Study Concludes Smart Energy to Significantly Undercut Utilities’ Revenue

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 07:23

The good news for consumers and the environment: smart energy and renewables such as solar and wind are steadily increasing the amount of energy they provide municipalities around the world. The bad news for utilities: smart energy and renewables such as solar and wind are steadily increasing the amount of energy they provide municipalities around…

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Icontrol Adds Nest to Its Smart Home Portfolio

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 06:47

Icontrol Networks has added the Nest learning thermostat to its OpenHome ecosystem. One of Icontrol’s partners, Peq is already offering the Nest thermostat on its system and other Icontrol-powered providers are expected to follow suit. Icontrol Networks chief executive officer Robert Hagerty says. “The Icontrol and Nest integration shows how two leading companies are working together to break…

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Solar And Wind Power Increasingly Shaping California Load Curves

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
As more solar and wind electric generating capacity is added in California, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) is facing an increasingly different net load [...]

Sensus Conducting AMI Long-Range Radio Trial In Tokyo

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 01:00
Sensus has announced it will be conducting a trial of long-range radio technology for advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) in Tokyo. The purpose of the trial, [...]

DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Support Services

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 16:37
December 9, 2014DOE Issues Final Request for Proposal for Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant Support Services

Cincinnati -- The U.S. Department of Energy today issued a Final Request for Proposal (RFP), for the continued performance of infrastructure support services at the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Piketon, Ohio.

DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:38
December 9, 2014DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

The guidance requires federal agencies to review, revise, and submit to FEMP its metering implementation plan within one year.

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:04
December 9, 2014Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

Research and Markets: CIS Countries Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Market: Outlook 2015 - 2025

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:56
...and Consultants in CIS countries • Key organizations and stakeholders affecting development of the photovoltaic sector by countries • Comprehensive review of smart grid development in CIS countries • Investment potential and opportunities Companies Mentioned • Activ Solar • Aprilsi-Sun • Astana Solar • Atlas Energy • BISOL ...

Illinois Recognized for Electrical Grid Modernization

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:56
...Illinois ranked as the number three state in the nation based on its progress in modernizing its electric systems with smart grid technologies. The report, produced by the GridWise® Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center, evaluates and ranks states based ...

Dr. Ellen Williams Confirmed as Director of ARPA-E

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:30
December 8, 2014Dr. Ellen Williams Confirmed as Director of ARPA-E

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ellen Williams was confirmed by the United States Senate on Monday, December 8, 2014 as the Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

SBIR/STTR Release 2 Funding Opportunity Deadline December 15—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:49
December 8, 2014SBIR/STTR Release 2 Funding Opportunity Deadline December 15—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001227) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:35
December 8, 2014Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

A new report from OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program presents findings on smart grid improvements in outage management, based on the recent experiences of three SGIG projects.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Highlights Florida Power And Light Co.'s Efforts

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:17
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a case study on Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). In 2013, the utility completed one of [...]

Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:55
December 8, 2014Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

Beginning on September 30, 2014, the Department of Energy hosted a two-day workshop on “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” in Washington DC. The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion about the analytic challenges associated with valuing the diverse impacts of deploying distributed energy technologies. Many valuation studies have been published in recent years, using different methods and assumptions.

ID.me Names Lee Aber Vice President of Security and Risk Management

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:56
...intellectual property in the highly regulated global Utility market. Aber was instrumental in establishing and delivering on the company's smart grid data security capabilities as a key market differentiator. Prior to Opower, Aber was a Technical Director at ICF International ...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30
December 8, 2014U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

– U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced that they will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015, focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth.

IEC and USB-IF Expand Cooperation to Support Next-Generation High-Speed Data Delivery and Device Charging Applications

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:56
...conform to them. IEC work covers a vast range of technologies: power generation (including all renewable energy sources), transmission, distribution, Smart Grid & Smart Cities, batteries, home appliances, office and medical equipment, all public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia ...

Comverge Names Art Beckman Chief Technology And Information Officer

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Comverge Inc., a provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, has appointed Art Beckman the company's chief technology and information officer. Previously, Beckman led [...]

Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy-efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities' revenues by up to $48 billion a [...]

Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

DOE RSS - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:06
December 5, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

The Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced that it is making up to $3.5 million in funding available for communities to deploy smart grid tools and technologies to advance climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity supports the goals of other initiatives by the Administration to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by providing funding to local and tribal governments.

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