The 5 testing steps that allow utilities to roll out smart devices with confidence

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:35
As utilities roll out new technologies, they sometimes find problems after the initial installations. That mistake can be costly and the negative publicity damaging. Guest contributor Angus Panton offers guidance to help utilities ensure that doesn’t happen: advance testing methods that can spot problems in meters and other devices before they’re delivered to customers.

Warning: California is rewriting the financial rules for utilities. Will your region be next?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:23
The California Public Utilities Commission is rewriting requirements for how utilities value distributed energy resources. Guest author Tom Osterhus says the changes will bring new value opportunities, but will be dangerous for utilities that fail to adapt. Click to read his explanation of what those changes will look like and what their impact will likely be.

Altibase's In-Memory Database Combines Hybrid Architecture and Big Data Adapter to Solve Sensor Data Processing Problems in Single Solution

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:59
...data needs. Organizations around the world currently utilize Altibase's advanced data in motion capabilities for use cases such as, Smart Grids, Application Performance Monitoring (APM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Network Data Monitoring, Machine To Machine (M2M), Healthcare Sensor Data, Smart ...

2014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 16:43
August 28, 20142014 Smart Grid System Report Now Available

The 2014 Smart Grid System Report, which is intended to provide an update on the status of smart grid deployment nationwide, technological developments, and barriers that may affect the continued adoption of the technology, is now available for downloading.

FEMP Offers Training on the Five Phases to Success for ESPCs

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:38
August 28, 2014FEMP Offers Training on the Five Phases to Success for ESPCs

FEMP presents its latest e-Training core course, ESPCs: Five Phases to Success. This online class provides an introduction to the fundamentals of an energy savings performance contract.

Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY: Nation’s First Plant to Use Corn Waste as a Feedstock

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:33
August 28, 2014Grand Opening for Project LIBERTY: Nation’s First Plant to Use Corn Waste as a Feedstock

POET-DSM’s Project LIBERTY in Emmetsburg, Iowa, will celebrate its grand opening September 3, 2014, becoming the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant to use corn waste as a feedstock. Developed through a joint venture between POET LLC in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and DSM Royal, a Dutch enzyme manufacturer, the project uses biochemical conversion technologies (yeast and enzymes) to convert cellulosic biomass into transportation fuels.

Industry Meets the Smart Grid [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:13
...Industry Meets the Smart Grid [Chemical Engineering Progress] TMCNet: Industry Meets the Smart Grid [Chemical Engineering Progress] [August 28, 2014] Industry Meets the Smart ...

Implementing Automated Demand Response [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:13
...Chemical Engineering Progress] [August 28, 2014] Implementing Automated Demand Response [Chemical Engineering Progress] (Chemical Engineering Progress Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SMART GRID Low-cost automation and communication systems will be critical to the success of demand-response programs. Electric utilities and ...

The Basic - What? Why? Who? How? [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:13
...Progress] [August 28, 2014] The Basic - What? Why? Who? How? [Chemical Engineering Progress] (Chemical Engineering Progress Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) SMART GRID The electric-power grid is being transformed into a smarter network - one that could bring significant benefits to the ...

An Elegant Design Makes Compressed Air a Contender for Grid-Scale Storage [Chemical Engineering Progress]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:13
...Media NewsEdge) The potential for the integration of large amounts of renewable energy sources with the electricity grid - as the smart-grid concept (pp. 25-50) proposes - will require large-scale storage devices. Batteries have proven to be effective and economical ...

Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost %7E Sullivan Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year Award [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:12
...Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost %7E Sullivan Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year Award [Global Data Point] TMCNet: Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost %7E Sullivan Smart Grid ...

Global Substation Automation Market is Expected to Reach USD 139.34 Billion in 2020: Transparency Market Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:04
...USD 139.34 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2014 to 2020. Increasing number of smart grid improving grid efficiency and reliability and increasing need for reduction in transmission and distribution loss are the major forces ...

MEMS Industry Group Hosts 10th Annual MEMS Executive Congress US

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:58
...cancer analysis, among many other uses. GE is advancing MRI. Wurldtech's technology protects critical infrastructure for oil and gas, smart grid and medical devices. And those are just a few of our speakers who will enlighten the C-level audience ...

City of San Jose Expands CIS Infinity's Presence in Northern California

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:17
...North America and the Caribbean. Harris Utilities provides enterprise level integrated solutions for customer information, utility billing, financial management, and smart grid applications. With over 35 years of industry experience, thousands of customers depend on our portfolio of focused products developed ...

Two smart meter pioneers who may be takeover targets (because of their patents)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:08
Mergers and acquisitions are nothing new in the smart grid sector, and equity analyst Louis Basenese expects the trend to continue. Why? Against the background of an aging electric grid, the big companies understand innovation is crucial and that cutting edge companies have it. Read on to learn why he believes two pioneering companies could be in their sights.

The 4 priorities that allow utilities to profit from the connected home market

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:44
New technologies are frequently viewed with suspicion in the utility industry. Consider the developing “connected home” market as an example. Guest contributor Angus Panton makes the case that the new market offers substantial growth opportunities for utilities… as long as they attend to four key issues early on.

Another expert writes a requiem for today's "traditional" utilities

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:36
One view of the future for electric grids and utilities is a scenario that includes two types of distribution utilities, one responsible for maintaining grid operations and another that will sell energy services. Click to read an explanation of one increasingly popular concept of the new utility model: “distribution service operators.”

National Grid Selects Trilliant to Increase Energy Efficiency for Customers [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59
...different technologies. The Field Area Network (FAN) functionality requires that the technologies utilized be tightly integrated. Trilliant's Multi-Tier Smart Grid Communications Platform has the ability to support the full spectrum of applications cost effectively by leveraging the network tier ...

Aquion Energy Elects Industry Veteran Tom McDaniel to Board of Directors [Global Data Point]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59
...based in California. He currently serves as a director and chairman of the board of Tendril Networks, a provider of smart grid and energy management software services, and is a director of SunPower Corporation (NASDAQ: SPWRA), which manufactures high-efficiency photovoltaic ...

Minnesota Utility Embarking on Major Solar Power Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:53
Minnesota Power is working with the Minnesota National Guard to develop a 10 MW solar power installation at Camp Ripley, the state's largest military base. [...]
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