Reminder: Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

DOE RSS - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:33
May 12, 2015Reminder: Webinar May 14: H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled “H2 Refuel H-Prize Technical Data Collection Requirements” on Thursday, May 14, at 1 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. This webinar will go over the technical testing specifications and testing plans that are now available for the Fuel Cell Technologies Office's $1 million H2 Refuel H-Prize competition, as well as answer questions.

Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

DOE RSS - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 17:00
May 12, 2015Energy Department Authorizes Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to Export Liquefied Natural Gas

This press release announces the final authorization for the Corpus Christi Liquefaction Project to export Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

PowerNet Deploys Smart Meters in NZ

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 15:49

PowerNet is deploying the first of 60,000 advanced power meters being installed as part of a $24.5 million, three-year roll out plan across parts of New Zealand. According to The Southland Times, once the requisite testing and systems installation was completed, retail power companies began contacting businesses and homeowners to arrange installation. PowerNet project manager…

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ComEd Customers Can Sign up for Summer Savings

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:39
...to fit their lifestyle ComEd is advocating for legislation in Springfield to even more fully leverage the capabilities of the smart grid. This legislation - ComEd's Future Energy Plan, Senate Bill 1879 - would expand access to renewable energy, increase energy efficiency ...

Silicon Valley Power Selects Nexant iEnergy Software to Streamline Energy Audits

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:39
...a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning ...

Request for Information explores mineral recovery from geothermal fluids

DOE RSS - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:01
May 12, 2015Request for Information explores mineral recovery from geothermal fluids

The DOE Geothermal Technologies Office (GTO) is seeking input on ideas that encourage geothermal development by exploring innovations in extracting critical materials found in geothermal brines. Geothermal fluids could be a key pathway for supplying a growing domestic demand for these materials, which are predominantly imported today.

Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2015

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 16:53
...Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2015 TMCNet: Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2015 [May 11, 2015] Smart Grid Policy Handbook 2015 NEW YORK ...

Solar Power Battle Puts Hawaii at Forefront of Worldwide Changes

IEEE Smart Grid News - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 13:06

Date: 18 April 2015
New York Times

The solar-rich state of Hawaii is at the forefront of a global upheaval in the power business with home solar rapidly spreading across the country. Rooftop systems now sit atop roughly 12 percent of Hawaii’s homes, according to the federal Energy Information Administration, by far the highest proportion in the nation. Dr. Massoud Amin, a professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Minnesota and IEEE Smart Grid chairman, is quoted in the article referencing the percent growth of solar installations and what that means to the industry.

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DOE-Geothermal Data Repository

DOE RSS - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:29
May 11, 2015DOE-Geothermal Data Repository

Geothermal energy hidden in the subsurface can be more effectively targeted through precise heatflow and temperature data. The Energy Department makes all data from DOE-funded projects available free online through the National Geothermal Data System.

Revolution Lighting Technologies Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 09:09
...family include Lumificient, which supplies LED illumination for the signage industry; and Sentinel, a revolutionary patented and licensed monitoring and smart grid control system for outdoor lighting applications. RVLT has been named one of Deloitte's ( News - Alert ) Technology Fast 500 ...

Infrastructure Week: Siemens Study Links Intelligent Infrastructure Investment to Economic Development and Job Creation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 07:39
...systems, and transportation and logistics systems. • Internet of Things World , May 12 (San Francisco, CA): Mike Carlson , President of Siemens Smart Grid North America , will deliver a keynote address on "How Digitalization is Creating Smarter Cities", highlighting the impact of big ...

Typhoon HIL Lauded for its Innovative Hardware-in-the-Loop Solutions

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Sun, 05/10/2015 - 23:56
...11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) market for power electronics and smart grid, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Typhoon HIL with the 2015 Global Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. Typhoon HIL is ...

IEEE Supports White House Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) To Improve America's Energy Transmission, Storage and Distribution Infrastructure

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 15:39
...vehicle (EV) integration on the grid; • Implications and importance of the aging infrastructure and the overall asset management; • Recommendations for smart grid metrics; • Skilled workforce issues; and • Condition and performance of the electric grid Welcoming the first installment of the White ...

New West Technologies Wins Contract for Design and Development of New Samish Indian Nation Website

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 09:09
...Samish Indian Nation's goals and objectives. About Cybergy Holdings, Inc. Cybergy Holdings, Inc., is a national leader in cybersecurity, smart grid technologies, renewable energy, and mission-oriented government services. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, Cybergy Holdings' team of approximately 100 employees ...

Silver Spring Networks Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:40
...led to five high-profile international wins. Our advanced networking platform positions us to extend our market leadership in the Smart Grid and Smart Cities to the broader Internet-of-Things opportunity." Business Highlights (through May 7, 2015, unless otherwise stated ...

3D Printed and Semiconductor Technology 'Mash-up'

DOE RSS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 16:11
May 7, 20153D Printed and Semiconductor Technology 'Mash-up'

What will you get if you put a 3D-printed inverter package with wide bandgap materials, together with the 3D-printed EV version of the Shelby Cobra “plug and play” laboratory-on-wheels? You’ll get innovation – innovation that will define even lighter, more powerful, and more efficient vehicles.

DOE Awards Support Service Contract

DOE RSS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 14:00
May 7, 2015DOE Awards Support Service Contract

Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska. IEI-PEC, JV is a Small Business Administration (SBA) Certified 8(a) Joint Venture under the SBA’s 8(a) Program.

Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

DOE RSS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:41
May 7, 2015Energy Department Announces Winners of Next Generation Luminaires™ Solid-State Lighting Design Competition

The Energy Department announced winners of its seventh annual Next Generation LuminairesTM (NGL) design competition for indoor and outdoor lighting during the LIGHTFAIR® International trade show in New York.

U.S.-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery

DOE RSS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:27
May 7, 2015U.S.-CERN Agreement Paves Way for New Era of Scientific Discovery

A new agreement between the United States and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) signed today will pave the way for renewed collaboration in particle physics, promising to yield new insights into fundamental particles and the nature of matter and our universe.

Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day

DOE RSS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 13:08
May 7, 2015Media Advisory: 2015 SunShot Catalyst Prize Demo Day

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative’s Catalyst prize Demo Day in San Francisco on Thursday, May 14.

The SunShot Catalyst prize program is designed to address many of the challenges preventing ubiquitous, affordable solar energy deployment by connecting American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. The competition leverages each of these assets to launch cutting-edge solar companies and tackle time-sensitive market challenges.

On Demo Day, 17 finalists who have successfully completed the competition’s ideation, business innovation, and prototyping contests will publicly demonstrate their products to a panel of judges. The five winners will be eligible for up to $100,000 to help bring their early stage solutions to market. Audience members will participate by voting live on their favorite business pitches.

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