Italy's Enel continues to trail blaze (this time with storage and analytics)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:58
While it’s always smart to watch the pioneers and trail blazers in the industry, sometimes we don’t look far enough for valuable lessons and inspiration. Italy’s Enel Group, a highly-ranked utility with operations in 40 countries in Europe and Latin America, is a prime example.

Full Breakout Session Lineup for 2014 SunShot Summit

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:54
April 9, 2014Full Breakout Session Lineup for 2014 SunShot Summit

SunShot is pleased to announce its lineup of Grand Challenge Breakout Sessions for the 2014 SunShot Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review. Stay tuned for specific locations and times of each session, as well as the speaker lineup.

Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences

SmartGridNews - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 16:30
Industry events and conferences can help you stay on top of industry trends and technologies and make important contacts. Our calendar is loaded with upcoming events, with links for further details. And be sure to jump to page 2, where you can see the conferences Smart Grid News Chief Analyst Jesse Berst will be attending.

Demand Response Exceeds Expectations In Texas During January Grid Emergency

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:32
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has announced that demand response providers performed better than expected - and in excess of their contracted commitments [...]

Landis+Gyr Unveils Latest Version Of Gridstream MDMS

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:32
Landis+Gyr, a provider of integrated energy management products, has announced the availability of version 3.3 of the Gridstream meter data management system (MDMS). According to [...]

Community/Utility Segment Leads Microgrid Market In Total Capacity

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:31
There are now more than 388 remote microgrid projects in operation, under development or proposed worldwide - almost as many as all other microgrid segments [...]

Arizona Utility's Long-Term Plan Calls For More Renewable Energy, Less Coal

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:31
Arizona-based utility Tucson Electric Power (TEP) says it plans to meet customers' growing energy needs over the next 15 years by relying less on coal [...]

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Chooses Tantalus For AMI Deployment

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:31
Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative (IREC) has selected smart grid communications provider Tantalus for the design and implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) communications network. [...]

ERCOT Signs Off On Transmission Project To Deliver More Power To Houston Area

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:30
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) board of directors has voted to endorse an approximately $590 million electric transmission project that will increase the [...]

Infrax Picks Up Three Smart Grid Patents

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 14:30
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted three provisional patents to smart grid company Infrax Systems Inc. According to Infrax, the secure network interface [...]

DOE Marks Major Milestone with Startup of Recovery Act Demonstration Project

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 10:36
April 9, 2014DOE Marks Major Milestone with Startup of Recovery Act Demonstration Project

Public-private partnership advances carbon capture technologies for America’s clean energy future

Second generation of Freescale Kinetis ARM Cortex-M4-based MCUs take performance with power efficiency to new heights [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:58
...of low-power, processing-efficient embedded applications, including: wearables, gaming, IoT data concentrators and end nodes, point-of-sale systems, smart-grid infrastructure, home automation products, and factory automation systems. Comprehensive enablement Complementing the processing enhancements of the newest Kinetis K ...

Silver Spring Networks' Smart Street Light Solution Named American Technology Awards Finalist

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:31
...Spring's IPv6 networking platform for the Internet of Things has networked more than 18 million homes and businesses for smart grid networks on five continents, and is connecting street lights and traffic control systems in iconic cities such as Copenhagen ...

Accenture and Siemens Complete Formation of OMNETRIC Group - a Joint Venture Focused on Smart Grid Solutions

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:28
...Accenture and Siemens Complete Formation of OMNETRIC Group - a Joint Venture Focused on Smart Grid Solutions TMCNet: Accenture and Siemens Complete Formation of OMNETRIC Group - a Joint Venture Focused on Smart Grid Solutions [April ...

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Selects Tantalus for AMI Deployment

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 08:22
...Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 09 April 2014 Release date- 08042014 - Raleigh, NC - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications, today announced that Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative (IREC) has selected Tantalus for the design and implementation of an ...

M2M Spectrum Networks Selects GlobeRanger for RFID Solution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 05:25
...facilitating the Internet of Things (IOT), including applications in Security & Alarm Monitoring; Electric Power, Water, Gas and Waste Utilities – including Smart Grid systems; Fleet Vehicle Dispatch, Location & Route Optimization; Vending other Machine Monitoring systems; Gas, Oil and other Mining operations, including ...

Accenture And Siemens Form Smart Grid Joint Venture

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 00:00
Accenture and Siemens have completed the formation of a joint venture company called OMNETRIC Group that will focus on smart grid solutions. According to Accenture, [...]

Piksel Launches PikselGuard 4 With Marlin DRM by Integrating Intertrust's ExpressPlay Mobile SDK

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 23:59
...subsidiaries are also developing new trust services for vertical markets related to consumer privacy, Internet processing of DNA data, and smart grids. Intertrust actively creates and invests in ventures that extend its market vision. Current and former portfolio companies include Personagraph ...

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret), Confirmed as Energy Department Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

DOE RSS - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 17:15
April 8, 2014Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, USAF (Ret), Confirmed as Energy Department Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration

Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz, United States Air Force (Ret), was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, April 08, 2014, as the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).

Why some insurers are dumping utilities. And how "the convergence of all things security" can help

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 16:44
Utilities already have enough challenges and problems to deal with, and now they have another one: some insurance companies refuse to insure them against cyberattacks. Three security experts from IBM share their insights on that development and what it will take to develop a truly secure grid.
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