New tools you can use for smart grid consumer education

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:43
With surveys over the past few years showing roughly half of electricity customers are aware of the smart grid, it is apparent some new approaches are in order to help them understand its benefits. Click to learn more about a series of videos from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative that could be a very good fit with utility customer outreach efforts.

Really? Breakthrough said to be the “next big thing” in battery technology

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:33
Scientists from a Singapore technical university have come up with a battery capable of recharging to 70% capacity in two minutes, and it will last much longer than today’s lithium-ion batteries. The development could affect many industries and markets, particularly electric vehicles.

Watchdog group to UK government: cut back smart meter rollout costs -- now

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 18:26
A UK consumer group has told the government to reduce what it predicts will be spiraling costs of the country’s smart meter rollout. The organization says customers will pay those higher costs and the savings they can expect from smart meters won’t justify that expense.

Telco operators to play key role in integration of devices [Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 17:58
...and Vodafone have joined the bandwagon in the initial stage. "It can play a diverse role in industrial automation, logistics, smart grids, smart cities and health care due to the sporadic growth in mobile phones," Anne Bouverot, director general of GSMA ...

National Bioenergy Day 2014

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 15:41
October 14, 2014National Bioenergy Day 2014

Bioenergy, the use of agricultural waste and forestry byproducts to generate heat and energy, will be celebrated during the second annual National Bioenergy Day on October 22, 2014. This is an opportunity to showcase bioenergy facilities and the bioenergy supply chain around the United States. The Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) will celebrate National Bioenergy Day with an educational display about the bioenergy supply chain and the bioeconomy in the lobby of the Energy Department’s Forrestal building in downtown Washington, D.C.

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 14:16
October 14, 2014DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for support services at the Oak Ridge Transuranic Waste Processing Center (TWPC) in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The total estimated value of the contract is $100 Million - $300 Million.

Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 13:35
October 14, 2014Energy Department Awards $5 Million to Spur Local Clean Energy Development, Energy Savings

The Energy Department today announced approximately $5 million in funding to 13 states to advance innovative approaches for local clean energy development that will reduce energy bills for American families and businesses, protect the environment by reducing carbon emissions and increase our nation’s energy security.

Cisco Doubles Down to Accelerate IoT Use Cases by Expanding Application Deployment Possibilities With Expanded Fog Computing Portfolio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:43
...s IPv6 network and developers network to create the most reliable, cost effective and interoperable connected field area network for smart grid applications. This advancement -- coupled with Itron Riva's edge intelligence and Cisco's IOx fog computing -- allows for distributed ...

Smart Grid Adoption Market - Global Segment and Forecasts Up to 2019

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:28
...Smart Grid Adoption Market - Global Segment and Forecasts Up to 2019 TMCNet: Smart Grid Adoption Market - Global Segment and Forecasts Up ...

ARKADOS GROUP, INC. - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 10:16
...company focused on developing solutions that enable machine to machine communications for the Internet of Things (IoT). Our solutions support smart grid and smart home applications primarily in the areas of home and building automation and energy management. The Company's ...

Saft batteries at APTA Expo, October 13-15, Houston, Texas [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:42
...Saft's Intensium® Max is a ready-to-install containerized solution designed for today's electricity grids and for the smart grids of tomorrow. It provides a complete, fully integrated energy storage system at the megawatt scale comprising Li-ion battery ...

ZTE participates in GITEX 2014 with a focus on the Government and Enterprise markets in the Middle East and Africa

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 09:07
...including U-Safety for public safety, U-Highway for national broadband networks, U-Government for digital government, U-Power for smart grids, U-Oil & Gas for digital oil and gas, i-Rail of U-Transportation for rail transport, U-DTV, and ...

Monitor Water and Heat Flow with 10x Better Accuracy and Ultra-Low-Power Performance

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:24
...energy prices, nearly everyone is looking for ways to conserve resources and cut costs,' said Christine Hertzog, Managing Director at Smart Grid Library. 'Accurately measuring water use is a step in the right direction to intelligently manage consumption and start making ...

Kontron introduces AIRES line of rugged switches designed for the toughest, extreme environment network connectivity needs

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:24
...specifically designed and tested to operate reliably in the toughest extreme environmental conditions found in military, avionics, commercial avionics, mining, smart grid, homeland security, rail transportation and oil & gas markets. Kontron will demonstrate the capabilities of its AIRES rugged switch at ...

PrismTech Announces General Availability of Vortex, the Intelligent Data Sharing Platform for the Industrial Internet of Things

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:24
...and cloud service providers deliver high-performance IIoT system solutions for many vertical markets, including smart cities and urban environments, smart grid and energy, transportation, healthcare, IT & networks, and industrial automation. The Vortex platform includes Vortex Cafe for mobile phones and ...

Gig City lures New Zealand delegation to study virtues of high-speed Internet [Chattanooga Times Free Press, Tenn.]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 04:00
...communications specialist for Chorus and one of the organizers for this week's visit. "We learned today about EPB's Smart Grid (made possible by high-speed fiber-optic links along electric lines) and we're eager to learn about other ...

China : ZTE participatesin GITEX 2014 with a focus on the Government and Enterprise markets in the Middle East and Africa [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 20:15
...including U-Safety for public safety, U-Highway for national broadband networks, U-Government for digital government, U-Power for smart grids, U-Oil & Gas for digital oil and gas, i-Rail of U-Transportation for rail transport, U-DTV, and ...

November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

DOE RSS - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 17:57
October 13, 2014November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

On November 4, 2014, the DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting the challenges and opportunities associated with dynamic distribution system architecture.

SPP Raises Concerns About EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan

Renew Grid - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:09
As utilities, state and federal officials, renewable energy companies, and other stakeholders continue to gauge the potential impacts of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) [...]
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