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CE Energy Holds Smart Grid Security Workshop

Thu, 10/30/2014 - 18:11

C3 Energy held a two-day collaborative workshop that focused on smart grid operational cyber security to help utilities manage and protect against cyber risks. The participants included Enel, Exelon, Entergy, the US Department of Energy’s trustworthy cyber infrastructure for the power grid (TCIPG) Center, and the University of California, Berkeley. William Sanders, TCIPG director and…

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Landis+Gyr Selected for Brazil Smart Grid Project

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 19:00

Brazilian electricity utility Light is partnering with Landis+Gyr on a $313 million smart grid project, the largest in South American history. The contract is part of Light’s ongoing effort to improve the efficiency and reliability of its electricity grid to help reduce commercial losses. Light president Paulo Roberto Pinto says, “The goal is to provide…

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Masdar Partners with Statoil on Wind Farm

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:21

Masdar today announced its partnership with Norway’s Statoil and Statkraft in the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm project, off the Norfolk coast in Eastern England. The deal was announced at the recent United Nations’ Climate Change Summit in New York. Offshore construction is scheduled to start in 2016 and the project is expected to be…

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Westar Energy, Landis+Gyr to Deploy Smart Meters in Kansas

Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:21

Westar Energy and Landis+Gyr are teaming on a smart grid infrastructure and services contract, which includes a deployment of 217,000 Gridstream-enabled smart meters in the utility;s Kansas service area. The devices feature remote service switch capability and a five-year services contract that comes with daily maintenance, cloud services for software and data, and integration support.…

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Kamstrup Acquires Saseco for Energy Management Solution

Sun, 10/05/2014 - 18:01

Kamstrup has acquired Danish software company Saseco, which specializes in analytical solutions for energy management, which will help turn the data collected by smart metering into improved efficiencies for both energy and water distributors and consumers. Kamstrupt technology manager Henrik Mørck Mogensen says, “In order to visualize data to drive intuitive fact based decisions we…

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Landis+Gyr Partners with National Grid on Smart Grid Project

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Landis+Gyr is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) and the National Grid to develop strategies that improve reliability, sustainability, and the quality of energy used on the medical campus. Landis+Gyr will provide the critical networking infrastructure, grid sensors, software, and services for data collection and analysis. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is conducting…

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SCE Opens North America’s Largest Energy Storage Facility

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Southern California Edison (SCE) has opened the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project, the largest battery energy storage project in North America. The facility is designed to modernize the grid to integrate more clean energy. The 32 megawatt-hours battery energy storage system, which features lithium-ion batteries, is located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area that is projected to generate…

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New Smart Grid Center Opens in Chicago

Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Politicians and energy industry stakeholders were on hand for at The Center for Smart Grid Application, Research, and Technology’s dedication. The facility was designed to leverage academia, utilities, and private enterprise to research, test, and analyze the latest smart grid and smart city technology advancement in a real-world environment. Located in Chicago at the Illinois…

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Wi-SUN Adds Two University Members

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 15:25

The Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University, and Purdue University has joined the Wi-SUN Alliance as Contributor Members. Wi-SUN’s goal is to bring standardization and interoperability to a wide variety of smart utility and smart city network application areas that will play a significant role in the Internet of things. Wi-SUN Alliance chair Phil Beecher…

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Baroness Verma: Smart Meters Essential to Energy Efficiency

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:10

Department of Energy and Climate Change under secretary of state Baroness Verma told attendees of the Elmhurst Energy Conference that energy efficiency is fundamental to a thriving economy. “By cutting down on waste, businesses can increase their productivity, boost their profitability and improve their competitiveness…In the wider low carbon and environmental goods and services sector, the…

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Mainstream Renewable Power Acquires Ghana Wind Farm

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:09

Mainstream Renewable Power is acquiring the 225 MW Ayitepa wind farm, located at Accra, Ghana. The facility is currently owned by Swiss wind farm developer NEK Umwelttechnik. The total investment of the project is reported to be $525 million. The deal is expected to finalize in 2015 with power production starting in 2016. Until the…

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Dropcountr Introduces New Smart Meter Data Management Solution

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:09

Dropcountr has introduced CLEAR, a meter-agnostic meter data management (MDM) platform that lets utilities better meet ever more stringent state and federal water conservation goals. Dropcountr designed the new product to accommodate the transition to smart monitoring and to support efficient reporting, functioning as a traditional MDM solution. CLEAR also provides access to visual monitoring…

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Itron to Distribute i2O Smart Pressure Management Products

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:09

Itron has signed a five-year agreement to distribute i2O’s smart pressure management products, which help minimize non-revenue water by reducing physical water losses in the distribution network. Itron expects the collaboration will expand its “and round out its non-revenue water (NRW) offering, enabling utilities to more effectively and efficiently manage water resources around the world.” Itron…

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Springfield Selects Silver Spring Networks Smart Grid Solution

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 18:09

City Utilities of Springfield has selected Silver Spring Networks for an advanced, multi-application smart grid deployment. City Utilities’ advanced smart grid program will increase customer value by leveraging Silver Spring’s unified network platform and managed services. Silver Spring’s solution is expected to deliver improved service reliability, reduced operating costs, and greater energy efficiency. Eric Dresselhuys,…

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Direct Energy Offers Free Power to Smart Meters Customers

Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:53

Direct Energy is offering customers Free Power Saturday and Free Power Sunday. The initiative lets residential consumers with smart meters in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) territory of Chicago and northern Illinois enjoy one day of free electricity. According to Direct Energy, weekends are traditionally when “electricity rates, consumption, and demand are low. With the Free…

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Trina Solar Announces Solar Projects in Chile, China

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:51

Trina Solar Limited has agreed to supply 70MW high efficiency solar modules to a large-scale solar power project in Chile. Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar will deliver TSM-PC14 modules that have an output between 300W and 310W per panel. Delivery of the modules is scheduled to start in September 2014. Trina Solar’s module…

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Investment in DER Expected to Grow Significantly

Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:51

Distributed energy resources (DER)—smaller power sources that can be aggregated to provide the power necessary to meet regular demand—are altering the traditional relationship between utilities and their residential customers. A report from Navigant Research states that homeowners and other residential customers are on pace to invest more than $625 billion in DER by 2023. Navigant…

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Energy Forum Brainstorms Innovations

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:52

At the recent energy forum held at the University of Chicago school of business, leading energy and technology companies discussed how to leverage the smart grid to deliver increased value to consumers and kicked off a new initiative between ComEd, technology companies, universities, and customers to spur innovation. Val Jensen, ComEd’s senior vice president of…

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Sensus Smart Water Meters Improve Leak Detection

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:51

Sensus reports that its smart water network is enabling Arizona residents in the Tucson area to conserve water conserving water and lower their bills. Since the deployment of 8,800 iPERL smart water meters in Oro Valley, located north of Tucson, early leak detection has led to a 57 percent reduction in leak adjustments. The 19,000…

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California Reaches EV Milestone

Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:51

The California Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative reports that the state has cruised past a significant EV milestone: residents have bought more than 100,000 plug-in cars since 2010, boding well for meeting Gov. Jerry Brown’s goal of having 1.5 million electric cars on the Golden State’s roads by 2025. The Collaborative’s executive director Christine Kehoe says,…

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