Stakeholders Form Global Energy Storage Alliance

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:01
The Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA) has been established as an international nonprofit organization to bring together energy storage and clean energy industry associations to [...]

PSEG Long Island Selects 100 MW Of Solar Projects For FIT Program

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:01
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Long Island says the utility's new Clean Solar Initiative feed-in tariff (FIT) builds upon the Long Island Power Authority's (LIPA) [...]

PacifiCorp Inks PPA For 80 MW Of Solar Power

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:00
Scatec Solar, an independent solar power producer, has received the final approvals necessary to proceed with the construction of an 80 MW photovoltaic solar plant [...]

Texas Utility Commission Signs Off On 345 kV Transmission Line

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:00
The Public Utility Commission of Texas has unanimously approved an application by Electric Transmission Texas (ETT) and public electric utility Sharyland Utilities to build the [...]

Acorn Energy Announces Promotions At GridSense, OmniMetrix

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:00
Acorn Energy has made promotions at smart grid technology company GridSense and power generation monitoring provider OmniMetrix. GridSense and OmniMetrix are among the four portfolio [...]

ENBALA Power Networks Names New President And CEO

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 16:00
ENBALA Power Networks, operator of a real-time demand management platform, has announced that Arthur Vos will join the company as president and CEO. Vos has [...]

Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement

DOE RSS - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 14:42
April 2, 2014Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations Funding Opportunity Announcement

On April 2, 2014 EERE’s Wind Program announced a funding opportunity entitled “Technology Incubator for Wind Energy Innovations.” This funding opportunity will fund R&D investments in technology approaches and solutions that are not currently represented in the Wind Program’s existing project portfolio.

GE and PowerStream Launch Ontario Microgrid Demonstration Project to Help Address Growing Demand for Electricity

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:31
...most economical method possible." PowerStream's microgrid demonstration project marks the next phase of the company's efforts to support smart grid development at the provincial level and leverage innovative "smart" technologies in Ontario's electricity sector. "Microgrid technology is an ...

Accenture to Help FirstEnergy Deploy Smart Meters for Two Million Customers in Pennsylvania

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 09:00
...and business requirements outlined in Act 129 passed by the Pennsylvania legislature in 2008. Under a multi-year contract, Accenture Smart Grid Services will advise FirstEnergy on managing its AMI program by providing services in areas such as program management, business ...

Don't Overlook Potential of Unlicensed Spectrum

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 07:25
...generation of unlicensed innovation much like the Wi-Fi network at the 49ers stadium, supporting rural broadband, connected hospitals, and smart grid networking. The FCC, the agency in charge of spectrum licensing, is holding this incentive auction under the direction of ...

"The Light" Is on in Tahlequah - RBSC Illuminates Tahlequah, OK Businesses With Gigabit Fiber Optic Technology

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:58
...Gigabit network. RBSC's Rapid Deployment Technology utilizes FCC wireless spectrum licenses, Gigabit networks and shared infrastructure for broadband and smart grid applications to give rural America the same competitive edge as urban areas. Providing high-speed Internet and data transfer ...

Utilities Tap Leidos for its Smart Grid as a Service Offering

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:22
...Utilities Tap Leidos for its Smart Grid as a Service Offering TMCNet: Utilities Tap Leidos for its Smart Grid as a Service Offering [April 02, 2014 ...

IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Launches Indian Low-Voltage DC (LVDC) Forum to Advance LVDC for Microgrids, Commercial Buildings and Homes

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:30
...and guidelines for indoor LVDC ower distribution. As part of this initiative, the LVDC Forum has partnered with the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF)-a public private partnership of the Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India for accelerated development of ...

Millions Of Smart Meters Are Coming To Pennsylvania

Renew Grid - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:00
FirstEnergy has selected Accenture, a management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, to manage the rollout of approximately 2 million smart meters to customers across [...]

ENBALA Power Networks Names Arthur (Bud) Vos as President and CEO

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 18:30
...and a proven track record of delivering software applications to electric utilities. ENBALA is poised for massive growth within the smart grid industry through the continued adoption of GOFlex(TM) - ENBALA's flagship platform for grid optimization including advanced demand management ...

The coming boom in smart buildings (and why utilities should care)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:55
A report from IDC Energy Insights says the smart building sector is set to take off and that the market will triple in just a few years. Since smart building systems usually cut power usage by 20%, utilities might want to reconsider their load growth forecasts – and also take advantage of the opportunities that market growth will bring.

Will the Feds take over grid security?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:43
Electric utilities have taken a lot of flak for not doing enough to protect the grid. Now, two U.S. congressmen have introduced legislation to give the federal government a larger role in policing the electric power industry. Unless the industry moves quickly and effectively to confront security issues, regulations eventually will come from outside.

4 keys to greater resiliency (#4 is most important)

SmartGridNews - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 16:34
The devastating series of storms that swept through many parts of the country focused attention on the need to minimize the damage they cause. With the steady advances in data analytics and improved weather data, the time is coming when we can predict the location and severity of storms. And that will be a welcome and valuable addition to the storm damage mitigation toolbox.

At its Largest Truck Plant, Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

DOE RSS - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:37
April 1, 2014At its Largest Truck Plant, Volvo Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

Building on President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative and the Administration’s broader efforts to double energy productivity by 2030, the Department of Energy today recognized Volvo Group North America for its leadership in energy efficiency at the New River Valley assembly plant near Roanoke, Va.

Volico Opens Brand New, State-of-the-Art Tier IV Data Center in Broward County, Florida

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 15:03
...provides the highest level of redundancy and flexibility. The South Florida colocation facility contains: an unprecedented 2N+X redundant UPS Smart-Grid infrastructure and a 2N+X redundant generator Smart-Grid Paralleling Technology. Unlike traditional data centers utilizing multiple generators working ...
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