DOE Signs Off On 1 GW Canada-U.S. Clean Energy Transmission Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently issued a Presidential Permit for the Champlain Hudson Power Express, a 1 GW transmission line that will connect [...]

Comverge, Constellation To Merge Demand Response Businesses

Renew Grid - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 00:00
Comverge and Constellation, both big players in the demand response (DR) market, have signed an agreement to merge their commercial and industrial (C&I) DR businesses. [...]

Sweden : ERICSSON completes the acquisition of AMBIENT CORPORATION [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 20:52
...completes the acquisition of AMBIENT CORPORATION [TendersInfo (India)] (TendersInfo (India) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The acquisition of Ambient Corporation, a smart grid communications technology company, has been concluded by Ericsson. Ambient provides communications technology platform to use to install and integrate ...

From NIST: the final version of smart grid interoperability standards has arrived

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 19:09
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has just released its final version of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. The new framework is the latest incarnation of the plan to transform the country’s aging electric power system into an interoperable smart grid.

Are smart phones the bridge to automated demand response?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:45
Manual demand response programs do help, but they’re nowhere close to the automated demand response needed today. A California startup has come up with what could be one promising solution, and it involves smart phones. Click for details.

The two solar breakthroughs that may make grid divorce more feasible

SmartGridNews - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:30
Innovative programs in residential solar installation financing combined with advances in energy storage technologies are already affecting the business of generating and delivering electricity. And new advances in solar technology underscore the possibility that self-sufficiency could be coming soon. Read the story to learn about two significant solar breakthroughs.

DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:53
October 7, 2014DOE Announces Consultation Sessions with Alaska Native Tribes and Corporations

The U.S. Department of Energy will host seven consultation sessions with Alaska Native federally recognized Tribes and corporations on the National Strategy for the Arctic Region. The sessions will give Alaska Native Tribes and corporations an opportunity to provide input on a 10-year plan to develop renewable energy resources in the Arctic region.

Global Smart Grid Storage Technologies Market to Grow at a CAGR of 38% by 2018

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:54
...Global Smart Grid Storage Technologies Market to Grow at a CAGR of 38% by 2018 TMCNet: Global Smart Grid Storage Technologies Market ...

IEEE Joint Task Force on Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) Submits Final Report to the U.S. Department of Energy

IEEE Smart Grid News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 13:06

Date: October, 6 2014

QER report provides perspective on the effects of renewable intermittency on the electric power grid, the potential role of energy storage and more

PISCATAWAY, N.J., USA, 6 October 2014 – IEEE, the world’s largest professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, today announced that the IEEE Joint Task Force on Quadrennial Energy Review (QER) submitted its final report to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on a specific set of priority issues related to the following:

  • Renewable intermittency on the electric power grid and the potential role of storage;
  • Utility and energy company business cases related to microgrids and distributed generation (DG), such as rooftop photovoltaics;
  • The technical implications for the grid of electric vehicle (EV) integration;
  • The implications and importance of the aging infrastructure and the overall asset management;
  • Recommendations for metrics for addressing smart grid;
  • Skilled workforce issues; and
  • Condition and performance of the electric grid

The report is in response to an initiative created by President Obama via a Presidential Memorandum he issued in January 2014. The President directed several U.S. Federal agencies to undertake a Quadrennial Energy Review and report their findings in January 2015. Subsequently, the U.S. DOE selected several priority topics and requested that the IEEE provide its insights.

In July, the IEEE Task Force—consisting of IEEE volunteers and co-chaired by Veronika Rabl, chair of the IEEE-USA Energy Policy Committee, and Damir Novosel, president-elect of the IEEE Power & Energy Society—delivered a draft report addressing the U.S. DOE’s priority issues, which was open to the public for comment. And as part of the final report, the IEEE Task Force incorporated the comments, provided further detail to the specific priority issues outlined by the U.S. DOE and added an executive summary along with a set of presentation slides.

Access the full version of the final QER report submitted by the IEEE Joint Task Force and the presentations highlighting the report’s six core topics.

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Energy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:59
October 7, 2014Energy Department Recognizes Cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, Oregon, Portland Public Schools in Better Buildings Challenge

As a part of the Administration’s effort to support greater energy efficiency through the Better Buildings Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized the cities of Beaverton and Hillsboro, as well as the Portland Public School District for their leadership in reducing energy use.

AutoGrid Systems Wins Cleantech Group's Industrial Innovation Company of the Year Award

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:57
...Named a member of Greentech Media's 2014 Grid Edge 20 Awarded the 2013 TechAmerica Foundation American Technology Award for Smart Grid and Smart Instruments for its Energy Data Platform Awarded the CODE_n Business Innovation Award at CeBIT 2013, the world ...

2014 top states for doing business [Area Development Site and Facility Planning]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 11:23
...distribution and supply-chain hubs, rail and highway access, certified sites/ shovel-ready programs, competitive utility rates, energy reliability and smart-grid deployment, water outlook, including availability and cost Three major features of the list pop up. First, it continues to ...

Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

DOE RSS - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:26
October 7, 2014Funds Awarded to Historically Black Colleges and Universities for Fossil Energy Research

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected four research projects that will provide educational and research training opportunities for minority students while advancing key technical areas in fossil fuel utilization.

Fierce Energy Recognizes Tollgrade with Asset Management Innovation Award

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 09:00
...category. This is the second time in 2014 that the LightHouse platform, which consists of inductively powered Medium Voltage (MV) Smart Grid Sensors with Predictive Grid® Analytics software __title__ ], has been recognized for its innovation in Asset Management. Last month, LightHouse ...

Research and Markets: Global SiC Modules, Devices and Substrates for Power Electronics Market Outlook 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 08:07
...drive market- AC drive applications HIGH-VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS • Wind turbines • Rail traction- Overall market • Smart power grid- Power devices for smart-grid applications • SiC substrate and epitaxy market- State-of-the-art in SiC crystal growth • SiC crystal growth technique comparison ...

Adaptive Networks Introduces Powerline Communications Modem for Industrial Applications in Harsh Environments

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 07:58
...including: Subsea oil and gas production- communications over offshore and subsea umbilical cables for up to 200 km Energy/utility - Smart grid applications on the medium and low voltage grid, including transformer condition monitoring, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI and AMR), and ...

Global SiC Modules, Devices and Substrates for Power Electronics Market Outlook 2020

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 06:02
...drive market- AC drive applications HIGH-VOLTAGE APPLICATIONS - Wind turbines - Rail traction- Overall market - Smart power grid- Power devices for smart-grid applications - SiC substrate and epitaxy market- State-of-the-art in SiC crystal growth - SiC crystal growth technique comparison ...

Cleantech Group Unveils the 2014 Global Cleantech 100 List

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 19:36
...make a significant market impact over the next five to ten years across 17 sectors, including Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater. In addition to the list, a full report with commentary and insight into the 2014 ...

Space-Time Insight Is Named in the 2014 Global Cleantech 100

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 18:57
...visualizing all operational, enterprise and external data, we continue to help organizations optimize the effectiveness of clean energy and other smart grid programs around the world." The Global Cleantech 100 list is collated by combining proprietary Cleantech Group research data, with ...

Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Announces Winners: THG Energy Solutions Wins Award for Demand Response

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 17:36
...J. Olnick, Vice President of Distribution Operations in Power Delivery, Florida Power & Light; and Joseph E. Svachula, Vice President of Smart Grid and Technology, Commonwealth Edison. Judges evaluated submissions based on technology innovation, financial impact, market validation, ability to integrate into ...
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