MISO Board Approves $2.5 Billion In New Transmission

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:01
The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) board of directors has unanimously approved the MISO Transmission Expansion Plan (MTEP) for 2014. The grid operator says MTEP14 [...]

South Carolina Solar Stakeholders Sign Net Metering Agreement

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 14:01
South Carolina's Office of Regulatory Staff has filed an agreement with the state's Public Service Commission (PSC) that spells out solar net metering policies. The [...]

Ghana Utility Hopes Smart Meters Will Help Curb Power Theft

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:37

Kamstrup has delivered 30,000 smart meters with prepayment functionality to the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG). The meters are connected with NURI Telecom’s prepaid AMR system using GPRS and Zigbee Alliance communication standards. The utility believes the smart technology will help reduce energy theft and revenue losses. ECG has experienced numerous instances of customers tampering…

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Black & Veatch Joins Smart City Demo At Port Of San Diego

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:08
Black & Veatch has announced it is providing its Asset360 analytics software for the Port of San Diego Smart City Initiatives demonstration project. The project [...]

EnerNOC Adds Kirk Arnold To Its Board Of Directors

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 13:03
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software, has added software and services executive Kirk Arnold to its board of directors. Arnold is CEO of [...]

Green Light From FERC Moves U.S.-Canada Transmission Line Forward

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 01:00
Minnesota Power says its proposed Great Northern Transmission Line has received another important approval: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently signed off on a [...]

New Breakthrough Could Lead to More Solar Energy Production

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 12/12/2014 - 00:19

A team of researchers at Michigan State University (MSU) has developed a new type of solar concentrator. The transparent luminescent solar concentrator (LSC) can be used on building windows, cell phones, and any other device that has a flat, clear surface. The advantage of this technology is that it does not limit visibility. Luminescent solar…

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UK Consumers Want Pay-as-You-Go Smart Meters

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 22:59

A new study found that nearly half of UK power consumers would like to use a smart pay-as-you-go (PAYG) meter for their gas and electricity. The technology is most embraced by younger consumers, with 60 percent of 18-34 year olds interested in using smart meters. Sixty-eight percent would use a smart phone app. There is…

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AMO to Issue FOA for New Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 17:06
December 11, 2014AMO to Issue FOA for New Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing

The Advanced Manufacturing Office posted a Notice of Intent (NOI) entitled “Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing.” President Obama announced that the Energy Department will lead this competition. The NOI supports the creation of the Clean Energy Manufacturing Innovation Institute on Smart Manufacturing: Advanced Sensors, Controls, Platforms and Modeling for Manufacturing (ASCPMM).

DECC Releases Smart Meter Report

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 14:33

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has released its third annual report on the UK’s smart meter roll out. The government has committed to replacing 53 million analog electricity and gas meters with smart meters Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State Baroness Verma calls the smart meter program a vital investment “that will help to…

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Renesas Electronics Introduces High-Reliability Advanced Low-Power SRAM Products

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:56
...to even higher performance and reliability in equipment that requires high reliability, such as FA (factory automation) equipment, test equipment, smart grid related equipment, and transportation systems. Furthermore, Renesas Advanced LP SRAM achieves an even more compact cell size by combining ...

New Independent Study Shows Total Economic Impact of Mocana Atlas Platform

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 09:56
...Mocana builds on deep expertise securing everything from medical devices to defense electronics, from point-of-sale terminals to the smart grid to home automation. The Mocana Atlas Platform transforms enterprise connectivity with the tap-and-go simplicity of the Mocana ...

DOE Issues Request for Information for Scope Requirements Planning at Los Alamos National Laboratory

DOE RSS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 17:00
December 10, 2014DOE Issues Request for Information for Scope Requirements Planning at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI) seeking 8(a) small business concerns with the capabilities to provide architect-engineer-like services to support a potential upcoming Environmental Management (EM) procurement at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

National Grid And Anbaric Partner On Renewables Transmission Work In New England

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:33
National Grid, a utility company with deep roots in the U.S. Northeast, and Anbaric, a Massachusetts-based transmission project developer, have announced they are joining forces [...]

Coalition Launches New York Microgrid Research Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:31
GE says it has partnered with National Grid, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), and Clarkson University on a microgrid [...]

To Help Combat Costly Electricity Theft, Emerging Markets Turn To Smart Grid Infrastructure

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 15:23
Electricity theft is a widespread problem across the globe, especially in many emerging market countries, according to a new study by Northeast Group LLC. In [...]

Department of Energy Issues Final $12.5 Billion Advanced Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

DOE RSS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:01
December 10, 2014Department of Energy Issues Final $12.5 Billion Advanced Nuclear Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Department of Energy issued the Advanced Nuclear Energy Projects loan guarantee solicitation, which provides as much as $12.5 billion to support innovative nuclear energy projects as a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy.

Dallas Business Journal Names Fujitsu's Utility Expert, John Chowdhury, a "Who's Who in Energy" for Second Consecutive Year

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:57
...securityand standards compliance. His business and technology experience is sought-out by utilities looking for guidance in the areas of Smart Grid/AMI/distribution automation, business case development, customer relationship management, billing and telecommunications/wireless networks. Along with his professional role ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 09:29
December 10, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Residential Energy Efficiency, Marine and Hydrokinetic Technology Development Risk Management, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Investment in Synchrophasors and Wide Area Situational Awareness Systems For the Grid Is Expected to Total Nearly $107 Billion From 2014 to 2023, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 08:56
...more complex analytics, and automation approaches that rapidly resolve network issues without intervention at the operation center." The advent of smart grid technology has vastly expanded the amount of data on grid operations that can be collected and, in theory, acted ...

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