Kitron strengthens cooperation with AIDON OY

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 04:32
...kitron.com AIDON OY Aidon is a growing European provider of smart energy metering devices and solutions and smart grid applications. Our customer-driven, forward-thinking way to act has made us a preferred supplier for energy companies and a valued ...

Scotland’s wind farms pumped out more power than the country needs

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 21:03
Scotland has had very aggressive smart grid and renewable energy programs for some time, and it seems to be paying off. In September, the country’s wind farms provided more power than was needed to keep the lights on in every Scottish home.

Schneider, Awesense tackle distribution grid losses

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:54
Transmission and distribution grid power losses do more than affect grid reliability. As utilities know, they cost money. Schneider Electric and Awesense are working together to develop solutions to remedy the problems of lost power and lost revenue. Click for details.

Are microgrids ready for prime time? Not until they’re standardized, ORNL says

SmartGridNews - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:45
Yes, microgrids are a hot topic. And some eastern states have microgrid initiatives in place as a strategy to reduce the impact of increasingly severe weather. But a researcher at a DOE national lab says microgrids need to be standardized before they can be truly compatible with main grids and each other. Read about what the lab is doing to achieve that.

Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps Up

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 20:35
...Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps Up TMCNet: Silver Spring Networks Opens New San Antonio Office as CPS Energy Smart Grid Deployment Ramps ...

FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:46
November 6, 2014FEMP and Department of Transportation Partnership Wins GreenGov Award

Members of FEMP's staff were recognized with a GreenGov Presidential Green Team Award for work done in partnership with the Department of Transportation.

DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 17:25
November 6, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on High Performance Space Conditioning Systems, Davis-Bacon Act Compliance, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Vendini Joins PCI Security Standards Council to Improve Payment Data Security Worldwide, Hires Former PG&E Security Lead to Innovate Security Techniques

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:07
...largest of its kind in the United States, as well as performing strategic planning and security architecture for PG&E smart grid projects. The patented engineer holds a B.A. from Saint Mary's College of California's Integral Program and ...

EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 13:07
November 6, 2014EPA, DOE Release 2015 Fuel Economy Guide for Car Buyers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) today released the 2015 Fuel Economy Guide, providing consumers with a valuable resource to help them choose the most fuel-efficient and low greenhouse gas emitting vehicles that meet their needs.

In comparison to previous years, the 2015 models include a greater number of fuel efficient and low-emission vehicles in a broader variety of classes and sizes.

Atos to Manage Smart Meter Rollout in Austria

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:58

Salzburg AG has selected Atos as its lead partner to manage the transition of 470,000 electric meters to smart meters and monitor the necessary infrastructure. An international team consisting of Atos and Atos Worldgrid consultants from Italy, France, Germany, and Austria is currently working on the transition. The smart meters are scheduled to be installed…

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Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:34
November 6, 2014Energy Department Announces New Investments in Gasification Research Advanced Technologies Improve Gasification Systems, Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

WASHINGTON--Today, as part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy approach, the Department of Energy has selected four projects to receive funding for next-generation gasification systems that also reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions. Awardees will receive approximately $16 million to advance the gasification process, which converts carbon-based materials like coal into syngas for use as power, chemicals, hydrogen, and transportation fuels.

Smart Meter Fire Probe Points To Sensus Design 'Shortcomings'

Renew Grid - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34
Fires that caused the Saskatchewan government to pull the plug on SaskPower's smart meter program earlier this year likely resulted from design "shortcomings" of the [...]

Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:05
November 6, 2014Department of Energy Recognizes Cummins for Deep Energy Retrofit at Jamestown Engine Plant

As a part of the Administration’s effort to increase energy efficiency nationwide through the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, the Energy Department today recognized Cummins Inc., for demonstrating leadership in reducing energy use and costs at its Jamestown Engine Plant in Jamestown, New York.

New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

DOE RSS - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:00
November 6, 2014New Field Laboratories and Related Research To Help Promote Environmentally Prudent Development of Unconventional Resources

Today, the Department of Energy announced the selection of three multiyear, field laboratories and six other multiyear research projects for continued research to promote environmentally prudent development of unconventional oil and natural gas resources.

Sparx Systems Recognized by Gartner for Fifth Consecutive Year

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:59
...developers and software engineers. Sparx modeling software is widely used in finance, defense, government, aerospace, automotive engineering, geospatial, entertainment, health, smart grid, aviation, retail and telecommunications. Sparx' flagship modeling tool Enterprise Architect is now licensed by three quarters of the companies ...

New Mocana Atlas Platform Complements SAP® Mobile Secure and SAP Fiori® UX to Power Elegant User Connectivity Experience

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:36
...Mocana builds on deep expertise securing everything from medical devices to defense electronics, from point-of-sale terminals to the smart grid to home automation. The Mocana Atlas Platform transforms enterprise connectivity with the tap-and-go simplicity of the Mocana ...

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:05
...is driven by the growing needs for renewable sources of electricity, such as wind and solar energy, and for modernized smart grids that improve power reliability, security and quality. Concerns about these factors have led to increased spending by corporations as ...

CIT Releases Updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 09:01
...based security, data and application encryption and key management, and mobile / device security • Energy, with particular interest in clean coal, smart grid, nuclear plant safety and support, wind technologies, biofuels, efficiency, and waste-to-energy applications • Environment, with particular interest in ...

QUANTA SERVICES INC - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 07:04
...power infrastructure utilizing unique bare hand and hot stick methods and our proprietary robotic arm technologies, and the installation of "smart grid" technologies on electric power networks. In addition, this segment designs, installs and maintains renewable energy generation facilities, consisting of ...

Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 05:34
...Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European Utility Week TMCNet: Alstom's Smart Grid open innovation put forward at European ...

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