Con Ed will pay customers $150 million to save $1.1 billion

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:39
At a time when flat or falling demand for electric power has been a cause for concern among many, it may be surprising to note that some utilities want to encourage customers to use less. Click to find out why Con Ed wants to give customers incentives to reduce their power consumption.

2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting to Explore Charting Course to a New Energy Future

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:39
...for experts to share information and best practices related to cyber and physical security, natural disaster preparedness, grid operations and smart grid projects.     The theme of the meeting is "Charting the Course to a New Energy Future." The IEEE PES General ...

Three more reasons Google is serious about disrupting the grid

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:30
Google has sparked a lot of discussion and speculation about its plans for the electric grid, specifically how and why it would want to take control of the grid. Read the story for three reasons the Internet giant is indeed serious about it.

Want resiliency? Here's how to get it. (New Jersey has already started)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:15
How to cope with a future of distributed generation has been a major worry for electric utilities. But guest author Michael Panfil explains there could be big benefits in terms of improved grid resiliency. If utilities want to take advantage of the opportunities a distributed future presents, they need to step up and get in the game. Or someone else will.

PowerSouth Taps OATI For Demand Response System

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:50
OATI has signed a contract with PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, an Alabama-based generation and transmission provider serving 20 distribution members, to implement a comprehensive solution to [...]

Utilities Are Beginning To Deploy DVCAs Across The Power Grid, Report Finds

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:50
As electricity loads become more variable and intermittent sources become a larger portion of the energy supply, the power grid will need to become more [...]

Elster Announces General Availability Of Upgraded Smart Grid Solution

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:12
Elster Solutions has announced the general availability of version 9.1 of its EnergyAxis advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution. The company says this release completes the [...]

PLMA Announces Women In Demand Response Interest Group

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:53
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced that Elody Samuelson of Consumers Energy in Michigan, Heather Manypenny of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, and [...]

NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:13
July 9, 2014NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

A new DOE report, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, highlights findings from a review of five policy mechanisms that have been successfully applied to hydrothermal exploration activities around the globe – loan guarantees, drilling failure insurance, lending support, grants, and government-led exploration – and their applicability to the U.S. geothermal market.

Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:09
...Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research TMCNet: Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research [July 09, 2014] Avista Receives Grant ...

Smart Move [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:38
...09, 2014] Smart Move [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)] (Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Smart grid technology may have taken a while to make its mark in the Middle East but that could all be ...

gold and silver SHOVEL AWARDS [Area Development Site and Facility Planning]

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:14 manufacturing. The state is also working hard to accelerate the growth of knowledge-based industries such as aerospace, biotechnology, smart-grid technologies, and software development. Agriculture and food processing are key drivers of the state economy. Nearly 50,000 people ...

Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:48
July 9, 2014Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

On March 6, 2014, the Academic-Industry Collaboration (AIC) - Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program hosted an information exchange webinar that included presentation from each of seven projects that received awards totalling approximately $1.4 million to help colleges and universities better prepare the electricity industry workforce of the future. The agenda and project summaries from the information exchange are available to download.

Zhone Technologies Partners with Fujitsu in Creating a Fiber Optic Network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:09
...over the next two years. In addition to video, voice and data, the fiber network will also enable "Smart Grid" technologies like Substation Automation (SA) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology. "As the network systems integrator, we're thrilled to have ...

Sensus Awarded Best Smart Grid Solution by Municipal Utility Executives

Smart - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 08:39
...Sensus Awarded Best Smart Grid Solution by Municipal Utility Executives TMCNet: Sensus Awarded Best Smart Grid Solution by Municipal Utility Executives [July 09, 2014 ...

Washington State Doles Out Cash For Utility Energy Storage Projects

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 00:00
Three Washington utilities have been awarded $14.3 million in matching grants from the state's Clean Energy Fund to lead energy storage projects with ties to [...]

NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

DOE RSS - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:13
July 8, 2014NASPI Technical Workshop Reports Now Available

In 2012 and 2013, NASPI held a series of technical workshops intended to educate and document the stakeholder community on the state of the art for key synchrophasor technology issues: renewables integration, phasor tools visualization, and model validation. Presentations and results from these workshop have been compiled into three technical reports that are now available for download.

When bad rates happen to good utilities (like SDG&E)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 17:03
Something’s wrong with California’s electricity rate structure, SDG&E’s Jim Avery says. The two-tiered rate plan gives low rates to customers who use less power and higher rates to those who use a lot. Unfortunately, he says, that concept is out of date… and encourages customers to do what it never intended.

Proof that fuel cells are starting to catch on

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:55
Smart Grid News ran a story last week reporting that many microgrids would be powered by fuel cells rather than renewables or gas turbines. Some responses made it clear there is skepticism in the energy industry about that point of view. Click for details from another source on how widespread fuel cell technology adoption has become.

United States : OGC seeks comment on charter for new urban planning domain working group [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 16:53
...infrastructure to sustain quality of life in the urban environment. Technologies and trends such as Augmented Reality (AR), Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Sensor Webs, the Internet of Things (IoT), LBS (Location Based Services), Facilities Management, navigation (indoor and outdoor) and Big ...

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