Landis+Gyr, RWE in Smart Meter Solutions Deal

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 07:12

Landis+Gyr has contracted to deliver its Gridstream end-to-end solution, including 50,000 smart meters and an AIM head end system to Polish energy utility RWE. The smart meter products and software solutions will be installed in residential buildings throughout Warsaw. A four year service contract is also included in the contract terms. The first deliveries are…

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Siemens AG - Research alliance for the digital revolution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:20
...of large amounts of data will be investigated to determine how this data can be used, among other things, for smart grids, industrial automation, smart cities and future healthcare systems. Interest will also be focused on self-managed cloud services - that ...

ImageWare Systems' Jim Miller, HP's George Romas, AMAG's Matt Barnette, March Networks and StrikeForce Featured in SecuritySolutionsWatch.com Interviews

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 00:00
...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 ...

Itron Signs Deal with Utilita

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 20:09

Utilita has contracted with Itron for a full suite of services so power customers can use key prepayment electricity meters. The deal in unprecedented for Itron, which is expanding provide managed services for small energy suppliers. Under the agreement, Itron reports it will support the backend operations of Utilita’s key prepayment offering so consumers can…

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Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP Announces An Expanded Class Period in the Shareholder Lawsuit Against PowerSecure International, Inc.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 19:09
...stock between August 8, 2013 and May 7, 2014, inclusive (the "Class Period"). PowerSecure provides interactive distributed generation power systems, smart grid monitoring, peak having and demand response, and standby power dispatch and control solutions to electric utilities and their commercial ...

Younger Generation Embracing Smart Energy

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:34

New research on the Internet of Things (IoT) found that young consumers, people with children, and individuals who have owned their homes for three to four years are the top adopters of Internet-connected energy devices. Parks Associates’ “Home Energy Management Adopters” study reports that more than 10 percent of United States broadband households headed by…

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E.ON Wind Farm Gets Approval

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:31

Ed Davey, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, had given E.ON consent for the company’s Rampion Offshore Wind Farm development. The approval will make Rampion the first offshore wind farm located off the southern coast of England. E.ON is permitted to construct a wind farm comprised of between 100 and 175 turbines…

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Smaller, Smarter Homes Latest US Trend

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:29

In the United States’ heyday of conspicuous consumption bigger was always better. Some states (we’re talking to you, Texas) even made over-the-top extravagance part of their image—Big D, big hair, and big oil. Well, as Dylan proclaimed a half century ago, the times they are a-changing. Again. According to the U.S. Census Bureau more than…

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Enel Green Power Signs Deals in Italy, US

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:26

Enel Green Power has announced the company will assume Sharp Corporation’s obligations related to a off-take agreement concerning the output of photovoltaic panels manufactured at the Catania factory of 3Sun Srl, the joint venture between Enel Green Power, Sharp, and STMicroelectronics. Through the off-take agreement Enel Green Power and Sharp committed to purchase the entire…

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British Gas Announces Solar Energy Project

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:24

The solar division of British Gas is teaming with Generation Community and Social Finance to build a pipeline of solar energy projects worth up to £60 million. The collaboration is designed to benefit local communities by offering solar panels for local government sites such as schools and town halls throughout the UK. According to the…

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Grid-scale storage breakthrough? Flow batteries get new life

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:55
Today’s energy storage technologies aren’t all about lithium-based batteries. Much improved and more cost efficient next-generation flow batteries are attracting a lot of interest and investment. Here are two examples of the new technologies that could very well make it to the grid-scale energy storage market.

New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:43
Brand trust is critical for strengthening the overall relationships that utilities have with their customers. What's more, there is a significant monetary value that can [...]

Forget grid divorce. Native Americans are not getting married to the grid anyway

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:40
For those of us able to take the electric grid for granted, it may be surprising to learn that many isolated communities and Native American reservations can’t or don’t care to connect. Read the story to learn how the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority is helping those customers rather than ignoring them.

How to keep customers cool when it’s hot outside (and an idea you may have forgotten)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:32
In areas where summer weather turns hot and often stays that way for days, the electric grid can take a beating. What options do utilities have when their customers come home and turn on all those air conditioners? Guest author Dave Bryant has some ideas and he’s not talking about new generation or more transmission lines.

2014 Smart Grid R&D Peer Review Presentations Now Available

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:12
July 16, 20142014 Smart Grid R&D Peer Review Presentations Now Available

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability held a peer review of the Smart Grid R&D Program on June 11-12, 2014 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, NY. The meeting was held to conduct an external review of technical R&D projects funded by the Smart Grid R&D Program; the review results will be used to help guide the projects in meeting clearly defined criteria, as well as to help support program planning and portfolio management.

Trimble Enhances Software for Smart Water Infrastructure

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 16:00

Trimble has introduced an updated version of its smart water infrastructure mapping and work management software. Trimble Connect version 1.8 is the latest release of the cloud-based, geographic information system (GIS)-centric software, featuring a suite of applications that enable water, wastewater, and storm water utilities to efficiently manage their network maintenance and data collection activities.…

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Tantalus Appoints New COO

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:56

Tantalus has appointed Dermot O’Leary as the company’s chief operating officer. A thirty-five year utility industry veteran, O’Leary has a wide breadth of experience including strategic planning, product development, manufacturing and supply chain processes, customer deployments, business development, contracting, and international business. Tantalus president and chief executive officer Peter Londa says the company “is strategically…

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Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:38
July 16, 2014Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience Announces Tribal Climate Resilience Program

On July 16, at the fourth and final meeting of the White House State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, the Administration announced the new Tribal Climate Resilience Program to help tribes prepare for climate change.

Connected Car Service Providers to Reap $17B in 2018 as GM, BMW, Tesla and Others Ramp Smart Apps

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 14:39
...the business models and trends that are driving the connected car machine-to-machine (M2M) market. ANALYST NOTE "Unlike the smart grid vertical, which favors 2G technology to keep usage cheap, or connected cameras, which require at least 3G and ideally ...

2014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review Proceedings Available Online

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:44
July 16, 20142014 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review Proceedings Available Online

The DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program has posted the 2014 Annual Merit Review Proceedings, which include presentations and posters on individual project status and results as well as overview presentations from the plenary session.

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