PowerStream And Korean Utility Partner On Microgrid, Smart Grid Tech

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:40
Ontario-based PowerStream has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO), South Korea's only electric utility. PowerStream says the MOU specifically [...]

NREL To Test Inverters For $1 Million 'Little Box Challenge'

Renew Grid - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:29
The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will test power inverters submitted to the Little Box Challenge, an open competition to build [...]

Elliptic Technologies to Speak at the Chip-to-Cloud Security Forum

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:03
...levels of security for some of the world's most popular products in markets such as mobile, networking, home entertainment, smart grid and automotive. Elliptic's hardware security cores enable designers to efficiently balance power, performance and cover a wide variety ...

EDMI, gridComm Collaborate to Create the Most Robust Narrowband Power Line Communication Smart Meter Available

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 09:58
...14 -- gridComm, a provider of power line communications (PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the power grid into a smart grid, today announced that it will collaborate with EDMI to create the most robust narrowband PLC smart meters available to ...

C40 and Siemens honor cities for leadership in tackling climate change; Ten city projects receive City Climate Leadership Awards

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 06:03
...on sustainable and intelligent infrastructure technologies. Its offering includes products, systems and solutions for intelligent traffic management, rail-bound transportation, smart grids, power distribution, energy efficient buildings, and safety and security. The Sector comprises the divisions Building Technologies, Low and Medium ...

The utility that wants to build microgrids for customers (should you do the same?)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:41
Some utilities think of microgrids as a threat, although they very well could be a new business opportunity and one of the ways electric service providers help ensure themselves of a sustainable future. Read the story to learn about the approach Central Hudson Gas & Electric is proposing and why.

Cap and trade -- coming soon to a state near you

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:34
Cap and trade may at first glance seem to have nothing to do with the smart grid, but it would have a profound impact on renewables integration, energy efficiency and more if enacted. While no action is expected from Congress, states could take up cap and trade to help them deal with the new EPA rules on power plant emissions reductions.

Utilities: Time is on your side (not Father Time, the magazine Time)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 18:28
Utilities have found some supportive (if unexpected) allies in organizations such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Environmental Defense Fund. Now, a former critic argues that utilities won’t, and shouldn’t, go away. They just need a better business model. Click for details.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

DOE RSS - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:30
September 23, 2014Energy Department Announces Winners of Housing Innovation Awards

The Energy Department presented Housing Innovation Awards to 28 industry leaders today during the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The industry leaders are commercializing and deploying cutting-edge technologies and helping to significantly reduce the energy costs of the nation’s homes.

gridComm Launches Intelligent, Cloud-Based Street Lighting Solution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 09:58
...Enter gridComm, a provider of power line communications (PLC) solutions that enable the transformation of the power grid into a smart grid. Today, gridComm announced the launch of its Intelligent Street Lighting Solution. Field-proven for robustness and reliability, gridComm's ...

AllSeen Alliance Grows to 71 Members, Nearly Triples Member Base in Nine Months

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:58
...any existing water heating system while reducing energy and water usage. This technology also offers the possibility of WiFi or "smart grid" connectivity to measure and control temperature, duration and power levels. "Our mission aligns very well with what the AllSeen ...

Connect One Launches Next Generation IoT WiFi Modules

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:37
...Internet of Things (IoT) market. With the rapid advances in IoT infrastructure, many applications such as medical , security , industrial control , smart grid , asset management , and point of sale , need the fastest, more secure wireless standards for their communications. G2 incorporates these ...

Tollgrade® is a Finalist in Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 07:01
...Maintenance. This is the second time in 2014 that the LightHouse platform, which consists of inductively powered Medium Voltage (MV) Smart Grid Sensors with Predictive Grid® Analytics software, has been recognized for its innovation in Asset Management. Earlier this month, LightHouse ...

Research and Markets Adds Report: Microcontrollers, DSP, & IP Core Chip Market by Type, Applications and Geography - Analysis & Forecast... [Health & Beauty Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 01:02
...and IP core chips markets include: large number of players, price war affecting performance parameters, and others. The emergence of smart grid applications, increased mobile data traffic, and Internet of Things (IoT) are some of the major opportunity areas for the ...

Webinar: Preparing for smart meter deployment and the mobile market

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:42
Join IBM for a FierceLive! Webinar on Sept. 30th to learn how to efficiently test scalability and to prepare the back office for the mobility and data explosion while keeping customers satisfied within your generation and delivery network.

Why utilities need to to future-proof their mobile networks

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:33
The move toward improved grid resiliency and reliability depends to a large degree on effective communications with workers in the field. And that of course means ensuring mobile networks are flexible enough to anticipate and accommodate changes in the business environment. Guest author Lee Johnson explains why flexibility is so important and shares thoughts on how to achieve it.

Testing steps that allow utilities to confidently roll out smart devices

SmartGridNews - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 21:26
Testing is as important for smart meters as it is for any other device. And of course it is best to ensure that those meters are as defect-free as possible and capable of functioning as intended BEFORE they are installed at customers’ homes. Click to read valuable tips about advance testing that will help ensure a trouble-free operation.

Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 20:35
September 22, 2014Sept. 24 Webinar to Introduce Two Options for Financing Tribal Energy Projects

Attend the Tribal Renewable Energy Series Webinar on Wednesday, Sept. 24, and learn about two innovative financing mechanisms that can help move tribal energy projects forward.

Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:59
September 22, 2014Honeywell Demonstrates Automated Demand Response Benefits for Utility, Commercial, and Industrial Customers

Honeywell’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project demonstrates utility-scale performance of a hardware/software platform for automated demand response (ADR) for utility, commercial, and industrial customers. The case study is now available for downloading.

Direct Energy Offers Free Power to Smart Meters Customers

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 17:53

Direct Energy is offering customers Free Power Saturday and Free Power Sunday. The initiative lets residential consumers with smart meters in the Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) territory of Chicago and northern Illinois enjoy one day of free electricity. According to Direct Energy, weekends are traditionally when “electricity rates, consumption, and demand are low. With the Free…

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