United States : CLP Power Tests Next Generation Itron Technology as Part of Its Smart Metering Pilot [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:27
...retail company in Hong Kong, will test Itron s new Adaptive Communications Technology, running on CLP Power s installed OpenWay smart grid platform and network. Itron s latest technology provides flexible communications, computing power and intelligence at the edge of the ...

The 5 things utilities need to know about smart cities

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:19
Power utilities have a major role in the development and success of a smart city, although the exact nature of the connection between the two can be complex. We thought you would be interested in a collection of articles that address where and how utilities fit into the smart city equation.

Want money for microgrids? Try tapping disaster relief. (New Jersey did it.)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:11
Microgrids can be a practical solution to enhance grid resiliency against threats to the grid, whether they come from superstorms or cyberattacks. The downside? They’re expensive and they don’t have much of a track record. New Jersey, however, has come up with an answer to the cost question others may want to consider.

Silver Spring Networks Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:08
...included in backlog may not result in billings or revenue; adverse publicity about, or consumer or political opposition to, the smart grid; security breaches involving smart grid products or services; the ability to integrate technology into third-party devices and Silver ...

Why Home Depot could soon be in charge of the power industry

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:55
The upheaval in the U.S. power industry and what the outcome could be seem to have become the hot topic of conversation among energy professionals. And those conversations continue to lean toward the “utility death spiral” along with distributed generation. Click to read about what industry leaders and top publications are saying right now.

DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:55
August 6, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Better Buildings Challenge Education Partners, Implementing Tribal Energy Projects, 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.

Hong Kong Utility Tests New Itron Tech As Part Of Smart Metering Pilot

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:20
Itron Inc. has announced that CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd. will become the first utility to test its new Adaptive Communications Technology. CLP Power will [...]

Siemens To Provide Electric Retailer With Demand Response Solution

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 14:20
Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with retail utility Direct Energy to provide a demand response management system (DRMS). Direct Energy will roll out [...]

Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 13:00
August 6, 2014Energy Department Announces $18 Million for Innovative Projects to Advance Geothermal Energy

As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced up to $18 million for 32 projects that will advance geothermal energy development in the United States.

New York Invests in Energy Efficiency Projects

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) and the New York Power Authority (NYPA) have collaborated on three recently completed energy efficiency projects valued at approximately $6.5 million. The projects, located at Empire State Plaza and the W. Averell Harriman State Office Building Campus in Albany, are expected to save more than $20…

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AMSC Introduces New Low Wind Turbine Design

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

AMSC has introduces a new wind turbine designed for low wind speed regions. The 2 megawatt (MW) turbine has a rotor diameter of 113 meters and a swept area of 10,039 square meters (108,059 square feet) – or more than two and a half acres. Low wind speed turbines are expected expand the renewable wind…

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PWRstation Touts Pre-Assembled Solar Systems

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 12:56

PWRStation has announced plans to “to ramp up operations and distribution alliances” in the United States and Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA). To that end the Miami-based company is completing a second round of financing. Intended to take advantage of the often high cost of custom solar installation, PWRStation offers pre-assembled plug and…

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Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 11:00
August 6, 2014Projects Selected for Safe and Permanent Geologic Storage of Carbon Dioxide

The U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 13 projects to develop technologies and methodologies for geologic storage of carbon dioxide.

RES Canada Completes Energy Storage System For Ontario's Grid

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 10:21
Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada) says its Amphora energy storage system in Strathroy, Ontario, has been certified for operation. RES Canada planned, developed [...]

CLP Power Tests Next Generation Itron Technology as Part of Its Smart Metering Pilot [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 09:48
...urban environment with many high rise buildings and enclosed meter rooms presents a number of network connectivity challenges for any smart grid solution. CLP Power and Itron are working closely together to test the technology, which brings together RF and PLC ...

Silicon Carbide Brings About Revolutionary Change

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 06:29
...off voltage can reach 6000V, while that of currently Sic power device can be as high as 200,000V. China Smart Grid construction requires power device whose top off voltage is higher than 10,000V. Single silicon power device cannot meet ...

Silver Spring Expands Smart Infrastructure Partnership With EDMI

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
Silver Spring Networks Inc. says it has expanded its relationship with EDMI Ltd., a global smart meter solution provider, to offer smart city and smart [...]

OpenADR Alliance Teams Up With India Smart Grid Forum

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
The OpenADR Alliance has announced a strategic relationship with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF), a public-private partnership initiative India's Ministry of Power created to [...]

Trilliant Announces Smart Grid Deals In Southeast Asia

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
U.S.-based Trilliant has announced smart grid projects with Southeast Asian utilities Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) and the Provincial Electricity Authority (PEA). [...]

Annual T&D Investment Expected To Reach $198B By 2024

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 00:00
Over the next decade, the world will need to invest between $140.2 billion and $170.5 billion per year on traditional transmission and distribution (T&D) infrastructure [...]
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