Securing the Smart Grid: Questions and answers on consumer privacy and threats to the grid - both physical and cyber

IEEE Smart Grid News - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 13:06

Date: 17 June 2015
Public Utilities Fortnightly

While the smart grid is a viable solution to the current issues surrounding the unreliability and inefficient electric grid, security should be at the forefront of development. "Security cannot be added as an afterthought," said Dr. Amin. "We need to start from scratch, at the very beginning." In this Public Utilities Fortnightly article, Dr. Amin offers his insights for each of the industry's top concerns: defining threats; assessing risks; regulatory impediments; consumer privacy; and price, service and value. Over time, in order to modernize the grid, investments need to be made and a systematic approach is required. Read more.

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) to Be Displayed on June 22 During Sustainable Transportation Day

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June 16, 2015Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) to Be Displayed on June 22 During Sustainable Transportation Day

On June 22, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Fuel Cell, Bioenergy, and Vehicle Technologies Offices will host a Sustainable Transportation Day showcasing EERE’s strategic investments in sustainable transportation technologies.

Technavio Says the Smart Grid Equipment Market in South Korea Will Grow Thanks to Integration of Advanced Technologies

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:35
...Technavio Says the Smart Grid Equipment Market in South Korea Will Grow Thanks to Integration of Advanced Technologies TMCNet: Technavio Says the Smart Grid ...

Energy Department Announces New Initiatives as Part of Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit

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June 16, 2015Energy Department Announces New Initiatives as Part of Administration’s Clean Energy Investment Summit

Announcing several new initiatives, including the Clean Energy Impact Investment Center, to help spur the next generation of clean energy innovation as part of the Clean Energy Investment Summit.

2015 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting to Focus on Powering Up the Next Generation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:36
...a forum for experts to share information and best practices related to transactive energy, battery storage, microgrids, big data and smart grid projects underway around the world.   The theme of the meeting is "Powering Up the Next Generation." The IEEE PES ...

Smart Utility Systems Receives 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 08:35
...Smart Utility Systems Receives 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award TMCNet: Smart Utility Systems Receives 2015 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award [June ...

Smart Transformers Market Worth $2,185.8 Million in 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 21:29
...2020 DALLAS , June 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The report " Smart Transformers Market by Type (Power, Distribution, Specialty, and Instrument), by Application (Smart Grid, Traction Locomotive, Electric Vehicle Charging, and Others) & by Region - Global Trends & Forecast to 2020 ", published by MarketsandMarkets, The global ...

Natural Language Processing Market Worth $13.4 Billion by 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 14:59
...as Latin America , Middle East and Africa (MEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) are the faster growing regions. Browse Related Reports Smart Grid Analytics Market by Solution (AMI Analytics, Demand Response Analytics, Asset Management, Grid Optimization, Energy Data Forecasting/Load Forecasting and ...

AT&T Leads The Industry In The Internet Of Things

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:29
...air or land. It uses small, lightweight sensors that record and transmit location, temperature, pressure, light and shock. • AT&T Smart Grid – AT&T is modernizing utility systems with wireless connections to smart grid devices, such as smart meters to help ...

Dr. Massoud Amin Provides State of Reliability Opening Session Briefing at the FERC Reliability Technical Conference

IEEE Smart Grid News - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 13:06

Early in June 2015, IEEE Smart Grid Chair Dr. Massoud Amin provided a state of reliability report at the FERC Reliability Technical Conference. In his statements, Dr. Amin discussed the current state of the nation's electricity system and the activities, accomplishments, and challenges ahead.

Dr. Amin's remarks included acknowledging that the industry has achieved significant milestones over the past five years, with more to come. To look ahead, he highlighted key drivers for changes in the electric power sector, which include:

  • Acceleration of efficiency (energy intensity dropping 2%/yr.);
  • Distributed generation and energy resources (DG & DERs), including energy storage & microgrids;
  • More cities interested in charting their energy future;
  • District energy systems;
  • Smart Grids;
  • Electrification of transportation;
  • New EPA regulations, such as for greenhouse gases under Section 111(d) of Clean Air Act;
  • Demand response (and 3rd-party aggregation of same);
  • Combined heat & power (CHP), plus waste heat recovery; and
  • The increasingly interstate and even trans-national nature of utilities (and contractors too, which leads to security concerns).

Read Dr. Amin's entire FERC conference keynote.

GSA Issues New Request for Proposals to Bring 3 Megawatts of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, D.C.

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June 15, 2015GSA Issues New Request for Proposals to Bring 3 Megawatts of Solar to Federal Buildings in Washington, D.C.

On June 9, 2015, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) issued a request for proposal (RFP) for the procurement of electricity produced by solar photovoltaic arrays to be constructed by the selected bidder that will bring approximately 3 megawatts of solar energy across 18 federal buildings in Washington, D.C.

Samsung and Telkonet Announce Strategic Hospitality Alliance

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 09:36
...savings, value and service through networked connectivity providing monitoring, control, analytics, convenience and the ability to participate with the emerging Smart Grid through automated demand response initiatives. Telkonet serves vertical markets that have established the company as a leading networking, efficiency ...

Be Environmentally Conscious: Registration is Now Open for the Clean Tech Open Israel

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 06/15/2015 - 06:38
...is to identify and promote breakthrough solutions in a number of areas, including: energy generation, energy efficiency, water and waste, smart grid technology, energy distribution and storage, green building, and smart transportation.   The Main Partners in Israel include Global Entrepreneurship Network ...

South Korea Wireless Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & Forecasts 2014-2020 Featuring ABB, Emerson Process Management, Siemens & Texas Instruments

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 06/12/2015 - 07:21
...the key drivers which are making the wireless sensors market to grow lucratively. They are also a vital component in smart grids for remote monitoring of transformers and power lines where they are put into service to monitor line temperature and ...

Landis+Gyr Chosen for Smart Meter Rollout in Austria

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 18:35

Netz Burgenland Strom has selected Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream smart metering solution, which will run on G3 PLC technology. The deal includes infrastructure for the utility’s head-end-system that remote reading of all meters in its network. Under terms of the agreement, the first three thousand smart meters will be deployed in late 2015, with 20,000 additional devices…

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Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 17:31
...systems market forward. In the electrical power sector, SCADA systems are being deployed in countries like India and China for smart grid techniques and to reduce power transmission and distribution losses. The existing supply and demand gap in the oil and ...

Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide Demolition and Remediation Services at the East Tennessee Technical Park K-732 Switchyard

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June 11, 2015Department of Energy Selects Small Business to Provide Demolition and Remediation Services at the East Tennessee Technical Park K-732 Switchyard

Cincinnati – The Department of Energy (DOE) today awarded a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to CTI and Associates, Inc. of Wixom, MI, a Minority Owned small business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program.

Research and Markets: Middle East & Africa Wireless Sensors Market Expected to Increase to $0.23 Billion by 2018 at a CAGR of 24.32% over the Period 2014-2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 14:35
...the key drivers which are making the wireless sensors market to grow lucratively. They are also a vital component in smart grids for remote monitoring of transformers and power lines where they are put into service to monitor line temperature and ...

Texas School District Lowers Peak Demand Using CALMAC's Ice-Based Energy Storage

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 06/11/2015 - 09:36
...storage systems, CALMAC's proven technology lowers cooling costs, supports sustainable energy and enables LEED certification. IceBank systems strengthen the smart grid storing critical energy sources - including renewables like wind power - for later use. Our IceBank tanks are installed at over ...

Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

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June 11, 2015Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Presents Annual Merit Review Awards

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program presented its annual awards at the 2015 DOE Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program Annual Merit Review and Peer Evaluation Meeting, known as the AMR, on June 9.

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