Final Report and Other Materials from 2014 Resilient Electric Distribution Grid R&D Workshop Now Available

DOE RSS - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:31
July 11, 2014Final Report and Other Materials from 2014 Resilient Electric Distribution Grid R&D Workshop Now Available

On June 11, 2014, the Department of Energy held a half-day workshop to identify key R&D activities for enhancing the resilience of electric distribution grids to natural disasters.

U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

DOE RSS - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:00
July 11, 2014U.S. Department of Energy Projects Win 31 R&D 100 Awards for 2014

U.S. Department of Energy researchers have won 31 of the 100 awards given out this year by R&D Magazine for the most outstanding technology developments with promising commercial potential.

Siemens Unveils Energy Engage Mobile App For Utility Customers

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 14:25
Siemens Smart Grid has announced the release of Energy Engage Mobile, the company's first mobile Web application that allows utility customers to track electricity, water [...]

Watch a Live Stream of the Portland Public Meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review - Today!

DOE RSS - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 11:21
July 11, 2014Watch a Live Stream of the Portland Public Meeting on the Quadrennial Energy Review - Today!

On Friday, July 11, the Department of Energy will host a public meeting in Portland, Oregon, to gather public comments on the Quadrennial Energy Review. This meeting will focus specifically on issues associated with electricity transmission, storage and distribution in the western United States.

US Synchrophasors Market to Grow at a 30.1% CAGR by 2018 a New Research Report at Sandlerresearch.org

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 10:30
...grow at a CAGR of 30.1 percent over the period 2014-2018. According to the report, the increase in smart grid investments is a major growth driver. With the increasing number of successful smart grid projects in the country, investors ...

Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

DOE RSS - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 09:55
July 11, 2014Moniz Advances Cooperation on Clean Energy and Climate Change in China

U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz traveled to Beijing from July 8 to 11 to participate in the sixth U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue.

Building 'smarter' cities [DNA : Daily News & Analysis (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 08:38
...analytics Every area will have one or two kiosk which basically acts like a micro map of that particular area Smart grid Uses digital sensors, advanced communication network and sophisticated analytics to help utilities understand demand in real-time Smart water ...

City of Thornton, Colorado to implement CIS Infinity

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:32
...North America and the Caribbean. Harris Utilities provides enterprise level integrated solutions for customer information, utility billing, financial management, and smart grid applications. With over 35 years of industry experience, thousands of customers depend on our portfolio of focused products developed ...

GLOBUL, Manager magazine organize Green Business Forum

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 07:32
...who also presented the company's fourth annual Corporate Responsibility report and also showcased GLOBUL experience in the field of smart grids and the company's photovoltaic power plant. GLOBUL's Corporate Responsibility report offers detailed information about GLOBUL operations in ...

Survey Reveals Majority Of Critical Infrastructure Providers Have Been Breached

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00
Nearly 70% of companies that are responsible for the world's power, water and other critical functions have reported at least one security breach that led [...]

Itron Utility Week 2014 To Take Place In October

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/11/2014 - 00:00
Itron Utility Week 2014 will be held Oct. 17-24 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort in Texas. According to smart grid company [...]

United States : Cisco Addresses European Youth Unemployment and ICT Skills Gap by Delivering on Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Pledge [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:46
...Internet of Everything (IoE) curriculum giving electricians the Internet Protocol (IP) skills to service the millions of potential new intelligent Smart Grid devices, such as the estimated 240 million meters to be exchanged by 2020 in Europe. The introduction of the ...

United Kingdom : Zhone technologies partners with fujitsu in creating a fiber optic network for kit carson electric cooperative [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:39
...000 homes over the next two years. In addition to video, voice and data, the fiber network will also enable "Smart Grid" technologies like Substation Automation (SA) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology. "As the network systems integrator, we're thrilled ...

2014 Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review Presentations Now Available

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 18:01
July 10, 20142014 Advanced Grid Modeling Program Peer Review Presentations Now Available

17 projects were presented at the 2014 Advanced Grid Modeling Peer Review. Presentations are now available for download.

Forget lead and lithium. How about grid-scale batteries based on... water?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:42
In an attempt to sidestep the disadvantages of today’s grid-scale energy storage technologies, researchers are developing a water-based battery that does not include expensive rare metals or toxic chemicals. The project is in its early phase, but an interesting one to follow.

Why should Black Americans subsidize "largely white, male" net metering users, asks ASU professor

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:05
While net metering does help popularize green technologies, it does so “on the backs of our nation’s poor,” says Arizona State University professor Matthew C. Whitaker. While the fairness of net metering has been questioned before, he adds a somewhat different dimension to the rooftop solar discussion.

Why nanogrids may be bigger than microgrids (in some places it's true already)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:58
Nanogrids don’t get a lot of attention even though they are “big business” compared to microgrids, according to current research. In addition, they could have a significant impact on the future of microgrids and our electric grids. Read the story to learn why.

Siemens New Mobile-Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:09
...Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency FOSTER CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Siemens ( News - Alert ) Smart Grid today announced the release of Energy Engage Mobile, the company's first mobile-web application that brings energy consumption ...

DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00
July 10, 2014DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought Synopsis/Expression of Interest seeking small business concerns with the capabilities to provide Technical Support Services to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Grand View Research: Global Smart Homes Market is Expected to Reach USD 47.61 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:38
...population, which comprises a majority of end-users of this technology, is also expected to boost market growth. Introduction of smart grids, increased personal income in developing economies, assistance of power line communication, and growth of consumer electronics industry are factors ...
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