Smart Meter Fire Probe Points To Sensus Design 'Shortcomings'

Renew Grid - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34
Fires that caused the Saskatchewan government to pull the plug on SaskPower's smart meter program earlier this year likely resulted from design "shortcomings" of the [...]

Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:05
November 6, 2014Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

As a part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York.

New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:00
November 6, 2014New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

Sparx Systems Recognized by Gartner for Fifth Consecutive Year

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:59
...developers and software engineers. Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, entertainment, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications. Sparx' flagship modeling tool Enterprise Architect is now licensed by three quarters of the companies ...

New Mocana Atlas Platform Complements SAP® Mobile Secure and SAP Fiori® UX to Power Elegant User Connectivity Experience

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:36
...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 ...


Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:05 driven by the growing needs for renewable sources of electricity, such as wind and solar energy, and for modernized smart grids that improve power reliability, security and quality. Concerns about these factors have led to increased spending by corporations as ...

CIT Releases Updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:01
...based security, data and application encryption and key management, and mobile / device security • Energy, with particular interest in clean coal, smart grid, nuclear plant safety and support, wind technologies, biofuels, efficiency, and waste-to-energy applications • Environment, with particular interest in ...

QUANTA SERVICES INC - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 07:04
...power infrastructure utilizing unique bare hand and hot stick methods and our proprietary robotic arm technologies, and the installation of "smart grid" technologies on electric power networks. In addition, this segment designs, installs and maintains renewable energy generation facilities, consisting of ...

Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:34
...Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week TMCNet: Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European ...

Increased mobile internet penetration rates boost demand for public Wi-Fi [Bizcommunity (South Africa)]

Smart - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 02:22
...several megacities into smart cities in sub-Saharan Africa is laying the foundation for the adoption of smart building and smart grid solutions across the continent," said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Research Analyst Lehlohonolo Mokenela. "As a result, device manufacturers ...

US Energy Secretary Comments on Climate Change Report - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 19:00

The US Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, says the final Synthesis Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reiterates many of the same conclusions presented in the Third Annual Climate Assessment released by the Obama Administration over the summer. Moniz notes, “Leading climate scientists from many countries have restated their conclusion that the…

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Smart Water Meters Can Help Address Poverty - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:35

Smart water meters can do more than just save consumers money on their monthly bills. They also reduce the amount of wasted water, which has much larger social implications than helping water utilities reduce their bottom line. Water efficiency is an integral tool in combating global poverty and hunger. The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI),…

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VC funding, cybersecurity and more news from smart grid markets

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:28
This week’s smart grid markets roundup offers a look at a variety of sectors ranging from cybersecurity and managed services to venture capital funding and biopower. The outlook is generally good, and notably so for managed services and biopower.

Oman Announces Large Scale Wind Farm - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:20

Oman’s Rural Areas Electricity Company is partnering with Masdar to build a $125 million wind farm that when fully operational will provide power to 16,000 homes. According to Masdar, an Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company, the Oman project is the first large-scale wind project in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The company also estimates…

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Siemens wants more acquisitions to support its smart grid sector growth

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:17
Siemens, already a dominant force in smart grid, has set its sights on more acquisitions as part of its strategy to achieve a larger presence in the software side of the equation. Read the story to learn about some of the company’s plans and its focus on digitalization.

Utilities: Is it finally time to institute pre-payment?

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:09
Prepaying for electricity is common and popular in several parts of the world, but hasn’t caught on in North America – even though many consumers, such as transient workers and college students – would prefer it. Is it time for utilities and regulators to take a closer look and consider a prepayment option?

Atos signs major smart metering contract in Austria with Salzburg AG [EMBIN (Emerging Markets Business Information News]

Smart - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:05
...within five years.[1] Atos Worldgrid and smart metering Atos has developed strong track record in the smart metering and smart grid area troughout Europe. It is in particular, the IT services provider responsible for the design, development and end-to ...

India to have a `say' in future tech standards [IT Services] [Times of India]

Smart - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 18:04
...IEEE is working on various standards on new age technologies such as augmented reality, low voltage DC, Internet of Things, smart grid and cloud computing. The institute is also working with Bureau of Indian Standards, India Smart Grid Forum and CDAC ...

Silver Spring Networks Reports Solid Third Quarter Financial Results

Smart - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:36
...included in backlog may not result in billings or revenue; adverse publicity about, or consumer or political opposition to, the smart grid; security breaches involving smart grid products or services; the ability to integrate technology into third-party devices and Silver ...

Consumers Energy Selects Silver Spring Networks for Customer Engagement and Energy Efficiency Program

Smart - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:36 meet its ambitious goals to improve customer engagement, increase energy efficiency, and create a platform for innovative applications utilizing smart grid big data. The SilverLink Sensor Network is an innovative approach to organizing, programming, and using any data from any ...
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