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New York Provides Funds For Seven Smart Grid Projects

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., recently announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop smart grid technologies that add resiliency [...]

Elster Introduces New Version Of REXUniversal Meter

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
Elster Solutions has released a new version of its REXUniversal meter that incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology. According to the company, the version further enhances [...]

Austin Energy, ecobee Continue Smart Thermostat Partnership

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:19
For the second year in a row, Texas-based utility Austin Energy is taking steps to help conserve energy while summer demands are high through its [...]

Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:23
Many U.S. electric utilities are deploying lower-carbon fuel sources, with state policies a key driver in that performance. So says a new report co-produced by [...]

Illinois Smart Grid Education Fund Announces New Grants

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 13:22
The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) has announced its second cohort of grantees and a new funding opportunity for community partners to help [...]

Ontario Grid Operator Announces Energy Storage Projects

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 11:35
Ontario's grid operator, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has announced new energy storage projects meant to help increase grid reliability and efficiency, as well [...]

Smart Grid VC Funding Comes In At $81 Million During The Second Quarter

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:40
Venture capital (VC) funding into smart grid companies came in at $81 million in 13 deals during the second quarter of this year (Q2'14), according [...]

Landis+Gyr Updates Command Center Software For Gridstream System

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 14:19
Landis+Gyr has released version 6.2 of its Command Center operating software for the Gridstream advanced metering and grid management system. The company says the latest [...]

Waterfall, Schneider Electric Join Forces On Cybersecurity

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00
Waterfall Security Solutions and Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, have entered a partnership to bring what they call "stronger than firewall" cybersecurity technologies [...]

SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires

Wed, 07/23/2014 - 00:00
Canadian utility SaskPower has halted its smart meter rollout as it investigates recent fires associated with the meters. As part of a smart grid project, [...]

Report: U.S. Still Lags Way Behind Other Nations On Energy Efficiency

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:56
The U.S. is lagging behind most of the world's other major economies regarding energy efficiency, ranking 13th out of 16, according to the latest report [...]

Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:19
Renewables provided 55.7% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of this year (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed), [...]

Black & Veatch Selects Bob Welch To Help Expand Smart Grid Services

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:19
Bob Welch has joined Black & Veatch as vice president of the operational technologies and analytics practice for the company's management consulting business. Welch will [...]

JCP&L Boosts Grid Reliability With $15 Million Substation Expansion

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown, N.J., to enhance customer service reliability and help [...]

Tantalus Names Dermot O'Leary Chief Operating Officer

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
Tantalus, a smart grid communications and applications company, has announced that it has appointed Dermot O'Leary chief operating officer (COO). At Tantalus, Dermot will be [...]

AMSC, ComEd Partner On Homeland Security Project To Harden Chicago's Grid

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:56
Energy solutions provider AMSC and Illinois-based utility ComEd have partnered to develop a deployment plan for AMSC's high-temperature superconductor technology to build a superconducting cable [...]

ABB Wins $35 Million HVDC Upgrade Order In Canada

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:38
ABB has won an order worth about $35 million from utility Hydro-Quebec to upgrade the 350 MW Madawaska high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link that connects [...]

Consumers Energy Taps Duke For 105 MW Wind Project

Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00
Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy has awarded Duke Energy Renewable Services a long-term service contract for its 105 MW Cross Winds Energy Project, which is under [...]

Landis+Gyr Inks Smart Meter Deal With RWE In Poland

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:13
Landis+Gyr has announced it will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings located in [...]

BNEF: Global Clean Energy Investment Surges In Q2

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:03
Global clean energy investment jumped to $63.6 billion in the second quarter of this year (Q2'14), up 33% compared to Q1'14 and 9% compared to [...]