United States : OGC seeks comment on charter for new urban planning domain working group [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:53
...infrastructure to sustain quality of life in the urban environment. Technologies and trends such as Augmented Reality (AR), Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sensor Webs, the Internet of Things (IoT), LBS (Location Based Services), Facilities Management, navigation (indoor and outdoor) and Big ...

How to influence what the U.S. federal government does and thinks about utilities

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:44
Should utilities try to influence national energy policy? Certainly. And here is an opportunity to make your voice heard via Americans for a Clean Energy Grid. It’s not necessary to agree with the organization’s positions to take advantage of the chance to influence DOE policy on U.S. energy infrastructure. Read the story for details on how to participate.

Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 14:30
July 8, 2014Department of Energy Cites Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC for Worker Safety and Health Violations

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a Preliminary Notice of Violation (PNOV) to Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLC (FBP) for three violations of worker safety and health regulations associated with an incident at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

Ahmedabad to have smart power grid by October [Ahmedabad] [Times of India]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:18
...of India] (Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) AHMEDABAD: Come October and Ahmedabad will have probably India's first smart grid system in place where consumers will be able to pick a suitable plan for electricity consumption like they do ...

Vitesse Fortifies Enterprises For Gigabit Wi-Fi

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 08:40
...IV Ethernet switches are also well-suited for industrial Internet of Things ( IoT ) applications including motion control , factory automation and smart grid . "BYOD and mobile use in Enterprise environments dramatically change infrastructure requirements for businesses," said Eric Klein, senior analyst at ...

Indiana Michigan Power Decides It's Time To Explore Solar

Renew Grid - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 00:00
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M), a utility serving more than 582,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan, has announced plans to build and operate five solar generation [...]

PCTEL Schedules Second Quarter 2014 Earnings Release

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 18:09
...material to allow customers to cost effectively deploy and upgrade networks. The company's vertical markets include SCADA, Health Care, Smart Grid, Positive Train Control, Precision Agriculture, Indoor Wireless, Telemetry, Off-loading, and Wireless Backhaul. PCTEL's products are sold worldwide ...

Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas [Breaking Energy]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:31
...Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas [Breaking Energy] TMCNet: Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas ...

2014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

DOE RSS - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 17:02
July 7, 20142014 Directory of Potential Stakeholders for DOE Actions under NEPA Issued

The Stakeholder Directory, now in its 31th edition, identifies contacts in federal agencies; states, territories, and state government associations; and nongovernmental organizations for reviewing environmental impact statements and environmental assessments, and for other NEPA public involvement and consultation activities.

U.S. Plans Up To $4 Billion In New Cleantech Loan Guarantees

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:26
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a loan guarantee solicitation, making as much as $4 billion in loan guarantees available for innovative renewable [...]

Maine Utilities Team Up To Boost New England Grid

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:18
Emera Maine and Central Maine Power - Maine's two largest utilities - have agreed to jointly develop electric transmission projects to enhance the strength and [...]

Duke Energy Completes Merger-Related Transmission Work

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 16:17
Duke Energy says it has energized eight transmission line expansion projects it committed to undertake in North Carolina as a condition of federal approval of [...]

Smart City Technology Will Reach $27.5 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:39
...report, "Smart Cities" , examines the evolution of the global smart city market, detailing the impacts on key technology markets, including smart grids, water management, transportation, building energy efficiency, and government services. It compares different approaches to the smart city and provides ...

NBTC and EGAT collaborate on telecommunication network and power grid in ASEAN [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 09:21
...Besides, NBTC would also set up suitable rules to regulate telecommunication business that would collaborate with the development of Thailand Smart Grid into Smart ASEAN Power Grid, which would further contribute the benefits to electricity industry and others. The office would ...

Address communications infrastructure challenges for smart grid development and metering deployment with the DCC, DECC, E.ON, ESB, ZigBee Alliance, SmartGridGB and more

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 06:49
...Address communications infrastructure challenges for smart grid development and metering deployment with the DCC, DECC, E.ON, ESB, ZigBee Alliance, SmartGridGB and more TMCNet: Address communications ...

FirstEnergy Energizes New Transmission Line, Substation In Pennsylvania

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 00:00
FirstEnergy Corp. says it has completed a new transmission line and substation in Armstrong County, Pa., to help enhance service reliability for customers of subsidiary [...]

Nanogrids: Evolving our electricity systems from the bottom up

SmartGridNews - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:20
This paper defines nanogrids, delves into their existing and potential characteristics, and proposes some principles for standard interfaces between nanogrids and with microgrids.

Global Supercapacitor (Electrodes, Electrolyte, and Separators) Market - Forecasts to 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:29
...technology, performance ratio and price improvement, quick evolving energy application, and new market segments such as hybrid electric vehicles (HEV), smart grids, and renewable energy. The key market restraints can be classified as:relatively high cost, competition with well-established batteries ...

Enghouse Systems Acquires Basset AB

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 05:59
...in 1997, Basset is a Swedish-based company dedicated to meeting the revenue management requirements of telecom trading partners and smart grid utilities through a broad portfolio of solutions. As a global provider of BSS software, Basset recently launched its Wholesale ...

Largest Smart Solar Power Plant in Middle East Completed

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 17:41

Petra Solar and Caspian Renewable Energy have successfully completed the installation of the largest smart solar power plant in the Middle East. The five-megawatt (MW) project, owned by the Bahrain Petroleum Company (BAPCO), will deliver more than 8,000 MWh of renewable energy, preventing 6,900 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

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