Smart grid wins: What’s new with smart grid companies and projects

SmartGridNews - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 19:10
This week’s smart grid wins roundup covers a lot of ground, from EV charging and Volt/VAR optimization to solar and a managed smart metering partnership in India. It also covers new funding for smart grid and related technologies and Echelon’s agreement to sell its smart grid business.

IEA Warns of Risks to Renewables Deployment

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:40

The International Energy Agency (IEA) warns that renewable power faces growing risks to deployment over the medium term despite its financial efficiency. According to the IEA’s third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, “power generation from renewable sources such as wind, solar and hydro grew strongly in 2013, reaching almost 22 percent of global generation…Yet…

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Duke Announces New Texas Wind Power Project

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 15:40

Duke Energy Renewables has announced plans to build, own, and operate the 110-megawatt (MW) Los Vientos V wind power project in Starr County, Texas. Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System, and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) have signed 25-year agreements to purchase the power produced by the project. Duke Energy renewables president Greg Wolf…

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Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 14:48
September 5, 2014Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting September 24 and 25

The Department of Energy's Electricity Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, September 24 and Thursday, September 25 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA. Members of the public are invited on a first come, first served basis (depending on the availability of meeting room space).

Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

DOE RSS - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:24
September 5, 2014Energy Department Awards $4.5 Million for Innovative Wind Power R&D Projects

The Energy Department today announced $4.5 million for four projects to help increase deployment of innovative wind power technologies by optimizing the operation, boosting efficiency, and improving the environmental performance of wind energy systems.

City of Columbia, Missouri selects Advanced Utility Systems and CIS Infinity

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:26
...North America and the Caribbean. Harris Utilities provides enterprise level integrated solutions for customer information, utility billing, financial management, and smart grid applications. With over 35 years of industry experience, thousands of customers depend on our portfolio of focused products developed ...

Agreement on Joint Research on Electric Power field with EnergyCompany LESTO and Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:20
...variety of collaborative activities aimed at achieving an optimal energy mix in Lithuania, including integrated heat and power generation systems, smart grid and smart network technology, and other innovative energy technologies. This new agreement is the first tangible result of this ...

Telecoms network tax relief programme approved [TeleGeography CommsUpdate]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 07:20
...billion (USD2.7 billion). The programme covers projects including data centres, wireless and fibre-optic access networks, submarine cable networks, smart grids and satellites. (c) 2014 PriMetrica, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info). [ Back To TMCnet ...

Hitachi, Ltd - Agreement on Joint Research on Electric Power field with Energy; Company LESTO and Kaunas University of Technology in Lithuania

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:47
...variety of collaborative activities aimed at achieving an optimal energy mix in Lithuania, including integrated heat and power generation systems, smart grid and smart network technology, and other innovative energy technologies. This new agreement is the first tangible result of this ...

Customized Energy To Provide Operations Support For RES Energy Storage Projects

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
Pennsylvania-based Customized Energy Solutions (CES) has signed a multi-year agreement with Renewable Energy Systems Americas (RES Americas) to provide operations and dispatch support in optimizing [...]

Siemens Linking Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm To The Grid

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
Norwegian utilities and project partners Statoil and Statkraft have selected Siemens to supply the grid connection for the 402 MW Dudgeon offshore wind farm, located [...]

Boston Properties Expands Deployment Of EnerNOC's Energy Intelligence Software

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software (EIS), has announced that Boston Properties, a real estate investment trust and owner of commercial offices, has [...]

Smart Meter Market Cools Down In U.S., Heats Up In Europe And Asia Pacific

Renew Grid - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 00:00
Worldwide smart meter shipments are expected to grow from 94 million annually this year to 116 million annually in 2023, according to a new report [...]

Top Industry Regulators and Executives to Speak at Hart Energy's North American LNG Exports Conference

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:38
...commission's longest serving chair, Wellinghoff had tenure marked by aggressive enforcement and support for renewable power, demand response, and smart grid technologies. He stepped down last year and became a partner with the Stoel Rives law firm. Javier H. Estrada ...

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30
September 4, 2014Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

The Energy Department today announced $7.5 million to 6 awardees that will continue to advance marine and hydrokinetic technologies as a viable source for America’s clean energy portfolio.

Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 13:30
September 4, 2014Energy Department Announces $7.25 Million for Projects to Advance America’s Emerging Marine & Hydrokinetic Industry

The Energy Department announced today $7.25 million for six organizations that will continue to advance water power as a viable resource for America’s clean energy portfolio.

Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:00
September 4, 2014Energy Department Recognizes University of Utah in Better Buildings Challenge

As part of President Obama’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department recognized the University of Utah today for its leadership in energy efficiency and for reducing energy use by 40 percent in a historic campus building, saving the University $57,000 a year.

IEEE Computer Society Looks to the Future with Report on Top Technologies for 2022

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 09:15
...hospital supplies to telemedicine and advanced prostheses. With energy consumption increasing along with the world's population, electric cars, LEDs, smart grids, smart cities, dark silicon, new battery technology, and new ways of cooling data centers are some areas where advances ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 08:37
September 4, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Sandia Modeling Tool, Hydrogen Fueling Standardization, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

'CWG New ICT Business Strategy Will Address National Issues'

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 06:28
...buyers to pay for products and services with their cards. CWG 2.0 also includes payment terminal service provider (PTSP) smart grid solution, and various cloud services which promote cashless policy initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria. Recently, the company ...

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