Davey Comments on Scottish Energy Report

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 47 min ago
The UK Government has published the “Scotland Analysis: Energy” report, which examines the potential impact of Scottish independence on Great Britain’s energy industry. The paper argues that the current single market has driven the Scottish energy industry’s success, has helped to keep Scottish energy bills down, and is the most effective way of managing energy liabilities. The paper concludes that the current integrated GB energy system could not continue as it is now if Scotland became a separate independent state.

E.ON Sets Information Sessions for Isles Wind Farm

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 47 min ago
E.ON has invited local community members to attend one or both of two planned final public information sessions for the Isles Wind Farm. Based on comments from previous public hearings, E.ON has made amendments to its original plans that featured up to 45 turbines. The final proposal now calls for a 24 turbine wind farm, located about 1.5 km to the east of Newton Aycliffe in County Durham. The facility would have a capacity up to 48 MW and could generate enough electricity for approximately 27,000 homes.

Ofgem Announces New Reform

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 48 min ago
The Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has announced a project to reform the industry’s settlement arrangements, which give suppliers incentives to buy energy to meet the power their customers consume every half hour throughout the day. Up to now, that half hour amount is estimated by taking meter readings to determine the consumer’s total energy consumption then breaking up between half-hour periods. But since smart meters can record actual consumption each half hour, there is no longer a need to estimate it.

E.ON Testing Home Energy Management in Trial

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 48 min ago
E.ON, which has extended its European partnership with GreenWave Reality for smart home solutions, also continues to test smart home technologies via the Thinking Energy trial that involves 75 family homes in Milton Keynes. The initiative is designed to develop and test ways to manage energy use in the home resulting in improved convenience and cost savings.

Enel Signs MoU with China’s State Grid

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 50 min ago
The Enel Group has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the State Grid Corporation of China to collaborate on smart grid technologies and share experiences in the implementation of renewable energy generation. State Grid is the world’s largest and China’s dominant distribution and transmission utility.

Silver Springs Partners with Smarter Grid Solutions

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 50 min ago
A new collaboration will integrate Silver Spring Networks’ IPv6 smart grid networking platform with Smarter Grid Solutions autonomous grid management technology. This solution enables electrical grid operators to better manage renewable energy sources and grid devices by improving the overall reliability and efficiency of the grid.

Sensus Acquires Smart Grid Analytics Company

SmartMeters.com - 10 hours 51 min ago
Sensus has acquired Verdeeco, an Atlanta-based smart grid analytics company that provides big data solutions for power, water, and gas utilities. Verdeeco will remain a separate brand but will operate as a part of Sensus.

Will Utilities Control Behind-the-Meter Solar Batteries? [Breaking Energy]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:43
...a partner in the Energy Innovation Hub at Philadelphia's Navy Yard redevelopment project, where it and a number of smart grid companies are working on distributed energy and net-zero energy concepts. Whichever angle Sunverge's customers end up pursuing ...

Utility CIOs: How you stack up against other industries

SmartGridNews - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:22
PricewaterhouseCoopers has released the results of a worldwide survey conducted with CIOs from several different industries. It’s interesting because it reveals how utility CIOs see themselves and how their thinking compares with counterparts in other industries. And you can learn how to raise your Digital IQ.

Smart grid wins: a first for Tollgrade, a multi-million dollar deal for Pulse Energy

SmartGridNews - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:11
It’s been a huge week for several smart grid companies. Read about an array of projects and developments, including a first in the sensor market, a merger, a multi-million dollar contract and other news from several smart grid sectors.

Why California's new building code is good for Google (but dangerous for utilities)

SmartGridNews - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 16:51
It appears that California’s new building energy efficiency standards will have primarily good implications for utilities. They are expected to eventually have a better way to reap the benefits of automated demand response, for example. But there are dangers, too. Click to get the details.

BPA and Oregon BEST Launch New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

DOE RSS - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 14:54
April 18, 2014BPA and Oregon BEST Launch New Prize Program for Energy Innovation

The Bonneville Power Administration has partnered with Oregon BEST in a new academic prize program that engages teams of the region's most promising university students in collaborative, real-world, applied study projects that support the development of innovative solutions to the challenges faced by the Northwest's electric grid.

ThingWorx Powers Largest Japan Mobile Service Provider NTT DOCOMO M2M Cloud Solution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 07:13
...Machine-to-Machine (M2M) remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging Internet of Things applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation. For more information, please visit our website at www.thingworx.com and our blog at www ...

India Photovoltaic Generator Market Trends & 2014 Analysis in New Study Available at MarketReportsOnline.com

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 04:18
...Challenges Trends Applications of Solar PV Government Participation Competitive Landscape Strategic Recommendation Appendix Related Reports on Energy and Power Market: China Smart Grid Market Outlook 2018: China's smart grid strategic agenda helps it to encourage the use of renewable energy ...

TIA 2014 Playbook Presents Annual Guide to Driving Innovation and Investment

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 23:23
...Access & Trade * Research & Development * Tax Reform * Standards & Intellectual Property Rights 3. Enable Forward-Looking Technologies through: * Global Cybersecurity * Green ICT & Smart Grid * Accessibility * Public Safety Communications * Health IT * Device Approval * Intelligent Transportation Systems Click here for TIA's 2014 Innovation Agenda ...

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret) Sworn In as NNSA Administrator

DOE RSS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 19:03
April 17, 2014Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret) Sworn In as NNSA Administrator

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz swore in Frank G. Klotz as the Department of Energy’s Undersecretary for Nuclear Security and NNSA Administrator.

April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy Project Development Process

DOE RSS - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 18:17
April 17, 2014April 23 Webinar to Examine First Two Steps of Tribal Energy Project Development Process

Attend this webinar for an in-depth look at the first two steps of the energy project development framework developed by the DOE Office of Indian Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to help guide Tribes on the path toward successful tribal renewable energy project development.

How to improve resiliency: Adopt the Incident Command System

SmartGridNews - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:25
The federal government’s Incident Command System is an incident management approach for all hazards, including severe weather and terrorist attacks. While most utilities consider it important, only about 50% use it for each incident. Learning how to use the system now could prove well worth the effort in the future, even if there are challenges and it isn’t tailor-made for utilities.

Want to know where we are headed? Study National Grid's pilot

SmartGridNews - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:17
National Grid’s smart grid pilot project in Worcester, Massachusetts has been a constantly evolving series of lessons to be learned and a microcosm of the current state-of-the-art. The next phase of the project will be no less so. It’s not just about technology; it’s also focused heavily on consumer engagement and education, time-based pricing and other areas.

Is this what it will take to finally grow the smart water meter market?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:08
The smart water meter market is growing, but more slowly than expected. A new report from Statplan Energy says the market would grow more quickly with a shift in priorities: concentrate less on the residential sector and more on commercial smart water meters. Click to learn more about the benefits that approach could bring.
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