"We don't need no stinkin' grid" will be the mantra of the developing world, professor says

SmartGridNews - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 19:53
The idea that a traditional centralized electric grid may not be the best way to deliver power to the millions of people in the world who don’t have it is gaining traction. Read the story to learn about a detailed strategy that calls for major business model and policy changes to support deployment of nanogrids and microgrids in regions with no or intermittent power.

Singapore Power Wins Smart Grid Project of the Year with Silver Spring Networks

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 17:37
...Singapore Power Wins Smart Grid Project of the Year with Silver Spring Networks TMCNet: Singapore Power Wins Smart Grid Project of the Year with ...

ReportsnReports.com: Grid Optimization Solutions Market to Grow at 16.4% CAGR by 2018

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:03
...aspx?name=293149 . Other Prominent Vendors o Ambient Corp. o BPL Global Ltd o Oracle Corp. Key Market Driver o Development of Smart Grids Key Market Challenge o Exposure to Cyber-attacks Key Market Trend o Increasing Governmental Support for the ...

Clevest announces next-generation mobile workforce management solution [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 09:22
...the culmination of a strategic effort to logically reshape the user experience of an incredibly feature-rich, enterprise-scale, mobile smart grid system built for an inherently complex industry that's undergoing massive change," explained Peter Millar, VP Product Marketing, Clevest ...

Stem Strengthens Grid Response for Hawaiian Electric Company

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:38
...with rooftop solar systems. All installations are expected to be completed by March 2015. "We see energy storage supported by smart grid software as an increasingly essential component of the modern grid," said Alan Oshima, incoming president & CEO of Hawaiian Electric ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 08:24
September 11, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Compressed Natural Gas Infrastructure, an Advanced Rooftop Unit Campaign, 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.

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2 Helps Utilities Improve Work Planning and Asset Maintenance Assessment Processes

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 07:12
...ever-evolving customer demands, and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage ...

Elliptic Technologies and CableLabs Brings Secure Premium Content Protection to Any Device

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 04:00
...levels of security for some of the world's most popular products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, smart grid and automotive. Elliptic's hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and cover a wide variety ...

India's Power Market (Thermal, Hydro, Renewable and Nuclear) Forecasts to 2030 in New Report Available at MarketOptimizer.org

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 22:29
...Overview 7.1 India, Power Market, Transmission Network Overview 7.2 India, Power Market, Distribution Network Overview 7.3 India, Power Market, Smart Grid Development 7.4 India, Power Market, Grid Interconnection 7.5 India, Power Market, Electricity Trading 8 India ...

What's the future of utilities? Hawaii has one answer

SmartGridNews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:17
Hawaii’s electricity landscape is changing dramatically. In response to demands from regulators, the state’s utilities have provided plans for how they will reduce power bills and meet a target of providing two-thirds of the state’s electricity with renewables by 2030. Hawaii’s experiences will be worth watching because they could provide a glimpse of the not too distant future for other parts of the country.

Could a new tax save the smart grid? This expert thinks so

SmartGridNews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 18:12
Law professor Joel Eisen wants the Federal Energy Regulation Commission to consider a tariff on electricity distribution to create an open access grid that would spur innovation and new technology deployment. Read the story to learn more about his proposal and why he believes it will encourage grid transformation.

How California's net metering law is making Elon Musk even richer (and the poor even poorer)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:58
California’s net metering policy intended that subsidies be paid to electricity customers who produce onsite energy with rooftop solar installations. The problem is that most of those subsidies go to solar leasing companies while customers receive very little. Click for details on a study by the Edison Foundation’s Institute for Electric Innovation that lays out the issues and shortcomings.

Sensus Issues Refund To SaskPower After Smart Meter Woes

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 17:11
SaskPower has reached a deal with Sensus worth C$47 million (about $43 million) to help recover the costs associated with the Canadian utility's ongoing smart [...]

Secretary Moniz will speak at Clean Energy Summit September 17

DOE RSS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:10
September 10, 2014Secretary Moniz will speak at Clean Energy Summit September 17

Help drive the next generation of American Innovation. Register for The American Energy and Manufacturing Competitiveness (AEMC) Summit on September 17, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

UPDATE (9/9): Recently announced, Secretary Moniz will speak at the summit demonstrating his commitment to develop and accelerate innovation and deployment in clean energy.

Itron, Sagemcom And Landis+Gyr Tapped For Large Smart Meter Rollout In France

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 16:00
At least three companies have publicly announced that they were chosen to help provide the first 3 million smart meters for Electricite Reseau Distribution France's [...]

Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

DOE RSS - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 14:00
September 10, 2014Energy Department Authorizes Cameron LNG and Carib Energy to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

The Energy Department announced today that it has issued the final authorization to Cameron LNG, LLC (Cameron) and Carib Energy LLC (Carib) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY MODELING CHALLENGE: A DYNAMIC SYSTEMS AND CONTROL PERSPECTIVE [Mechanical Engineering]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:54
...of New Jersey in 2012. His research focuses on modeling and control, currently applied to lithium-ion battery systems and smart grid applications. Mohammad Ghanaatpishe received the B.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering from the Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran ...

Bit Stew Systems Joins the Hortonworks Technology Partner Program

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 09:09
...architecture, HDP enables multiple workloads, applications and processing engines across single clusters with optimal efficiency. Harnessing data to transform the smart grid "Hortonworks is dedicated to expanding the Apache Hadoop ecosystem and accelerating innovation around, and adoption of, 100-percent open ...

Third Generation of Nivis' Smart Object Platform Fuels the Internet of Things (IoT) Revolution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 08:58
...of Things (IoT) Revolution (Marketwire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ATLANTA, GA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/10/14 -- Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, today announced the availability of the third generation of its Smart Object Platform. This platform ...

M2M Spectrum Networks, LLC Announces Partnership with Agile Network Builders, LLC

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 05:02
...the Internet of Things (IOT). This includes applications in security & alarm monitoring; electric power, water, gas and waste utilities - including Smart Grid systems; fleet vehicle dispatch, location & route optimization; vending other machine monitoring systems; gas, oil and other mining operations, including ...
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