Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:47
September 22, 2014Idaho Power Develops Renewable Integration Tool for More Cost Effective Use of Wind Power

Idaho Power Company (IPC) has developed a Renewables Integration Tool (RIT) that enables grid operators to use wind energy more cost-effectively to serve electricity customers in Idaho and Oregon. The case study on this project is now available.

Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 15:16
September 22, 2014Energy Department Announces $5 Million to Develop Clean Energy Projects at Federal Facilities

The Energy Department today announced $5 million in funding for nine projects that will advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) and renewable energy technologies at facilities across the federal government and help meet energy efficiency, renewable energy, and greenhouse gas reduction goals.

Global Substation Automation Market Is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 14:23
...USD 139.34 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020. Increasing number of smart grid improving grid efficiency and reliability and increasing need for reduction in transmission and distribution loss are the major forces ...

Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 13:20
September 22, 2014Manufacturing Innovation Topics Workshop

The Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of the Secretary of Defense Manufacturing Technology Program (OSD ManTech) will host a workshop to discuss AMO's recent Request for Information (RFI) on Clean Energy Manufacturing Topic Areas as well as the recent areas of interest announced by OSD ManTech for a new Manufacturing Innovation Institute on October 8-9, 2014 in Fort Worth, TX.

California ISO Board Chair Robert Foster To Step Down

Renew Grid - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59
Robert Foster, chair of the board of governors of the California Independent System Operator (ISO), has announced he will step down from the board to [...]

DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

DOE RSS - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00
September 22, 2014DOE issues Finding of No Significant Impact on the Disposition of Five Signature Properties at Idaho National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has determined that tearing down four World War II-era historic structures and part of another structure at Idaho National Laboratory’s Central Facilities Area that remain from when the area served as the U.S. Naval Proving Ground will not have a significant impact on the environment.

Marketing the Smart Grid

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:11
...Marketing the Smart Grid TMCNet: Marketing the Smart Grid [September 22, 2014] Marketing the Smart Grid (M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dublin ...

United States Driving Global Innovation in M2M with 41 Million Connections This Year, Finds New GSMA Report

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 09:38
...insurance subscriptions are growing apace. M2M Technology in Utilities and Home Automation The US has also been fast to deploy smart grids that use connected smart meters to track energy consumption in real time and enable a homeowner or business to ...

French Utility ERDF Selects CG To Help Supply Linky Smart Meters

Renew Grid - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
CG has announced it has been selected as one of several suppliers to manufacture the first 3 million smart meters for Electricite Reseau Distribution France's [...]

N.Y. Grid Operator Takes A Close Look At Distributed Energy

Renew Grid - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 00:00
The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) says that New York State, already ranked fifth in the country for total distributed energy resource (DER) capacity, [...]

EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Update

SmartGridNews - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 15:15
The EPRI Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative is a seven-year collaborative research effort focused on design, implementation, and assessment of field demonstrations to address prevalent challenges with integrating distributed energy resources in grid and market operations to create a “Virtual Power Plant.” This newsletter provides periodic updates on projects, relevant industry news, and events.

Trina Solar Announces Solar Projects in Chile, China

SmartMeters.com - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:51

Trina Solar Limited has agreed to supply 70MW high efficiency solar modules to a large-scale solar power project in Chile. Under the terms of the agreement, Trina Solar will deliver TSM-PC14 modules that have an output between 300W and 310W per panel. Delivery of the modules is scheduled to start in September 2014. Trina Solar’s module…

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Investment in DER Expected to Grow Significantly

SmartMeters.com - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:51

Distributed energy resources (DER)—smaller power sources that can be aggregated to provide the power necessary to meet regular demand—are altering the traditional relationship between utilities and their residential customers. A report from Navigant Research states that homeowners and other residential customers are on pace to invest more than $625 billion in DER by 2023. Navigant…

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Global Cyber Security Industry Trends and 2019 Opportunities Now Available MarketReportsOnline.com

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 09:30
...8.4. Boeing Company 8.5. FireEye List of Tables List of Figures Related Reports on Cyber Security Market: Cyber Security in Smart Grid: An IT Solution for Energy Assurance and Grid Infrastructure @ http://www.marketreportsonline.com/353761.html . The ...

Energy storage: Is the time finally right for grid-integrated water heaters?

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:21
It’s an old idea, the concept of using a fleet of water heaters for energy storage. But with the help of new technology, demonstration projects are proving that water heaters (and space heaters) can be an effective element in grid-scale energy storage strategies.

A quick look at today’s smart grid projects and developments

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:13
It’s a big week for smart grid wins. Read about Elster’s smart meter contract with ERDF in France, a massive transmission network upgrade for Sertex Utility Services, Duke Energy’s major expansion of solar power and more projects.

Utilities: More evidence that smart grids are morphing into smart cities

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 18:06
Silver Spring Networks showcased its successful multi-application, IPv6-based smart street light and smart city solutions recently. That’s not the entire story though. It also is a perfect reminder that utilities should be preparing for the added responsibilities they will have when cities that want to become smart cities ask them to pitch in.

3D Printing Comes of Age

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 17:25
September 19, 20143D Printing Comes of Age

The highlight of this year's International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS), held earlier in September at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, IL, was the electric car produced live during the Show. More than 110,000 people witnessed the representatives from Cincinnati Incorporated, Local Motors, and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee print the working electric car layer by layer using carbon fiber reinforced polymer composite.

Following Long Delay, DTE Energy Commissions Wind Farm In Michigan

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:32
DTE Energy has announced that its long-delayed Echo Wind Park is officially online, helping the utility meet Michigan's renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The 112 MW [...]

Saft To Deliver Third Energy Storage System For California Utility

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 14:31
Saft says it has received its third contract from an unidentified "major California utility" to deliver a lithium-ion (Li-ion) energy storage system (ESS). Since the [...]
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