Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:35
December 8, 2014Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

A new report from OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program presents findings on smart grid improvements in outage management, based on the recent experiences of three SGIG projects.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Highlights Florida Power And Light Co.'s Efforts

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:17
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a case study on Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). In 2013, the utility completed one of [...]

Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:55
December 8, 2014Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

Beginning on September 30, 2014, the Department of Energy hosted a two-day workshop on “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” in Washington DC. The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion about the analytic challenges associated with valuing the diverse impacts of deploying distributed energy technologies. Many valuation studies have been published in recent years, using different methods and assumptions.

ID.me Names Lee Aber Vice President of Security and Risk Management

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:56
...intellectual property in the highly regulated global Utility market. Aber was instrumental in establishing and delivering on the company's smart grid data security capabilities as a key market differentiator. Prior to Opower, Aber was a Technical Director at ICF International ...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30
December 8, 2014U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

– U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced that they will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015, focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth.

IEC and USB-IF Expand Cooperation to Support Next-Generation High-Speed Data Delivery and Device Charging Applications

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:56
...conform to them. IEC work covers a vast range of technologies: power generation (including all renewable energy sources), transmission, distribution, Smart Grid & Smart Cities, batteries, home appliances, office and medical equipment, all public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia ...

Comverge Names Art Beckman Chief Technology And Information Officer

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Comverge Inc., a provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, has appointed Art Beckman the company's chief technology and information officer. Previously, Beckman led [...]

Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy-efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities' revenues by up to $48 billion a [...]

Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

DOE RSS - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:06
December 5, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

The Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced that it is making up to $3.5 million in funding available for communities to deploy smart grid tools and technologies to advance climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity supports the goals of other initiatives by the Administration to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by providing funding to local and tribal governments.

Siemens And Duke Energy Demonstrate Smart EV Charging Tech

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Siemens' energy management division teamed up with utility company Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to expand and reduce the cost [...]

PG&E President Shares Vision Of An Interconnected Energy Grid

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
The electric grid of the future is the platform that enables continued gains for clean energy technology and the U.S.' economy as a whole, said [...]

Survalent Provides ADMS To Electric Co-op In Kansas

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Ontario-based Survalent Technology says Kansas-based Wheatland Electric Cooperative (WEC) has selected the company's advanced distribution management system (ADMS) in order to provide faster restoration times [...]

NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) have announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to merge. The transaction, which [...]

Net zero-energy buildings gaining traction

SmartGridNews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:42
Net zero-energy buildings are in the very early stages of adoption and their benefits remain unclear to most end users and investors. A new report from Frost & Sullivan says government funding is responsible for bringing advanced building technologies out of the shadows, and identifies the regions where those investments are showing the most results.

Renewables and grid integration: the energy storage approach

SmartGridNews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:29
Connecting intermittent sources of renewable energy into the electric grid has become a necessary task for a great many electric utilities. Guest contributor Dr. Kimberly McGrath provides an overview of the challenges that task entails, strategic planning considerations and some of the solutions available today.

An industry insider’s perspective on essential smart grid building blocks

SmartGridNews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 20:56
Grid modernization projects that incorporate smart grid technologies are undertaken for a variety of reasons, but the common theme is to create an electric grid capable of delivering reliable, cost-effective service to meet today’s needs and rising customer expectations. Smart Grid News recently shared a video that illustrated one aspect of the technologies involved. Click to learn about a different perspective.

Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations Conference

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 13:00
December 4, 2014Two Tribes Recognized as Climate Action Champions During White House Tribal Nations Conference

Two Tribes are among the winners of the Climate Action Champions competition, the White House announced on Wednesday, December 3, at the White House Tribal Nations Conference in Washington, D.C.

C3 Energy Addresses Transformation of Data-Driven Energy System

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26
...C3 Energy is a SaaS ( News - Alert ) and PaaS enterprise application software company that harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social networking, machine learning, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of power generation and ...

Joseph Hezir Confirmed as Chief Financial Officer

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:21
December 4, 2014Joseph Hezir Confirmed as Chief Financial Officer

Joseph Hezir was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Department of Energy’s Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Franklin Orr Confirmed as Under Secretary for Science and Energy

DOE RSS - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:10
December 4, 2014Dr. Franklin Orr Confirmed as Under Secretary for Science and Energy

Dr. Franklin (Lynn) Orr was confirmed by the Senate on December 4, 2014 as the Under Secretary for Science and Energy at the Department of Energy.

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