Keith O'Neal Joins Nexant to Lead Reliability, Compliance and Critical Infrastructure Protection Services for Utilities

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:56
...process." About Nexant Nexant is a global software and services company that helps utilities navigate a changing landscape and enable smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant solutions help utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning ...

EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, [...]

Ameren Missouri Commissions 5.7 MW Solar Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
Ameren Missouri has announced that the utility's 5.7 MW O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center is now online and providing electricity to the grid in Missouri. The [...]

Scotland recommits to wave energy after demise of pioneering Pelamis Wave Power

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:52
Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish company that attracted so much optimism and attention with its pioneering wave energy harnessing technology, put up a good fight but has fallen victim to structural and design weaknesses in its system and lack of funding -- and has gone “into administration,” a status similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Ontario embarks on Round 2 of ambitious smart grid upgrade

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:45
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is taking on a major smart grid upgrade that includes 17 separate projects. The elements of the “Round 2” initiative include a broad range of smart grid technologies and services, from energy storage to microgrids and data analytics.

‘Tis the season… to cut energy efficiency programs?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:39
Florida regulators all but wiped out the state’s energy efficiency goals last week, a move sought by utilities that contended the efficiency requirements were not cost effective. The Public Service Commission also voted to end solar rebates by end of year 2015.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, and More

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:31
December 2, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, 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.

EnerNOC Buys Customer Engagement Software Provider Pulse Energy

Renew Grid - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:39
EnerNOC Inc., a Boston-based provider of energy intelligence software, has acquired Pulse Energy, a British Columbia-based provider of customer engagement software for the utility industry. [...]

Hawaiian Electric Seeks Demand Response Partners

Renew Grid - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:18
The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) is looking for information on private companies that can join in promoting demand response programs. HECO is inviting interested companies [...]

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:46
December 2, 2014Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

Supporting the Administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the Energy Department today announced more than $9 million in funding for breakthrough research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Announces Winners, Avvasi Receives Top Recognition

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:57
...of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries. Current publications include: Energy : FierceEnergy; FierceSmartGrid; Smart Grid News Healthcare : FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceHealthPayerAnti-Fraud; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact Telecom : FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo ...

DOE Issues 81st Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:17
December 1, 2014DOE Issues 81st Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

This issue features tools to help NEPA practitioners perform NEPA reviews, including discussions of:  what works and doesn't work in the scoping process, MapWarper, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Environmental Questionnaire for funding proposals, and a sustainability rating system.  Also featured are thoughts on NEPA quality, training and schedules from the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance.  Articles include:

Fuel Cells Market Exceeds $1.3 Billion in Worldwide Sales

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:14
December 1, 2014Fuel Cells Market Exceeds $1.3 Billion in Worldwide Sales

The market for fuel cells is growing, exceeding $1.3 billion in worldwide sales during 2013, according to the recently released "Business Case for Fuel Cells" report from the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 17:09
December 1, 2014Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

The Energy Department today announced a total of $4.4 million for two projects in Michigan and Pennsylvania to support the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in the development of new “low-head” hydropower technologies.

Itron Teams Up With Brazilian Utility On Smart Grid Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:48
Itron Inc. has signed a contract with Brazilian utility AES Eletropaulo to supply its OpenWay Riva solution for a smart grid project in the city [...]

Fraunhofer ISE Launches New Spin-Off Company, Enit Systems

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:25
The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has announced Enit Energy IT Systems GmbH, a new spin-off company that it says can help [...]

Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:51
December 1, 2014Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "Materials Genome Initiative" on Tuesday, December 2, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Arun Majumdar named Vice Chair of SEAB

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:38
December 1, 2014Arun Majumdar named Vice Chair of SEAB

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University, as the Vice Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).

Hybrid Energy Systems Could Boost Renewable Use in US

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:52

A new report found that better energy storage could significantly increase the use of renewable energy in the United States. The study also urges the development of hybrid systems in which one form of renewable energy, such as solar, is available while the other, such as wind, is minimal. Up to now the primary drawback…

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Schneider Electric Launches Go Green in the City Smart Energy Challenge

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:25

Schneider Electric has initiated the fifth Go Green in the City challenge, which focuses on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. From now to February 1, 2015, bachelor, master, and MBA business and engineering students are invited to join the challenge. The challenge calls for teams of two that includes at least one woman to…

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