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Silver Spring Networks Extends Speed-to-Value Program

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:38
Silver Spring Networks has extended its speed-to-value smart infrastructure program to municipal utilities. The company is also delivering its smart street light solution to enable smaller municipalities leverage advanced smart city technology. The solution will lower operations and management costs, reduce energy usage, and improve the reliability of public lighting infrastructure.

Shadow Energy Minister visits E.ON Smart Metering Center

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:16
Shadow Energy Minister Jonathan Reynolds recently visited E.ON’s Smart Metering Centre of Excellence in Bolton to learn how smart metering will help end estimated billing, eliminate the need for visits from meter readers, and enable customers to track their energy use in real time. Reynolds also listened in on customer service calls. 

ADS Applauds EPA Suggestions on Energy Efficiency

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:15
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) commended the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) draft regulations to address CO2 emissions and for the agency’s recognition that there are numerous ways to introduce greater efficiency into the United States’ electricity system to help reduce its carbon footprint. 

DEWA Offers Full Smart Services

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:14
Less than a year after the launch of the Smart Dubai initiative, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports it now offers full smart services. The goal of the initiative is to make Dubai the “smartest” city in the world with all its services and utilities run by integrated and connected smart systems. In addition, DEWA has a 94.3 percent customer satisfaction rate, the highest of any country.

Continuum Wind Energy Announced India Wind Project

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:13
Continuum Wind Energy has awarded India’s Inox Wind a wind turbine order that is one of the largest ever in India for a single project. The deal calls for 85 units of Inox Wind’s newly launched 2MW wind turbine with 100 meter rotor diameter, a variant of its established 2MW wind turbine platform. 

CLP India Selects Suzlon Wind Turbines

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:12
CLP India has given the Suzlon Group a notice to proceed (NTP) for a 100.8 MW wind power project, which will use 48 units of Suzlon’s S97-2.1 MW wind turbines featuring doubly fed induction generator (DFIG) technology. When completed, the project will increase CLP India’s wind power portfolio to approximately 1000 MW.

GOWEX Partnering with Cisco on Wi-Fi for Cities

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:11
GOWEX is teaming with Cisco to promote a comprehensive smart Wi-Fi connectivity solution for cities, becoming a Smart+Connected Communities (S+CC) global strategic partner.

SCE, FirstFuel Team to Improve Energy Efficiency

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:11
Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected FirstFuel Software to deliver a continuous engagement program using advanced analytics to help scale energy efficiency delivery. The program is part of California’s IDEEA365 initiative, which is designed to help investor-owned utilities adopt new ideas and technology that can improve the quality of energy efficiency delivery. 

Trina Solar Supplies PV Modules in China

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:10
Trina Solar Limited will supply 60MW of PV modules to Xinyi Solar for its utility scale and agricultural greenhouse solar projects in Anhui, China. Xinyi Solar has selected 5MW of Trina Solar’s TSM-PC05A modules, 30MW of TSM-PC14 modules, and 25 MW of dual glass TSM-PDG5 solar panels, which will be used for roof bracing for an agricultural greenhouse located within Xinyi Solar’s power plant in Anhui province. 

UK Govt Okays East Anglia One Wind Farm

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:10
The UK Government has given consent to go ahead with the East Anglia One offshore wind farm. The project, a joint venture owned 50/50 by ScottishPower Renewables and Vattenfall, is expected to bring more than £520 million of investment into the UK’s economy as well as creating almost 2,900 jobs.

Barker Comments on Green Deal Stats

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:08
Commenting on the latest Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation statistics, Gregory Barker, Minister of State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) observes, “New systems are being developed to make it easier and quicker to switch energy providers.

Sunetric Deploying New PV System in Hawaii

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:06
Sunetric has deployed a 198.8 kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) system with automated curtailment and smart-grid controls at resort on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. All the electricity generated by the PV system is used by the local facility and not fed back to the utility grid. This reduces the impact on the local circuit and makes it easier for the Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) to manage the grid. The project was funded by Kairos Energy Capital.

Essel to Deploy Smart Meters in India

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:04
Essel Utilities has chosen a consortium led by Aquameas Instrument to deploy Cyan’s retrofit CyLec advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution in India. Essel’s initial order is for 5,000 CyLec AMI retrofit solution units, which contain Cyan’s CyLec 865MHz RF device.

ABB Bringing Smart Energy to PA Transit Authority

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:04
ABB has released the results of the Wayside Energy Storage Project, a six-month pilot program for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA). Along with partners Viridity Energy and Saft Battery, ABB led the design, supply and integration of a public transit energy storage system (ESS) within SEPTA‘s aging transit infrastructure.

Ohio Freezes Renewable Energy Standard

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:03
The Ohio legislature has passed a bill freezing the state’s renewable energy standard (RES) for two years. Gov. John Kasich has signed the bill into law.

Grass (Not Weed) as a Renewable Energy Resource

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:02
Cornell University Crop and Soil Sciences Professor Jerry Cherney is studying the potential for Northern New York-grown grass energy crops to be the foundation for a regional renewable energy system. The idea is to develop a grass-based heating product that is grown, processed into chunks or pellets, and sold locally.

Indian State Mandates Solar

Sun, 06/29/2014 - 08:01
The government of India’s northern state of Haryana is implementing an energy conservation policy making solar power generation mandatory for certain buildings and areas. Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda says the government estimates the move will create 200 MW of power and avoid significant CO2 emissions.  

Alstom-Saft Teams with EDF on Grid Storage

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:26
The Alstom-Saft consortium is partnering with the EDF group to supply an initial energy storage system using a container of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batterie. Alstom’s MaxSine eStorage solution, connected to Saft’s Intensium Max 20M storage system, will be installed on EDF R&D’s experimental concept grid, designed to develop grids and smart electrical systems. The installation is located south of Paris, the first of its kind in France. 

Texas Instruments Introduces Three-Phase Metering SoC

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:22
Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced new three-phase metering systems-on-chip (SoC) for smart meters and portable measurement applications. The new MSP430F67641 SoCs include high-performance delta-sigma analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) for energy measurement products. 

Fortum CEO: Internal Energy Markets Boost Security

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 19:22
Fortum’s chief executive officer believes internal energy markets help to keep Europe’s energy supplies secure. Speaking recently at Eurelectric’s Annual Conference in London,Tapio Kuula observed, “European leaders have expressed their political will to develop functioning internal energy markets. Now that the agenda of the new European Parliament and the Commission will be set, it is time to put these intentions into practice. The political attention should be on the security of energy supply on the EU level, while a fully-functioning internal market would then take care of the national security of supply.”