Black & Veatch Selects Bob Welch To Help Expand Smart Grid Services

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:19
Bob Welch has joined Black & Veatch as vice president of the operational technologies and analytics practice for the company's management consulting business. Welch will [...]

Defense Strives to Find Breakthrough Technical Advantages [Signal]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:30
...directorate's power and software competencies to create ways to gather, use and display power-related information to produce truly smart grids that improve usage. The techniques are applied to base-scale problems and to soldiers by using small computers to ...

JCP&L Boosts Grid Reliability With $15 Million Substation Expansion

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 11:26
Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown, N.J., to enhance customer service reliability and help [...]

Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

DOE RSS - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 10:21
July 21, 2014Construction Begins on DOE-Sponsored Carbon-Capture Project at Kentucky Power Plant

Today, construction began on an innovative $19.5 million carbon-capture pilot, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy, at Kentucky Utilities’ E.W. Brown Generating Station near Harrodsburg, Kentucky. The 2 megawatt thermal system will be the first megawatt-scale carbon-capture pilot unit in the Commonwealth.

Eguana's "Bi-Direx" Selected to Power Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:44
...Technologies (TSX VENTURE: EGT) ("Eguana" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of high performance power conversion and control systems for "smart-grid" and "micro-grid" energy storage systems, today announced that one of the leading U.S. developers of next generation ...

Eguana's "Bi-Direx" Selected to Power Advanced Vanadium Redox Flow Battery

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 08:43
...Technologies (TSX VENTURE:EGT) ("Eguana" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of high performance power conversion and control systems for "smart-grid" and "micro-grid" energy storage systems, today announced that one of the leading U.S. developers of next generation ...

Elster EnergyICT Named Top BEMS Vendor

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 07:46

Navigant Research has named end-to-end solutions provider Elster EnergyICT as one of the top three global vendors of building energy management systems (BEMS). EnergyICT specializes in energy management and in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). According to Elster EnergyICT, its flagship product Enacto enables multi-site organizations “to build up their energy management strategy from basic energy visibility. It…

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Tantalus Nominates Dermot O'Leary as COO [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 01:04
...necessary to fully leverage the developmental and operational capabilities of our team. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the smart grid industry will serve as an incredible asset to the company while also maximizing value for our shareholders." Dermot O ...

Tantalus Names Dermot O'Leary Chief Operating Officer

Renew Grid - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 00:00
Tantalus, a smart grid communications and applications company, has announced that it has appointed Dermot O'Leary chief operating officer (COO). At Tantalus, Dermot will be [...]

Israeli hi-tech firm to launch Energy Cyber Security Center [Jerusalem Post (Israel)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 15:42
...these networks and from there, access all of the data stored within tomorrow's "smart house." "The first layer of smart grid can be rolled out in a very smart way if you understand that you need to secure your customer ...

ACEEE: A very long way to go before the U.S. can claim to be energy-efficient

SmartGridNews - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 18:03
Earlier this week we shared a story reporting on the U.S. electric grid and its ranking as the worst in the industrialized world. Apparently we aren’t doing much better in energy efficiency either, according to a scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.

A boost for offshore wind energy? DOI offers commercial leases for development

SmartGridNews - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:55
In case you were wondering, offshore wind energy is far from dead in the U.S. The Department of Interior has opened up two large areas off the coasts of Maryland and Massachusetts for development. Qualified companies will be able to participate in competitive lease sales for construction of commercial wind projects.

Big wins for GRID20/20, Itron, Siemens and more smart grid companies

SmartGridNews - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 17:46
This week’s collection of smart grid wins includes quite a mix of projects and developments, including major accomplishments for GRID20/20, Itron, Siemens. Italy’s Enel, GeoDigital and others. Click for details.

EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition

DOE RSS - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:59
July 18, 2014EPA Launches 2014 National Building Competition

Let the battle begin! The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in mid-July launched the 2014 National Building Competition.

SaskPower Puts Smart Meter Rollout on Hold

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 14:06

SaskPower has put its smart meter roll out on hold while the utility investigates fires associated with the installation of new smart meters. During the past two months there have been six reported fires related to the installation of the new meters. Tyler Hopson, a SaskPower spokesman pointed out that the six fires “is a…

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AMSC, ComEd Partner On Homeland Security Project To Harden Chicago's Grid

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:56
Energy solutions provider AMSC and Illinois-based utility ComEd have partnered to develop a deployment plan for AMSC's high-temperature superconductor technology to build a superconducting cable [...]

ABB Wins $35 Million HVDC Upgrade Order In Canada

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 13:38
ABB has won an order worth about $35 million from utility Hydro-Quebec to upgrade the 350 MW Madawaska high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission link that connects [...]

Ofgem Okays Scottish Subsea Link

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:31

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (Ofgem) has approved a new subsea link in the north of Scotland. Scottish Hydro Electricity (SHE) Transmission’s power network £1.2 billion upgrade is expected to connect 1.2GW of new renewable electricity generation when completed in 2018. The upgrade will help meet Britain’s renewable target at a lower cost…

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USDA Invests in Rural Smart Grid Projects

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 09:19

US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that agency is investing $263.3 million, much of it on smart grid projects to help modernize and improve the reliability of rural electric systems located in eight states. The USDA has a long history, dating back to the days following the Great Depression, of working…

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Consumers Energy Taps Duke For 105 MW Wind Project

Renew Grid - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 00:00
Michigan-based utility Consumers Energy has awarded Duke Energy Renewable Services a long-term service contract for its 105 MW Cross Winds Energy Project, which is under [...]
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