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New York Invests in Energy Efficiency Projects

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have collaborated on three recently completed energy efficiency projects valued at approximately $6.5 million. The projects, located at Empire State Plaza and the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany, are expected to save more than $20…

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AMSC Introduces New Low Wind Turbine Design

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

AMSC has introduces a new wind turbine designed for low wind speed regions. The 2 megawatt (MW) turbine has a rotor diameter of 113 meters and a swept area of 10,039 square meters (108,059 square feet) – or more than two and a half acres. Low wind speed turbines are expected expand the renewable wind…

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PWRstation Touts Pre-Assembled Solar Systems

Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

PWRStation has announced plans to “to ramp up operations and distribution alliances” in the United States and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To that end the Miami-based company is completing a second round of financing. Intended to take advantage of the often high cost of custom solar installation, PWRStation offers pre-assembled plug and…

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Trilliant Launches New Smart Device Partner Program

Tue, 08/05/2014 - 18:12

In advance of Asian Utility Week, Trilliant has launched its open smart device interface (OSDI) partner program that is designed to provide leading device manufacturers with an efficient low-cost way to adopt the company’s smart grid communications solutions. EDMI is the inaugural member of Trilliant’s OSDI Partner program. Trilliant states that the advantages of the…

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Astonfield Awarded Mauritius Solar Project

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 14:10

The Government of Mauritius has awarded Astonfield Renewables two solar projects for 4MW under the country’s 10MW solar photovoltaic (PV) program. Astonfield has committed a total investment of more than $8 million to develop the projects. The first 2MW project will be located in La Gaulette and the second project will be located in Union…

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Sensus Identifies External Factors in Smart Meter Incidents

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 13:52

Sensus is conducting utility site inspections and in-depth lab testing to determine the cause of recent smart meter incidents. The incidents affected a small number of iConA Generation 3 2S remote disconnect meters. According to initial findings, “Data from seven recent issues in an installed base of 175,000 meters points to contributing, long-standing industry issues:…

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NYPA Names Driscoll New VP and Legal Counsel

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:04

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) Trustees have elected Justin E. Driscoll as the agency’s executive vice president and chief legal officer. Prior to joining the Power Authority Driscoll was a partner in Brown &Weinraub PLLC in New York City. During his career he has acted as a trial attorney in both state and federal…

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Causum to Merge with Power Analytics

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:03

Causam Energy will acquire Power Analytics and utilize the company’s Paladin platform to help develop advanced communications and analytics solutions for the power grid. Causam chief executive officer Joe Forbes, Jr. says, “Power Analytics’ products and people are the best in the business. Having a proven suite of high value products with a significant portfolio…

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New Online Service Calculates UK Residents Renewable Incentive Payments

Fri, 08/01/2014 - 18:03

A new calculation tool can help UK consumers estimate how much money they will save by installing a renewable heating system. By analyzing some information about the user’s residence, the renewable heat incentive (RHI) calculator shows potential savings based on what type of system they select. Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Climate Change, Amber Rudd notes,…

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Thinking Outside the Green Box

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

While renewable energy and smart devices are helping use our resources more effectively and efficiently, human ingenuity is coming up with innovative ways to make out environment greener. For example an Istanbul, Turkey-based company named Pugedon has introduced smart recycling boxes that will dispense fresh dog food in exchange for recycling plastic bottles. The idea…

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ABB and Volvo Partner on Electric, Hybrid Bus Systems

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 19:29

ABB is teaming with Volvo Buses to develop and commercialize electric and hybrid buses with open standards-based direct current (DC) fast charging systems. The goal is a standardized quick charging system for electric and electric hybrid buses. This approach is based on internationally accepted standards that facilitate maximum re-use of existing e-mobility technologies. Volvo’s new…

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Cyan, Ecolibrium Team on Smart Meter Solution

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Continuing its push in India, Cyan has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) Ecolibrium Energy to develop, market, and deploy integrated smart metering solutions in the country. Acting as a consortium, the companies will integrate Cyan’s sub GHz wireless communication platform that delivers last mile connectivity with Ecolibrium’s GridSense smart grid platform. The full solution…

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British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

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British Gas to Deploy Elster Smart Gas Meters

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

British Gas Business (BGB) has selected Elster’s advanced gas metering soultion. The agreement calls for Elster to provide over the next three years up to 100,000 of its next generation range of themis diaphragm gas meters, with flexible embedded GPRS communications and Zone 0 ATEX accreditation. In addition, Elster will also supply its RABO range…

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Pittsburgh Selects Sensus Smart Water Solution

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected Sensus to provide the utility with the FlexNet communication network  meter data management software, and a customer portal—a smart water network solution combined with data analytics technologies. According to Sensus, the FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications…

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Pittsburgh Selects Sensus Smart Water Solution

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) has selected Sensus to provide the utility with the FlexNet communication network  meter data management software, and a customer portal—a smart water network solution combined with data analytics technologies. According to Sensus, the FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves as a dedicated and secure two-way communications…

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Enel Green Power Announces Uruguay Wind Farm

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of its first wind farm in Uruguay. The Melowind facility is located in the Cerro Largo area, about 320 kilometres (198 miles) from the country’s capital and largest city, Montevideo. The new wind farm will cost a reported $98 million. The wind farm is part of Uruguay’s National…

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Enel Green Power Announces Uruguay Wind Farm

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 18:37

Enel Green Power (EGP) has begun construction of its first wind farm in Uruguay. The Melowind facility is located in the Cerro Largo area, about 320 kilometres (198 miles) from the country’s capital and largest city, Montevideo. The new wind farm will cost a reported $98 million. The wind farm is part of Uruguay’s National…

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AMI Market Expected to Keep Growing

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:02

A new study from MicroMarket Monitor estimates that the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) market will grow to $28.45 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate of 12.40 percent from the $15.89 billion market value in 2013 for the given period. North America’s AMI market in is growing rapidly thanks to government initiatives such as…

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Schneider Electric Opens Smart Cities Center of Excellence

Sat, 07/26/2014 - 22:21

Schneider Electric has announced plans for a Center of Excellence in Barcelona, Spain, that will focus on smart solutions for cities. Schneider Electric’s Center of Excellence will offer smart solutions to cities that will have positive economic and social impact; help with the implementation of smart solutions and the development of new business models; and…

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