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Silver Springs Partners with Smarter Grid Solutions

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:22
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

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 06:21
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.

Israeli City Invests in Smart Energy Technology

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:28
Energy cyber security company Nation-E has installed what it bills a first of its kind intelligent system for optimizing power consumption in Netanya’s City Hall. The installation, a collaboration between the municipality and Nation-E, which describes the technology as “a microgrid enabling authentication, monitoring, and control of energy consumption via a computer, tablet or smart phone, and ensures ongoing savings in power consumption.”

Saudi Arabia’s Expanding Smart Meter Market

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:28
New research found that increasing commercial and industrial sectors in Saudi Arabia are driving the country’s electric smart meters market. The Saudi Electric Company initiated the adoption of smart meters in 2010 in an attempt to minimize transmission and distribution losses. An additional benefit to (SEC), Saudi Arabia’s largest electricity producer and distributor, was that the devices enable the utility to map power demand and supply requirements.

Leidos Expands Smart Grid as a Service Platform

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:27
Leidos, best known as an engineering, national security, and health solutions company is becoming a major energy industry player via its smart grid as a service (SGS) offering, which it described as a cloud-based, end-to-end managed service solution for utilities. 

St. Kitts Adopting Smart Meters

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:26
St. Kitts Electrical Company (SKELEC) has announced plans to implement a new metering project designed to help consumers to better manage their electrical consumption. Prior to implementation, the utility will pilot the on-stream smart meters in several areas on the island. 

Accenture to Provide Two Million Smart Meters in Pennsylvania

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:26
FirstEnergy has selected Accenture to manage the roll-out of approximately two million smart meters to the power company’s customers across its four Pennsylvania-based utilities: Met-Ed, Penelec, Penn Power, and West Penn Power. The new AMI platform is designed to improve operational efficiencies, support new and existing customer services programs, and provide real-time data.

Honda Introduces Zero-net Energy Test House

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:25
Honda has introduced its Smart Home US, which showcases technologies that enable zero net energy living and transportation. Located on the West Village campus of the University of California, Davis the home can produce more energy on-site from renewable sources than it consumes annually, including enough energy to power a Honda Fit EV for daily commuting. 

RGS Energy to Acquire Elemental Energy

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:23
RGS Energy, which provides turnkey solar energy solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Elemental Energy, a full-service solar energy firm operating under the Sunetric brand. The deal is valued at $16 million and according to terms, GC Energy will pay $7 million in cash and $9 million in unregistered Class A common stock. Elemental will also be eligible for an additional $3 million in potential earn-out payments. Subject to closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the by the summer of 2014.

Schneider Electric to Supply Hardware for French Wind Farm

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:23
AREVA has selected Schneider Electric to supply the power equipment for its offshore wind projects. The deal includes the wind farm in the bay of Saint Brieuc off the coast of Brittany that has of 100 5MW turbines as well as the current tenders for the French offshore wind farms at Le Tréport off the coast of Haute-Normandie and the islands of Yeu and Noirmoutier in Pays de la Loire.

Scotland Reduces GHG Emissions by Nearly 10 Percent

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:22
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says Scotland’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased a tick under 10 percent in 2011, the latest year for which data is available. According to CCC’s report, there were large reductions of more than 20 percent in the power and residential sectors and a nearly 15 percent reduction in the public sector in 2011. 

Siemens Signs Strategic Wind Power Agreements for China, UK

Sun, 04/06/2014 - 14:15
In the presence of the Chinese President Xi Jin Ping and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Siemens, Huaneng Power International, and Shanghai Electric Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in Berlin that includes collaboration on advanced gas turbine and steam power plant technology, modernization and upgrade of steam turbine units, and wind power. The MoU is part of an effort to support of clean energy development in China.