DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:02
April 23, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Climate Change Impacts and Indian Country, Stimulating Energy Efficiency in Kentucky 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.

The cost of a smart grid? In Illinois, it's $3 per customer per month

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:49
ComEd has filed a proposal for a rate increase to recover initial investments in its ambitious grid modernization effort. If your utility is considering rate adjustments, it would be well worth the time to read how ComEd presents its program and communicates its benefits.

The top 3 U.S. utilities for Twitter and mobile apps. (Would you have guessed Memphis?)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:41
A new report ranks utilities according to their ability to use social media and create compelling mobile applications. It also underscores the need for utilities to get up to speed with social media if they hope to communicate effectively with their customers.

Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:30
Industry events and conferences can help you stay on top of industry trends and technologies and make important contacts. Our calendar is loaded with upcoming events, with links for further details. And be sure to jump to page 2, where you can see the conferences Smart Grid News Chief Analyst Jesse Berst will be attending.

Solyndra be damned: DOE plans massive loan program for renewables

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:24
Many industry observers may have thought the DOE loan program was quietly scuttled after Solyndra, which received a federal loan guarantee, went bankrupt. But the program is back in business with new loans expected as soon as year end. Get the details inside.

Lessons learned from North America's top smart grid

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 16:15
Chattanooga’s smart grid has been widely hailed as North America’s most robust. Ever wonder how they did it? Guest authors from Chattanooga utility EPB and Schneider Electric share the details of the initiative’s continuing success, and include helpful advice and lessons learned along the way.

Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:22
April 23, 2014Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

Today, the Department of Energy recognized the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) for boosting its use of clean energy at the first campus in America to be heated by geothermal energy, achieving a major milestone toward its goal of making all seven schools in the Oregon University System carbon-neutral by 2020.

Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 14:01
April 23, 2014Oregon Institute of Technology Recognized for Increasing its Use of Geothermal and Solar Energy

America’s First Geothermally Heated University Campus Adds 3.5 Megawatts of Clean Electricity Generation

Con Edison Installs Solar Array On Roof Of Headquarters

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:58
New York City-based utility Con Edison has installed a 200-panel, 40 kW solar array atop the roof of its office tower in Manhattan. According to [...]

How Is The Geothermal Market Looking These Days?

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:49
There are nearly 700 geothermal projects currently under development in 76 countries, according to a new report by the Geothermal Energy Association (GEA). The "2014 [...]

Aria Systems Appoints SaaS Veteran Adeeb Shanaa as Vice President of Products to Drive Continued Leadership and Innovation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:06
...analytics, and prior to that served as senior vice president of products and head of operations at C3 Energy, a smart grid analytics SaaS solutions provider. Earlier in his career, Shanaa was co-founder and CEO of Voxify, the cloud-based ...

Tantalus Announces Peter Londa as President and CEO

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 11:41
...23, 2014] Tantalus Announces Peter Londa as President and CEO RALEIGH, N.C. --(Business Wire)-- Tantalus , a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Peter Londa as President, Chief Executive Officer, and Board ...

White House Spotlights Solar Innovation as Summit Registration Continues

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:38
April 23, 2014White House Spotlights Solar Innovation as Summit Registration Continues

In case you missed it, last Thursday’s White House Solar Champions of Change and Solar Summit shed a spotlight on all the amazing work that solar innovators around country are doing to speed deployment and make it faster, cheaper and easier to go solar! The progress made over the last three years toward the SunShot goals is something we are all excited about and in just four weeks, we look forward to welcoming the entire solar community to the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit 2014. 

Alstom T&D India to optimise grid operations for North-East India

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 10:00
...nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over EUR20 billion and booked ...

EC Infosystems Announces Expanded Sponsorship of Retail Energy Executive ForumTM Presented by DNV GL

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:41
...energy, oil & gas, and maritime industries. Its expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grid, and sustainable energy use, as well as analysis of energy markets and regulations. DNV GL's Retail Energy Markets ...

VC Funding in Smart Grid Comes in at 101 Million in Q1 2014, Reports Mercom Capital Group

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 09:40
...VC Funding in Smart Grid Comes in at 101 Million in Q1 2014, Reports Mercom Capital Group TMCNet: VC Funding in Smart Grid Comes ...

PCTEL Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:41
...material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide ...

The future of energy storage in Europe. (Subsidies? A boom in Germany?)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:39
A European conference revealed a growing interest in energy storage for several reasons, including to help boost the adoption of solar power, and new regulations to make energy storage less difficult and expensive. And it also indicated that some observers in the region expect an energy storage boom in Germany.

Three cybersecurity resources you can put to work NOW

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:29
NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel offers several useful resources to help utilities respond to the increasing number of cyber threats they face. Among them are a cybersecurity users guide and a webinar coming up later this week. Read on to get the details.

Smart meter backlash is "mass hysteria." (And it's catching on everywhere.)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:17
Earlier, Smart Grid News described the continuing anti-smart meter backlash as the story that won’t go away. Unfortunately, the description remains accurate. Click to read about several examples of current smart meter backlash in the U.S. and Canada.
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