Silver Spring Networks Tapped for Australian Smart Meters Program

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 16:28

Horizon Power has selected Silver Spring Networks’ IPv6 network platform for an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) project affecting 47,000 customers. With the initiative, Horizon Power becomes the first distribution utility in Australia to pursue a non-mandated smart meters deployment featuring a pre-payment program. The Western Australian Government is investing $34 million for the AMI program…

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Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 15:59
January 22, 2015Energy Secretary Moniz Unveils More Than $55 Million to Advance Fuel Efficient Vehicle Technologies

Following the State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 20st in which President Obama highlighted the surge in U.S. manufacturing and the strong growth in the auto industry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today announced more than $55 million to develop and deploy cutting-edge vehicle technologies that strengthen the clean energy economy.

Silicon Space Technology (SST) Announces CMOS Electronics Based on Patented HARDSIL® Technology Exceeding 1,400 Hours of Successful No-Error Operation at 250°C

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 13:17
...automotive applications - but extends the operating life for other difficult environments that require high reliability and longevity like industrial automation, Smart Grid infrastructure, high-performance computing and more. Electronics utilizing this technology for applications operating above 125°C experience a successful ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 09:32
January 22, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Solar Program Overview, Best Practices in Developing a Tribal Strategic Energy Plan, 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.

Smart Grid Communications and Networking Hardware Is Expected To Reach $3.2 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020, According to Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 08:47
...Smart Grid Communications and Networking Hardware Is Expected To Reach $3.2 Billion in Annual Market Value by 2020, According to ...

FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

DOE RSS - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:56
January 21, 2015FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on Renewable Energy Technology Applications for federal sites.

SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

DOE RSS - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:34
January 21, 2015SBIR/STTR FY15 Release 1 Awards Announced—Includes Fuel Cell Catalyst and Hydrogen Contamination Detection R&D

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the 2015 Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) Phase I Release 1 Awards, including projects focusing on non-platinum catalysts for fuel cells and detection of contaminants in hydrogen.

Horizon Power Selects Silver Spring Networks to Deploy Multi-Application Advanced Metering Network Across Regional Western Australia

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 18:17
...Power should be able to leverage modern grid technology to deliver its services more efficiently." "Silver Spring's multi-application smart grid platform will help us deliver benefits to our customers and set up a platform for future benefits to allow ...

Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

DOE RSS - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Issues Draft Request For Proposal for Nuclear Regulatory Commission Licensed Facilities Procurement

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (DRFP) for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) Licensed Facilities procurement. The NRC Licensed Facilities procurement is one of the four procurements that resulted from the Idaho Site Office of Environmental Management Post FY 2015 Acquisition Planning.

Report Highlights Opportunities to Build Tomorrow's Electricity Sector

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:47
...Business will have to develop complementary customer-centric business models, creating value for stakeholders by exploiting customer data generated from smart grids and connected devices. Equally, investors need to engage with policy-makers and regulators on how to best balance risk ...

Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

DOE RSS - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:00
January 20, 2015Energy Department Awards Cooperative Agreement to Mississippi State University

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a cooperative agreement to Mississippi State University, Institute for Clean Energy Technology (MSU-ICET), to continue research efforts in the evaluation of High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filters (HEPA) and other technologies to enhance nuclear safety in the defense waste complex. The total value of the cooperative agreement over five years is $5 million. The project period of the cooperative agreement will be from January 20, 2015 through January 19, 2020.

GE Teams with Keurig for Latest Smart Appliance Feature

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 17:01

Not everyone has a spacious Architectural Digest kitchen. More often than not, counter space is at a premium. Following in the tradition of the toaster over, General Electric (GE) and Keurig have teamed up to create another two-fer appliance: a coffee and tea brewer that’s built in to the refrigerator door of GE’s new Cafe…

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Opower Platform Reaches Six TWh of Energy Savings

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 16:03

Opower reports that its technology platform has saved six terawatt-hours (TWh) of energy through more than 95 utility deployments worldwide both business and residential. The energy savings is equivalent to taking more than two million people—roughly the combined population of Alaska and Hawaii—off the grid for a full year; removing nearly 900,000 cars from the…

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Research and Markets: Global Smart Cities Market 2015 - Home, Intelligent Building Automation, Energy Management, Healthcare, Education, Water, Transportation & Security

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 08:47
...of CO2 emissions, planning a smart city becomes a viable option for governments and municipal authorities. Deploying technologies such as smart grids, smart metering for energy management; electric vehicle and traffic management with smart transportation and smart security are high growth ...

DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

DOE RSS - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 17:00
January 16, 2015DOE Publishes New CALiPER Report on Retail Lamps

The U.S. Department of Energy's CALiPER program has released a special report on LED lamps available through the retail marketplace and targeted toward general consumers. While previous reports in the CALiPER retail lamps series have focused on basic performance parameters, such as lumen output, efficacy, and color quality, the new report – CALiPER Retail Lamps Study 3.1 – focuses on the dimming, power quality, and flicker characteristics of a subset of 14 LED A lamps from CALiPER Retails Lamps Study 3, as controlled by four different retail-available dimmers.

3D Printing a Classic

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 17:02
January 15, 20153D Printing a Classic

The team from the Oak Ridge Manufacturing Demonstration Facility is at the Detroit Auto Show this week to display their latest accomplishment: a 3D-printed, electric-motor driven, Shelby Cobra.

Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE RSS - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 15:20
January 15, 2015Energy Department Accepting Applications for a $3.6 Million Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Energy Department today announced an incentive program for developers adding hydroelectric power generating capabilities to existing non-powered dams throughout the United States.

C3 Energy Hosts AALD Delegation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:47
...C3 Energy C3 Energy is a SaaS and PaaS enterprise application software company that harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social networking, machine learning, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of power generation and ...

UL Report: Sensus Smart Meters Comply with Safety Standards

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 21:29

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has determined the Sensus Generation 3 iCon A 2S remote disconnect electric meter complies with the organization’s latest safety standards. The independent tests performed by UL—done at the behest of the city of Medicine Hat and SaskPower—validate the meters’ inherent safety. SaskPower issued a statement noting that the meters “were subjected to…

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Semtech Acquires Assets of EnVerv

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 18:17
...that it has completed the acquisition of assets of EnVerv, Inc., a privately-held supplier of Power Line Communications and Smart Grid solutions targeted at advanced metering infrastructure, home energy management systems and Internet of Things applications. In conjunction with the ...
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