New Report Ranks U.S. States On Smart Grid Efforts

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:38
The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have released the 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), which evaluates and ranks states based on their [...]

Nitero Wins Fierce Innovation Award

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:31
...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; FierceTelecom ...

BPA Taps AutoGrid Systems For Demand Response

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:15
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected AutoGrid Systems' Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) application to implement and manage DR demonstrations across its [...]

Electrovaya Providing Energy Storage Systems To Canadian Utilities

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:51
Electrovaya Inc. has received a $1.3 million grant award to deliver multiple intelligent energy storage systems (IESS) at various locations with Canadian utilities Toronto Hydro [...]

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Names Sharon Allan New President And CEO

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:43
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization focused on accelerating smart grid interoperability, has named Sharon Allan its new president and CEO. According [...]

Revenue from Smart Grid Technologies is Expected to Reach $70.2 Billion Annually by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:31
...Revenue from Smart Grid Technologies is Expected to Reach $70.2 Billion Annually by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research TMCNet: Revenue from Smart Grid ...

Indian Prime Minister Urges More Global Clean Energy R&D

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:39

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging G20 nations to establish a global virtual centre dedicated to clean energy research and development. Modi says, “Let us increase the collective research and development efforts and collaboration and ensure dissemination to all countries, stated Modi. For this, a global virtual centre for clean energy research and development…

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Arizona Commission Determines Smart Meters Safe and Noninvasive

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:01

A study conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services concludes that smart meters pose no health hazard. The Arizona Corporation Commission called for the year-long review in response to some customers’ concern about the safety of smart meters’ pulsed transmissions. Smart meters transmit usage information via radio waves directly to the utility at regular…

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Texas Wind Power Sets Another Record

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says that wind-powered generation recently set another record - albeit by 5 MW. According to ERCOT, the record [...]

Tantalus And Itron Release ERT-Reading Platform For Munis And Co-ops

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
Tantalus and Itron Inc. have announced the commercial availability of automated encoder receiver transmitter (ERT)-reading functionality for the companies' joint solution platform for municipal and [...]

Michael Allman Joins Bit Stew Systems' Board Of Advisors

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
Bit Stew Systems Inc., a provider of real-time network operations solutions for the utility industry, has added Michael Allman to its board of advisors. Since [...]

Apex CoVantage Selected To Deploy Elster Meters In Minnesota

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
Apex CoVantage, a provider of smart grid technology and services, says it was selected by Elster Solutions to install electric meters, gatekeepers and repeaters for [...]

Denmark plans to join the 100 club (100% renewables, that is)

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:39
Denmark is the latest European country to announce plans to be 100% reliant on renewable energy, and expects to accomplish that goal by 2050. The country also is expanding on what most countries in the region have done by including transportation in its plans: no fossil fuel by 2050 either.

Smart grid wins: a hectic pace for the energy storage sector

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:31
As you will notice, this week’s selection of smart grid wins focuses on the energy storage sector. It also includes news on customer engagement, a smart grid program for San Antonio and a project to enhance grid stability in Michigan.

Will they or won’t they? CPUC to decide if utilities can deploy EV charging stations

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 21:23
California regulators are scheduled to rule this month whether utilities will be permitted to provide EV charging stations. Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric have proposed investing $500 million in EV charging infrastructure, and at least some state legislators support dropping the current ban against utility involvement in the charging market.

DOE seeks candidates for environmental advisory board vacancies

DOE RSS - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 16:34
November 14, 2014DOE seeks candidates for environmental advisory board vacancies

OAK RIDGE, Tenn.—The Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management is seeking volunteers to fill vacancies on the Oak Ridge Site Specific Advisory Board (ORSSAB).

The ORSSAB is a federally chartered citizens’ panel that provides recommendations to Oak Ridge’s Environmental Management program, which is responsible for cleanup and remediation across the 33,500-acre Oak Ridge Reservation.

C3 Chairman Discussion Cybersecurity

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:46

In his keynote address at the recent Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) annual industry workshop, C3 Energy chairman and chief executive officer Tom Siebel discussed the need to provide utilities advanced diagnostics and predictive tools to identify, monitor, and reduce the risks of grid cybersecurity threats. Siebel noted: “The real-time integration of…

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Energy Department Authorizes Freeport LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

DOE RSS - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:00
November 14, 2014Energy Department Authorizes Freeport LNG to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

WASHINGTON – The Energy Department announced today that it has issued two final authorizations for Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. and FLNG Liquefaction, LLC (Freeport) to export domestically produced liquefied natural gas (LNG) to countries that do not have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States.

Department of Energy Awards $425 Million for Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies

DOE RSS - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 11:05
November 14, 2014Department of Energy Awards $425 Million for Next Generation Supercomputing Technologies

WASHINGTON — U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced two new High Performance Computing (HPC) awards to put the nation on a fast-track to next generation exascale computing, which will help to advance U.S. leadership in scientific research and promote America’s economic and national security.

DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, and More

DOE RSS - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 10:04
November 14, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure Technology, Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan Program, 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.

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