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SCE Signs Up For More Than 1.5 GW Of Solar, Geothermal

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:38
Southern California Edison (SCE) has signed contracts with solar and geothermal energy producers for more than 1.5 GW of capacity. Agreements include the purchase of [...]

Sensus: 'External Factors' To Blame For Recent Smart Meter Failures

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:00
As SaskPower and Portland General Electric (PGE) both work to replace Sensus smart meters due to fire concerns, the North Carolina-based meter manufacturer says it [...]

EIA: U.S. Hydropower Generation Now Routinely Exceeded By Wind, Solar And Other Renewables

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:07
According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), April marked the eighth consecutive month that the nation's total monthly non-hydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. [...]

GRID20/20 And Dominion Voltage Team Up On Grid Optimization

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 11:05
GRID20/20 Inc., a distribution transformer monitoring provider, and Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization solutions provider, says they have teamed up to bring grid [...]

Baltimore Gas And Electric Says Customers Cashed In On Demand Response Event

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 00:00
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) says its customers have seen first-hand the benefits of smart meters with the overwhelming success of the first Energy [...]

SaskPower Ordered To Remove All 105,000 Sensus Smart Meters

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 00:00
The Saskatchewan government has ordered SaskPower to remove all of the Sensus smart meters it has installed across the Canadian province. The announcement comes after [...]

EPRI, Utilities, Automakers Partner On Smart Grid Integration With EVs

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:52
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), eight automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric [...]

Schneider Electric Unveils Intelligent Loop Automation Solution

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:52
Schneider Electric has launched its Intelligent Loop Automation solution. The company says the solution is composed of a certified set of architectures and configurations to [...]

ABB Commissions Replacement HVDC Link In Texas

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:02
ABB has commissioned a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link for American Electric Power that replaces the 30-year-old Oklaunion HVDC back-to-back converter station in Texas. The company [...]

Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 00:00
Story Update: Shortly after this article was posted, the Saskatchewan government announced it was ordering SaskPower to remove all of the Sensus smart meters the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 00:00
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 [...]

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, [...]