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E.ON’s Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm Reaches Milestone

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44

E.ON has announced the installation of the first two wind turbines at its Humber Gateway Offshore Wind Farm, which has 61 of the 73 foundations installed so far. In addition, the projects operations and maintenance base has now officially opened and will be used by the team chosen to oversee the wind farm for the…

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HomeGrid Forum Selects Allion as ATH

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:44

The HomeGrid Forum has named Allion Labs as the organization’s first accredited test house (ATH) in Asia. HomeGrid reports that it evaluated proposals from several test houses vying to be accredited for certification testing of G.hn systems and silicon. The group is seeking to increase the number of accredited test houses and states that Taiwan-based…

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DOE Announces New PAGES Resource Portal

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:43

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is increasing outside access to scholarly publications and digital data resulting from Department-funded research through its new Public Access Gateway for Energy and Science (PAGES) web portal. The site will provide free public access to accepted peer-reviewed manuscripts or published scientific journal articles within 12 months of publication. Secretary…

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NIST Announces Global Challenge to Promote Smart Cities

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

The US Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has initiated a year-long global city teams challenge to encourage communities to address challenges such as air quality, traffic management, and emergency services coordination by fostering smart cities that implement technologies that will both better manage resources and improve quality of life. The…

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Cyan Wins Technology Innovation Leadership Award

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 20:34

Frost & Sullivan has named Cyan winner of the 2014 Europe Technology Innovation Leadership Award. Cyan’s CyLec, a standards-based smart metering solution, enables secure two-way communication over a considerable range; is equipped with software embedded data concentrator units for remotely managing and controlling multiple meters; facilitates fault detection and prevention; and lets utilities to disconnect…

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Silver Spring Networks Expands EDMI Partnership

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Silver Spring Networks is expanding its relationship with smart meter solutions provider EDMI to provide smart city and smart energy solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This deal follows a successful deployment with the Singapore Power Group. Through the collaboration, which was formally announced at the Asian Utility Week conference, Silver Spring…

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Automakers Seeking Smart Services Opportunities

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

A new study from Navigant Research suggests that the automotive industry is likely to see revenue from sales of conventional vehicles remain flat as vehicle sales in developed countries slow down. Some experts cite the ongoing lagging global economy while others point out that thanks to technology cars are better built and lasting longer. The…

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Iran Investing in Wind, Solar Renewable Energy

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

With the world actively pursuing renewable energy resources to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, there is a growing interest across the Middle East in renewable energy and Iran is the latest oil-rich country that seems to be adopting an if-you-can’t-beat, join-‘em strategy. The Iranian energy ministry has created an agenda designed to improve the country’s…

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Siemens Supplies Direct Energy with Demand Response System

Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Siemens Smart Grid has contracted to install a demand response management system (DRMS) that will help Direct Energy manage their existing load commitments in multiple independent system operators (ISOs) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT, and NYISO. The technology enables the ISOs to more effectively manage power demand requirements, particularly at peak usage times. Demand response…

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