Liquid Robotics Names Daniel Middleton as Executive VP of Global Sales [Manufacturing Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:35
...in the industry to our team," said Gary Gysin, president and CEO. "His leadership skills and expertise in creating advanced smart grid solutions for customers will be invaluable as Liquid Robotics Wave Gliders help customers easily and affordably instrument the ocean ...

USDA Invests Half-A-Billion More In Rural Grid Improvements

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $518 million in new funding for rural electric cooperatives to improve the delivery of electric [...]

SDG&E's 800 MW Solicitation Has Focus On 'Preferred Resources'

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 00:00
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is seeking between 500 MW and 800 MW of new, local generating resources, with a minimum of 200 MW [...]

AMAG, HP Enterprise Services, U.S. Public Sector, ImageWare and SAP Are Featured in SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Thought Leadership Interviews

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 23:58
...while meeting prominent figures both from M2M industry and verticals. The conference will explore in particular M2M innovations in Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Retail and Consumer Electronics. Held in conjunction with the three other smart devices-related conferences and 50-booth ...

Sensus and SaskPower Agree on Refund

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:08

Sensus and SaskPower have agreed on a deal concerning the $47 million cost associated with the removal of smart meters following a number of fires. The utility will receive a $24 million cash refund for all of the meters SaskPower had purchased from Sensus including those that are now being removed as well as those…

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Rhode Island Wind Farm Approved

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 18:08

The US Army Corps of Engineers (ACORE) has approved Deepwater Wind’s 30MW offshore wind farm in Rhode Island. Located approximately three miles off the coast of Block Island, the wind farm will feature Alstom’s 5 6MW Haliade 150 direct-drive offshore turbines, including tower sections. ACORE, the lead permitting agency for the project, has secured approvals…

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6 lessons from Estonia's smart metering push

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:49
It’s always good to be able to learn from the experiences of others. Now that Estonia is halfway through its smart meter deployment program, a number of valuable lessons have surfaced. Read the story to find out what the program’s project manager sees as the most important takeaways.

How Duke is selling regulators on a $1.9 billion grid upgrade plan for Indiana

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:41
For a better shot at getting their rate increase plans approved, utilities should focus on what will get regulators’ attention. Click to read about Duke Energy’s proposal for an ambitious grid modernization plan that takes a nuts and bolts and dollars and cents approach and, for the most part, steers clear of potential problem areas.

Utilities: Partner with companies like Bloom or watch them take your top customers

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 17:32
Bloom Energy and other fuel cell makers are going after big power users and what they’re offering includes power as a service and reduced upfront costs. If utilities want to hold on to their larger customers, they should consider a partnership arrangement similar to that described in our story.

Internet of Things Sponsorship Opportunities at @ThingsExpo

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:37
...Cash & Markets, Games & the IoT, The Future of Education, Virtual Reality Track 2 - Enterprise IoT: The Business Case for IoT, Smart Grids, Smart Cities, Smart Transportation, The Smart Home, M2M, Authentication/Security, Wiring the IoT, The Internet of Everything, Digital Transformation ...

Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

DOE RSS - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:14
September 9, 2014Six University Coal Research Projects Selected to Boost Advanced Energy Production

The U.S. Department of Energy selected six new projects under the University Coal Research Program that seek long-term solutions for the clean and efficient use of our nation’s abundant coal resources. The selected projects support the Office of Fossil Energy’s Crosscutting Research Program’s initiatives in high-performance materials and sensors and controls technology.

Freescale Base Station-on-Chip Technology Powers Airvana OneCell LTE Enterprise Small Cell Solution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:37
...are deployed in OneCell access points. The BSC9131 is a highly integrated SoC targeting small cell base stations, enterprise VoIP, smart grid control, and industrial applications. The high-performance device handles a broad range of DSP functions with complementary acceleration and ...

Hitachi, Ltd. - Agreement on Joint Research on Electric Power field with Energy Company LESTO and Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 08:00
...variety of collaborative activities aimed at achieving an optimal energy mix in Lithuania, including integrated heat and power generation systems, smart grid and smart network technology, and other innovative energy technologies. This new agreement is the first tangible result of this ...

Oracle Utilities Work and Asset Management 1.9.1.2 Helps Utilities Improve Work Planning and Asset Maintenance Assessment Processes

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 07:58
...ever-evolving customer demands, and deliver on environmental conservation commitments. Additionally, Oracle Utilities helps utilities prepare for smart metering and smart grid initiatives that enhance efficiency and provide critical intelligence metrics that can help drive more-informed energy and water usage ...

Business Case Analysis for Energy Storage Systems for Utilities in Asia-Pacific

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:09
...Asia-Pacific " report to their offering. Energy Storage Systems (ESS) is seen as a next level of up gradation in smart grid technologies by Asian power utilities after implementation of distribution automation and distributed generation. This study covers the factors that ...

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:01
...treatment plant products and services. Power Solutions. Power Solutions distributes electrical transmission and distribution products, power plant MRO supplies and smart-grid products, and arranges materials management and procurement outsourcing for the power generation and distribution industries. Power Solutions serves utilities ...

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 06:01
...treatment plant products and services. Power Solutions. Power Solutions distributes electrical transmission and distribution products, power plant MRO supplies and smart-grid products, and arranges materials management and procurement outsourcing for the power generation and distribution industries. Power Solutions serves utilities ...

Asset health webinar: How to potentially save millions in operations costs

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 21:08
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear expert panelists dig into asset health management during a Fierce Energy-sponsored webinar scheduled for Wednesday, September 10. Experts from Ventyx, an ABB company, and Microsoft will address the process and tools needed to address critical issues such as aging assets and how to leverage them for optimum performance. There is no charge for the webinar, but space is limited.

Aging grid assets? How to know which equipment to replace and when

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:53
The first article in this special issue explored asset health management system strategy and development. Here, guest author Shawn Lyndon shares his thoughts on predictive maintenance and a business tool capable of demonstrating the potential benefits of servicing or replacing aging assets before they fail.

End-to-end asset health: How AEP and others are moving into the future

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 20:38
Aging critical infrastructure, whether it’s transformers, breakers or other equipment, is a daily fact of life for most utilities. While many utilities have tried to piece together an asset health management system of some kind, many see it as too massive an undertaking or don’t take it far enough to be truly effective. Read about a different and much simpler approach to centralized full lifecycle management.
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