ABB Launches New HVDC Cable System To Help Tap Distant Renewables

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:11
ABB has announced a new 525 kV extruded high-voltage direct current (HVDC) cable system that the company says can help make renewable energy installations more [...]

Surge In Smart Meter Deployments Could Boost MDM Market In Europe

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:11
Although the scope for meter data management (MDM) in Europe is currently limited, the market is slated to take off in the foreseeable future, according [...]

IEEE, Consumers Energy Sign MOU On Synchrophasor Conformance Testing

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:10
The IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy regarding synchrophasor conformance testing. The collaboration supports the [...]

Energy Department Officially Dedicates New National Security Campus in Kansas City

DOE RSS - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:15
August 22, 2014Energy Department Officially Dedicates New National Security Campus in Kansas City

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz was joined by the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), U.S. Representatives Emanuel Cleaver II and Vicky Hartzler, and other local officials today to officially dedicate the new National Security Campus in Kansas City.

Huawei Gathers ICT and Power Industry Experts to Explore Better Connected Smart Grids

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:10
...Huawei Gathers ICT and Power Industry Experts to Explore Better Connected Smart Grids TMCNet: Huawei Gathers ICT and Power Industry Experts to Explore Better Connected Smart Grids [August 22, 2014] Huawei Gathers ...

Echelon Signs Definitive Agreement With S&T AG to Purchase Its Grid Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 03:07
...important expansion of our Smart Energy capabilities, further demonstrating our commitment to the energy market and our belief in the smart grid opportunity," said Hannes Niederhauser, CEO of S&T. "Utilities favor end-to-end offerings from proven vendors with the ...

74% of U.S. utilities are flunking mobile (the East is best, the South is worst)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:57
The migration to mobile is evident in almost every industry. But at a time when people buy clothes, check bank statements or make reservations by phone, the U.S. electric power industry seems to be far behind. There are stunning exceptions of course but many, many utilities seriously lag in their adoption of digital technologies. A new report from Booz Allen offers some suggestions for how they can catch up.

Were we wrong about Germany? Can renewables make a grid MORE reliable?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:49
Critics routinely skewer Germany’s aggressive adoption of renewables, citing high power costs and grid instability as the inevitable results. But there are those who contend the country’s grid is more reliable because of renewables integration. Click to read what they’re saying and why.

The 5 essentials for better customer engagement

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 17:34
Most utilities have customer engagement programs of some kind by now. But are they doing enough, doing it right? Guest author Martin Milani explains why a comprehensive strategy that cost-effectively engages customers across all touch points and programs is far better than stand-alone solutions. And he shares proven approaches for ensuring meaningful engagement.

FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:43
August 21, 2014FEMP Announces New Utilities Offering UESCs

FEMP is pleased to announce four new utilities now offering Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESCs) to their Federal customers.

Energy Department Announces $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:12
August 21, 2014Energy Department Announces $17 Million to Advance Efficient, Environmentally-Friendly Highway Transportation Technologies

The Energy Department announced today $17.6 million for 14 cooperative agreements with small businesses and institutions of higher education to develop and deploy efficient and environmentally friendly highway transportation technologies that will help reduce petroleum use in the United States. The funding will go towards projects that pursue breakthrough approaches to providing Americans with greater freedom of mobility and energy security, while lowering costs and reducing impacts on the environment.

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Consumers Energy to Provide Synchrophasor Conformance Testing

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 09:37
...NIST strongly supports the establishment of the ICAP program for PMU testing and certification. This synchrophasor certification program, adopting the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel's (SGIP's) Interoperability Proces Reference Manual (IPRM), will advance our goals to support a resilient grid ...

Larry Goldstein Joins Nexant to Lead Nexant iEnergy Customer Engagement Software Solutions

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 08:38
...Nexant offers a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software designed to transform utility business processes and implement smart grid and demand management initiatives. Over the last decade, it has been developing and commercializing software solutions-such as Nexant ...

Dubai Seeks to Be World’s Smartest City

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:50

The Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a strategy to transform Dubai into the world’s smartest city. Over the next three years the utility will implement 100 initiatives and 1,000 smart services to that encompass transportation, communications, infrastructure, economic services, and urban planning to enhance the quality of life for Dubai’s residents and…

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Decosimo Solvability Practice to Host Rocket City Government Contracting Conference in Huntsville Sept. 18th

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:36
...entitled "The EnergyNet is the Next Internet," Mr. Walker will examine the decentralization of power production and the impact of SMART GRID movement. The keynote address will explore the changes taking place as the nation moves from analog-based equipment to ...

Cyberjaya to be elevated to global technology hub [Business Times (Malaysia)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 03:09
...creative content, mobile Internet, cloud computing, big data analytics and four non-ICT sectors: green technology, biotechnology, wearable technology and smart grid technology. (c) 2014 The New Straits Times Press (Malaysia) Berhad. All rights reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate ...

Japan : Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and... [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 02:47
...Japan : Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and... [TendersInfo (India)] TMCNet: Japan : Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC ...

Advanced Control Systems Bolsters Website [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:44
...website provides easier user interaction and navigation, faster answers to questions and more detail on the company's suite of smart grid solutions. The website transformation is but one example of initiatives underway at ACS to provide even higher levels of ...

Research and Markets Offers Report: Global Market for Lithium-Ion Batteries - Forecast, Trends & Opportunities 2014-2020 [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 00:38
...the spotlight due to the electricity supply issues resulting from the eastern Japan earthquake and the global efforts to embrace smart grids. With domestic and overseas lithium-ion battery makers entering the markets for storage systems, the market for lithium-ion ...

Cyberjaya to be elevated to global technology hub [New Straits Time (Malaysia)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 22:14
...creative content, mobile Internet, cloud computing, big data analytics and four non-ICT sectors: green technology, biotechnology, wearable technology and smart grid technology. (c) 2014 ProQuest Information and Learning Company; All Rights Reserved. [ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ] description: Cyberjaya ...

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