IBM, Semtech Introduce New IoT Technology

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 05:50

IBM Research and Semtech have introduced a new technology based on low-power, wide-area networks (LPWANs) that are touted as having advantages over cellular networks and Wi-Fi for providing machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. In past years the Internet of things’ (IoT) potential for business has been challenged by technical obstacles such as limited battery life, short communication…

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“Father of the Smart Grid” Honored

SmartMeters.com - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 23:23

The Energy Thought Summit (ETS) will honor University of Minnesota professor Massoud Amin, considered by many to be the father of the smart grid, as its Thought Leader of the Year during ETS15. The award recognizes an individual whose vision inspires the global energy ecosystem. Amin notes, “I have had the privilege of presenting at…

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DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

DOE RSS - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 14:00
March 13, 2015DOE Issues Final RFP for Idaho Cleanup Project Core

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Idaho Cleanup Project (ICP) Core procurement. At the end of this contract the majority of cleanup will be complete in Idaho and remaining nuclear materials will be in safe storage. The ICP Core contract is a performance based contract type that includes Cost-Plus-Incentive-Fee (CPIF) Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) with hybrid fee structures for both CPIF and schedule milestone and performance incentive fees; and a Cost-Plus-Fixed-Fee (CPFF) CLIN. The estimated dollar value for this procurement is greater than $1 Billion, with a five year period of performance. This procurement will be full and open competition.

Leading M2M Event Grows into IoT Evolution Conference & Expo in Las Vegas

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 16:04
...Market discussions include: Smart city:     Transportation:     Automotive: • Smart Building • Fleet • Diagnostics/Predictive Maintenance • Traffic Control • After market • Self- Driving cars • Smart Grid • Consumer • Consumer • Toll Collection • Travel Assistance Utilities: • Adaptive cruise control Agriculture: • Mining • Irrigation • Water • Cold Chain • Gas Industrial : • Production ...

Global Smart Infrastructure - Smart Cities and Artificial Intelligence the Way Forward

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:52
...allows for the development of smart communities; supporting connected homes; intelligent transport systems; e-health; e-government and e-education; smart grids and smart energy solutions - just to name a few of the exciting solutions smart cities will incorporate. Many of ...

Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:51
March 12, 2015Energy Department Releases New Wind Report, Examines Future of Industry

Wind Vision: A New Era for Wind Power in the United States confirms that with technological advancements driving projected cost reductions, in combination with continued siting and transmission development, wind power can be economically deployed to provide renewable power in all 50 states.

Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:49
March 12, 2015Indian Energy Summer Internship Program Now Accepting Applications: Deadline Is March 27

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Indian Energy, the Indian Energy Summer Internship Program is now accepting applications for a 12-week internship at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Interns will get first-hand experience with existing tribal renewable energy projects and exposure to issues concerning tribal renewable energy technology use and application.

More Smart Meters Mean High Growth Rates in the Global Smart Grid Data Analytics Market: TechNavio

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:34
...More Smart Meters Mean High Growth Rates in the Global Smart Grid Data Analytics Market: TechNavio TMCNet: More Smart Meters Mean High Growth Rates in the Global Smart Grid Data Analytics ...

Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS—Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:56
March 12, 2015Building America Research Teams: BA-PIRC and IBACOS—Pioneers in Homebuilding Innovation

This article continues our series of profiles about the Building America research teams—multidisciplinary industry partnerships that work to make high performance homes a reality for all Americans.

DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, and More

DOE RSS - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 08:37
March 12, 2015DOE Announces Webinars on Buildings of the Future, Building America Research Tools, 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.

Intel Unveils New Smart Grid Solution

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 07:35

Intel Security and Wind River have introduced a new technology platform that has the potential to secure both legacy and new capabilities within the electric power grid. The solution, called the Intel Security Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP), was developed in collaboration with the Department of Energy-funded Discovery across Texas smart grid project and deployed at…

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FEMP Releases 10 Updated Covered Product Categories

DOE RSS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 16:17
March 11, 2015FEMP Releases 10 Updated Covered Product Categories

By procuring and properly installing efficient products, agencies can meet their requirements, lower energy and water consumption, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money.

A Statement from Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr on New Leadership at PNNL

DOE RSS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 13:51
March 11, 2015A Statement from Under Secretary for Science and Energy Franklin Orr on New Leadership at PNNL

Dr. Franklin Orr, Under Secretary for Science and Energy welcomes Dr. Steven Ashby as the new Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

C3 Energy Hosts Data Science for Sustainability Event

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:34
...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 ...

Silver Spring Chosen for Smart City Program in Bristol

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:15

The Bristol City Council and the University of Bristol have selected Silver Spring Networks’ standards-based IPv6 wireless network for the Bristol is Open smart city program. The solution will connect various smart sensors across the city to create a “living innovation lab.” Silver Spring Network reports, “Qualified start-up businesses, entrepreneurs, and academic institutions will be…

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Valuable Chemical Produced from Renewables Instead of Petroleum

DOE RSS - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:04
March 11, 2015Valuable Chemical Produced from Renewables Instead of Petroleum

Researchers at Lygos, Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, achieved a critical breakthrough in the cleaner production of malonic acid, a valuable chemical used to manufacture many products, including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and specialty materials. More than a decade ago, a report prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy identified malonic acid as one of the top 30 value-added chemicals to be produced from biomass-derived sugar.

Research and Markets: Global Smart Cities Market 2015-2019 Featuring Market Leaders, ABB, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, IBM & Siemens AG

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:04
...key vendors operating in this market. A smart city is a combination of diverse technologies such as a smart home, smart grid, smart building, smart security, smart education, smart healthcare, and smart transpotation. A smart city aims to reduce environmental impact ...

Global Smart Cities Market 2015-2019 Featuring Market Leaders, ABB, Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, IBM & Siemens AG

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 09:01
...key vendors operating in this market. A smart city is a combination of diverse technologies such as a smart home, smart grid, smart building, smart security, smart education, smart healthcare, and smart transportaion. A smart city aims to reduce environmental impact ...

Nexant iEnergy Continues Momentum as Utilities Embrace Customer-Centric Model

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 08:34
...a comprehensive suite of best-in-class energy enterprise software platforms that transform utility business processes and enable implementation of smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant software helps utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning ...

FEMP 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE RSS - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 17:34
March 9, 2015FEMP 2015 Funding Opportunity Announcement

On March 6, 2015, FEMP issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) on the EERE Exchange titled Assisting Federal Facilities with Energy Conservation Technologies (AFFECT), Fiscal Year 2015.

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