Smart grid wins: a smart cities collaboration, Hawaii’s smart grid upgrade and more

SmartGridNews - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 18:08
Read this week’s smart grid wins for a quick look at a new smart cities project collaboration, Hawaii’s progress with its smart grid technology upgrade, a new acquisition for Schneider Electric and more projects and developments.

More about the plan to turn distribution utilities into "distribution system operators"

SmartGridNews - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:57
As more customers adopt new technologies that enable them to generate and manage energy, the electric distribution system becomes more complex… and needs a new management approach to keep up. We’re sharing a Q&A from America’s Power Plan that further explains one proposed solution, the distribution system operator model.

What modern cities want from their utilities. (It ain't pretty.)

SmartGridNews - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 17:29
Utilities in the U.S. may want to take a look at how two European cities are taking part in the region’s massive effort to cut carbon emissions, and what they’re telling (not asking) their utilities to do. Click for details on the cities’ initiatives and how local utilities are affected.

Landis+Gyr Partners with National Grid on Smart Grid Project

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Landis+Gyr is partnering with the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus (BNMC) and the National Grid to develop strategies that improve reliability, sustainability, and the quality of energy used on the medical campus. Landis+Gyr will provide the critical networking infrastructure, grid sensors, software, and services for data collection and analysis. Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is conducting…

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SCE Opens North America’s Largest Energy Storage Facility

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Southern California Edison (SCE) has opened the Tehachapi Energy Storage Project, the largest battery energy storage project in North America. The facility is designed to modernize the grid to integrate more clean energy. The 32 megawatt-hours battery energy storage system, which features lithium-ion batteries, is located in the Tehachapi Wind Resource Area that is projected to generate…

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New Smart Grid Center Opens in Chicago

SmartMeters.com - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 14:36

Politicians and energy industry stakeholders were on hand for at The Center for Smart Grid Application, Research, and Technology’s dedication. The facility was designed to leverage academia, utilities, and private enterprise to research, test, and analyze the latest smart grid and smart city technology advancement in a real-world environment. Located in Chicago at the Illinois…

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MISO Says MVP Transmission Projects Are Beating Expectations

Renew Grid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:21
MISO, a regional transmission organization whose footprint includes 15 U.S. states and the Canadian province of Manitoba, says that the benefits of its Multi-Value Project [...]

NV Energy Issues 100 MW RFP For Renewables

Renew Grid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:20
Las Vegas-based NV Energy has announced it is seeking proposals to secure up to 100 MW of additional renewable energy resources. The utility says this [...]

Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program

DOE RSS - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 10:49
October 3, 2014Vacancy Announcements Posted for Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program

The Fuel Cell Technologies Office has posted two vacancy announcements for a position to serve as Program Manager for the Hydrogen Production and Delivery Program in the DOE EERE Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The closing date is October 28, 2014.

OMU eyes extending Internet service to customers [Messenger-Inquirer, Owensboro, Ky.]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 08:08
...explain what fiber-optic Internet means. Building the fiber-optic Internet service would also be a step in building a "smart grid" over the community. Dixon said a "smart grid" would reduce the time of power outages, allow people to monitor ...

Siemens Selects Dell OEM Solutions to Help Make Cities Worldwide More Livable and Sustainable

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 07:48
...provide long-life desktop solutions after Siemens conducted a comprehensive search of tier one Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) vendors. Siemens' Smart Grid Division extended the lifespan of their Spectrum Power 4 product running the Solaris Operating System by moving them onto ...

Schneider Adds Disturbance Direction Detection Capabilities To Meter Platform

Renew Grid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00
Schneider Electric has announced disturbance direction detection (DDD) capabilities for its PowerLogic ION 8650 meter line. The company says the patented DDD technology, now a [...]

PG&E Highlights Smart Grid Benefits In Latest Progress Report

Renew Grid - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 00:00
California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has released its third annual report on the utility's smart grid efforts, which details customer benefits and outlines [...]

Wi2Wi Enters into Asset Purchase Agreement with Precision Devices, Inc.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 21:12
...wireless solutions provider, Wi2Wi will now be looking to make further inroads in the infrastructure domain that include, among others, smart grids and smart meters to leverage its technology and existing customer relationships with Precision. These are exciting times for the ...

Participants wanted for utility evolution benchmarking study

SmartGridNews - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:20
The energy industry is changing, and the changes are coming faster all the time in technology, regulation and energy capital markets. Energy marketing and research firm McDonnell Group is conducting a benchmarking study designed to help utilities understand and address those changes. If you’d like to participate, read the story for details and how to sign on.

Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

DOE RSS - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:49
October 2, 2014Obama Administration Announces Competition to Showcase, Support Local and Tribal Climate Action; Applications Due Oct. 27

On October 1, 2014, the Obama Administration announced a new Climate Action Champions competition that will identify, showcase, and invest in up to 15 local and tribal governments across the country that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cutting carbon pollution and preparing for the impacts of a changing climate.

Ericsson completes acquisition of smart grid communications provider

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:15
...Ericsson completes acquisition of smart grid communications provider TMCNet: Ericsson completes acquisition of smart grid communications provider [October 02, 2014] Ericsson completes acquisition of smart ...

Eaton Demonstrates its Smart World Capability at LCNI Conference [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:29
...technical industry's trade association). Members of the association are supplying equipment that shows the 'real life' elements of the Smart Grid. Eaton is providing a 93PM UPS that in this application is used as a means of managing power quality ...

Tollgrade Selected as 2014 Platts Global Energy Awards "Rising Star" Finalist for Second Consecutive Year

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:01
...to help operators avoid network outages and reduce customer downtime. Tollgrade has been recognized as one of the Top 13 Smart Grid Companies to Watch in 2013 by SmartGrid News, received the Fierce Energy award for "Substation Automation and Distribution Automation ...

NYCEDC Welcomes 2014 World to NYC Delegation, Encouraging International Businesses to Locate and Grow in New York City

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 06:49
...on sustainable infrastructure and urban resilience. The participating companies for this round include, broken up by industry track: Energy and Smart Grid * Enervalis and EV-Box (Belgium and Netherlands): This partnership has developed smart charging solutions for electric vehicles (EV). With ...
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