Fraunhofer ISE Launches New Spin-Off Company, Enit Systems

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:25
The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has announced Enit Energy IT Systems GmbH, a new spin-off company that it says can help [...]

Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:51
December 1, 2014Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "Materials Genome Initiative" on Tuesday, December 2, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Arun Majumdar named Vice Chair of SEAB

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 12:38
December 1, 2014Arun Majumdar named Vice Chair of SEAB

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced Arun Majumdar, Jay Precourt Provostial Chair Professor at Stanford University, as the Vice Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB).

Hybrid Energy Systems Could Boost Renewable Use in US

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:52

A new report found that better energy storage could significantly increase the use of renewable energy in the United States. The study also urges the development of hybrid systems in which one form of renewable energy, such as solar, is available while the other, such as wind, is minimal. Up to now the primary drawback…

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Schneider Electric Launches Go Green in the City Smart Energy Challenge

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 06:25

Schneider Electric has initiated the fifth Go Green in the City challenge, which focuses on innovative energy solutions for smart cities. From now to February 1, 2015, bachelor, master, and MBA business and engineering students are invited to join the challenge. The challenge calls for teams of two that includes at least one woman to…

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Ontario Pumps More Funds Into Smart Grid Projects

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
The Ontario Ministry of Energy has announced the province is backing 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program. Launched in April 2011, [...]

Emera Unit Breaks Ground On 500 MW HVDC Maritime Link

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
NSP Maritime Link Inc., an Emera subsidiary, has kicked off construction of its Maritime Link, a 500 MW high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) transmission line between Nova [...]

Imergy Batteries Selected For U.S. Navy Microgrid Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 01:00
Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems' ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a smart microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission and [...]

Most rural electric cooperatives are working on smart grid initiatives

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:58
While the high-dollar smart grid initiatives of big investor-owned utilities are more likely to claim the headlines, rural electric cooperatives are involved in smart grid projects too. A new report from Zpryme and the Rural Smart Grid Summit offers a glimpse of the level of involvement and the types of projects rural electric utilities are undertaking.

DOE says workplace EV charging access has doubled in two years

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:48
Plug-in electric vehicle adoption has been slower than initially expected, but there are indicators the pace is picking up. DOE has released a survey that says workplace charging locations have almost doubled. The Energy Department and private employers are working together to promote more accessible charging points.

Smart grid wins: a new DR company, new projects and more

SmartGridNews - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 17:37
This week’s smart grid wins roundup features a new commercial and industrial customer demand response company, a multi-national energy storage project, energy efficiency in Hawaii, a plant automation project in Algeria and a jump in corporate funding for solar.

Ontario Approves New Smart Grid Projects

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 04:23

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced the approval of 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program, which will invest almost $24 million on the initiatives. The projects include energy storage, to allow stored energy to balance system needs; electric vehicle integration to assist with electric vehicle (EV) adoption; ‘behind the meter’…

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Memphis Utility Investing in More Smart Meters

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 11/28/2014 - 03:54

Memphis Light, Gas, and Water (MLGW) has announced plans to invest $27 million out of its $1.7 billion budget on implementing the next phase of smart meter deployment, which includes purchasing 50,000 smart electric, gas, and water meters, funding a telecommunications system to collect data transmitted from smart meters, and a data management system to…

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TechNavio Says Investments in the Smart Grid Will Amplify the Global Smart Energy Meter Market by 2019

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/27/2014 - 13:26
...TechNavio Says Investments in the Smart Grid Will Amplify the Global Smart Energy Meter Market by 2019 TMCNet: TechNavio Says Investments in the Smart Grid Will ...

Smart grid markets: phenomenal growth expected for wireless sensor market

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:51
Wireless sensors are in considerable demand for smart grid and other applications, so much so that they are expected to increase in number from 9 billion in 2014 to 100 billion by 2020. Get the details on this and more smart grid-related markets in this week’s collection of market summaries.

Interoperability defined: new infographic explains how it all works

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:41
A new infographic from NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel provides an Interoperability 101 view of how the concept works throughout the electricity value chain, from generation through consumption. It also offers a visual representation of why interoperability has such a key role in ensuring the reliability of smart grids.

BLM says no to controversial Silurian Valley solar project

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 20:31
While the solar industry has been doing remarkably well, it does not always get its way. The Bureau of Land Management has rejected an Iberdrola subsidiary’s plans for a solar project in the largely untouched Silurian Valley, located in a remote part of the Mojave Desert.

Smart Meter Revenue to Surpass $6 Billion by 2023

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 16:45

A new report forecasts that global revenue from smart meters will increase over the next decade from $5.1 billion in 2014 to $6.6 billion in 2023. The data from Navigant Research examined the worldwide market opportunities for smart electric meters. With roll outs in North American slowing, the smart electric meter market is now focusing…

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ISO Study Finds Minnesota Can Accommodate Up To 40% Renewables Penetration

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:46
A study conducted by Minnesota public utilities in cooperation with the Midcontinent Independent System Operator says Minnesota's power system can accommodate renewable generation representing up [...]

Illinois Regulators Approve 3.5 GW Wind Energy Transmission Line

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 12:36
The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has unanimously approved an order granting a certificate of public convenience and necessity to construct and operate the Illinois portion [...]
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