Energy Summit to Focus on Renewable Energy Storage

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 17:58

Washington State University (WSU) will host an energy summit on April 2 that focuses on storage technologies as it pertains to incorporating renewable energy into the electric power grid. WSU will use the occasion to dedicate Avista’s Energy Storage Project, which will be tested in a real-world setting at Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories. Washington Governor Jay…

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Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

DOE RSS - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 16:00
March 31, 2015Energy Department Issues Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities contract is for managing Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) storage facilities and licenses under NRC regulations.

Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

DOE RSS - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 14:14
March 31, 2015Report Now Available: DC Microgrids Scoping Study--Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits (March 2015)

Los Alamos National Laboratory has released a report titled DC Microgrids Scoping Study: Estimate of Technical and Economic Benefits, which presents the results of a study by several national labs and funded by the Office of Electricity Delivery & Energy Reliability. The study provides a preliminary examination of the benefits and drawbacks of potential DC microgrid applications relative to their AC counterparts, using several metrics for comparison, and offers recommendations for potential future research and deployment activities.

Advanced Distribution Management Systems Are Expected to Exceed $3.3 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 13:12
...IT systems into a single, more efficiently managed platform, ADMSs have emerged over the past few years as a major smart grid technology innovation. As such, the market for ADMSs has expanded rapidly, fueled by investment in marketing and R&D ...

New West Technologies Hires Joseph Pettiford as New HR Director to Lead Employee Recruitment and Retention Efforts as Company Growth Accelerates

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 09:12
...of trust and develop others as leaders." About Cybergy Holdings, Inc. Cybergy Holdings, Inc., is a national leader in cybersecurity, smart grid technologies, renewable energy and mission-oriented government services. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Cybergy Holdings' team of approximately 100 employees ...

Market Study on Upcoming Smart Cities in India, 2015

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 05:28
...Definition  - Institutional Framework  - City Categorization  - Funding Smart Cities 4. Benchmarking for Smart Cities 5. Identifying Smart Cities 6. Smart Energy  - Smart Grid  - Energy Storage  - Smart Metering  - Benefits of Smart Energy 7. Smart Environment - Green House Emission - Water & Waste Water Management - Renewable ...

FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

DOE RSS - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 14:16
March 30, 2015FEMP Offers Training on Federal On-Site Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

This refreshed eTraining core course provides federal energy and facility managers and contracting officers with up-to-date knowledge and best practices for developing an on-site renewable power purchase agreement (PPA) on a federal site and includes current definitions, references, and guidance to help launch or accelerate a PPA project.

BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

DOE RSS - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 13:28
March 30, 2015BETO Deputy Director Publishes Commentary on Development of Algae as Renewable Energy Source

Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) Deputy Director Dr. Valerie Sarisky-Reed’s commentary, “Algal Progress Report,” was published in the February edition of the bimonthly research journal Industrial Biotechnology. Her commentary details the promise of algae as a renewable energy source and describes how many BETO-funded research, development, and demonstration (RD&D) projects have resulted in significant technological advances to help overcome challenge of using algae for biofuel production.

Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

DOE RSS - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 17:06
March 27, 2015Statement from U.S. Energy Secretary Moniz on Mexico's Greenhouse Gas Emissions Targets

Secretary Moniz welcomes the announcement by the Government of Mexico on new greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets.

Thomas Siebel Addresses Future of the Grid at Wall Street Journal's ECO:nomics

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 11:42
...systems worldwide, including cloud computing, machine learning, and big data analytics. Siebel also addressed challenges to the future of the smart grid, including regulations that impede technology advancement for utilities. "Utilities should be encouraged to lead the way to a more ...

PG&E is Largest Solar Utility in the US

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 00:11

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) recently connected the 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid. In 2014, the California utility connected more than 45,000 new rooftop solar customers and added approximately 326 MW of installed solar power, generating enough energy to service more than 70,000 homes. This year PG&E connecting approximately four thousand new solar customers…

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Pervasip Completes Acquisition

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 10:58
...Noveda also offers real-time collaboration tools that leverage social media to educate and empower stakeholder communities and make the smart grid a reality today. Additional information is available at www.canalytix.com and www.noveda.com . About Pervasip Corp.    Pervasip ...

Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 09:46
March 26, 2015Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Alcoa to Support Manufacturing of Aluminum for Automotive Sector

As part of the Administration’s effort to support advanced vehicles that are more affordable for Americans to drive, strengthen U.S. leadership in manufacturing advanced vehicle technologies, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased fuel efficiency, the Department of Energy announced a conditional commitment for a $259 million loan to Alcoa Inc. today.

DOE Announces Webinars on Next Generation Electric Machines, Zero Energy Buildings, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:44
March 26, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Next Generation Electric Machines, Zero Energy Buildings, 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.

Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Smart Grid Testbed

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 08:42
...Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Smart Grid Testbed TMCNet: Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Smart Grid Testbed [March 26, 2015] Industrial Internet Consortium Announces Smart Grid Testbed ...

Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market to Grow due Emerging Economies: Transparency Market Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 05:12
...increasing investment in the infrastructural development of emerging economies. Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems are being deployed in smart grids to cut down on distribution losses in countries such as China. The Other factor driving the supervisory control and ...

Frost & Sullivan Acclaims Reactive Technologies' Entrepreneurial Spirit and IT-based Solution for the Electricity Sector

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:58
...2010 by Dr Heikki Huomo and Marc Borrett , both technology veterans and entrepreneurs, Reactive Technologies Limited is a leading UK smart grid company focused on delivering innovative technology solutions in zero carbon demand-side management (DSM), network efficiency, reactive power management ...

Smart Grid Workshop Eyes Future

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 03:33

A recent smart grid workshop hosted by the University of Alberta’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering attracted leading researchers and energy industry professional from across the globe to discuss soft power grid solutions, distributed generation, and the continuing evolution of power systems. The conference was designed to build and strengthen connections between industry and…

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Switchgears - Global Strategic Business Report 2015-2020: Developing Countries to Turbo Charge Future Growth in the Market

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 12:06
...for Expanding Electricity Infrastructure - Strengthen Market Prospects for Switchgears • Continued Investments in Nuclear Power Plants to Boost Market Prospects • Widespread Smart Grid Implementation Turbo Charges High and Medium-Voltage Switchgear Market • Non-Utility Electricity Generators also Lend Traction to Switchgears Market ...

ComEd Provides $10 Million in Financial Assistance to Customers in Need

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 03/25/2015 - 11:42
...with paying their electric bills. ComEd also offers assistance to non-profit organizations that are experiencing a hardship. Under the Smart Grid law, enacted in 2011, ComEd committed $50 million for five years to help eligible customers with their utility bills ...
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