Landis+Gyr Inks Smart Meter Deal With RWE In Poland

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:13
Landis+Gyr has announced it will deliver smart meter products and software solutions to energy utility RWE in Poland for installation in residential buildings located in [...]

BNEF: Global Clean Energy Investment Surges In Q2

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:03
Global clean energy investment jumped to $63.6 billion in the second quarter of this year (Q2'14), up 33% compared to Q1'14 and 9% compared to [...]

Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:00
July 16, 2014Energy Department Announces $4.5 Million to Expand Usage of Alternative Fuels

The Energy Department today announced up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works with nearly 100 local coalitions and thousands of stakeholders across the country to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation.

ComEd to Partner with AMSC on Superconductor-based Resilient Electric Grid System

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 10:09
...improvements and technological upgrades that have been under way for the past two years as we develop and deploy the smart grid. Linking our critical urban infrastructure to this superconductor system would provide added reliability, resiliency and security to Chicago's ...

Tantalus Appoints Dermot O'Leary as Chief Operating Officer [Global Data Point]

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:40
...necessary to fully leverage the developmental and operational capabilities of our team. His wealth of knowledge and experience in the smart grid industry will serve as an incredible asset to the company while also maximizing value for our shareholders." Dermot O ...

Mercom Capital Group Reports First Billion Dollar Quarter for Healthcare Information Technology Sector: VC Funding Doubled Over Q1 With $1.8 Billion in Q2 2014

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:28
...overall strategic decision-making, and provides custom market research. Mercom delivers market intelligence reports covering Healthcare IT, Solar, Wind and Smart Grid. Mercom's communications division helps companies and financial institutions build powerful relationships with media, analysts, local communities and strategic ...

BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 09:02
...facilities on campus, BYD also plans to open a Research & Development center for their Photovoltaic (, Smart -Grid ( ) and LED Lighting ( ) businesses in the second phase ...

Siemens - Research alliance for the digital revolution

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
...of large amounts of data will be investigated to determine how this data can be used, among other things, for smart grids, industrial automation, smart cities and future healthcare systems. Interest will also be focused on self-managed cloud services - that ...

Tantalus Appoints Dermot O'Leary as Chief Operating Officer

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 07:39
...Newswire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) ENP Newswire - 16 July 2014 Release date- 15072014 - Raleigh, NC - Tantalus, a leading provider of Smart Grid communications and applications, today announced that it has appointed Dermot O'Leary as Chief Operating Officer. O'Leary joins ...

Black & Veatch to Expand Offerings in Smart Grid, Analytics

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:20
...Black & Veatch to Expand Offerings in Smart Grid, Analytics TMCNet: Black & Veatch to Expand Offerings in Smart Grid, Analytics [July 16, 2014] Black & Veatch to Expand Offerings ...

Report of the U.S.-China Climate Change Working Group to the 6th Round of the Strategic and Economic Dialogue

Smart - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 03:58
...the CCWG launched an enhanced policy dialogue and five action initiatives, including: Emission Reductions from Heavy-Duty and Other Vehicles; Smart Grids; Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage; Energy Efficiency in Buildings and Industry; and Collecting and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Data ...

New Study Underscores Value Of Customer Engagement, Ranks Most-Trusted U.S. Utilities

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
Brand trust is critical for strengthening the overall relationships that utilities have with their customers. What's more, there is a significant monetary value that can [...]

EnerNOC Software Update Aims To Help Enterprise Customers Predict Energy Usage

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
EnerNOC Inc., a provider of energy intelligence software, has announced the release of its newest software update. The company says the update includes a new [...]

GRID20/20 Integrates With Itron And Landis+Gyr Smart Grid Networks

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
GRID20/20 Inc., a distribution transformer monitoring (DTM) intra-grid sensor provider, has announced integration of its devices with smart grid communication networks from Itron and Landis+Gyr. [...]

Schneider Announces 10-Year Warranty For PowerLogic ION 8650 Meter

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 00:00
Schneider Electric has announced a 10-year warranty for its PowerLogic ION 8650 meter line. Designed for accurate revenue metering and power quality monitoring applications for [...]

Telefónica Joins UK Smart Meter Rollout - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 19:19

CGI has announced plans to integrate its Smart Data Service with Telefónica UK’s communication network, enabling CGI to offer its energy company customers that are rolling out smart meters Telefónica’s communication services, increasing the range of communication options available to them. CGI UK’s vice president energy and utilities Tara McGeehan explains, “We are providing our…

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Reinventing utilities: Now Minnesota is rethinking the utility business model

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:49
Minnesota has taken a bi-partisan, inclusive approach in its attempts to overhaul the state’s utility and energy policies. It’s an interesting way to explore and assess the roadblocks, the opportunities and the options available as the state maps out its energy future.

The net metering battle… 3 more states may offer relief to utilities

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:28
Net metering may fade from the headlines for a while, but the issue isn’t going away anytime soon. Read the story to keep up with current developments and initiatives in Massachusetts, Missouri and Maine.

The U.S. grid is the worst in the industrialized world (outages are up 285%!)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 17:15
The frequency of U.S. power outages has risen dramatically over the past 30 years. And they now cost American businesses up to $150 billion a year. Click for details and a graphic that identifies the states with the highest number of outages.

Itron Selects Microsoft Azure As Preferred Cloud Platform

Renew Grid - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 14:58
Smart grid solutions provider Itron Inc. has announced its intent to use Microsoft Azure as the preferred cloud platform for its Itron Analytics application. With [...]
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