DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 15:38
December 9, 2014DOE Releases Federal Building Metering Guidance

The guidance requires federal agencies to review, revise, and submit to FEMP its metering implementation plan within one year.

Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 13:04
December 9, 2014Energy Department Announces Federal Energy and Water Management Award Winners

The Energy Department today recognized 25 winners across the federal government as recipients of the 2014 Federal Energy and Water Management Awards.

Research and Markets: CIS Countries Photovoltaic (Solar PV) Market: Outlook 2015 - 2025

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:56
...and Consultants in CIS countries • Key organizations and stakeholders affecting development of the photovoltaic sector by countries • Comprehensive review of smart grid development in CIS countries • Investment potential and opportunities Companies Mentioned • Activ Solar • Aprilsi-Sun • Astana Solar • Atlas Energy • BISOL ...

Illinois Recognized for Electrical Grid Modernization

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 11:56
...Illinois ranked as the number three state in the nation based on its progress in modernizing its electric systems with smart grid technologies. The report, produced by the GridWise® Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center, evaluates and ranks states based ...

Dr. Ellen Williams Confirmed as Director of ARPA-E

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 19:30
December 8, 2014Dr. Ellen Williams Confirmed as Director of ARPA-E

WASHINGTON – Dr. Ellen Williams was confirmed by the United States Senate on Monday, December 8, 2014 as the Director of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E).

SBIR/STTR Release 2 Funding Opportunity Deadline December 15—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 16:49
December 8, 2014SBIR/STTR Release 2 Funding Opportunity Deadline December 15—Includes Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

The Department of Energy (DOE) has issued its FY 2015 Phase I Release 2 Funding Opportunity Announcement (DE-FOA-0001227) for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs.

Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 15:35
December 8, 2014Now Available: Smart Grid Investments Improve Grid Reliability, Resilience, and Storm Responses (November 2014)

A new report from OE's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program presents findings on smart grid improvements in outage management, based on the recent experiences of three SGIG projects.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative Highlights Florida Power And Light Co.'s Efforts

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 14:17
The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a case study on Florida Power and Light Co. (FPL). In 2013, the utility completed one of [...]

Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:55
December 8, 2014Summary and Presentations from “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” Workshop Now Available

Beginning on September 30, 2014, the Department of Energy hosted a two-day workshop on “Estimating the Benefits and Costs of Distributed Energy Technologies” in Washington DC. The purpose of the workshop was to foster discussion about the analytic challenges associated with valuing the diverse impacts of deploying distributed energy technologies. Many valuation studies have been published in recent years, using different methods and assumptions.

ID.me Names Lee Aber Vice President of Security and Risk Management

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:56
...intellectual property in the highly regulated global Utility market. Aber was instrumental in establishing and delivering on the company's smart grid data security capabilities as a key market differentiator. Prior to Opower, Aber was a Technical Director at ICF International ...

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:30
December 8, 2014U.S. Secretary of Commerce Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Announce Business Development Mission to China

– U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz today announced that they will lead a Business Development Mission to China in April 2015, focused on industries supporting Smart Cities and Smart Growth.

IEC and USB-IF Expand Cooperation to Support Next-Generation High-Speed Data Delivery and Device Charging Applications

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 09:56
...conform to them. IEC work covers a vast range of technologies: power generation (including all renewable energy sources), transmission, distribution, Smart Grid & Smart Cities, batteries, home appliances, office and medical equipment, all public and private transportation, semiconductors, fibre optics, nanotechnology, multimedia ...

Comverge Names Art Beckman Chief Technology And Information Officer

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Comverge Inc., a provider of demand management solutions for electric utilities, has appointed Art Beckman the company's chief technology and information officer. Previously, Beckman led [...]

Report: Utilities Face Big Revenue Cuts From Distributed Energy Resources

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 01:00
Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy-efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities' revenues by up to $48 billion a [...]

Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

DOE RSS - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 15:06
December 5, 2014Energy Department Announces Funding to Improve Grid Resiliency and Climate Preparedness

The Energy Department’s Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability announced that it is making up to $3.5 million in funding available for communities to deploy smart grid tools and technologies to advance climate preparedness and resiliency of the electricity delivery infrastructure. This Funding Opportunity supports the goals of other initiatives by the Administration to prepare the Nation for the impacts of climate change by providing funding to local and tribal governments.

Siemens And Duke Energy Demonstrate Smart EV Charging Tech

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Siemens' energy management division teamed up with utility company Duke Energy to demonstrate the results of an 18-month effort to expand and reduce the cost [...]

PG&E President Shares Vision Of An Interconnected Energy Grid

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
The electric grid of the future is the platform that enables continued gains for clean energy technology and the U.S.' economy as a whole, said [...]

Survalent Provides ADMS To Electric Co-op In Kansas

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
Ontario-based Survalent Technology says Kansas-based Wheatland Electric Cooperative (WEC) has selected the company's advanced distribution management system (ADMS) in order to provide faster restoration times [...]

NextEra To Acquire Hawaiian Electric In $4.3 Billion Merger Deal

Renew Grid - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 01:00
NextEra Energy Inc. and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (HEI) have announced a definitive agreement under which the companies have agreed to merge. The transaction, which [...]

Net zero-energy buildings gaining traction

SmartGridNews - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 21:42
Net zero-energy buildings are in the very early stages of adoption and their benefits remain unclear to most end users and investors. A new report from Frost & Sullivan says government funding is responsible for bringing advanced building technologies out of the shadows, and identifies the regions where those investments are showing the most results.
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