7 serious smart meter security threats that do NOT involve hacking the network

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:06
In the first installment of a two-part series, Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated defines smart meter security risks that don’t involve hacking into the utility network. They do involve the smart meter life cycle itself, and the possible consequences he describes are more than alarming.

Home energy management systems get another chance (in Massachusetts)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:58
While home energy management devices are nowhere near as popular as we expected them to be years ago, National Grid is going to make a go of it with CEIVA at its smart grid test bed project in Worcester, Massachusetts. Click to learn more about the project.

What we're learning from Europe's first campus-wide microgrid (think cogen)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 16:12
Europe has taken microgrids on a different path with its first campus-wide system at Italy’s University of Genoa. It incorporates renewables and storage as American microgrids do, but also features cogeneration, a technology that’s far less common in the U.S. than it is in Europe. The project is worth following because there could be much to learn from it.

Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 15:58
July 29, 2014Department of Energy Announces Steps to Help Modernize Natural Gas Infrastructure

Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, today the White House and the Department of Energy hosted the fifth in a series of meetings on reducing methane emissions from natural gas systems.

Mayor Inversión en el Mercado Energético Renovable/Inteligente de Japón Mediante la World Smart Energy Week Osaka 2014

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 14:38
...SYSTEM EXPO OSAKA http://www.pvs-kansai.jp/en/ , BATTERY OSAKA http://www.battery-kansai.jp/en/ e INT'L SMART GRID EXPO OSAKA http://www.smartgrid-kansai.jp/en/ , ofrecerá una plataforma para hacer negocios y crear conexiones con profesionales ...

Factsheet: An Initiative to Help Modernize Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 10:55
July 29, 2014Factsheet: An Initiative to Help Modernize Natural Gas Transmission and Distribution Infrastructure

Today, the White House and the Department of Energy are hosting a Capstone Methane Stakeholder Roundtable. In addition, DOE is announcing a series of actions, partnerships, and stakeholder commitments to help modernize the nation’s natural gas transmission and distribution systems and reduce methane emissions.

Enbala Power Networks Welcomes Paul De Martini as New Board Member [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 09:40
...global Energy Networks Group. Previously, he was vice president of Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison leading their $2 billion smart grid strategy, policy, and research and deployment activity. Earlier, he was an executive with ICF International, several competitive energy services ...

Causam Energy to Acquire Power Analytics Corporation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:39
...the charge into grid modernization. Greentech Media has also recognized Meagher as one of "100 People You Must Know in Smart Grid." "Microgrids and other distributed energy resources hold great promise for improving energy reliability and security, balancing loads and reducing ...

Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:20
July 29, 2014Geothermal Energy Association Recognizes the National Geothermal Data System

The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced today the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development and Environmental Stewardship. Now in its fourth year, GEA also provides special recognition of companies and individuals who have made notable advances and achievements for geothermal energy.

IEEE Joint Task Force Delivers Draft Response to Support White House Quadrennial Energy Review (QER)

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 08:08
...EV) integration; the implications and importance of the aging infrastructure and the overall asset management; recommendations for metrics for addressing smart grid; skilled workforce issues; and condition and performance of the electric grid. The IEEE Joint Task Force will continue engaging ...

Invest Deeper into the Japanese Smart/Renewable Energy Market Through World Smart Energy Week Osaka 2014

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:38
...SYSTEM EXPO OSAKA http://www.pvs-kansai.jp/en/ , BATTERY OSAKA http://www.battery-kansai.jp/en/ and INT'L SMART GRID EXPO OSAKA http://www.smartgrid-kansai.jp/en/ , the show will provide a platform to conduct business and build ...

Cyan signs MOU with Ecolibrium Energy

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:06
...solution will provide seamless integration between Cyan’s sub GHz wireless communication platform, delivering last mile connectivity, and Ecolibrium’s smart grid platform, GridSense. This will enable utilities to track all existing meters in the network and monitor their usage, allowing ...

AMI Market Expected to Keep Growing

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:02

A new study from MicroMarket Monitor estimates that the advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) market will grow to $28.45 billion by 2018, a compound annual growth rate of 12.40 percent from the $15.89 billion market value in 2013 for the given period. North America’s AMI market in is growing rapidly thanks to government initiatives such as…

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Enbala Power Networks Welcomes Paul De Martini as New Board Member

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:53
...global Energy Networks Group. Previously, he was vice president of Advanced Technology at Southern California Edison leading their $2 billion smart grid strategy, policy, and research and deployment activity. Earlier, he was an executive with ICF International, several competitive energy services ...

New York Provides Funds For Seven Smart Grid Projects

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., recently announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop smart grid technologies that add resiliency [...]

Elster Introduces New Version Of REXUniversal Meter

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:33
Elster Solutions has released a new version of its REXUniversal meter that incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology. According to the company, the version further enhances [...]

Austin Energy, ecobee Continue Smart Thermostat Partnership

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 16:19
For the second year in a row, Texas-based utility Austin Energy is taking steps to help conserve energy while summer demands are high through its [...]

Advanced Metering System [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 15:56
...Development Corporation 4747 S. Broad Street Building 101, Suite 120 Philadelphia, PA 19112 Contact Person : Rudy Terry, Director, Navy Yard Smart Grid Country :United States Email : rterry@pidc-pa.org Notice type : Tender Notice Open date : 2014-08-29 Tender documents : T23196968 ...

OATI and NRTC Release Educational Trends Report

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 13:59
...Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 As the penetration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and other Smart Grid hardware and software tools continues to grow -- especially within cooperatives -- Generation and Transmission companies (G&Ts) and their member ...

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