Itron Launches Currency-Based Smart Payment Solution

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 16:13
Itron Inc. has launched a new currency-based smart payment solution, including the Itron Cention prepayment meter and associated prepayment software. Itron says its Centian unit [...]

Schneider, Awesense Collaborate To Reduce Losses On Distribution Networks

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 15:41
Schneider Electric and Awesense Inc. say they have signed an agreement to commercialize complementary offers to reduce network losses in electricity distribution grids. Awesense Inc. [...]

Escalating Use of Wireless Data is Shaping the Demand for Public Wi-Fi in Sub-Saharan Africa [Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:57
...several megacities into smart cities in Sub-Saharan Africa is laying the foundation for the adoption of smart building and smart grid solutions across the continent, said Frost & Sullivan Information & Communication Technologies Research Analyst Lehlohonolo Mokenela. As a result, device manufacturers ...

Green Ovations: Smart Cities Address an Urgent Need

IEEE Smart Grid News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 14:06

Date: November 2014
Publication: Electric Energy Online

As urbanization grows, sustainable practices become crucial.

In this article on the evolution of the electric grid to support smart cities, Gilles Betis highlights IEEE's Smart Cities initiative and Guadalajara as the first city selected. Gilles also points out that embracing IoT will be critical to the success of Smart Grids and Smart Cities of the future. Read more

MedImmune Becomes First Biotech Facility to Earn SEP Certification

DOE RSS - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:33
November 5, 2014MedImmune Becomes First Biotech Facility to Earn SEP Certification

AMO is pleased to announce that MedImmune’s facility in Gaithersburg, Maryland, is now certified to the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE’s) Superior Energy Performance™ (SEP) program and to ISO 50001. The facility improved its energy performance by 8.5% over three years to achieve SEP certification at the Silver level. MedImmune, the global biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca, is the first biotech research laboratory and clinical trial manufacturer to earn certification to SEP.

November 18 PSERC Webinar: Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems

DOE RSS - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:18
November 5, 2014November 18 PSERC Webinar: Quantifying and Mitigating the Impacts of PV in Distribution Systems

The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting a simulation-based investigation of PV impacts on distribution systems and discussing a new approach for volt-VAR optimization with reactive power capabilities of PV inverters.

FastNet launches SA's first purpose-built IOT network [Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:57
...range and secure, bidirectional communication capabilities, said John Myers, CEO of FastNet. LoRa satisfies the requirements of our customers for smart grid, industrial automation, asset tracking, metering, security and many other applications. The value proposition of the LoRa technology is convincing ...

FastNet launches SA's first purpose-built IOT network [ITWeb]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 10:49
...range and secure, bidirectional communication capabilities," said John Myers, CEO of FastNet. "LoRa satisfies the requirements of our customers for smart grid, industrial automation, asset tracking, metering, security and many other applications. The value proposition of the LoRa technology is convincing ...

FastNet Selects Semtech LoRa™ Technology as Internet of Things Wireless Solution of Choice

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:36
...range and secure, bidirectional communication capabilities," said John Myers, CEO of FastNet. "LoRa satisfies the requirements of our customers for smart grid, industrial automation, asset tacking, metering, security and many other applications. The value proposition of the LoRa technology is convincing ...

WireIE Wins Capacity Global Carrier Award for Corporate Social Responsibility

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 09:00
...renewable energy systems lab, plus financing graduate students to study the use of networks and energy sources for tomorrow's smart grid; Sponsored airplane flights for patients from underserved regions to access healthcare in metropolitan areas of Canada. "At WireIE, we ...

Itron Extends ITRON RIVA Edge Intelligence Technology to OpenWay Smart Grid Solution [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:28
...Itron Extends ITRON RIVA Edge Intelligence Technology to OpenWay Smart Grid Solution [Global Data Point] TMCNet: Itron Extends ITRON RIVA Edge Intelligence Technology to OpenWay Smart Grid Solution [Global Data ...

Nexans demonstrates the 3rd generation of Power Line Communications (PLC) technology for smart grid at European Utility Week [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:26
...Nexans demonstrates the 3rd generation of Power Line Communications (PLC) technology for smart grid at European Utility Week [Global Data Point] TMCNet: Nexans demonstrates the 3rd generation of Power Line Communications (PLC) technology ...

Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:24
...Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week [Global Data Point] TMCNet: Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put ...

Atos signs major smart metering contract in Austria with Salzburg AG

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 06:24
...within five years.[1] Atos Worldgrid and smart metering Atos has developed strong track record in the smart metering and smart grid area troughout Europe. It is in particular, the IT services provider responsible for the design, development and end-to ...

Texas Instruments expands its leadership in smart grid power line communication solutions with G3-PLC certification

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 05:56
...Texas Instruments expands its leadership in smart grid power line communication solutions with G3-PLC certification TMCNet: Texas Instruments expands its leadership in smart grid power line ...

C3 Energy Advances Smart Grid Technology in Asia, Middle East, and South America

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 04:35
...C3 Energy Advances Smart Grid Technology in Asia, Middle East, and South America TMCNet: C3 Energy Advances Smart Grid Technology in Asia, Middle East ...

Tatung Announces Commercial Availability of Standards-Based Module for EV Charging

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 03:32
...one of the originators of the OpenV2G open-source project, we are supporting the sustainable integration of EVs into the smart-grid infrastructure," said J. Heuer of Siemens Corporate Technology. "The MEVSE module perfectly complements our activity in the OpenV2G project ...

Switzerland : u-blox LISA-C210 CDMA450 module targets smart metering and smart grid applications [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 02:04
...Switzerland : u-blox LISA-C210 CDMA450 module targets smart metering and smart grid applications [TendersInfo (India)] TMCNet: Switzerland : u-blox LISA-C210 CDMA450 module targets smart metering and smart grid applications [TendersInfo ...

C&I Demand Response Poised For Major Growth

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
The number of commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response sites worldwide is expected to grow from 92,000 in 2014 to more than 1 million in [...]

Comverge And Constellation Complete Demand Response Merger, Form CPower

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 01:00
Comverge and Constellation have completed the previously announced transaction to combine their commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response businesses. The companies did not disclose financial [...]
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