DNV GL To Launch Joint Industry Project Focused On Grid Energy Storage

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:04
DNV GL, a global energy advisory and testing company, has announced the GRIDSTOR joint industry project. DNV GL says the project will aim to develop [...]

Lockheed Martin Updates Platform To Help Improve Infrastructure Cybersecurity

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 14:03
Lockheed Martin has released the latest version of its Industrial Defender Automation Systems Manager (ASM), which the company says is a single platform to help [...]

DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 12:00
July 2, 2014DOE Seeks Small Businesses for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Infrastructure Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued a Draft Request for Proposal (RFP) seeking eligible small businesses under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 561210, Facilities Support Services, for the performance of infrastructure support services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant (PORTS), Portsmouth, Ohio.

Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 10:50
July 2, 2014Energy Department Announces First-of-its-Kind, High-Temperature, Downhole Rechargeable Energy Storage Device

The Energy Department today announced commercialization of a rechargeable energy storage device capable of operating in the extreme temperatures necessary for geothermal energy production. Industry partner FastCAP Systems successfully demonstrated an ultracapacitor that is fully operational in 200°C conditions, extending the upper limit of high-temperature energy storage and electronics, and engineering a flexible system that could reduce cost and risks of geothermal drilling.

Silicor Materials Names Craig Wellen CFO

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 08:41
...acquisition transactions and strategic capital raises with a total value exceeding $35 billion. Earlier, he had served as CFO of smart grid solutions provider BPL Global, Ltd., where he played an instrumental role in drafting and executing the firm's strategic ...

Utilities Reveal Just How Much Customers Are Saving With Energy Efficiency Programs

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/02/2014 - 00:00
It's no surprise that energy efficiency programs save money and, of course, energy, but two utility companies recently revealed just how much cash their respective [...]

Should we be working on a strong grid instead?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:50
With the number of power outages growing steadily since 1990, is it possible we should be focusing more on a strong and resilient power grid and less on how green it is? Click to read an argument that advocates reliability and strength over other goals.

Europe’s green energy industry faces collapse, claims conservative news site

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:10
Europe’s aggressive rush to embrace renewable energy has resulted in turmoil for some countries, including escalating prices for consumers and slashed subsidies for providers, according to a conservative news web site. It’s time well spent to follow the tumultuous story for the lessons it can provide.

Why New England’s power situation is precarious. (Did you guess pipelines?)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 18:03
Many regions of the country may have access to abundant power. But that doesn’t appear to be the case in New England where a shortage of natural gas pipelines has constrained supply and drove prices through the roof during this year’s severe winter. Read the story for details.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, and More

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:42
July 1, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Better Buildings Case Competition, Solar PVWatts Tool, 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.

Putin targets U.S. power grid for attack

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 15:05
A major hacking campaign has compromised computer systems at over 1,000 utilities in the U.S. and Europe, and some observers believe the attacks are Russian in origin. Read the story for details and to learn what one cybersecurity expert says utilities should be doing (and how much they should be spending) to thwart cyber attacks.

Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:25
July 1, 2014Energy Department Seeks Feedback on Draft Guidance for the Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program

The Department of Energy is currently inviting comments from the general public on guidance relating to the implementation of Section 242 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the “Hydroelectric Production Incentive Program.”

Cuomo plan looks to reduce energy use [Westchester County Business Journal (NY)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:11
...Energy Vision, or REV, is looking to make regulatory changes to how energy is bought and sold, while also identifying smart-grid technologies. Richard Kauffman, chairman of Energy and Finance for New York, said in a statement that the new approach ...

Consumers Energy To Buy Solar Power From 22 Business, Residential Projects

Renew Grid - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:10
As part of an ongoing renewable energy purchase program, Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy has selected 22 new solar projects offered by businesses and homeowners across [...]

Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:23
July 1, 2014Energy Department Offers Conditional Commitment to Cape Wind Offshore Wind Generation Project

The Department of Energy today announced the first step toward issuing a $150 million loan guarantee to support the construction of the Cape Wind offshore wind project with a conditional commitment to Cape Wind Associates, LLC.

Silver Spring Networks and GridSense Partner on Advanced Transformer Monitoring Solution [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 09:17
...voltage," said Brett Sargent, President and COO of GridSense. "We are excited to partner with Silver Spring Networks, a global smart grid leader, to bring utilities enhanced reliability and efficiency to the grid." With more than 65 partners, the Silver Spring ...

Core Resource Management Announces New Director and Chairman

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 00:53
...Core Resource Management, Mr. Nuciola was the Chairman/CEO of PowerOneData (P1DI) International, a US/India Based Advanced Metering Infrastructure (Smart Grid) company. He was responsible for sourcing $30 million in funding for PowerOne. He also served as CEO of American ...

Electronics component giant Hon Hai buys stake in SK CandC [Big News Network (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 23:39
...Chairman of Hon Hai Terry Gou had recently remarked that his company will focus on development in four key areas -- smart grid networks, smart broadband networks, smart information networks and cloud computing-based artificial intelligence networks. "We will launch new investment ...

Landis+Gyr To Supply 1.7 Million Meters To Indian Utility

Renew Grid - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:39
Landis+Gyr has won a contract from Indian utility BESCOM to supply 1.7 million single-phase digital electricity meters over the next 12 months. BESCOM is responsible [...]

Silver Spring Integrates GridSense Transformer Monitoring Solution

Renew Grid - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:39
Under a new partnership, Silver Spring Networks will integrate GridSense's transformer monitoring solution with Silver Spring's multi-application networking platform. Silver Spring says the integration of [...]
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