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Energy Summit to Focus on Renewable Energy Storage

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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PG&E is Largest Solar Utility in the US

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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Smart Grid Workshop Eyes Future

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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Austin, Texas, to Host Smart Energy Summit

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 19:08

Organizers of the Energy Thought Summit taking place this week in Austin, Texas, says the conference will focus on how smart grids are utilizing the latest monitoring and analytics technology to adapt to changing electricity demands. At least 750 attendees are expected to attend the event on March 25-26 event, which will feature 175 energy…

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Another Potential Benefit of Electric Vehicles

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 18:17

Researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) and China’s Hunan University have found that electric vehicles (EV) emit significantly less heat than autos with combustion engines and believe that adopting EVs could help cool major urban areas such as Beijing that suffer from the urban heat island effect, which can raise temperatures within cities as much…

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DOE Report Bullish on Wind Power

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:13

A new report from the United States Department of Energy (DOE) concludes that between technological advancements driving projected cost reductions and continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states. The report also stressed the importance of wind in the US’s energy portfolio and outlines…

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IBM, Semtech Introduce New IoT Technology

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 05:50

IBM Research and Semtech have introduced a new technology based on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) that are touted as having advantages over cellular networks and Wi-Fi for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. In past years the Internet of things’ (IoT) potential for business has been challenged by technical obstacles such as limited battery life, short communication…

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“Father of the Smart Grid” Honored

Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:23

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS) will honor University of Minnesota professor Massoud Amin, considered by many to be the father of the smart grid, as its Thought Leader of the Year during ETS15. The award recognizes an individual whose vision inspires the global energy ecosystem. Amin notes, “I have had the privilege of presenting at…

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Intel Unveils New Smart Grid Solution

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:35

Intel Security and Wind River have introduced a new technology platform that has the potential to secure both legacy and new capabilities within the electric power grid. The solution, called the Intel Security Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), was developed in collaboration with the Department of Energy-funded Discovery across Texas smart grid project and deployed at…

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Silver Spring Chosen for Smart City Program in Bristol

Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:15

The Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol have selected Silver Spring Networks’ standards-based IPv6 wireless network for the Bristol is Open smart city program. The solution will connect various smart sensors across the city to create a “living innovation lab.” Silver Spring Network reports, “Qualified start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions will be…

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Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab Opens in Canada

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 05:36

Ryerson University and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab), Canada’s first university-based smart grid laboratory. The facility, which will be available to partners and collaborators, is designed to test new products and operational strategies, validate grid transformation solutions, conduct research, and train employees. Ontario’s Minister of…

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SunEdison Buys Energy Storage Company as Renewables Strategy

Mon, 03/09/2015 - 02:24

Missouri-based solar panel maker SunEdison has purchased Solar Grid Storage, enabling the company to offer battery storage systems with solar and wind projects. The sales price was not disclosed. SunEdison general manager Tim Derrick says the this acquisition gives his company the capability “to pair energy storage with solar and wind projects, thereby creating more…

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DTE Partners on New Mobile Energy Efficiency Platform

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 18:13

Detroit Edison (DTE) is partnering with Vectorform to provide an energy-efficiency mobile platform that enables customers to significantly improve home energy consumption and increase energy savings. The joint venture, called Powerley, is designed to allow utility companies to present real-time energy consumption information to their customers. According to DTE, the digital application platform allows consumers…

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Co-Op Leverages Sensus Smart Meter Solution

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 17:23

Wake Electric Membership Corporation is leveraging the Sensus FlexNet communication network to improve billing accuracy, system management, and customer service. The co-op has announced that it will take full advantage of its investment in the communication network through data analytics applications. According to Sensus, the The FlexNet system “is a long-range radio network that serves…

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Metrix Teams with Silver Spring in New Zealand

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 17:27

Metrix is partnering with Silver Spring Networks to deliver advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) services for electricity generator and energy telecoms retailer Trustpower, which serves 225,000 customers across New Zealand. The deployment will leverage Silver Spring’s multi-application, standards-based IPv6 networking platform and deliver two-way communications. Andrew Vlachiotis, Silver Spring Networks vice president of Asia-Pacific sales says…

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New Device Itemizes Energy Use, With or Without Smart Meter

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 03:53

A new home energy management solution called Smappee is designed to help consumers reduce power consumption by providing a detailed accounting of where exactly the energy is being used. Smappee’s business development manager Richard Morgan explains, “One of the first things you need is to get visibility on where the energy used is actually going.…

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UAE Encouraging Electric Vehicle Adoption

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 16:19

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is encouraging drivers to adopt electric vehicles as part of an effort to make Dubai an environmentally friendly smart city. To that end electric vehicle charge stations are planned for the Dubai Water and Electricity Authority (Dewa) headquarters. The utility has also announced plans to establish 100 EV charging stations…

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College Dorms in Energy Conservation Contest

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 15:52

Williams College in Massachusetts is holding a week-long Do it in the Dark event in which dorms compete to reduce their energy consumption by the most. The buildings are divided into two categories—large and small—with one winner chosen from each category. According to the college, “WEC compares how much energy each dorm building uses during…

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Scotland Unveils New Smart Grid Initiative

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 21:39

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland will benefit from an initiative intended to boost smart grid research and development that provides access to power network testing facilities. The University of Strathclyde’s Power Networks Demonstration Centre (PNDC) and Scottish Enterprise launched the SME voucher access to provide funding to companies and stimulate the research output…

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Oman Introduced Smart Meter Initiative

Tue, 02/24/2015 - 05:47

CESI Middle East has signed an agreement with Oman’s Electricity Holding Company (EHC) to help introduce smart meters for high value customers by defining the customer segments and functional requirements of automated meter reading (AMR), planning the rollout approach, outlining security measures and standards, designing the market messaging system, detailing the solution architecture, and identifying…

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