Grid Optimization Solutions Market to Grow at 16.4% CAGR by 2018 Forecasts at Sandlerresearch.org

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 02:29
...Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 17, 2014 Countries across the globe have supported the implementation of smart grids. Funds are being raised to support the deployment of smart grid optimization solutions, resulting in an increased number of ...

Sensus Affirms Smart Meter Safety in Light of SaskPower Recall

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:30

The Saskatchewan government’s order for SaskPower to remove 105,000 smart meters installed at homes and businesses does not apply to parts of Saskatoon that receive service from that city’s Light & Power utility. According to Saskatoon officials, their meter replacement program, which uses Elster as its supplier, has not had any problems. SaskPower engineers have…

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NRG Acquires Portable Solar Company Goal Zero

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 18:30

NRG Energy is moving into the solar sector with its acquisition of Goal Zero, which creates portable solar power systems. Goal Zero founder and chief executive officer Robert Workman says, “Our mission is to put reliable power in the hands of every human on earth. Being part of NRG, a company that is similarly aligned,…

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Con Edison’s post-Sandy storm hardening efforts are paying off

SmartGridNews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:44
Con Edison has worked to beef up its overhead power delivery system to ensure that outage numbers are down and that fewer customers are affected. The utility says its $1 billion investment has been more than worth it considering the results.

A quick global look at smart grid wins

SmartGridNews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:33
This week’s collection of smart grid project and development news is a good example of how global the smart grid initiative really is. Read about EnerNOC’s Switzerland project, ABB’s transmission win in the UK, Cyan’s partnership to open up the Sub-Saharan African market and more stories.

GE survey: Millions of Americans willing to pay more for a better grid

SmartGridNews - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 17:26
A new survey from GE’s Digital Energy business says millions of Americans are so concerned and frustrated with power outages they would pay more on their monthly power bill if it would ensure a more reliable grid. Click for details and other highlights from GE’s Grid Resilience Survey.

High-Voltage Transmission System Market Is Expanding Globally

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:47
Global investment in high-voltage transmission systems (HVTS) will surpass $250 billion from 2014 to 2023, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report [...]

EnerNOC Signs Demand Response Deal With BKW In Switzerland

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:32
Boston-based EnerNOC Inc. has entered into an EnerNOC Demand Manager contract with BKW Energy Ltd. through 2019. BKW will deploy EnerNOC's software and services to [...]

Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

DOE RSS - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:30
August 15, 2014Energy Department Trains Veterans in Advanced Manufacturing

Today, the first 24 participants marked the successful completion of the Advanced Manufacturing Internship program, a pilot effort sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).

FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

DOE RSS - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:54
August 15, 2014FEMP Launches New Technical Assistance Request Portal

FEMP recently launched a new technical assistance request portal, which allows Federal agencies to submit and track requests for assistance for renewable energy projects.

Pasco County Utilities Live on CIS Infinity

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:38
...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 ...

IEEE Power & Energy Society Launches the Global Energy Forecasting Competition 2014

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:38
...practice; promote analytics in power and energy education; and prepare the industry to overcome the forecasting challenges posed by the smart grid world. GEFCom2014 isthe first forecasting competition in the power and energy industry that asks for probabilistic forecasts. For each ...

Survey Reveals What U.S. Consumers Expect From Their Utilities

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00
GE's Digital Energy business has released the results of a survey measuring the U.S. public's current perception of the power grid, experiences and future expectations. [...]

Should you enroll your utility in this expanded cybersecurity program?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:22
Electric utilities often find themselves between a rock and a hard place, and cybersecurity is a good example. If they share security problems they risk damaging their stock prices or attracting more attention from hackers. If they don’t share, other utilities could be at risk. But changes in an automated data sharing program could give them some much needed breathing room.

No million by 2015, but electric vehicles are surging

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:12
While the numbers make it clear that President Obama’s goal of one million plug-in electric vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015 won’t be met, that’s no reason for disappointment. As Pete Danko of Breaking Energy found, plug-in EV sales are growing at an astonishing rate… if more slowly than many had expected.

Will you soon be asked to share your utility communications network? (With a water department for instance)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:04
While some may initially balk at the idea of sharing utility communications networks with another operation, such as a water department, both can benefit tremendously from sharing a network and information. Click to read about a private electric utility and a city water department that plan to do just that. It’s said to be the first collaboration of its kind.

DTE Energy Teams Up With Ford Motor Co. To Build Large Solar Project

Renew Grid - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:30
Detroit-based DTE Energy is building a 1 MW solar canopy and carport project at Ford Motor Co.'s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. The project will provide [...]

Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04
August 14, 2014Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

Maryland Health Center Adopts BGE Heat and Power Program

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:08

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is adopting Baltimore Gas and Electric’s (BGE) combined heat and power program to better manage energy at the medical campus in Bel Air, Maryland. Upper Chesapeake Health is the first recipient of installation incentives from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, receiving $1.5 million in incentives. BGE chief executive…

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Elster, Atmel Introduce New Smart Meter Technologies

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:08

Elster has introduced a new version of its REXUniversal meter designed to enhance the product line’s interoperability and interchangeability with other smart grid vendors. According to Elster, “This version incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology which greatly expands the number of rural and remote residential utility customers who can be served by smart meters and modern…

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