A new tool to improve utility resiliency. (Did you know about fully submersible switchgear?)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 17:00
Many communities are pushing to bury their power lines underground to minimize weather-related outages. But that’s not going to do much good in the many parts of the U.S. susceptible to flooding. One part of the solution is flood-resistant equipment. Read on to learn about S&C Electric’s new offering: submersible, water-resistant switchgear.

Two ways the smart grid is unfair to low-income customers (better have answers before your regulators start asking)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 16:44
Smart grid benefits are many. But what about people who don’t have access to them? That’s the way it stacks up for a lot of low-income consumers, according to a new report from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative. Click to find out why.

Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Technologies to Produce Advanced Biofuel Products from Biomass

DOE RSS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 12:44
April 15, 2014Energy Department Announces $10 Million for Technologies to Produce Advanced Biofuel Products from Biomass

The Energy Department today announced up to $10 million in funding to advance the production of advanced biofuels, substitutes for petroleum-based feedstocks, and bioproducts made from renewable, non-food-based biomass, such as agricultural residues and woody biomass.

New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

DOE RSS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:49
April 15, 2014New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

The Energy Department recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York.

Mark Straton to Lead Sales and Marketing at GridPoint

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 11:30
...the Customer Value Leadership Award in Building Energy Management Solutions, and Groom Energy selected GridPoint as a top ten Enterprise Smart Grid Leader out of 200 providers. About GridPoint GridPoint is an innovator in comprehensive, data-driven energy management solutions (EMS ...

MongoDB Partners With Silver Spring Networks to Scale Real-Time Smart Grid Data Platform

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:30
...MongoDB Partners With Silver Spring Networks to Scale Real-Time Smart Grid Data Platform TMCNet: MongoDB Partners With Silver Spring Networks to Scale Real-Time Smart Grid Data Platform [April 15 ...

Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research Call

DOE RSS - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:15
April 15, 2014Cybersecurity for Energy Delivery Systems (CEDS) Research Call

The Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), on behalf of the Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE), is seeking applications to conduct research, development and demonstrations leading to next generation tools and technologies that will become widely adopted to enhance and accelerate deployment of cybersecurity capabilities for the U.S energy infrastructure, including cyber secure integration of smart grid technologies.

Iraqi Ministry of Electricity Rebuilds Power Networks with the Help of Ventyx Software [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 09:38
...an efficient, secure and reliable grid operation, not only for managing today's power networks but also for tomorrow's smart grids, with rapidly expanding sources of renewable energy. Ventyx is at the forefront of the market in the modeling of ...

Tollgrade Launches Industry's First Battery-Free Smart Grid Sensor for Monitoring Voltage Within 0.5% Accuracy

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 06:12
...Tollgrade Launches Industry's First Battery-Free Smart Grid Sensor for Monitoring Voltage Within 0.5% Accuracy TMCNet: Tollgrade Launches Industry's First Battery-Free Smart Grid Sensor ...

16th Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition /WETEX/ 2014 opens [Emirates News Agency (WAM) (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:45
...The first day of WETEX highlighted innovative solutions in electricity generation using nuclear energy and renewable energy as well as smart grids with high reliability and efficiency in addition to everything related to technology, desalination, rational consumption, environment conservation, waste management ...

AMBIENT CORP /NY - 10-K - MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATION.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:34
...program, deploying different applications, whether Ambient or third-party developed. Our innovative platform enables utilities to deploy and integrate multiple smart grid applications and technologies, in parallel, on a single communications infrastructure, supporting smart metering, distribution automation, distribution management, demand response ...

Media Invitation: 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review

DOE RSS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 16:27
April 14, 2014Media Invitation: 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review

Members of the media are invited to attend the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Initiative’s 2014 Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review in Anaheim, California from May 19-22, 2014.

Summit Attendees to Learn About SunShot Funding Opportunities and More

DOE RSS - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:23
April 14, 2014Summit Attendees to Learn About SunShot Funding Opportunities and More

Are you interested in applying for a SunShot Initiative competitive award? Do you have questions about SunShot’s upcoming funding opportunities and priority focus areas? Learn all this and more at the SunShot Grand Challenge Summit in Anaheim, CA, May 19-22. Reserve your spot now.

Smart Metering Systems Picks Up U.K. Electricity Meter Manager

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:09
Scotland-based Smart Metering Systems PLC (SMS) has acquired Utility Partnership Ltd. (UPL), a manager of electricity meters in the U.K., for approximately $23,420,600. SMS reports [...]

EaglePicher Nets $3M Award For Development Of Energy Storage Technology

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:09
EaglePicher Technologies LLC, an OM Group Inc. company and supplier of specialty batteries and energy storage solutions, has received a $3 million award from the [...]

Canadian Utility Goes With Tollgrade's Smart Grid Solution

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:09
Veridian Connections, a provider of electricity distribution services to more than 116,000 customers in nine municipalities across east-central Ontario, has deployed the LightHouse platform from [...]

270 MW Wind Project Enters Commercial Operations In Canada

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:09
Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. and Pattern Energy Group Inc. have announced that the 270 MW South Kent Wind project in Ontario is fully operational. The [...]

FirstEnergy Subsidiary Rebuilds 500 kV Transmission Line In Maryland

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:08
FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Potomac Edison is rebuilding a 500 kV transmission line in Frederick County, Md., to help enhance service reliability for existing customers and [...]

Organizations Partner To Help Strengthen Cybersecurity For Critical Infrastructure

Renew Grid - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 14:08
Wurldtech Security Technologies and the European Network for Cyber Security (ENCS) have signed a partnership agreement to help improve collaboration and strengthen cybersecurity for critical [...]

ARKADOS GROUP, INC. - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 13:16
...result of the Asset Sale, we retained the ability to pursue key elements of our software and platform solutions. The smart grid and smart home markets can be characterized by the paradigm shift created by the advances in information technology and ...

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