utilities in North America by Independent Analyst Firm

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:34
...evolving, and our ability to help our clients transform their businesses in response. Our ongoing investments in digital technologies, analytics, smart grid capabilities, as well as the convergence of IT and OT, enable us to deliver transformational, innovative and effective solutions ...

DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Department's Quadrennial Technology Review, SunShot Incubator Virtual Company Showcase, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 09:28
February 26, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on the Energy Department's Quadrennial Technology Review, SunShot Incubator Virtual Company Showcase, 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.

Scotland Unveils New Smart Grid Initiative

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:39

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland will benefit from an initiative intended to boost smart grid research and development that provides access to power network testing facilities. The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) and Scottish Enterprise launched the SME voucher access to provide funding to companies and stimulate the research output…

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Global Smart Grid Networking Market 2015-2019

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 20:34
...Global Smart Grid Networking Market 2015-2019 TMCNet: Global Smart Grid Networking Market 2015-2019 [February 25, 2015] Global Smart Grid Networking ...

Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 14:34
February 25, 2015Energy Department Invests $10M Through the Fuel Cell Technologies Incubator Funding Opportunity to Support Innovations in Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Fuel Technologies

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO) has selected 11 projects to receive up to $10M in funding in support of innovations in fuel cell and hydrogen fuel technologies. The intention of these selections is to identify high-impact technologies that are not already addressed in FCTO’s strategic plan or mainstream project portfolio.

Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 13:35
February 25, 2015Energy Department to Help Tribes Advance Clean Energy Projects and Increase Resiliency

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to help tribal communities nationwide enhance their energy security and build a sustainable energy future, the U.S. Department of Energy today announced the third round of Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team (START) Renewable Energy Project Development Assistance, which provides federally recognized tribal governments and other tribal entities with on-the-ground support to accelerate clean energy project deployment.

Thomas Siebel to Headline 2015 MIT Energy Conference

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:34
...prepare for the utility of the future. He will discuss the IT infrastructure investments required to meet the scaling of smart grid technologies. The MIT Energy Conference will be held Feb. 27 - 28, 2015, in the Kendall Square Marriott on the ...

NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

DOE RSS - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 11:59
February 25, 2015NREL Report Provides Documentation of the Advanced Biorefinery Landscape

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) released a report in January 2015 on the status of the non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuels industry in the United States. The report, “2013 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuels Producers,” is the first of its kind to provide publically available, open source documentation on the state of the advanced biorefinery landscape.

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